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Sagrantino Cup 2017

Parco Acquarossa (Italy) / Gualdo Cattaneo | 21st – 30th July 2017
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Following our 2016 enormously successful Sagrantino Cup event we return to extend our invitation for all balloonists near or far to join us here to enjoy a wonderful 10 day “Ballooning Vacation” for all the team and family whilst participating in probably the most “relaxed” event in the international ballooning calendar.
Our event having a superb flying area and flights scheduled every morning over our beautiful Sagrantino wine-valley area combined with a rich social programme has gained the reputation of being one of Europe’s, if not the world’s, most enjoyable event!!

Just a line from the organiser

During the past 29 years annual organisation of our Todi/Sagrantino event we can proudly boast of our 95% flight record of scheduled flights actually being flown whilst continually benefitting from our local favourable weather conditions. Actually, 2016 allowed us to reach 100% with all scheduled flights flown, and so, taking into consideration this very important aspect the necessity of having to travel a long distance to reach us only to find that numerous flights have been cancelled is very remote indeed!! In addition the events included in our social programme (all providing food and wine) are offered free to all balloonists to express our gratitude for having honoured us with their presence help to counteract considerably the teams travelling expenses.

So basically what I would like to say to all is to get your bums and balloons over here and join us this year in as many as possible and that I am well aware that our event enjoys a favourable reputation not only for the ballooning and social aspects but primarily because of the truly great balloonists we have met during all these years and that THIS is the main reason the event is a such a success and for this I warmly thank you all!!

Ralph E. Shaw

Opportunity for pilots to win €1000,00 

during Pilot Check-in lottery if in possession of an official invitation extended to him/her by a pilot participant in the Sagrantino Cup 2016 event.

  (50 pilots were given 50 invitations included in their pilot packs on their arrival for distribution)

A further €1000.00 will be awarded to the 2016 pilot who extended the invite to the winner of the lottery draw should he too participate with his registered balloon for the 2017 event.

During the 10 days of the event 3 competition flights will be scheduled (Hare & Hounds, Fly In & Declared Goal) for those teams wishing to participate and the team that totals the  most  amount of points after the three single competitions will be declared the 2017 “ Winner” of the first trophy “The Arnaldo Caprai Prestige Winemaker’s  Trophy”.

(Joint winners 2016: Lee Hooper – England & Josep Punti – Spain).

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The 2017 winner of the Arnaldo Caprai Prestige Winemaker’s Trophy will proceed to compete against the reigning   holder of the Sagrantino Italian International Balloon Challenge Cup in one straight competition,  the winner of which will become the “Champion”  and holder of the III° Sagrantino Italian International Balloon Challenge Cup 2017 who will be offered FREE  accommodation together with another 3 crew  members to return the following year to defend his title.

 (Winner 2016:  Josep Punti – Spain).

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AGPIM are pleased to offer:

  • FRIENDLY PILOT / LANDOWNER RELATIONS   

  • FREE GAS,  PILOT PACK & PILOT CHECK-IN BUFFET

  • CONVENIENT TRAILER PARKING  WITH 24H SURVEILLANCE

  • OVER THE PAST 28 YEARS WE HAVE AVERAGED 95% OF OUR SCHEDULED FLIGHTS!!

  • ON-SITE BALLOON ENVELOPE REPAIR FACILITY

  • CONVENIENT LOCAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PERUGIA) OPERATING REGULAR RYANAIR FLIGHTS ALLOWING TEAM MEMBERS TO COME AND GO

  • FREE OFFICIAL EVENING BUFFET FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS  &  PRE-FLIGHT CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS

  • EXCELLENT LAUNCH SITE AMENITIES WITH PUBLIC RESTRICTED BALLOON INFLATION AREA

  • NO ENTRY FEE & RICH SOCIAL PROGRAMME.