The first official French Wingsuit Cup was held from September 11 to 13 at the historically Wingsuit-friendly DZ Parachutisme 71 (Chalon sur Saône). It was the biggest WS comp in 2020…
The event was organised in collaboration with FFP, the French Parachutist Federation. Organized by Carl Chevalerias and Max Diebold, the competition will stick for long in the minds of many!
Participation and results
With 44 participants, it is the biggest 2020 Wingsuit event!
With 13 teams in acrobatics, it is also the biggest WS acrobatics competition ever. The current World champions, Fly Like Brick, honored the French wingsuit scene by participating in the open category.
The competition was fierce in all disciplines and saw the rise of a newly formed team: MaMa Wingsuit composed of Matthieu Brossard, Max Diebold and Flavien Mazzon. They won in National 1 acrobatics in front of WS Fluidity Team (2nd) and “Les Bronzés chalonnais” (3rd) while also taking all 3 steps of the performance podium! Max 1st, Flavien 2nd and Matthieu 3rd. Congratulations to them!
In National 2, competition was even closer with “les Papas” composed of Arnaud Longobardi, Stephane Zunino and Olivier Basset winning with a short lead in front of Smilers and Suit Up!
In performance, Josselin Danjoie (1st), Gael Leblanc (2nd) and Guillaume Hochard (3rd) finish within 20 points of each other!
We can hope to see some of the more accomplished athletes move to National 1 next year.
Full results, scores and videos can be found on the federation website: https://www.ffp.asso.fr/online/v3/?publicScoring&idEvent=604&limit=FFP and on Skyderby : https://skyderby.ru/events/176.
This first edition was also a great occasion to set new official records since 5 FAI certified judges were on site:
3 French performance records set during competition:
. Distance: Max Diebold with 3811m
. Speed: Max Diebold with 274.6km/h
. Time: Flavien Mazzon with 95.7s
The event got blue skies all weekend and had no cutaways or other incidents to report :).
So what’s next?
If the competition showed anything it’s that France has a lot of motivated, serious, safe and skilled wingsuit pilots willing to compete. Some discovered the competition formats and what it can bring to their sport, others would love the chance to represent France officially at the World Championship next year in Russia.
After all, it was in France that the first modern suits and pilots were born!