World snowkiting contest Altosangro 2015 – GPS Formula.
Two events not to be missed for all those who want to dedicate themselves to this wonderful discipline. The edition Top rider combines the strongest athletes in a challenge that will take a week, from 26 January to 1 bebbraio, Minimum one day race/Maximum 4 days race) where 40 selected athletes have to record on their GPS devices more distance, more variation in altitude and more perimeter of the track.
From this year also an Open edition organized during the weekend from January 30 to February 1, that will enable all riders to know the spots of Alto Sangro and compete with the formula GPS.
Format GPS:The format of the competition is simple: no fixed route. Each rider has gps system will have to make more km, in the allotted time, more variations in altitude and more perimeter. All participants will have to leave the starting gate and return at the appointed time in the gate and will be relatively autonomous, there will in fact be a window of 15 minutes to go, and after a time of 2 hours will have to go over the gate and stop their gps
Scoring System:Main parameters for the scoring system of the World Snowkite contest.
- Distance x 1,5
- Changes in altitude from x 1 to x 3
- Perimeter of the track x 1
Maximum speed: We will include this parameter with a 10% premium in the flatter spots
Penalty: the limits of the spots will be uploaded. The riders should not exceede this limits.
You will see through Kitetracker these areas and your position to avoid incurring the penalty.
The parameters can be changed.
System analysis of GPS dataKitetracker.com will automatically calculate your parameter settings when the data will be uploaded. If you have a traditional GPS you can also upload your track on Kitetracker.com. We invite you to download the app kitetracker available for i-phone and android and start training.
Action Camerathe contest GPS not having predetermined routes and covering up a large area in order to be covered by the images recommends the athletes to bring their action camera.
Services for all Riders:
- Skipass for 2 days for free
- 20 euro supscription cost
- Convention hotels with discount
The competition does not have gps predetermined routes and each rider decides according to their possibilities the way to go. For this reason, the organization can’t limit the spot in amplitude but will indicate some major dangers but can not predict signs all over the spot. Each rider must be aware of the risks involved. Is advisable to study the spot before the race and eventually arriving in previous periods to test the field.
Attached the general map of the possible spot.
Equipment:Please make sure to have:
A.R.V.A / A.R.V.T.A
enough water and food
The program includes 2 days snowkiting but a day with a short competition. Depending on weather conditions can be carried out Saturday or Sunday. The other day will be dedicated to backcountry and know the different spots of Alto Sangro.
Friday, January 30
17.00 – 19.00 Welcome, Registration, Race presentation (Roccaraso or Rivisondoli, the location will be comunicated
Saturday, 31 january
10.00: Rider meeting at Pizzalto
11.00 Race start
15.00 End of the race.
15.30 meeting in Pizzalto
16:30 return to the respective hotel
21.00 Party in the main square of Rivisondoli
Sanday, February 1
10.00: Rider meeting at Pizzalto
11.00 Race start (1h30min)
13.00 End of the race.
14.00 meeting in Pizzalto