3rd Dubai International Parachuting Championship & Gulf Cup 2011 - Daily Diary - 29th November 2011


November 29th 2011

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A really bustling atmosphere here as the final touches to the competition infrastructure are being put into place - tomorrow is the first "official" day, with the Judge's conference, Technical Briefing and Practice Jumps; in the evening the opening ceremony.  If the 2nd DIPC & GC in January is anything to go by, this will be a spectacular affair.   It is going to be such a large competition with 47 Nations represented, a  total of 670 competitors already registered, and a prize money of 775,000 $US. Unfortunately the European Championships Silver Medalist, Patrick Boulongue has broken his wrist before the competition even starts. Make a good recovery Patrick and enjoy the sunshine and atmosphere.