Rules for 2022 edition

ACAO presents and organizes the 2022 edition of the Ruggero Ancillotti Trophy (TRA) in memory of Ruggero, a wonderful pilot , friend and member of ACAO who died in a glider accident in Spain. Ruggero was fond of high speed average in his cross country flights, that’s why ACAO has instituted this prize.



To promote speed flight on the Italian territory and designate the winner of the 12th edition of the Trofeo Roger Ancillotti.



All the Italian and foreign pilots who want, can participate to the TRA.




Registration for the TRA is free and is done automatically by sending the first flight to the system OLC (Online Contest). The entry of a pilot Trophy presupposes the unconditional acceptance of the OLC and regulations of these Rules.




All kinds of gliders, single and two-seater and motorized are allowed to participate. In the case of a two-seater, the flight must be sent in the name of the pilot with the highest position in the IGC Ranking International list.




All the flights made with takeoff from an airport located on the Italian territory between September 21, 2021 and September 20, 2022 are valid. Also those realized in order to achieve FAI badges, records, as well as those made ​​during speed competitions. Flights must be documented by the GNSS flight recorders in IGC format approved I.

The take-off must be recorded in the IGC file. It is not necessary to declare the task.



The TRA is a competition with one handicapped class. For the scoring ACAO uses the web platform OLC.

The score of each flight is determined by the maximum average speed achieved during the flight according to the reules of OLC Speed.

The score of each competitor in the ranking is the sum of the scores of the 6 best flights submitted by the pilot during the period of validity of the competition. These flights can also be operated by the pilot with different gliders.




The file of the flight must be sent to the OLC system within 48 hours from landing time.

The provisional ranking is constantly updated and published on the site OLC (Champion Speed-OLC with filter ‘Italy’) at the following URL:


The first pilot of the final ranking will be the winner of the 12th edition of the Ruggero Ancillotti Trophy. At the award ceremony the winner will collect the Ancillotti trophy brought by the winner of the 2021 and then transferred to the winner of the next and so on. The Trophy will be awarded permanently to the pilot who has won three consecutive editions. The award ceremony will take place at the National Gliding Congress 2022.




Organizers accept no responsibility for any damage that may result to persons or properties as a result of the conduct of the competitors, as well as for any non-compliance with the Visual Flight Rules.

For the validation of flights,it is not required any certification of sports judges. The DRG reserves the right to verify on a sample basis, also through the use of sports judges or witnesses, the regularity of the flights sent.




The pilots agree that their own data and flight records are published on the Internet at The right to use the file of flight tracks is non-exclusive and is granted an irrevocable and unconditional organizers OLC.