04 Sep

All is ready for the first race of the Sailplane Grand Prix. Meanwhile, today (Friday September 4) was an official practice day. During the morning Contest Director Brian Spreckley gave a final briefing to participating pilots and announced today’s task, a 126.3km course from Luino finishing at Lake Maggiore.   Today’s winner is Riccardo Brigliadori […]

03 Sep

This morning the Salone Estense of the Varese town hall saw the official press conference to announce the World Final of the Sailplane Grand Prix. Aero Club Adele Orsi president Margot Acquaderni and Contest Director Brian Spreckley met with the club founder’s son Gianni Orsi, Varese mayor Attilio Fontana, Provincial president Gunnar Vincenzi and other […]

30 Aug

The meeting held in central Holland’s Terlet Gliding Center during the last days of July and the first of August, saw about 70 gliders from all over Europe. The Italian team was composed of six people, of which five were ACAO members (Stefano and Alessandro Bassalti, Lino Del Pio, Elio Cresci and Corrado Piantanida), a […]

18 Aug

Today August 18 sees the start of the Coppa Città di Rieti (Town of Rieti Cup) with 47 entries, of which a good 12 are ACAO members. In addition Contest Director Aldo Cernezzi is ‘one of ours’. As always you can follow the daily results directly on the soaringspot site at this link: Coppa Città […]

16 Aug

Yesterday August 15 saw the closure of the 13.5m class championship. Stefano Ghiorzo in his “Versus” was crowned World Champion for the second time. Back in 2010 Stefano reached the highest step of the podium in the 15m class in Hungary. On this second occasion ACAO is a bit more involved as the TEAM CUP […]

15 Aug

Yesterday August 15 saw the conclusion of the European Gliding Championship in Rieti. Participating were pilots from 16 countries (Lithuania, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, France) With regard to “our” pilots, Peter Hartman (Austria) had been leading the competition in the 15m category for […]

10 Aug

Pociunai, Lithuania, the first 13.5m World Gliding Championship in under way. Of the 12 participating pilots, seven use the Italian built Alisport Silent. Among the participants are two of our members, Alberto Sironi and Stefano Ghiorzo and a third, Luciano Avanzini, is their team captain. To follow the event go to link http://glider.tracking.lt and input […]