Friday, 14 November 2014 19:23
Day 1 of the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving
The 1st World Cup of Indoor Skydiving kicked off this morning at 9am with the first round of FS Open followed by FS Female and VFS.
This was preceded by the Opening Ceremony held last night during which Axel Zohmann, the Meet Director, welcomed all competitors highlighting that they were the pioneers by participating in the first ever Indoor event recognised by the FAI. Graeme Windsor, President of the IPC and Jury President also welcomed all the participants, introduced the FAI volunteer officials and, after retracing briefly the efforts made to include an indoor activity into the IPC, he declared the competition open.
The FAI anthem was played and then the Chief Judge Ron Miasnikov, who is also Event Judge for AE, together with Claire King, Event Judge for FS, proceeded with the draws.
Saturday, 08 November 2014 17:39
The competitors meeting was held at 15.00 hrs with Dr. 'Exi' Rainer Hoenle (Committee Chair, CP) explaining the changes to the rules proposed for the coming year. These were generally well accepted and the questions raised by the competitors will be considered by the committee at the next IPC plenary meeting in Jan/Feb 2015.
The closing ceremony happened as planned at 18.30 and medals and diplomas were awarded. This was followed by the closing banquet, with good food and a happy and relaxed atmosphere. Jim Heyhurst handed out the various certificates for National records that had been broken during the competition.
Thursday, 06 November 2014 17:22
Congratulations to all our new Canopy Piloting World Champions
Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:54
Bulletin No. 1 is available on this site for the 65th IPC Meeting to be held in
Bulgaria, Vashets, Spa Hotel ATA from 28th January - 1st February 2015
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 20:24
Today, or rather this morning, saw the completion of 3 rounds of Zone Accuracy in down-wind conditions - so a few bruises and I guess the judges looked less relaxed than they do in the picture. Fortunately amongst the INTERESTING landings no serious problems. After lunch it is planned to do the third round of Dragged Distance and complete the competition. So watch the TV and the results as they get posted (once agreed by the Chief Judge).
According to the "unofficial" results we have a new star in 1st place for Zone Accuracy, Keven Walters from Australia, but the results have to be carefully checked before we can announce any winners.
Thanks to Alberto Martin Paracuelios and his daily reports from Z'Hills, U.S.A.
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 07:54
After a 7 am start 3 rounds of speed were completed with Chris Bartholomew, USA in first place. There then followed two rounds of Distance after which Pablo Hernandez fo Spain was in first place.
Sunday, 02 November 2014 16:47
3rd November - End to Training and Opening Ceremony
Training jumps continued through the day until time for the Opening Ceremony. This consisted of speaches and a demonstration jump from a military team. Unfortunately two of the team members suffered a canopy collision during the jump which looked much worse than it actually was, with one jumper suffering a broken leg and the other a broken shoulder. We wish them a speedy recovery.
Sunday, 02 November 2014 16:25
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