The mission of Project 19 is to encourage women worldwide to dream big and live a brave life…
To celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Movement that swept the globe in the early 1900s, the Women’s Skydiving Network will be fully sponsoring a Women’s Vertical World Record 100-way on the 100thanniversary of the 19thamendment to the US constitution. The 19th Amendment provides women and men with equal voting rights.
This newsworthy storyline will be highlighting the talent and abilities of female skydivers. We plan to raise awareness to the general public of the fun, challenge, athleticism and excitement surrounding our sport, with the ultimate intent of recruiting more women to it.
Project 19 is scheduled for the summer of 2020 at Skydive Chicago. With over a year between now and the record attempts, new vertical big way flyers have plenty of time to train.
Record organizers have broken down the training timeline for Project 19 into 4 phases – a step by step training guide for interested flyers…
Phase 1 / Basic Training:
There are dozens of small group training camps planned for summer and fall 2019. This training will be a great way to learn and practice big way skills in a low stress, small environment. Phase 1 camps will be held in the sky and tunnel by Project 19 Regional Captains all over the world. Some of the skills you can expect to train during the basic training are long dives, long floats, flying through burbles, flying good head levels, presenting grips, flying with minimal unnecessary movement and safely executing break offs.
Phase 2 / Advanced Training
Similar to phase 1, but bigger! Flyers will have the opportunity to train being in the air with more people. They will get to do multiple plane formation loads and ultimately learn how to perform in a slightly more intense environment. The advanced training will be run by Project 19 Organizers and be held next fall and winter.
Phase 3 / Selection
This phase will serve as additional training and tryouts for the Project 19 record and support team. Several selection events will be held in various DZs around the world late next winter and spring.
Final Phase / World Record
The selected 100-way world record team and 20-person support team will unite at Skydive Chicago to commemorate the centennial of the 19thamendment to the US constitution by attempting to build a new 100-way Women’s Vertical World Record.
The Women’s Skydiving Network (WSN) will be sponsoring the event by paying for all the 100-way jumps, support team (bench) jumps and registration fees.
This record will be a 36% increase from the last record. We are calling on all female free flyers to help us celebrate brave women from our history by being BRAVE WOMEN THAT CREATE HISTORY.
Are YOU ready?
Part of what’s unique about Project 19 is that while the end goal is building a 100 way Women’s Vertical World Record, it’s also about much more than that. A big part of why we are doing this is to give flyers the chance to train and build up their skills.
There are Regional Captions and training opportunities all over the world! Phase 1 events allow flyers everywhere to conveniently train big way skills in a small group environment. This training is in preparation for the bigger formations that will happen in Phase 2. Whether or not you plan to be on the record, Phase 1 events are a great opportunity to train!
Get in touch with a regional captain in an area that’s convenient for you (list below). Find out what the minimal skill level requirement is. You might be surprised to learn that you have what it takes.
If you are wondering if you can.. you probably can 🙂 It’s not rocket science.. train harder get better!!Anna Moxnes, Project 19 Captain
If you already have experience with formations, this is your chance to pass on the love and be there for the new girls, while sharpening your own skills.
Project 19 is a mission that goes far beyond an epic 1-point skydive! It is about raising the platform for yourself and the people around you. We are taking the baton passed to us by the women who came before us and we are going to run with it for a while!
- Amy Chmelecki
- Sara Curtis
- Domi Kiger
- Melissa Lowe
- Sharon Har-Noy Pilcher
- Anna Moxnes
- Jill Grantham * Australia* firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sonnica van Zijl * Australia * email@example.com
- Mercedes Smolders * Canada * Mercedes.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monika Wittmer * Canada * email@example.com
- Mich Cnops * Belgium * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kim van der Horst * Belgium / The Netherlands * email@example.com
- Heini Elo * Finland * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Karine JOLY * France * email@example.com
- Ninie Bouette * France * Niniebouette@gmail.com
- Stefanie Liller * Germany * Stefanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anna Moxnes * Norway / Roaming * email@example.com
- Domi Kiger * France / Roaming * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nastya Lyashchuk * Russia * email@example.com
- Lika Borzova * Russia * Lika.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cathy Bouette * France / Spain * Cathy@babylon-freefly.com
- Alethia J Austin * Spain / Portugal * email@example.com
- Jenny Norin * Sweden / Denmark * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marie Sjödin * Sweden / Denmark * Mariesjod@gmail.com
- Alex Salera * Switzerland / Germany / Austria * email@example.com
- Weed Stoodley * UK * Weed@luminescence.co.uk
- Roberta Mancino * Italy
- Naomi Kotzee * South Africa * firstname.lastname@example.org
South America / Mexico
- Ana Aponte Zuluaga * South America / Colombia * email@example.com
- Paula Rodriquez * South America / Mexico * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chazi Blacksher * Arizona * email@example.com
- Amberly Brown * Arizona * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emily Royal * Colorado * email@example.com
- Natalie Pitts * Colorado * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melanie Curtis * North East * email@example.com
- Jessie Brownlow * Nor Cal * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laura Golly * North Carolina * Lauraanngolly@gmail.com
- Ali Criss * North West * email@example.com
- Katie Hansen * Roaming * Khansen1024@gmail.com
- Melissa Lowe * Roaming * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sara Curtis * Arizona * email@example.com
- Sharon Har-Noy Pilcher * East Coast * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stephanie Strange * Roaming * S205P8Y@GMAIL.COM
- Amy Chmelecki * Roaming * email@example.com
- Donagene Jones * Texas / Nor Cal * firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shayni Couch * Roaming * email@example.com
- Mel Firth * Roaming * firstname.lastname@example.org
More info at the Broken World Record website.