The BGD Weightless is a brand new concept for a paragliding event. An annual event, it is based on weight classes. Up to now flying heavy has always been an advantage. This has resulted in heavy equipment and ballast for competitions. BGD would like to change all this and encourage people to fly with light equipment. Woman and men will not be separated as these weight classes will help to even up the sexes.
New for 2020:
- A handicap will be introduced on total take off weight, based on Cylinder sizing, to remove some of the advantage of flying heavy
- There will be a limit on total equipment weight that the pilot may fly with. The current FAI limit of 33kg will be reduced to 22kg
- CCC gliders will be excluded. 2-liners are allowed. This will be a Serial class event only
The BGD Weightless is aimed at up and coming pilots looking to improve their Cross Country, competition experience or just to enjoy a unique experience hanging out with some of the best pilots in the world. Hosted in a relaxed environment, the third event will be held in Colombia in the famous Roldanillo venue from 4th to 10th January 2020.
Leading the event will be Bruce Goldsmith and he will have a world class team behind him to present one of the most advanced events in the world, without spoiling the fun. The event is particularly suited to leisure pilots that have done some small XC’s (20km+) and have flown in one or two fun competitions, but it will not exclude more advanced pilots, who will also benefit from participation. CCC gliders will not be allowed to participate and the focus will be on the EN-B & EN-C classes, although EN-A’s will not be excluded, nor will EN-D’s. The event will be scored by FAI rules and will be an CAT2 event. There will be prizes, lectures, coaching and fun throughout. Welcome to the BGD Weightless. Registration is Open.
For more information about specifics for the event, please read the FAQ section.
So whether you have participated in many events or this is your first, you are welcome to participate in the BGD Weightless. See you in Colombia (and leave the ballast at home).