MONTEGRAPPA TROPHY 2020 LOCAL RULES

1. Introduction

The competition “Montegrappa Trophy 2020” is a FAI Category 2 paragliding event.
The main organiser is “Aero Club Lega Piloti”, Via San Miro snc, 23867 Suello (LC) – Italy and “ASD Volo Libero Montegrappa”, Piazza al Paradiso, 31030 Semonzo di Borso del Grappa (TV) – Italy.

2. Location

Flight Area: Veneto-Friuli foothills, and North-East Alps (Italy).
Headquarters: via Benedetto Marcello, 36060 Romano d’Ezzelino (VI) – Italy

3. Period

The competition will take place from 9th to 13th April, 2020.

4. Daily schedule

Wednesday, 8th April

15:00 to 22:00 Registration (at HQ)
19:00 Welcome party (at HQ)

Thursday, 9th April

08:00 Mandatory safety and general briefing (at HQ)
08:30 to 9:30 Transport to take-off (leaving from HQ)
10:30 Task Committee and Safety Committee briefing (at take-off)
11:00 Weather briefing and Pilots briefing (at take-off)
11:30 to 19:00 Task
20:00 Provisional ranking

from Friday, 10th April to Sunday, 12th April

08:30 to 9:30 Transport to take-off
10:30 Task Committee and Safety Committee briefing (at take-off)
11:00 Weather briefing and Task briefing (at take-off)
11.30-19,00 Task
20:00 Provisional ranking

Monday, 13th April

08:30-9:30 Transport to take-off
10:30 Task Committee and Safety Committee briefing (at take-off)
11:00 Weather briefing and Task briefing (at take-off)
11:30 to 17:30 Task
19:00 Final rankings and prize-giving ceremony

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.

5. Validation and rankings

The competition will assign the title of “Montegrappa Trophy 2020” Champion, with at least 1 (one) valid task.

The following categories will be ranked:

  • OVERALL
  • SERIAL (with at least 10 participants)
  • SPORT (with at least 10 participants)
  • WOMEN (with at least 5 participants)

OVERALL

Reserved to pilots flying paragliders certified EN B, EN C, EN D, CCC or DHV/LTF 2/ 2-3.
In case of double certification, the more restrictive one will be considered.

SERIAL

Reserved to pilots flying certified EN B, EN C, EN D or DHV/LTF 2/2-3.
In case of double certification, the more restrictive one will be considered.

SPORT

Reserved to pilots flying certified EN B, EN C or DHV/LTF 2.
In case of double certification, the more restrictive one will be considered.

6. Participants and selection

The maximum number of participants admitted to the competition is 150:

  • 140 places will be assigned to pilots selected according to the FAI WPRS ranking system (reference date 31th December, 2019)*;
  • 7 wild cards, assigned by the organizers;
  • 3 wild cards, assigned by the Italian Team Leader.

(*) In compliance with the Italian Sporting Regulation 2019 (app. B.3), in the first selection round, about 40% of the available places will be guaranteed to Italian pilots and the selection will be made following the Italian Overall Ranking (reference date 31th October, 2019).
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 WPRS ranking system.

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 6 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.

7. Registration

Pre-registrations can be done only through the web site https://airtribune.com , from 14th December 2019 to 26th January 2020. The list of confirmed pilots will be published within 31th January 2020.
Only pre-registered pilots with a valid FAI licence will be accepted.
A valid third-party Insurance is mandatory.

8. Entry fee and payment

The entry fee is € 230.00, including:

  • Transport to take-off each competition day
  • Retrieval each competition day
  • Emergency service, ambulance and doctor each competition day
  • Live tracking
  • Packed-lunch each competition day
  • 1 Complimentary Dinner
  • Gadgets
  • Flycard with a 14 days validity (06/04/2020 – 19/04/2020)
  • Awards and Prizes for the winner
  • Prize draw for all the participants

Paid entry fees will not be returned for any reason or for any claim.
In case of no valid task, organizers 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).
The entry fee must be paid within 6 days from the confirmation (received by email), by bank transfer or Pay-pal.
The payment receipt must be sent to the following email address: para@trofeomontegrappa.it
An additional fee of €40,00 will be charged in case of late payment.

9. Awards and Prizes

Winners must be present at the awards ceremony to collect the prize.
Proxies are not accepted. Prizes not claimed will remain at the organization.

10. Complaints

Any complaints must be written in English and submitted to the Meet Director before 9.00 a.m. on the day following publication of the provisional results or within 30 minutes from the publication of the final general results.
A deposit of € 50.00 is requested to present the complaint. If it is rejected, the deposit will not be returned.

11. Headquarter and Registration

The Headquarters will be set up in: via Benedetto Marcello, 36060 Romano d’Ezzelino (VI), Italy.
The registration fulfillments will take place on 8th April, from 15.00 to 22.00.
The mandatory Safety and General Briefing will be held at the HQ on Thursday, 9th April at 8.00 a.m.
The following MANDATORY documents must be submitted upon registration:

  • Pilots’s National Flight Licence
  • FAI Licence
  • Receipt of entry fee payment
  • Third-Parties Insurance (in compliance with FAI rules)

Note: All documents must be valid

In case of delay, call +393515030862

12. Participation requirements

  • Valid pilot’s national flight licence and valid FAI sporting licence.
  • Medical insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at registration).
  • Third party liability insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at registration).
  • Unmodified and certified helmet (EN 966 or EN 1077), harness (EN 1651), paraglider (EN 926/2 EN926/1), rescue parachute, LPD/VHF radio and mobile phone enabled to voice and data traffic in Italy.
  • Gliders must have valid proof of airworthiness (valid technical check if gliders is older than 2 years) and must be flown within the certified weight range!
  • Eligibility requirements: Gliders Authorization Form, Pilots License, FAI-Sporting license, Third-parties Insurance, Equipment according to FAI Sporting Code – Annex S7A. For further details, pilots may consult the FAI web site: http://www.fai.org/civl-documents
  • All athletes can be subject to anti-doping control.

In case of any infringement of this rules, the competitor shall be disqualified and excluded from the competition.

13. GPS, Software and Scoring

Rankings will be processed using FS Comp (fs.fai.org), using the CIVL scoring formula GAP2018.
The GPS must record both the barometric and GPS flight altitude.
For the scoring procedure, tracks will be downloaded from the Livetracking system. Other devices may be used as backup.
The organization will provide cables for Flymaster, Brauniger (Compeo, Compeo+), Compass, Garmin and Digifly.
If a different GPS is used, the pilot must provide a suitable cable.
The MapDatum will be WGS84 and the waypoints will be in UTM format.

14. Live Tracking

The organization of Montegrappa Trophy 2020 will provide a Live Tracking Device (LTD: device for real time tracking) to all pilots. It must be used in each task to increase safety, achieve significant media impact and improve the retrieve service.
The devices will be also used as primary source for scoring.
The organization will be responsible for charging all LTDs and delivering them to the pilots each flying day. Pilots must ensure to have their own LTD before take-off: failing to pick it up or returning it to the organization before the beginning of the task will be interpreted as the pilot’s refusal to accept the task. The pilot that for whatever reason won’t fly the assigned task has to return the LTD to the organization directly at the take-off before the window opening time.
After receiving the LTD, pilots will be responsible for its proper use and maintenance, making sure that it is turned on during the flight and returning it to the organization at the end of each task (report back). Instructions on the use of the devices will be given during the briefing.
In case of loss or damage of the LTD, pilots will be requested to pay the full compensation of damages, amounting to € 250.00.

15. References

The main Reference is the official competition web site: www.trofeomontegrappa.it. Trofeo Montegrappa runs according to the “FAI Sporting Code, General Section e Section 7A – Cross Country – Edition 2019 ” which can be found on FAI website: www.fai.org/civl-documents.

16. Liability

Pilots participate to the competition at their own risk. The organizer isn’t responsible for the pilots or any other third party. The transfer to take-off and the retrieval service are at pilots own risk.
It is the responsibility of each competing pilot to ensure that he has valid insurance cover public liability risk, personal accident, hospitalization, repatriation.