International Parachuting Championships & Gulf Cup, 5-17 January 2011, Dubai, UAE

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14th January, 2011

Winds are down and it is all happening today.  Streemer load at 8.30 and first call for CP at 9.00. 

13th January 2011

Competitors meeting at 8.40 to cover the rules and conduct of the Canopy Piloting Freestyle Event, and then another look at the wind situation at 10.00.  At least this morning it is not as strong as yesterday!   

The plan is to complete the one rejump for CP, Speed and then go into the Freestyle Event.  Classic Accuracy and Formation Skydiving will continue with their events as well.

10.00 am and everyone stood down until 13.00 .. looks like today will be a repeat of yesterday.  At least everyone gets a chance to shop and sightsee and there is plenty to see and do here in Dubai.   Some of the judges and competitors have even been skiing!


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Congratulations to all the medal winners.

14th January, 2011 - The first Results

FS 4-Way Open: 1st Belgium, 204, 2nd France, 200 and 3rd USA, 199.

FS 4-Way Female: 1st France ,169, 2nd U.S.A., 160 and 3rd Russia, 134.

16th January 2011

Accuracy Landings




Men's Individual

Hynek Tabor CZE

Jindrich Vedmoch CZE

Senad Salkic SLO

Men's Team

Czech Republic



Women's Individual

Olga Lepezina RUS

Elena Llaktionova RUS

Natalia Zimina BLR

Women's Team




Gulf Cup: Individual

Ahmed Al Ghiti UAE

Mohammed Al Suwadi UAE

Ali Hassan UAE

Gulf Cup: Team




Canopy Piloting


Jay Moledzki CAN

Jonathan Tagle USA

Marat Leiras BRA


Marat Leiras BRA

Jay Moledzki CAN

Nick Batsch USA


Greg Windmiller USA

Jonathan Tagle USA

Christian Wagner AUT


Jay Modedzki CAN

Warren Cleary USA

Bo Wienberg DEN


Jeff Provenzano UAE

Pablo Hernandoz ESP

Christian Wagner AUT

17th January 2011

We were treated to a dramatic Closing Ceremony last night which commenced with a flag jump of great precision by members of the UAE team, followed by yet another dramatic, heart stopping flying display by the world famous Hungarian aerobatic pilot, Zoltan Veres and his extraordinary routine.

Two different formation skydiving loads built formations, the first of the Palm and the second F 3 (Fazza3), followed by another flying show and then the Prize Giving.  By then it was getting very dark.  The Prize Giving was attended by one of the younger brothers of the Crown Prince of Dubai, as well as the Secretary General of the FAI.

The closing banquet on tables set out on a DZ turned into an amazing arabic terrace, with backdrop, statues and more food than even a load of skydivers could eat.  Add to that a superb band playing great music.  There was even alcohol available.  A magical end to a great competition.  Not to forget a fabulous firework display.  We will be back next year!

I have had a wonderful time in Dubai, judging both Canopy Piloting and Formation Skydiving and posting onto this site.  I could not have managed it without the help of Fay Kimble, back in France, who tidied up my work and put together the photo compilations.  Thanks also to Dirk Ventner - for provision of the scoring system and upload of results and his partner Claire King for the upload of the FS videos - it's not finished - thanks also to PD's Albert Berchtold for providing the "classic" accuracy results and generally being very helpful - and last, but not least, all those who provided pictures, hopefully we have given you all credit for them - after all, this web site is yours - the skydiving community.  



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Au revoir Dubai !


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