Welcome at Coppa Internazionale del Mediterraneo 2020!
Tomorrow will be the first day of the competition till August the 12th.
We are proud to say that this year we have nine World and European champions among the competitors:
Louis Bouderlique, Bruno Gantenbrink, Giorgio Galetto, Stefano Ghiorzo, Steve and Philip Jones, Bert Schmelzer, Katrine Senne.
And around 10 pilots of this competition are in the first 100 places of the international ranking of sailplanes pilots!
The organisers of the gliding competitions in Rieti are inspired by a principle of informed precaution. We owe it to the local community, to bar and restaurant workers, to the national health institutions and their operators, and to the Italian economy as a whole, to guarantee that all possible preventative actions are taken. A second objective is safeguarding the reputation and the safety culture of the local gliding clubs and their excellent relations with the population. We therefore kindly asked to all partecipants and their families to observe our safety indications in the airport.
This evening at 6.00pm mandatory briefing on Zoom.us Meeting app.
3 ago -day cancelled
Due to strong wind from ssw, the contest director and tow pilot chief decided, at 1pm, decided to cancel also task for group 2: there are 13/14 kt from 220. After one hour in grid, all the glider are back to the trailers, relax for everybody!
4 ago – No task
Every day several gliders will be weighed, random.
Forecast for day 3: Temperature max 21 °c, Orvieto e Siena max 26°c. QNH is 1010. Plafond Nord Rieti 1800 m.
Thermal Intensity 2 m/s but broken thermals.
Wind up to 35 km/h from NE.
Very tricky day for broken thermlas by strong wind from NE and also during landings, but nearly everybody closed the task! Good pilots, good speeds at the maximum of 89kmh in Group 1, and 111 kmh in Group 2.
Weather forecast for day 4:
NE wind at 12-15 knots, the ceiling will be between 1400m and 2200m.
Thermals will have values between 1m/s and 2m/s and they will be less broken than yesterday. Rainfalls are expected in the south: between Carsoli, Velino, Sirente. It will be a day similar to yesterday but drier and with less intense wind.
Ore 19. Every day the weather is a little better, everyone is back in the field by 6.30pm! It was fun and interesting at times and difficult flights. The landings were safe despite the north wind, Bruno Ganterbrick's Eta gived us the spectacle of his landing from the south!
For today is expected a maximum temperature of 32 degrees , QNH is 1016, cumulus bases between 1600 and 2400m. In the north, thermals will be powerful but broken, in the south they will be weak and disturbed by some coverages. There will be rain to south of the airport (Borgorose, Carsoli). Every day, as you can see from the photos, daily winners will receive their prizes in the contest director's room.
Today the temperature varies from 31° to 34° depending on the area. QNH is 1016hPa, 10/15 knots from the north-east. Cumulus bases at 2000-2400m, good thermals but broken by the wind. The air is humid but getting drier. Wind from the northeast may create wave phenomena (unfortunately) on the eastern side of the Apennines.
9 ago rest day
Today the competition resumes with two speed trials of 372 and 416km. Weather forecast for today: NE wind, good thermals not interrupted by the wind, cumulative base at about 3000m, there will be 33 degrees. The good new is that from tomorrow will arrive west/south/west wind, the best wind to fly straight up the ridge !
Dear friends, all participants, and in particular all the persons who require access to the "Pilot's rest area" AKA Camping and Swimming Pool, must follow the national and local Covd-19 rules. We have published three documents, in Ita+Eng languages, in the Download sections. It is of outmost importance that everybody reads, understands, accepts and complies to the provided guidelines. A few people have accepted the huge responsibility to organise the CIM, to open the camping area and to ma...
cari amici, abbiamo pubblicato nella sezione Download i file di gara con le versioni dei diversi formati disponibili. Abbiamo inoltre pubblicato un'immagine della mappa del terreno di gara, con riportati tutti gli spazi aerei e tutti i punti di virata e di atterraggio. We've just published the tp and as files, with conversion to the most popular formats. We've also published a graphic JPG file of the competition area. All TPs and AS are clearly visible. Please visit the Download section....
Il file dei punti di virata è stato sottoposto a verifica e correzione. I luoghi atterrabili devono comunque essere considerati solamente indicativi. Non abbiamo effettuato ricognizioni dal vivo. Turnpoint file has been corrected. The landable areas must be considered advisory only. Use your best judgment before committing to fly at low altitudes, and landing. We did not inspect the fields in the real world.
dear friends, Bulletin n.2 has been published for your attention. Updated TP and AS file are available as well. Thank you very much for understanding the Covid guidelines we have adopted. Il Bollettino n.2 in italiano è stato pubblicato. Nella sezione Download trovate anche i nuovi file di gara (lo spazio aereo è invariato rispetto allo scorso anno). See you very soon in Rieti!
Dear gliding friends, the organising committee is working on the 2020 edition of the Coppa Internazionale del Mediterraneo. We are ready to adapt our usual procedures to the requirments of the national and health authorities regarding prevention of virus' spread. Our briefings will most probably take place online, with live conference web-based applications. You'll be required to register upon arrival by submitting scanned copies of all relevant documents (both pilot's and sailplane's docs...