Your registration requires approval that you meet the minimum Pilot Entry Requirements for the British Paragliding Championship 2017.
Once approved you will be sent an email inviting you to pay from 15th February onward according to your pilot rank for the competition (see below).
Your place at a competition is not confirmed unless we have received your payment for the competition. The Pilot Lists show the current status of your registration.
Pilots are listed for each competition in ranked order and confirmed entry to the competition will be prioritised based on rank. UK pilots are ranked according to several factors, which are detailed below. Pilots of all other nations are ranked by their highest position in the WPRS in the past 2 years.
The Competitions Panel will award up to nine (9) wildcards per event at its discretion, regardless of rank.
IMPORTANT: When you register for a competition, if you do not enter your ‘correct’ FAI and CIVL numbers then you will not be ranked correctly. Note: if you are a UK pilot your FAI number is your BHPA number. Also when you register you will be required to enter your ‘FAI Sporting Licence Nationality’. This is not another nationality you happen to hold, nor is it where you were born, or where you currently live, but is the country that issued your Sporting Licence (‘United Kingdom’ for BHPA issued licences).
UK pilots are listed by rank first, followed by Dutch pilots by rank and finally pilots of all other nations by rank. UK and Dutch pilots will be invited to pay first in ranked order, followed by pilots of other nations one week later, also in ranked order.
A UK pilot’s rank is the higher of:
- their highest WPRS ranking in the past 2 years relative to the same for other ‘UK’ pilots registered for the competition
- or their ‘final’ ranking in the 2016 UK XC League
- or their ‘final’ ranking in the 2015 UK XC League
So for example if a UK pilot’s highest WPRS ranking in the past 2 years was 90th and that is the 8th highest WPRS ranking of the UK pilots registered for the competition, and the pilot finished 10th and 15th in the UK XC league in 2015 and 2016 respectively, then the pilot’s rank for the competition is 8th. Another example, if a UK pilot’s highest WPRS ranking in the past 2 years was 400th, which happens to be 32nd amongst UK pilots registered for the competition, but the pilot finished 2nd in the UK XC league in 2015, then the pilot’s rank for the competition is 2nd.
Once a competition is full, pilots will be added to a waiting list and then if a place becomes available it will be offered to the pilot on the list with the highest WPRS ranking. The pilot will receive an email from us inviting them to pay their entry fee and will have 1 week to do so before the place is offered to the next highest ranked pilot on the list.
All selection conflicts will be resolved using the relevant WPRS ranking.
The entry fees for 2017 will be £140 for the UK competition and £200 for the St Andre les Alpes competition. Pilots who are under the age of 26 at the time of registration will be entitled to a 50% discount on their entry fee.
Fees and dates will be strictly adhered to. Payments are made on our website via PayPal with a Credit Card, Debit Card, or using your own PayPal account. PayPal uses data encryption for the protection of your card details. The pilot entry fee includes the fee charged by PayPal for administering your online payment. We do NOT accept cheques or American Express. If you wish to pay for more than one person’s entry fee on-line you must do so logged-in as each pilot.
If you are offered a place at a competition venue, at the start of the competition, then you must pay your pilot entry fee in cash, in the local currency.
The pilot entry fee for each competition is set according to the real cost of organising and hosting the competition. We do not aim to make a profit.
Please Contact Us if you have a difficulty making payment.
For each competition entered, any pilot who cancels their registration will be given a refund as follows:
- Cancellation date more than 60 days before competition start date: 50% refund
- Cancellation date between 60 and 30 days before competition start date: 30% refund
- Cancellation date less than 30 days before competition start date: 0% refund
The following caveat applies:
- Any pilot proving (with medical certificate) incapacity to compete through illness should Contact Us the British Paragliding Competitions Panel as soon as possible. Any refund, if appropriate, will be decided by the British Paragliding Competitions Panel.
Cancellation of a Competition by the Organisation
In the event the organisers deem it necessary to cancel, relocate, or reschedule the competition before the first scheduled day you will be entitled to a refund of any entry fees paid to the organisers.
After the start of the competition any refunds will be at the sole discretion of the organisers.
The organisers will not be liable for any costs incurred by anyone attending, or intending to attend the event, or any consequential losses arising from the cancellation, relocation, or rescheduling of the event.