The competition “Montegrappa Trophy 2023” is a FAI Category 2 paragliding event. The main organisers are “Aero Club Blue Phoenix Parapendio” (via Granezza 11, 36016 Thiene (VI) - Italy) and “ASD Volo Libero Montegrappa” (piazza al Paradiso, 31030 Semonzo di Borso del Grappa (TV) - Italy.Expand page for more details
Flight Area: Veneto-Friuli foothills, and North-East Alps (Italy).
Headquarter: via Benedetto Marcello, 36060 Romano d’Ezzelino (VI), Italy...
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Registration will open on
14/01 12:00 (Europe/Rome)
Live trackers supplied
The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring
The region supports helicopter rescues
Medic on takeoff
There will be medical rescue services at launch
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
Live trackers mandatory
Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
There will be daily lunch packs for pilots
The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed
There will be an organised party during or after the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
Prize funds and scoring categories
- Women class 5
- Women class 1
- Overall class 5
- Overall class 1
- Gianluca Soncin
- Francesco Nasato
The competition “Montegrappa Trophy 2023” is a FAI Category 2 paragliding event. The main organisers are “Aero Club Blue Phoenix Parapendio” (via Granezza 11, 36016 Thiene (VI) - Italy) and “ASD Volo Libero Montegrappa” (piazza al Paradiso, 31030 Semonzo di Borso del Grappa (TV) - Italy).
Selection and entry fee
Pre-registrations can be done only through the web site https://airtribune.com, from 14th of January 2023 to 14th of February 2023. The list of confirmed pilots will be published within 16th of February 2023. If pre-registration is made after 14th February 2023, an additional fee of € 50.00 will be charged. Only pre-registered pilots with a valid FAI licence will be accepted. A valid third-party insurance is mandatory.
Participants and selection
The maximum number of participants admitted to the competition is 80.
- 74 places will be assigned to pilots selected according to the FAI ranking points (reference date 1st January 2023)* independently from the class;
- 3 wild cards, assigned by the organizers;
- 3 wild card, assigned by the Italian Team Leader.
(*) In compliance with the Italian National Sporting Code 2020 (app. B.3), in the first selection round, 40% of the available places (32) will be guaranteed to Italian pilots and the selection will be made following the Italian Overall Ranking (reference date 31st October 2022). If an Italian pilot renounces or does not pay the entry fee within the established deadline, his/her place will be reassigned to another pilot, selected according to the FAI ranking system.
Among all the partecipants, 10 places will be assigned to women.
In case of equal rankings, priority will be given to the first pilot who made the pre-registration. Registration to the competition becomes effective only after the entry fees payment, which has to be done within 9 days from the confirmation date. Confirmation will be sent to pilots by email and published in the list of confirmed participants. Pilots who won’t pay within the payment deadline, will be moved at the bottom of the selection list. Organizers have the right to not accept the registration of pilots considered not eligible for safety reasons or in case the compliance with legal requirements cannot be verified.
Entry fee and payment
The entry fee is € 250.00, including:
- Emergency service, ambulance and doctor each competition day
- Live tracking
- Packed-lunch each competition day
- Flycard with a 14 days validity (02/04/2023 - 16/04/2023)
- Complimentary dinner
- Awards and prizes for the winner
Paid entry fees will not be returned for any reason or for any claim. The entry fee must be paid within 9 days from the confirmation (received by email), by bank transfer. The payment receipt must be sent to the following email address: email@example.com. An additional fee of € 50.00 will be charged in case of late payment.
Documents required at registration
FAI Sporting Licence
Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)
The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.
Signed Waiver/Release form
You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Identification documents needed
You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune
In case of no valid tasks, the organisation will return part of the entry fee to each confirmed pilot (minimum amount € 50.00 – maximum amount € 150.00, depending on the expenses afforded by the organizers).
Prize fund and scoring categories
The following categories will be ranked:
- Hang gliding CLASS 1 OPEN
- Hang gliding CLASS 5 OPEN (with at least 5 participants)
- Hang gliding CLASS 1 WOMEN (with at least 5 participants)
- Hang gliding CLASS 5 WOMEN (with at least 5 participants)
For the definition of class, see the FAI Sporting Code, Common section 7, Chapter 1.4.1.
Winners must be present at the awards ceremony to collect the prize. Proxies are not accepted. Prizes not claimed will remain at the organization.
16:00 to 22:00 Registration (at HQ)
Thursday, 6th April
08:00 Mandatory safety and general briefing (at HQ)
from Thursday, 6th to Monday, 10th April
Contest flying days
Monday, 10th April
19:00 Final rankings and prize-giving ceremony
08:30 to 9:30 Transport to take-off (autonomous)
10:30 Task Committee and Safety Committee briefing (at take-off)
11:00 Weather briefing and Pilots briefing (at takeoff)
20:00 Provisional ranking
Schedule may change depending on weather conditions or organizational needs. Any change will be published on the official board at the HQ and on the official social channels.
Accommodation and Activities
For accommodation and activities visit www.vivereilgrappa.it
How to get here
From Bolzano/Trento follow A22/E45, exit at Trento Nord - Interporto, proceed toward Bassano on SS47
From Venice follow Tangenziale di Mestre/A57 and A27 to Belluno, take exit Treviso Nord, continue onto Superstrada Pedemontana Veneta, take the exit Bassano Est - Rosà and proceed north on SS47
From Verona/Vicenza follow A4/E70, take the exit onto A31, take the SPV exit toward Pedemontana Veneta, take the exit Bassano Est - Rosà and proceed north on SS47
From Udine/Trieste follow A4/E70, take the A28 exit toward Portogruaro/Pordenone, take the exit onto A27 toward Venezia, take exit Treviso Nord, continue onto Superstrada Pedemontana Veneta, take the exit Bassano Est - Rosà and proceed north on SS47
Bassano del Grappa train station has the following connections: Venice, Padova, Trento.
For more information visit www.trenitalia.com
The nearest airports to Bassano del Grappa are Treviso (TSF), Venezia (VCE) and Verona (VRN).
Romano Via Velo Scuole, 36060 Romano D'ezzelino VI, Italia
Romano d Ezzelino Italy
Scuola di Volo Libero N° 319
Via Granezza 11, 36016 Thiene (VI)
- Gianluca Soncin
- Francesco Nasato