EPC/WC 2011 - Competition Day #5 FINALS!

The Golden Knights team from USA  - Winner 17th FAI WORLD CUP in 8-Way Formation Skydiving Saarlouis/Germany 2011 (Photo: Karin Trinh)
The Golden Knights team from USA - Winner 17th FAI WORLD CUP in 8-Way Formation Skydiving Saarlouis/Germany 2011 (Photo: Karin Trinh)

Good morning for a nice sunny day! Today will be semifinals and finals of the last two events, 8-Way and 4-Way Formation Skydiving Open. Stay tuned!

 

9:30 CEST - Calls are given. Take off of first aircraft in a few minutes. Pilots start turbines just now. Local heros team Germany Saar-8 has to jump 8-Way FS round 8, then these semifinals (rd. 9) can start too.

 

10:20 CEST - Germany Saar-8 got their best score so far: 8 pts! 

 

Information from Susan about the 0 pts. from Portugal Atmosfera G4 in 4-Way FS Open round 9 yesterday: The have missed both of their boarding calls :-(

 

Video uploads to Youtube channel FSVSaareV are in progress...

 

11:00 CEST - 15 minutes call for the final round in 4-Way FS Open

 

12:15 CEST - 4-Way FS Open jumped rd.10, waiting for live judging now. 8-Way FS judging rd. 9 is in progress...

 

12:55 CEST - France Aerodyne Aerokart (video) has won the 4-Way FS Open competition. Second is   Belgium Hayabusa (video) and third is.... Germany Paratec-Saar (video)

  

13:20 CEST - Thunderstorms are coming in :-( Meet director EXI just announced: In 8-Way FS Open round 9 might be the last competition round. Final decision will be at 15:00 CEST.

 

14:10 CEST - 8-Way FS teams have jumped round 9 now, just before the rain started. It's time for the judges now.

 

14:50 CEST - 8-Way FS Open round 9 is judged and there is a BIG change in the ranking!

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16:20 CEST - The competition is over - at least for this year. Time is too short round 10!

 

Winner of World-Cup in 8-Way FS is USA Golden Knights (video), second is France Aerodyne Maubeuge (video) and third is Russia SkyPanthers Barkli (video).

 

In the European Championship 8-Way FS is France Aerodyne Maubeuge (video) European Champion, Russia SkyPanthers Barkli (video) is silver medalist and... Germany EADS (video) bronze medalist.

 

Currently competitors and officials meet in the big tent in order to discuss the meet and ideas for the future of competition skydiving. Staff is preparing the Prize Giving Ceremony, which is scheduled for 18:00 CEST. Later on this evening at 20:30 CEST will be the dinner banquet and of course the PARTY all night long.