After a great battle with France, we secured female gold and a 26.7 average which is an excellent start for our first competition with the 2020 lineup ( Julia and Vana had to dash home to see their children, so Sian and Anna did the podium honours this time!). We can’t wait for the in door national champs in April.
We sadly bid a fond farewell to Kate Lindsley who is stepping down after a superb two seasons, but we have gained the one and only Julia Swallow for 2020! Julia is a multliple time National Champion and former world female champion, and her experience will be an asset to the team!
The atmosphere at the competition was electric as always with world-class events and it was great to make new friends and see other teams go on to do great things. Special note goes to our fellow female 4way Team Alola who attended their first world meet and did a great job. We walk away from the event with great memories, some more bling and lots of improvement on what was a very tough draw.
A fun little side story is what happened on the day after the World Cup finished. Larry Hill the owner of Skydive Arizona decided to put on an impromptu 10-way Speed scrambles competition and 9 teams registered. The idea was a 3 round meet from 3 different aircraft – Twin Otter, Skyvan and DC3. Our very own Simon and Anna, in fact, took the gold and a share of the 3000$ first prize pot! And Vana took the bronze.
So thanks, no really, thanks to all our sponsors, supporters, friends, family and of course our coach Roy Janssen. The NFTO team are more than 5 skydivers, we are an larger collective of amazing people all working together for excellence in the world of formation skydiving!
Here's the video of what happened