The Canopy Piloting World Cup started in South Africa on Wednesday and is due to conclude on Sunday. So far 2 rounds of Speed have been completed and, with the exception of 4 re-jumps, 2 rounds of Distance have also been completed. This included Canadian competitor and PD Factory Team member Jay ‘Sexy Pony Tail’ Moledzki smashing the World Record with an impressive 175.92m on round 2 on his Comp Velo 79. This currently leaves him in first position with almost a 40 point lead ahead of some strong competition. The 5,000′ elevation and changing wind conditions have resulted in a large number of zero scores.
For skydivers, weather holds can be the most dangerous time, particularly at a Canopy Piloting World Cup. For some, there was time to kill, and the Australian delegation challenged some of the other nations to an improvised game of indoor (well, in-tent) cricket. Others took the time to get some much needed rest, particularly following the early starts we’ve been having with 0530 take-offs. Here are a few pictures of competitors resting while they wait for the winds to drop.