Trofeo Monte Grappa 2012

Petra reports from Trofeo Monte Grappa in Bassano, Italy.

As well as the traditional Easter event, this year there was also an expo at Trofeo Monte Grappa in Bassano, Italy.

In the expo there were all the main paragliding brands including a nice Gin Gliders stand, where it was possible to see and try all new gear such as the Genie Lite and Gingo Airlite harnesses. There were also a lot of children's activities and it was a good oportunity to bring all the family to this event.

Trofeo Monte Grappa is a paragliding and hangliding competition with a high level of pilots and the goal line is usually by the flying expo.

This time the weather was not really playing ball with us, so finally for the competition we flew two tasks with not much sunshine, cold weather and a lot of parawaiting. The paragliding tasks where 42 km and 52 km races to goal. After this two tasks we had a winner, which in male category was Julien Wirtz in front of Alex Schalber and Ulli Prinz. Congratulations! In the female category was my turn on the Boomerang X and the best prize for me during the prizegiving ceremony was the smile of my son Matej, who looked really happy “WE DID IT”! So the first female was Petra Slivova, second Maite Moreino and third Isabella Messenger.

Friendly Italian atmosphere and good pizza once again made a great event and I am sure we will be back next year!


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