Gliding latest - Strong thermals amongst the showers.

PUBLISHED: 09:30 15 May 2014 | UPDATED: 09:30 15 May 2014

Gliding conditions this week have been challenging at the Devon & Somerset Gliding Club. At times climbing in strong thermals but also avoiding the hefty showers and chasing pots of gold at the end of rainbows, writes Jill Harmer.

New Junior member Josh Funnell from Sampford Peverell hasn’t stopped talking about gliding since he took a flight on our Open Weekend last year. Now just turned 13 years, he has started training and planning to go solo when he is 14.

Lizzie Westcott from Dulverton (also 13 years) has continued her training over the last two months, and also introduced her grandpa John to the sport.

Both Lizzie and Josh have booked places on our course weeks in the summer holidays.

Meanwhile, preparations for our Open Weekend are proceeding apace. On Saturday and Sunday May 24 and 25, the club opens its doors to members of the public, and offers trial lesson flights without pre-booking, on a first come, first served basis. A winch launch and gliding flight of up to 15 minutes cost just £30.

Interested in gliding with us at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club? We have two places available on our June course or join us at our Open Weekend. Visit our website dsgc.co.uk for more details.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:48

Honiton ladies were thwarted on Wednesday in their attempts to play the Lady Captains Prize Stableford, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:47

Ottery St Mary Under-13s served up a superb all-round performance to confidently see off Exeter to reach the semi-finals of the County Sports East Devon Youth League KO Cup where they will no meet Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
Thu, 19:05

Harry Tincknell and his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team finished fifth in the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring, Germany.

Read more
Thu, 19:01

Lyme Regis Lady Captain’s Day was a colourful occasion as teams of ‘tropically dressed’ ladies were out in force, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
Thu, 17:34

Ottery St Mary ladies have begun pre-season training ahead of a new season of Westward Developments Devon League action.

Read more
Thu, 12:36

Axe Cliff senior section contested their July Medal competition last Friday and there was a most unusual occurrence, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Thu, 12:33

Ottery St Mary are well into their pre-season work and have their second warm-up game this weekend with a Saturday (July 22) visit to Yeovil-based Kingsbury.

Read more
Thu, 10:39

Axe Cliff ladies were in action in an away league match at Wrangaton, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Thu, 09:50

Ottery men gained revenge for an early season drubbing when they overcame Feniton 43-17 in the Over-60s League, writes Michael Smith.

Read more
Thu, 09:48

The past week was a very good one for the Chardstock bowlers with four wins in the five matches played, writes Vaughan Fletcher.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications