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UK Swoop records at CP Nationals!

Maxine Tate — by Krista Radzina
Maxine Tate — by Krista Radzina

The BPA UK Canopy piloting Nationals were held at Skydive.Buzz (formerly Skydive UK) on 25th of July. The competition was at Dunkeswell for the 3rd consecutive year, but this was the first time it was separated into Advanced Class and Pro Class. Both require CP2 to enter, but in the Advanced Class competitors do not need to drag water.

This year’s Nationals had 22 competitors; 17 in Pro Class and 5 in Advanced. Weather conditions on Friday and Sunday were very poor with lots of rain. Saturday had perfect blue skies with challenging wind conditions. The competition was completed in one day with 9 jumps each.

New UK records were set at this competition on 25th of July 2015.

Speed record (2.347 which was set in South Africa by Wez Wesley in 2009) was beaten 4 times at the Nationals. The new record holder is again Wez Westley and it is 2.221

The women’s Speed record which was 2.784 set in USA by Maxine Tate last year was beaten by her again and is now 2.460

Distance record was 129.40 set by Brian Vacher at RAPA in 2011. It is now beaten by Max Bruffell and is 153.91

Old and new faces — by Krista Radzina
Old and new faces — by Krista Radzina

The overall winner in the Pro Class was Alan Wez Westley, second place went to Martin Reynolds aka “Dangerpants” and, to his own surprise, third was Daniel Guest. Daniel is Dunkeswell’s home grown FF coach and camera man, so everyone here was especially happy for him.

The overall winner in the Advanced Class was Jack Bradford who is running our FS school. Second place went to Richie Taylor who is a tandem instructor in Dunkeswell (he did his AFF course with us only 3 years ago!). Third place went to Scott Mckenzie who is CH coach at Dunkeswell. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all competitors, staff and judges.

Martin Reynolds — by Krista Radzina
Martin Reynolds — by Krista Radzina
by Kristina Radzina
by Kristina Radzina

Results

Pro Class

OVERALL

Gold: Wez Westley
Silver: Martin Reynolds
Bronze: Daniel Guest

Speed

Gold: Wez Westley
Silver: Brian Vacher
Bronze: Gary Davidson

Distance

Gold: Wez Westley
Silver: Max Bruffel
Bronze: Brian Vacher

Zone Accuracy

Gold: Martin Reynolds
Silver: Dan Guest
Bronze: Maxine Tate

Advanced Class

OVERALL

Gold: Jack Bradford
Silver: Richie Taylor
Bronze: Scott Mckenzie

Speed

Gold: Jack Bradford
Silver: Richie Taylor
Bronze: Scott Mckenzie

Distance

Gold: Scott Mckenzie
Silver: Jack Bradford
Bronze: Richie Taylor

Zone Accuracy

Gold: Scott Mckenzie
Silver: Richie Taylor
Bronze: Peter Hodges

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