The UK has been one of the world’s most successful gliding nations in recent years. Since the turn of the century, Britain has produced no fewer than 14 world champions and has recorded a total of 35 top 3 finishes. Britain is consistently ranked in the top 3 in the International Gliding Commission’s world rankings.
Latest British successes:
2006 World Championships
18m Class: Gold Phil Jones
Standard Class: Gold Leigh Wells, Bronze Jez Hood
Open Class: Bronze Pete Harvey
2007 Women’s World Championships
Standard Class: Gold Sarah Kelman
Club Class: Gold Gill Spreckley
2007 European Gliding Championships
Open Class: Gold Pete Harvey
15m Class: Bronze Leigh Wells
2009 European Gliding Championships
Open Class: Gold Pete Harvey, Bronze Steve Jones
18m Class: Gold Russell Cheetham, Silver Mike Young
2010 World Gliding Championships
Open Class: Silver Steve Jones
15m Class: Silver Leigh Wells
2011 Women’s World Championships
Club Class: Silver Ayala Liran
2011 European Gliding Championships
18m Class: Bronze Russell Cheetham.
2012 World Gliding Championships
18m Class: Bronze Mike Young.
2014 World Gliding Championships
20m 2 Seat Class: Gold Steve & Howard Jones
Open Class: Silver Andy Davis.
Std Class: Bronze Jez Hood