News, contest schedule, and standings.
Use the map to locate flying sites near you and the contest schedule for that site this season.
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Items of interest to ESL membership.
A home for new glider pilots. Here are a few of the many topics available.
Welcome to the Novice Lounge
Learning to use a Hi-Start
Choosing a Sailplane Radio
Radios, servos, receivers and electronics
Newsletters, rules, minutes and more.
Rules & Minutes
Consolidated Contest Calendar
ESLScore for Thermal Duration
F3KScore for Hand Launch
Hand Launch Division
Unlimited TD Division
Who we are, what we do, and some fine print.
Officer Contact Info
How Advancement Is Calculated
Advancement points are given according to the overall finishing position in a contest. The first place winner will be awarded 10 advancement points, second place 9, and so on down to the 10th place, who will be awarded 1 point. For the purposes of advancement points, all contestants are ranked, regardless of class.
The ESL scorekeeper will keep track of "advancement points" for all members. If a Sportsman accumulates 24 or more lifetime advancement points, the sportsman will be advanced to expert class at the beginning of the following season.
Any sportsman can decide to advance to expert at the beginning of a contest season. To do so, simply register as an expert at your first contest of the season and continue to register as an expert.
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