• Welcome to The East Sussex Soaring Association (ESSA)

      East Sussex has some of the best hill sites in the south of England for radio controlled glider slope soaring. To find out about the local glider based club please see 'About ESSA' above.

      Norway Open 2017

      Congratulations to John Phillips for winning the Norway Open (F3F) in June. All we have to do now is to decide how to further handicap him in club contests.

      Changes on the Committee

      After many years as the Treasurer Tom has decided to step down and Peter Burgess has taken over as treasurer. We thank Tom very sincerely for all his work over the years and, fortunately, his supportive approach to the club and his help and encouragement for new members will not be lost as he will still be on the club committee.

      ESSA fees for 2017

      The ESSA fees for year 2017 remain at £12 for seniors and £1 for juniors (BMFA  £33 seniors and £17 juniors).   If you have not yet paid up then please get in touch with Peter Burgess or Ray Wells. 
      (NOTE: If you have not paid BMFA fees then you are NOT insured unless you pay through another club or Country Member. As we are an affiliated club you are insured as soon as you have paid BMFA fees to ESSA)

      How to join ESSA

      For ESSA Membership enquiries click here for the Membership Application form or use contact us

      If you use the form please send the sub to the Treasurer at the same time by cheque or Paypal. Subs from 1 July 2017 reduce to £10. See contacts page for treasurer's details.

      If you are new to slope soaring then please see New Members FAQs


      If you have any nice pictures of model gliders that you would like displayed on the website then please send them to Pete Burgess