• Blog
  • Info
  • Pilots
  • Results

Event info

Trofeo Tre Pizzi 2016 is a FAI 2 International Paragliding Competition, held in Esanatoglia (MC), Italy. This is the third edition of the Event. In 2014 we had a very successful comp with 3 valid race to goal tasks and great flying conditions, while in 2015 the event became really international, with 17 countries represented and three challenging tasks again in great conditions.

View more

Flying site

The Tre Pizzi area has different takeoffs, from Monte Gemmo (1202 m. asl) and Pizzo Torto (1187 m. asl) , covering almost every wind direction. This flying site is located in the northern Apennines, just south-east of the well known Cucco flying site.

View more
View more

How to get here

Matelica near Ancona in Central Italy. Easily accessible from the Ancona airport and the adriatic highrway.

Event info

Trofeo Tre Pizzi 2016 is a FAI 2 International Paragliding Competition, held in Esanatoglia (MC), Italy. This is the third edition of the Event. In 2014 we had a very successful comp with 3 valid race to goal tasks and great flying conditions, while in 2015 the event became really international, with 17 countries represented and three challenging tasks again in great conditions.

Flying site

The Tre Pizzi area has different takeoffs, from Monte Gemmo (1202 m. asl) and Pizzo Torto (1187 m. asl) , covering almost every wind direction. This flying site is located in the northern Apennines, just south-east of the well known Cucco flying site. It is formed by the valley of Matelica and Fabriano, about 30 km long and 8 wide, between two ridges that surround it on eastern and western side, each about 1200 m high.
It’s well protected from wind; often it’s possible to fly safely when in the Cucco area or in Assisi the wind blows too strong.
During summer, in the afternoon, the valley breeze can be quite strong, over 25 Km/h, otherwise there are no concerns.
Thermal activity can be strong during summer in the afternoon, up to 6 m/s. If wind is strong, it can become turbulent.
Later in the evening it’s usual to get big convergences in smooth conditions.

Takeoffs

The area has two main takeoffs, one on Monte Gemmo facing North-east, and the other on Monte Pizzo Torto, facing west.

Monte Gemmo takeoff:
N 43 13 11.97 E 12 57 18.6
Elevation: 1202 m. asl
Dimension: huge grass area on top of the ridge
Exposition: North-east
Wind directions: from north to east
height over valley: 800 m

Pizzo Torto takeoff:
N 43 18 45.66 E 13 03 25.77
Elevation: 1182 m. asl
Dimensions: it’s a grass area big enough for more the 10 wings.
Exposition: west
Wind directions: from south-west to nort’h-west height over valley: 700 m

Landings

There’s the main landing of the Volo Libero Monte Gemmo Club in Esanatoglia

Esanatoglia Landing:
N 43 14 55.07 E 12 57 53.66
Elevation: 417 m. asl
Dimensions: it’s a wide area with no obstacles, suitable for beginners Wind direction: usually you’ll find south breeze, can be over 25 Km/h during summer

Sint-Wind: +39 331-5844248

Club: Volo Libero Monte Gemmo
web: http://www.vololiberomontegemmo.net/
tel. +39 349 4631685

Selection and entry fee

REGISTRATION:
Regular Online Registration will be open until 24:00 on June 30, 2016.

SELECTION:
50% of participants will be selected using Italian General ranking.
Remaining 50 pilots using WPRS ranking system (available on June 30, 2016).
10 wild cards will be available to organisers.

Selection will start on July 1, 2016, and selected pilots will receive the payment request.
Pilots will have 7 days to pay the entry fee from the day they received our payment request, otherwise they will be replaced by the next in waiting list.

Regular entry fee will be 120 euros, including:
- Gadget packet
- Transports to takeoff and retrivals
- Complimentary dinner on Satursday Sep 12
- Packed Lunch each competition day
- Medical emergency service
- Prizegiving cerimony

PAYMENT
Payment options will be sent to selected pilots by email.

LATE ENTRY FEE
Until the maximum number of participants is reached, it will be possible to register and to be selected for the event. A fee of 30 euros will be applied to late registration and late payments, so the entry fee for pilots registered after June 30 or late on payment due, will be 150 euros.

Prize fund and scoring categories

According to 2016 Italian Rules:
Open Class: up to CCC certified gliders
Sport Class: up to EN D certified gliders, maximum A/R 7.0
Fun Class: up to EN B certified gliders, maximum A/R 5.7
Female category

Following gliders will compete only in Overall Class despite their A/R:
Dudek Coden
Gin Boomerang X
Niviuk Icepeak 6
Niviuk Icepeak 7

General schedule

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
17.00 - 22.00: Registration

Thursday, Aug 25 to Sunday, Aug 28, 2016
Contest flying days

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016
19:00: Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:30 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - Pilots briefing
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:30 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
12:00 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

B&B

La Canonica Bed and Breakfast
www.bedandbreakfast-lacanonica.it | info@bedandbreakfast-lacanonica.it
Località Palazzo di Esanatoglia (MC) | Tel. +39 0737.889260 - +39 335.7114901

La tana di Biutino - Restaurant | Hotel Alla vecchia porta
www.latanadibiutino.it/Home
Via Circonvallazione, 105, Matelica (MC) | Tel. +39 0737.787718

How to get here

Matelica near Ancona in Central Italy
BY CAR
A14 highway to Ancona Nord or Macerata exits.
BY TRAIN
Use MATELICA Station
www.trenitalia.com
BY PLANE
Nearest Airport is Ancona Falconara (AOI)

62024 Esanatoglia, Province of Macerata, Italy
Esanatoglia (MC) IT

Plane

Nearest Airport is Ancona Falconara (AOI)
Web http://www.marcheairport.com/

Train

Use MATELICA Railway Station
Tickets and timetable: www.trenitalia.com

Car

From North:
get A14 highway south direction and Exit Ancona Nord
Get Superstrada direction Rome and Exit Borgo Tufico - Matelica - Camerino
Drive on Strada Provinciale till Matelica then follow directions to Esanatoglia .

From South:
Get A14 Highway north direction and Exit Macerata - Civitanova
Get Superstrada to Macerata and Exit Tolentino and follow directions to San Severino - Castelraimondo - Matelica
Then follow directions to Esanatoglia.

Downloads

Organizers

Aeroclub Lega Piloti
Volo Libero Monte Gemmo

Contacts

Socials

Confirmed pilots
Allowed pilots
Total registered
Women
Men
# Name Sponsor Glider Status

Tasks and results

Task 1

26 Aug, 2016

68.1 km — Race to goal

Replay:
Comp. results:

Task 2

27 Aug, 2016

61.3 km — Race to goal

Replay:
Comp. results:

Task 3

28 Aug, 2016

57.9 km — Race to goal

Replay:
Please sign in first.