COPPA INTERNAZIONALE DEL MEDITERRANEO 2014

Italy,   4 August 2014 – 15 August 2014

Champions

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1 AM Alexander MUELLER 5,047
2 KL Bruno GANTENBRINK 4,837
3 DC1 Andi LEUTNEGGER 4,062
Club
1 RT Jan JAGIELLO 5,964
2 JR Luca URBANI 5,757
3 OS Helmut KOELLE 5,583
Standard
1 GG Vittorio PINNI 4,786
2 2A Ben FLEWETT 4,597
3 ST Stefan LEUTENEGGER 4,447
Meter 15
1 L7 Steffen SCHWARZER 4,892
2 A8 Dane DICKINSON 4,865
3 SP Denis GUERIN 4,557
Meter 18
1 WG Amman WERNER 5,179
2 LV Bernhard LEITNER 4,411
3 SM Sandro MONTEMAGGI 4,400
Double Seater
1 61 ALDO CERNEZZI 4,081
2 L Peter SCHNEEWEIS / Heinz BOEHM 4,039
3 KPG Giorgio MARCHISIO/ Luca CAVELLI 3,930
Open
1 AM Alexander MUELLER 5,065
2 KL Bruno GANTENBRINK 5,049
3 RJ Ezio SARTI + 1 3,991

14 August

Today it's the last day of the competition. Here in Rieti, it was a really windy day with gusts up to 20kts. At 3:00pm the director of the competition decided to cancel today’s flights. The closing ceremony will be taken tonight at 7:00pm, with the assignment of the prizes to the winner of each class.

At the award ceremony of the CIM 2014 there was a climate of satisfaction and friendship, thanks to the experience of the big cheese of the contest, Franca Vorano. The race has been great fun and emotional for most of us, it has also contributed to create a spirit of union and hilarity, that animated the closing ceremony. The President of the Aeroclub of Rieti Enrico Bagnoli, made a speech, to thank you the director of the contest, it’s staff and all the participants. Alvaro De Orleans Borbone, as a member of the International Gliding Commission says his thank you to Franca and all the organization, too. A particular thank you to the pilot Andrea Ferrero, for his help with the weather briefings. After the awards delivery, pictures were taken, of the guys raising their cups over the podium. Many of the competitors left the airfield heading back to their countries whilst others  will stay to take part to the next race. Others will be arriving in the next days. Cheers Clara - You can visualize prizegiving’s photos through the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aeroclubrieti/members/


Written on 14 August 2014 at 17:52.

13 August

On the 8th day of the CIM was a long wait for the final decision: club class is the only flying! At 15, the gliders were back to the trailers. 15 knots from south-south/west. ### Today weather conditions were very good with 2m/s and strong wind from south-west that allow to fly straight on the ridges. Club class is landing now and the pilots are very happy! Clara
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Written on 13 August 2014 at 18:02.

12 August

Only the club class flew, today. The start was very difficult because good conditions arrived late in the afternoon. Many pilots have given up after a few kilometers, only Luca Urbani and Daniele Martinelli finished the task, they found very strong climbing values​: from 4 up to 7 m/s!  Clara
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Written on 12 August 2014 at 19:05.

11 August

Today no task for bad weather conditions. Ciao Clara
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Written on 11 August 2014 at 18:00.

10 August

Today weather conditions were very difficult for gliding: same pilots did only 180 Km. At about 14.00, in grid, we delivered an alternative task for standard, 15m, 18m, 20m, open, it was 300 km instead of 380 km. Not many pilots will complete the task, we will see the ranking … Good evening ! Clara
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Written on 10 August 2014 at 19:06.

9 August

Yesterday was a very difficult day for many pilots (about 8 outlanding). It was important to choose the right moment to start and to choose where to go. Others gliders were very fast: up to 132 km/h. The ceiling’s cumulus was up to 3000m and there was convergence: they could fly fast and straight on. Ben Flewett says: “ Sky full of power!”.  Today it’s a rest day because of bad weather conditions, there is a bad coverage in the sky. Tomorrow will be a competition day. WiFi is still not working...
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Written on 9 August 2014 at 12:27.

8 August

Today we have problems with wifi. The weather is very good, from the airfield we can see height cumulus over Teminillo mountain. There is no more humidity in the air! Take off started at 13.00. Gliders have a task of about 400km. Forecast preview bases cumulus around 3000m. Tomorrow it seems we’ll have good conditions, too. This morning at the briefing, Contest Director, announced rest day for Sunday. Clara
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Written on 8 August 2014 at 16:24.

7 August

Today the pilots have been assigned an area task of 2.5 hours, between Villa Vallelonga and Foligno. The finish line was a 5kms cylinder, just like yesterday. It’s been the fourth day of competition: which means that the CIM can be considered valid, as far as regards the international ranking (three valid rounds is the minimum). The conditions were quite exciting along the task assigned, with strong thermals spread almost everywhere, infact most of the pilots have reported values up to 3.5 mete...
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Written on 7 August 2014 at 19:04.

6 August

Today the Director of the competition (Franca Vorano) in collaboration with weather man, decided to assign the same task to all the classes except the club . For the first time after many years, the landings were made on runways 34, due to the gusty winds coming from North/West (15kts average intensity), supposedly caused by the arrival of a new perturbation. I had the opportunity to take a video of the ETA  (31m wingspan) landing which you will be able to visualize through the following facebo...
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Written on 6 August 2014 at 19:58.

5 August

Follow us  also on  https://www.facebook.com/groups/aeroclubrieti.. Today the conditions were pretty good. Strong thermals have developed everywhere along the task and according to the pilots, winds were favourable for dynamic flying. Almost all the gliders reached the southern turning point (Pescasseroli) fairly quickly. However it took them longer to come back north, due to the weakening of the vertical currents. The bases have been reported to be mostly between 2000m and 3000m. Only three pi...
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Written on 5 August 2014 at 19:31.

Latest winner

1. Bruno GANTENBRINK 99.94 km/h
2. ALDO CERNEZZI 91.92 km/h
3. Andi LEUTNEGGER 94.71 km/h
1. Daniele MARTINELLI 106.08 km/h
2. Jan JAGIELLO 91.45 km/h
3. Rudolf SCHNEIDER 92.32 km/h
1. Vittorio PINNI 106.52 km/h
2. Ben FLEWETT 103.40 km/h
3. Stefan LEUTENEGGER 91.70 km/h
1. Dane DICKINSON 116.49 km/h
2. Jon GATFIELD 102.06 km/h
3. Ulrich MESSMER 92.29 km/h
1. Amman WERNER 116.47 km/h
2. Bernhard LEITNER 113.76 km/h
3. Werner DANZ 111.08 km/h
3. Josef SCHEIBER 111.11 km/h
1. ALDO CERNEZZI 91.92 km/h
2. BLASZCZYK Lukasz SAWCZUK Marek 206.04 km
3. Peter SCHNEEWEIS / Heinz BOEHM 27.61 km
1. Bruno GANTENBRINK 99.94 km/h
2. Andi LEUTNEGGER 94.71 km/h
3. Ezio SARTI + 1 91.54 km/h

Latest task

Task 9, 14 Aug 2014
Task distance: 196.55 km  /  406.55 km  (300.08 km)
Task duration: 2:30:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:47
Task 9, 14 Aug 2014
Task distance: 196.55 km  /  406.55 km  (300.08 km)
Task duration: 2:30:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:47
Task 9, 14 Aug 2014
Task distance: 196.55 km  /  406.55 km  (300.08 km)
Task duration: 2:30:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:47
Task 9, 14 Aug 2014
Task distance: 196.55 km  /  406.55 km  (300.08 km)
Task duration: 2:30:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:47
Task 9, 14 Aug 2014
Task distance: 196.55 km  /  406.55 km  (300.08 km)
Task duration: 2:30:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:47
Task 9, 14 Aug 2014
Task distance: 196.55 km  /  406.55 km  (300.08 km)
Task duration: 2:30:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:47
Task 9, 14 Aug 2014
Task distance: 196.55 km  /  406.55 km  (300.08 km)
Task duration: 2:30:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:47

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