There are two divisions in the Eastern Soaring League.
TD - Unlimited Sailplane launched off winches. TD is typically flown in a man on man format.
HLG - Hand Launched Gliders - Typically flown under FAI F3K rules using discus launched gliders.
Both divisions are reflected below. Note that this schedule is subject to change. For the latest, check the ESL web site at
Typically there is an Expert Class and a Sportsman Class flown at each contest. There is also a Novice program for pilots new to ESL contests who may wish to give it a try. Naturally Experts tend to fly higher end birds while Novices may be flying Easy Gliders in TD or 2 channel kit built DLGs in HLG. You can read about the ESL classes here:
5/5 5/6... HRSF/BRASS Waynesboro, VA TD Josh Glaab
5/19 5/20... MARKS Salisbury, MD Jeff McCarter
5/19 5/20... ESL at Horsefeathers Warrenton, VA TD Kerry Cochrell
6/9 6/10... SKSS Newark, DE TD Bill Groft
6/23 6/24... LISF-1 Syosset, NY TD Paul Bell
7/7 7/8... CRRC-HL Boston, MA HL Anker Berg-Sonne
7/14 7/15... DBSF-1 Reading, PA TD Luis Bustamante
7/28-8/5... NATS Muncie, IN
8/4 8/5 ...LISF-HLG Syosset, NY HL Frank Nasita
8/11 8/12... CRRC Boston, MA TD Anker Berg-Sonne
8/18 8/19... CASA-HLG Rockville, MD HL Jay Hunter
8/25 8/26... ESL-Mid Season Reading, PA TD Steve Lucke
9/8 9/9... CASA Unlimited Warrenton, VA TD Kerry Cochrell
9/15 9/16... SKSS Handluanch Newark, DE HL Eric Teder
9/22 9/23... LISF-2 Syosset, NY TD Paul Bell
10/6 10/7... ESL TD End of Season Reading, PA TD Josh Glaab
10/6 10/7... DESS/HLG End of Season Wilson, NC HL Dick Proseus