The next outing for the British Team is the 19th FAI European Championships at Moravská Třebová in the Czech Republic. This next week is practice week and as I (Alison Randle) type, the gliders are on the road. After that the contests come thick and fast with the 10th FAI Junior World Championships in Lithuania overlapping both the 19th FAI European Championships in the Czech Republic and at Lasham later in August. Pull up a chair – we should be in for a treat and there will be some great racing to watch! Content will be posted here on the website, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The Team is taking a different Media Manager with them to each of the four International contests this summer, and each will vary the themes with their own style and approach. Your next Media Manager is Amy Jo Randalls. Amongst other things, Amy Jo (known as AJ) is a juniors glider pilot and artist, based in Scotland. Many of you may already be familiar with her extensive portfolio of work which includes portraits of gliders in flight, photographs and videos. Some of you may even own one of her paintings.
Having held the reins as we begin to get this new role established, there were some major backroom technical teething problems and I have greatly appreciated your support, patience and forbearance as we gradually picked up speed. You have helped me to create a foundation for my three colleagues to build on. I would like to publicly thank Keith Auchterlonie and Jez Hood for all their work behind the scenes, and Keith and Susan Newby for their advice, support and encouragement.
I have also seen first hand how your support is greatly appreciated by the pilots. Please keep the likes and comments coming over the next few weeks, and to really help to raise the profile of your British Gliding Team, if you like it, share it – the most effective way we have of extending our reach.
With very best wishes to the pilots, captain, crew and media manager for their time at the Europeans in the Czech Republic, I’ll hand you over to AJ.