Each year the DSC is pleased to present awards to its members in the following categories:
- Best Newcomer
- Most Improved
- Furthest Flight from a DSC site
- Derbyshire XC League Winner
- Most Flights Above 10km
- Outstanding Achievement
- Winter league winner
We are a big club and it is difficult if not impossible for the committee to keep up with every members progress and self achievement, If you think someone deserves some recognition for what they have achieved within the year or you think that you deserve it yourself then please don’t be shy and get in touch and make them or yourself known to a committee member by the end of November.
See the bottom of this page a list of previous winner.
Morris Minor XC Challenge 2017/18
In memory of Ben Morris, a friendly Peak District competition to encourage newer pilots to navigate and fly XC was created, we hope it will unite the two clubs in the Peak District and commemorate Ben Morris.
The Morris Minor XC Challenge is now open for 2016 running until 28th feb 2017.
To get in on the action download your track that passes within 1km of two DSC PSA designated takeoffs and email it to email@example.com and start scoring points!
The rules are as follows:
- Eligibility all classes of hang glider or paraglider, solo and tandem. BHPA “P” rating (or “CP” under coaching) and current member of club managing the take-off site.
- Flights must be between any two recognised (must be in the relevant site guide) DSC or PSA sites.
- Eligible flights must pass through 1km radius turnpoint cylinders centred on two recognised DSC of PSA launch points and are scored by the distance between those two points. Pilots do not necessarily have to take off from TP1, nor land at TP2, but must pass through both TP cylinders to score the distance between them.
- Eligible flights must not infringe airspace.
- Tandem flights score double.
- Weekend flights score double.
- Only one entry permitted per day.
- Flight evidence by tracklog.
- Pilots must submit their own flight and make their own claim within 6 weeks of flight
- Any disputes will be ruled by DSC competitions officer.
Each pilot’s scores are added up and the contestant with the most points (up to a maximum of 20 flights) at the close of the season is the winner.
Morris Minor XC challenge Prizes.
Yet to be confirmed
Send in your tracklog with a quick description of the flight e.g Lords to Bunster and you will be added to the leaderboard below.
Leader Board 2017/18 now open
League 1 – (previously scored more than 100 lge points)
|1||Neil Furmidge||10.4 B-M,17.6 B-CU,30 M-CU,21.5 CK-BU,15 M-CU,18 B-BM,12.4 B-S, 18 B-BM, 8.8 B-CU||151.7|
|2||Chris Ashman||12 E-S,30 M-CU,12 E-S,18 B-BM,64 L-BU,5 B-E||141|
|3||Ash Ghinn||12 E-S,15 M-CU,5 B-E,17.2 M-E,9 B-BM,9 B-BM||67.2|
|4||Scot Thornhill||9.1 B-BM||9|
|1||Chris Dervin||1.5 CT-ST, 4.2 R-BB 3 Ct-St , 9 L-E, 1.5 Ct-St, 2.1 R-Bb, 3 Ct-St, 18 B-BM, 1.5 CT-ST, 2.1 R-BB, 17.6 B-Cu||64.5|
|2||Steve Spingys||15.4 L-Cu, 3.8 L-BB,1.5 CT-ST, 2.1 R-BB||22.8|
|3||Owen Thompson||17.6 B-Cu||17.6|
|4||Wayne Glossop||3 Ct-St, 2.3 M-DH,1.5 St-Ct,1.5 Ct-St, 3 St-Ct||11.3|
|5||Richard Fry||3 Ct-St||3|
|6||Ross Mason||3 St-Ct||3|
|7||Mick Bostock||1.5 Ct-st||1.5|
|1||Chris Jackson||26×2 L-W ,16×2 T-H = 84||Skydrop|
|2||Ash Ghinn||6.2×2 B-S ,8.8 B-BM =21.2||Nova Concertina Bag|
|3||Owen Thompson||8.9×2 B-CU =17.8||Fairhaven Alti vario|
|4||Scot Thornhill||1.4×2 L-D, 6.1 B-S, 2.1 M-BB = 11|
|5||Alan Ford||6.2 L-B = 6.2||Skybean|
|6||Steve Hudson||2.51 M-D||Macpara Flight Deck|
|7||Chris Dervin||0.9 ST-CT = 0.9|
BB: Broadlee Bank
BM:Blacka Moor BU:Bunster
CT: Catts Tor
H: High Edge
L: Lord Seat You
ST: Shining Tor
Thanks to all the sponsors for being very generous and supplying us with some great prizes for the 2016/17 season.
British Club Challenge
Following a few years off the DSC has submitted a team for theThe DSC enters a team to the BCC each year, if any club pilots or pilots are intersted in being part of the team contact the DSC competations officer or Chris Jackson ASAP.
The Advance BCC is open to all flying members of the British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA); designed as a friendly, BHPA coaching club level competition, the focus is more on fun, safety and mentored team flying than out-and-out racing. The winners in 2015 were the Southern Club with Thames Valley as runners up.
So if you want to improve your skills flying with and being coached by some excellent pilots don’t be shy and get in touch!
XC League Club standing’s
Keep an eye on the DSC’s ranking in the XC League’s Club Flights by clicking here.
Below is the up to date listing of site records compiled by Gordon Bishop who has kindly taken the time to collate them.
|Airways Airpark||Chris Dawes||123.2||29-May-05||Link|
|Bradwell Edge||Richard Carter||253.4||09-Aug-11||Link|
|Cocking Tor||Neil Furmidge||163.4||10-Jun-15||Link|
|Edge Top||Milton Turner||68.9||31-Jul-15||Link|
|Eyam Edge||Andy Wallis||151.4||15-Jun-11||Link|
|High Edge||Chris Dawes||45||1996||–|
|High Wheeldon||Andy Wallis||132.1||31-Aug-10||Link|
|Lord’s Seat||Chris Dawes||165.1||1995||–|
|Mam Tor||Gordon Bishop||114.1||07-Sep-14||Link|
|Rushup Edge||Mike Johnson||42.2||26-Apr-03||–|
|Shining Tor||Andy Wallis||116.2||01-May-13||Link|
|Treak Cliff||Gordon Bishop||92.9||27-Apr-11||Link|
|Bradwell Edge||Mike Cavanagh
|Broadlee Bank||Mike Cavanagh
|Eyam Edge||Helen Gant||28.3||02-May-14||Link|
|Lord’s Seat||Andy Wallis||28.6||25-Apr-11||Link|
|Mam Tor||Phil Wallbank||68.8||12-Aug-15||Link|
|Rushup Edge||Gordon Bishop||40.7||19-Apr-16||Link|
|Treak Cliff||Alan Ford||35.3||28-Jul-14||Link|
|O/R & Flat Triangles|
|Bradwell Edge||Neil Furmidge||23.6||07-Sep-14||Link|
|Mam Tor||Helen Gant||39.9||16-Apr-15||Link|
|Rushup Edge||Neil Furmidge||21.2||04-Jun-15||Link|
Previous award winners
THE WALTER NEUMARK TROPHY “AS FAR AS YOU CAN FLY”
2016 Neil Furmidge 139.4km 2015 Neil Furmidge 163.4km
2014 Phil Colbert 158.4km 2013 Helen Gant 207.7km
2012 Phil Colbert 171.7km 2011 Richard Carter 256.2km
2010 John Stevenson 138.5km 2009 John Stevenson 160.5km
2008 Pat Dower 103.4km 2007 Andy Wallis 141km
2006 Mike Johnson 81km 2005 Chris Dawes 123.2km
2004 Nigel Prior 186.8km 2003 Judy Leden 94km
2002 Nigel Page 106.5km 2001 2000 Dave Martin 57.2km
1999 Tom Brown 48.3km 1998 Hugh Miller 140.0km
1997 Chris Dawes 118.0km 1996 Chris Dawes 97.2km
1995 Chris Dawes 165.1km 1994 Richard Carter 163.9km
1993 Peter Nelson 54.0km 1992 Richard Carter 66.8km
Inter County PG Competition Winners
2016 DSC 2015 DSC
2014 CUMBRIA 2013 DSC
Derbyshire XC League Winners
2016 Helen Gant 603.2pts 2015 Phil Wallbank 665.9pts
2014 Andy Wallis 739.6pts 2013 Helen Gant 803.2pts
2012 Phil Colbert 605.2pts 2011 Phil Colbert 769.2pts
2010 Andy Wallis 529.2pts 2009 Andy Wallis 625.3pts
2008 Andy Wallis 392.0pts 2007 John Stevenson 345.2pts
2006 Mike Johnson 203.1pts 2005 Jean-luc Boudin 256.5pts
2012 Chris Sangwin
2013 Lee Cooper
2014 Theo Warden
2015 John Ashman
2016 Chris Dervin
Most Improved Pilot
2016 Ken Sinclair 2015 Scot Thornhill
2014 Dave Allen 2013 Mark Smith
2012 Rob Haywood 2011 David Broxholme
2010 Alan Ford 2009 Mick Guppy
2008 G Cummins 2007 Mark Trigg
2006 Simon Gant 2005 Mike Miller
2004 B Sampson 2003 Nigel Prior
2002 F Dalzell 2000 L Sampson
1999 Ruth Churchill 1998 J Davies
1997 R Christie 1996 D Martin
1995 C Dawes 1994 M Cook
1993 A Chaplin 1992 D Woods
1991 J Curtis 1990 M Higgins