Photo updates from British Skydiving Championships

This years British Skydiving Championships were held in Lincolnshire between 5th and 17th August. It was a great event and one full of adventure.

The competition followed a record-breaking skydive which took place at Skydive Chicago, Illinois USA on 1st August. Eight British athletes were part of a group of 108 skydivers who completed the largest ever head down formation skydive, reaching speeds of 180 mph.  The first event of the UK nationals is the popular 4-way formation skydiving category in which up to fifty teams are expected to enter, the national champions this year will also qualify to represent the UK at the next World Championships in 2010, British Team Storm, are the current female world Champions and Team GB also took bronze at the recent World Air Games in China, in the freefly artistic category.

Skydiving in the UK has grown in popularity in recent years, with 5,000 regular skydivers and up to 40,000 participating in their first jump each year. With the introduction of new styles and techniques to the sport, it has meant that it is easy to find a discipline that really inspires new skydivers. As an example, Vertical Formation Skydiving is a discipline that has only been recognised at national competition-level since 2008, but is already proving popular amongst competitors.

Meanwhile we have some cool photos for you from this year British Skydiving Championships. Feel free to visit the official website at www.skydivingchampionships.com and the British Parachute Association’s website at www.bpa.org.uk for more infos.

One Response

  1. The thrill of sky diving WHILE giving to charity?! Yes, it is possible!
    Great Ormond Street Hospital is working in conjunction with The London Parachute School to coordinate your jump anywhere in the UK.The price would be £400, with £235 for the jump and £165 to go to charity.This is a perfect opportunity to thrill yourself and help others in need at the same time. Check out the Great Ormond Street Hospital website, http://www.gosh.org/get-involved/challenge-events/jump/ , for more information.
    Talk about a rush!

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