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£2,468
raised of £6,000 target by 61 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,468 to help send the British Junior Gliding Team to the Junior World Championships this Summer!

    Funded on Wednesday, 21st June 2017

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    We are Tom, Mike, Jake and Finn and together we make up the 2017 British Junior Gliding Team. Later this year we will be representing Great Britain at the 10th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships in Pociunai, Lithuania. But we need your help! Hauling equipment around Europe and competing at a World Championship is not cheap. The more we can raise, the better our chances of bringing home the medals. Anyone who donates £20 or more can also get their hands on one of our exclusive t-shirts!

    The JWGC will see the best under-26 glider pilots in the world fighting it out to become the next Junior World Champion. Reigning World Champion Tom Arscott and team mate Jake Brattle will be competing in the Club Class, with Mike Gatfield and Finn Sleigh in the Standard Class. For 14 days, up to 100 gliders will race around gruelling cross-country tasks of up to 500km together at average speeds of over 100 km/h, with the fastest pilots receiving the most points each day.

    To achieve success at the highest level requires incredible consistency, tactical awareness and close team work. We will need to practice regularly as a team to gain as much experience racing and working together as possible. We have therefore put together an intense schedule of training weeks and competitions throughout the spring and summer.

    However, the team need your help! We face costs in excess of £3000 each to pay for fuel, road tolls, ferries, insurances, camping fees, and of course the flying! Every donation helps! The more we raise, the more we can train and the better facilities we can get access to. For those able to give larger donations please do get in touch and we can discuss what we can do for you in return. Whether it be a ‘meet the team’ event or a day of flying with the team. We are very keen to visit as many people as possible to spread the word.

    jwgc2017@gmail.com

    https://team.gliding.co.uk

    Please apply for your T-Shirt here: https://goo.gl/forms/bQB69vzIgwotaOi72

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    • British Junior Gliding Team 20174 years ago
      British Junior Gliding Team 2017

      British Junior Gliding Team 2017

      4 years ago

      Andy Davis' XC Course - Nympsfield At the end of April, Finn and Jake spent a week training at Nympsfield under the experienced eye and guidance of double world champion Andy Davis. The two pilots gained a huge amount of practise, gaining more than 15hours flying time each and both had a coaching flight with Andy to get some feedback on what aspects of their flying is going well and where they can improve. Tom and Mike arrived for the second weekend to team fly with Jake and Finn and help put on a bbq for Nympsfield members to help fundraise.

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    • British Junior Gliding Team 20174 years ago
      British Junior Gliding Team 2017

      British Junior Gliding Team 2017

      4 years ago

      All the gliders are fit for flight and, apart from a few tuning jobs to do on them, are ready for racing! The team have been making the most of the recent good weather in Southern England to get some practise in. British Team Easter Training Camp - Lasham The team were all present except Mike who was busy flying high and fast around the Spanish Pyrenees! Finn, Tom and Jake flew three out of the four days practising and racing over Oxfordshire and Wiltshire as well as some very scenic racing along the South Coast. Huge thanks to Lasham!

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    • British Junior Gliding Team 20174 years ago
      British Junior Gliding Team 2017

      British Junior Gliding Team 2017

      4 years ago

      It's Annual Inspection and ARC season, Tom's glider is well under way (pictured). Mike's was finished last week and Jake's begins next week. Finn has already completed the inspection on S1. We are very close to the beginning of the season and cannot wait to start flying!

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    • Mark Kidd

      Mark Kidd

      Jun 18, 2017

      Best of luck guys, especially you Tom!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 16, 2017

    • Scott Willcocks

      Scott Willcocks

      Jun 15, 2017

      Good luck guys .. thanks for the talk at kent gliding club .. louis willcocks

      £20.00

    • Simon France

      Simon France

      Jun 14, 2017

      Good Luck.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 14, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anna Wells

      Anna Wells

      Jun 13, 2017

      Stay high, fly fast!

      £20.00

    • Reb Rebbeck

      Reb Rebbeck

      Jun 13, 2017

      Enjoy it guys.

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    British Junior Gliding Team 2017

    British Junior Gliding Team 2017

    Mike, Finn, Tom and Jake have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 10th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships in Pociunai, Lithuania this Summer, but they need your help to get them there!

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