Rules for 2015 edition

ACAO presents and organizes the 2015 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. The race director is Alberto Albertazzi (DRG) (



To promote speed flight on the Italian territory and designate the winner of the fifth 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 23, 2014 and September 28, 2015 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 in a maximum time of 2.5 hours, with the handicap of the glider used. More precisely, the rules for the score are those of the competition XC sprint task valid summarized below (for complete rules look at,league


  • The distance is calculated with the rules OLC-Classic. The starting point and the end point are chosen automatically by the system so that the sum of the distances flown by the pilot between the two points is maximized.
  • The point can “be far” up to 150 minutes (2.5 hours) from the starting point.
  • The turning points can be up to 3 and must be placed in time between the starting point and the point of arrival.
  • The height of the starting point can not be higher than the height of the point of arrival.
  • Before the starting point, the free-flying (no towing or engine) must begin within a cylinder of 15 km radius centered out in the take off airport.The average speed for each flight that is relevant to the flight score is the ratio of the sum of the distances in kilometers from the starting point to the destination around a maximum of three turn points and the time of 2.5 hours. This average speed Vm is then corrected with the handicap of the glider used through the following relation:

Score = Vm x 100 / (glider handicap – 100) x 0.75 + 100)

Only flights with an average speed of over 20 km / h will be taken into consideration.

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 will 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:




The first pilot of the final ranking will be the winner of the third edition of the Ruggero Ancillotti Trophy. At the award ceremony the winner will collect the Ancillotti trophy brought by the winner of the 2014 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 Congress Gliding 2015.




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.