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Under the auspices of the Italian Federation of Free Flight, from 27 July to 2 August Borso del Grappa (Treviso) Montegrappa the Aero Club will host the Italian Championship of paragliding, event on the calendar of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. The operational center of the event is placed at the official landing places in Garden Relais Semonzo, while departures will be those used by Cima Grappa Rubbio (Vicenza), before the hills of Marostica. The flight area includes the foothills of the Alps Veneto-Friuli and Veneto's foothills to Feltre (Belluno).
Within this vast area and according to the weather of the day, Race Director will decide the locations of the task. He will play, weather permitting, was, one per day, while the opening day will be devoted to the setting of the participants. Over 150 Applications for membership, maximum permitted number, including a patrol of fierce riders from Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, South Africa, France, Greece, Poland, Turkey, Japan, Ukraine, Russia and Romania, due to the principle of open competition. The typical day includes boarding the shuttle to reach the take-off 8,30, a security briefing to the 11, immediately followed by weather, takeoffs and pilots around noon.
The closure occurs approximately after 17, when riders deliver their organization to download GPS tracks to confirm correct breaches of the highlights of the area, these buoys, marking the race course, a potent’ as in sailing regattas. GPS can be inferred from the traces of the charts: absolute, which takes into account the results of all riders in the race, the sport for the sails are under-performing, the female and the club. The final standings are determined by the sum of the results of each race days.
Award ceremony Thursday 2 August at 19, after the last heat. The man to beat is the defending champion David Box, Turin, under the association Baratonga Stickers as a pilot and to the State Police as a profession. Important is to use the live tracking, a device for real time tracking of the path, mandatory for all riders in the race. These devices have security features, because the organizers know where to find the driver at all times, and also to show, because the public can follow the stages of the match on giant screens in landing and the web. Among the initiatives outline the demonstration, should mention the entertainment escorts, wives and children of pilots. While these are in flight, for those waiting to land the organization has thought of trips in the pool, walks and visits to museums and who knows what else will they think of.
Gustavo Vitali Press FIVL (AECI-CONES) – Italian Federation of Free Flight