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The Judging Panels for both Artistic Events and Formation Skydiving are now published.  Follow the menu headings - Documents - Officials, Judges and Delegates - Judges or click on the following links:

Artistic Events Judges Panel for 2013 FCE

Formation Skydiving Judges Panel for 2013 FCE

World Games - CP Rules Published

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The Competition Rules for the 2013 World Games in Cali, Columbia 25th July - 4th August 2013 are now published on this site:  follow this link

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 They superseded the record established in 2008 by 70 parachutists.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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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".

The World Games 2013: List of Parachuting and Paragliding competitors now official!

WG2013-slideThe list of the competitors selected for the Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting events of The World Games 2013 has been released. In total, 36 athletes for each air sport gained entry to The World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia.

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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.

Baumgartner’s Records Ratified by FAI !

baumgartnerThe FAI has today ratified the 3 world records claimed by Austrian parachutist Felix Baumgartner for Maximum Vertical Speed, Exit Altitude and Vertical Distance of Freefall.

On 14 October 2012 and supported by a team of experts from the Red Bull Stratos Mission, Felix took off from Roswell, USA, aboard a pressurised capsule attached to a helium balloon. Wearing a specially designed suit, Felix was carried high into the sky up to an altitude of 38969.4m, where he exited the capsule and launched himself down towards Earth. Felix achieved a freefall distance of 36402.6 m and reached the speed of 1357.6 km/h before opening his parachute and landing safely on the ground.

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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 :

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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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