2018 World Cup Indoor Skydiving Competition, held at Gravity in Bahrain, from October 25 to October 28 is expected to be the most thrilling world skydiving cup yet. Open to all contestants, the event will take place in Gravity’s state-of-the-art 65 feet high wind tunnel.
Overseen by the FAI, the World Airsports Federation and the International Parachuting Commission (IPC), the winners of the 2018 World Cup will be crowned world champions in indoor skydiving, and are eligible for a share of the $200,000 prize.
Gravity features a spacious state-of-the-art Aerodium Technologies clear wind tunnel with a 19.6-meter glass chamber, which is ideal for spectators to view all angles of the competition. Teams are expected to arrive on October 24, and will participate in speed tests, the competition draws and the opening ceremony on October 25. The competition will wrap up on Sunday, October 28, and will be followed by the closing ceremony, the awards presentation and a gala dinner party at a 5-star hotel.
All teams and individuals are eligible to participate in the 2018 World Cup. Participants must be supported by their National Governing Body and each country is eligible to send up to four teams in each discipline, which include a junior category for skydivers ages 12 to 17.
The following teams are already registered: Hayabusa (Belgium), Windoor GB (Spain), Team Firefly, Singapore (Singapore), Team Vipers (Poland), Amalie Hegland Lauritzen (Norway), Amy Watson (Australia), SDC Core (USA), French FS teams, and British FS teams.
The participation is 90 euros per competitor and each participant may enter as many disciplines as they choose. There is also an entry fee of for each event, which includes a three minute speed check before the competition, competition flights, food and drinks, access to the opening and closing ceremonies, tickets to the five-star gala dinner and party, a gift pack, discounts on pre-event training, free airport and competition transfers, a complimentary ‘BASE jump’ after the event, a complimentary fifteen minutes of pre-event tunnel time, and a complementary tourist pass to visit Bahrain.
To enter, teams must register online after their preliminary entry is submitted by their National Aero Club (NAC) to Gravity Indoor Skydiving. Each country has different selection processes for participation. The preliminary entry deadline is July 16, 2018, and the final entry deadline is September 9, 2018. For more information or to register, visit here.
Gulf Air is offering a special discount of 20% on airfare to Bahrain International Airport for participants. Gravity Indoor Skydiving will offer airport and hotel transfers. Competitors are welcome to train prior to the competition at Gravity, which will be open 24 hours a day in the days before the event.