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IPC Bureau Newsletter No.1 2013

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The first Newsletter for 2013 from the Bureau is available on this site.  For a direct link click here.

Largest Freefall Formation (Feminine category) European Record broken!

The FAI has just ratified the european record of the largest freefall formation (feminine category) achieved by 88 parachutists in Kolomna, Russia. They superseded the record established in 2008 by 70 parachutists. Congratulations !record-16588-largest-formation-2012

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Mexican Record - Largest Formation - 36 way

 

The story of this Mexican record in their own words:

36 way Mexican Record


Saturday 16th

Register by all jumpers.
Safety talk, refresh on landing patterns and rules by the Security and training advisor.
No Jumps due to weather hold.


Sunday 17th 

With a new and this time sunny day the participants were feeling much more enthusiastic and ready to establish a new record, so it began…

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Amendment to Canopy Piloting Competition Rules for 2013

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CP-Competition Rules 2013 re-issued to re-assign Neutral Zone to value of "minus 20 points"

 
" The IPC CP Committee has re-issued the 2013 Competition Rules and the version originally posted on the  IPC/FAI website may be discarded as no longer being valid.
 
The IPC Bureau has approved one change: The Neutral Zone in Accuracy has been assigned a point value  of -20 (negative value similar to Zones  7 and 8)  rather than a point value of zero.
 
In addition, with assistance from Buzz Bennett, Chair of the IPC Rules and Regulations Committee, the  Rules have been edited for clarity of grammar and phrasing without any impact on the technical intent and application of the Rules, previously approved by the IPC Plenary"

 

Dr. Rainer EXI Hoenle
Chair CP-Committee

2013 Rankings in Canopy Formations

 

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The Mondial in Dubai saw the largest participation ever in a Canopy Formations World Championships, with new players entering the competition, particularly in the 2-Way Sequential event.  However the rankings are dominated by the three “big” players, USA (1st) France (2nd) and Russia (3rd) with Austrialia close behind.

With a First Category Event only being held every other year, persistence pays and there is no change in the top 3 places, even though France swept the board with gold medals in Dubai.

Ukraine, Italy, the Czech Republic and Argentina entered the competition for the first time.

In 4-Way Rotations Russia retains 1st place, with France 2nd and Belarus 3rd, so no change; but both China and Argentina enter for the first time.

4-Way Sequential had low participation in Dubai, unlike all the other disciplines – again dominated by the “big” players with USA retaining their 1st position, and France overtaking Russia to 2nd place, leaving Russia in 3rd.

The latest ranking lists can be found under "Documents"-  "Rankings" - "2013".

Ranking Lists for Formation Skydiving post the Mondial Dubai

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USA tops the ranking in 4-way Female with Norway coming second. Despite their success in Dubai, France stayed as number 3 - proving that it is costly not to enter all FCE’s!

In 4-way open the consistency of the Belgium team elevated them to 1st place with France slipping into 2nd and Russia retaining their 3rd position.  The USA paid the price of not entering all FCE’s.   This year, the success of the Mondial in Dubai propels 11 new countries into the ranking lists:  Qatar, UAE, Spain, Morocco, Singapore, Ireland, Argentina, Columbia, Oman, Thailand and Equador.

Both 8-way and VFS saw no change in the status quo with France, Russia and USA retaining their 1,2,3 ranking in 8-way and France, Great Britain and Belgium 1,2,3 in VFS.  However with 19 countries entering the 8-way competition for the first time Singapore, Canada, Austria, Brazil, UAE, and Quatar appear in the ranking lists for the first time, as do Australia and Sweden in the VFS listing. 

Follow this LINK to see the latest Ranking Lists.

Information Notice 44 2/2013

IN-PostitYou will find the latest Information Notice No.2 2013 either by following this link

Or go to the menu tab "Documents" "Information Notices" "2013"

Or go to the menu tab "Our Sport" "Technical & Information Notices" "2013"

IPETA - latest update

swoopThe following letter from the IPC President, Graeme Windsor has been circulated to all delegates giving an update on the latest news on the :

"International Parachuting Events and Tours Agency Limited (IPETA)

The Minutes of the 2013 IPC Plenary Meeting are almost complete and will soon be ready for distribution.

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Latest Ranking Lists - Freefall Style & Accuracy Landings

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France and Russia top Parachuting Ranking Lists for Freefall Style and Accuracy Landings

 


The INTERNATIONAL WORLD PARACHUTING RANKING LIST for Freefall Style and Accuracy Landings are updated. The high level of participation in Dubai increased the number of NACs placed in the ranking lists, which is positive.

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Safety Database T&S Committee

databaseThe Safety Database is back on line.  Please please use it and upload all the information you can for 2012 as well as during this coming year.    If you need help or more information or have misplaced your user name or password please arrange for your IPC delegate to e-mail Elisabet Mikaelsson who has done all the work, not only to put it together in the first place, but after the crash to recreate it, and thanks to the support of the IT manager in FAI it is back and working.

Post the 2013 Plenary meeting

64th PlenaryFollowing decisions made at the Plenary in Banja Luka we have now published on this web-site the following documents:

1. Formation Skydiving Competition Rule Changes
2. Chief Judges and Chief Juges of Training
3. Juries and FAI Controllers 2013 and 2014
4. The Jury List 2013
5. B.J. Worth's Farewell Speech