Masters Skills Camp, Day 1

The great Mike Muscat reports from the SOS World Record attempts and skills camp,

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Skydive Elsinore was the host dz for the two day Masters Skills Camp, April 13 and 14. While it is open to all ages it serves nicely as a warm up/prep camp for the five day SOS (Skydiver Over Sixty) World Record attempts next week.

Setting the pace for the event was Coordinator Jeff Jones assisted by John “Hammo” Hamilton. Jeff and John have been key figures in big-way formations and world records for decades. Both have won many medals and awards from all areas of the sport. John is also the co-owner of Skydive Elsinore along with Karl Gulledge. Jeff and John did an excellent job of splitting the groups and keeping everyone challenged and, in most cases, learning a few newly discovered techniques for exiting and flying for big formations. Of course, a review of all of the basics like quadrants and flying radials was included.

But why wait until next week to start setting records, right? Saturday morning saw a POPS 3 point 12-way. The Masters Skills Camp set a record in attendance with 50 participants. And two Womens SOS World Records were set for a 6-way and a sequential record with 2 points.

More to come!

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