Saturday 25th May
Fly to the Six Nations Championship With Atlas Helicopters 2nd February – 16th March
The Rugby Six Nations Championship (known as the Guinness Six Nations for sponsorship reasons) is an international rugby union competition between six European teams: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The tournament is played over five successive weekends during February and March of each year. The tournament was first played in 1883 as the Home Nations Championship, being renamed in 1910 when France joined to form the Five and later Six Nations. It has been held every year since then, with the exception of 1914 and 1940 due to World War I and World War II respectively.
The current champions are France who won the 2022 championship and the Grand Slam, both for the first time since 2010 – grabbing the title with a 25–13 win over England at the Stade de France.
All fixtures count towards the overall points total: four points are awarded for a win; two for a draw; and none for a loss. Home advantage in matches is decided by where the match is being held that season, except in the case of France home games played at Stade de France in Paris regardless of venue.
A team that wins all its games wins the ‘Grand Slam’. A ‘Blank’ year is when a team wins none of the games. A ‘Triple Crown’ is won by beating England, Scotland and Wales during one tournament; it can also be achieved by winning two home games and three away games.
Flying there in style
Chartering a helicopter with Atlas Helicopters allows you to land 5 minutes from your Twickenham seat, or 15 minutes from Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium with Paris, Edinburgh and Dublin also within easy reach. A private helicopter can fly you from a location of your choice, directly to the action. Atlas Helicopters can also pick you up from your house if your garden is big enough!
The Six Nations Championship isn’t the only exciting rugby fixture you can catch with Atlas Helicopters. Atlas Helicopters can also fly you to fixtures for the Gallagher Premiership and the Heineken Cup, as well as any other sporting events you wish to fly to in style and comfort. Our friendly Operations Team are on hand to help you plan your trip, they can even organise accommodation and any additional transfers you may require.
Call our experienced Operations Team on 0800 328 0432 or visit our contact page here.