British Open Hang Gliding Series 2016. (BOS)
Between 1979 and 2000 club member Donnie Carson was regularly doing well in Hang Gliding comps in the UK and abroad. Work and family commitments meant that he had a long absence from competitive flying. Recent retirement allowed him to enter the 2016 BOS. He really enjoyed the experience and was very pleased to finish 7th equal overall, with a 5th place finish on the final competition day. A brilliant achievement given that he had almost no flying in the 9 months before the comps and a 10 year old glider. His personal target was to get into the top 20.
The BOS is a series of 3 x 5 day events (South Wales, North Yorks, Mid Wales), but unfortunately the 2016 weather was disappointing overall. Donnie really enjoyed the competition days that did run and quickly found that the competition bug was still strong.
He is now looking forward to participating again next year with a new glider!!!
Well done Donnie!