The Blunt Nail Trophy

The Blunt Nail Trophy

Each year we try to offer a little assistance to a selection of gliding events and initiatives by providing sponsorship towards competition prizes or the costs of publishing a magazine or promoting an event or funding a trip.

In 2005 we commissioned local craftsman John Taylor to create a new trophy for Competition Enterprise. The Blunt Nail Trophy is the result.

A replica of a Kirby Gull, it represents the spirit of doing things the hard way. The Competition Director will award it each year to a pilot or pilots for meritorious performance in the competition.

Congratulations to those pilots listed below who have already been awarded the trophy. We hope that their determination will inspire new competitors to rise to the challenge.

Past winners:

2019Andy MayerStd. Cirrus
2018Team Eagle (John Burrow and friends)Slingsby Eagle
2017 Jordan RichardsLibelle 201B
2016Paul GentilSHK
2015Mike WittonLibelle 201B
2014Philippa RobertsASW15a
2013Lemmy TannerKa8
2012Charles JessopStd. Cirrus 15(W)
2011Adrian EmckK6E
2010Adrian EmckK6E
2009Alex WardASW20F
2008Martin WoolmerCirrus 75
2007Liam WattKa8b
2006Stuart Naylor & Billy FisherGrob Twin II Acro
2005Sarah Platt & Richard BillanyLS4 & Open Cirrus

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Here are some other worthy causes we've made our small contribution to over the years:

  • B.G.A. Safety News Letters and Accident Summary publications
  • British Team World Championships
  • British Women's Team World Championships
  • British Women's Team Development Fund
  • Standard Class Nationals
  • Club Class Nationals
  • Junior Nationals
  • Northern Regionals
  • London Air Fair
  • K.8/K.6 Competition
  • Two-seater Competition
  • Slingsby Week
  • Wooden Cup
  • Task Week (Sutton Bank)

Find more details about Competition Enterprise at