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6th Dubai International Parachuting Championship (Bulletin 2)

Published on: 22 Jan 2021

6th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 

17th/18th February – 28th February 2021

For the following Disciplines: Accuracy Landing (Male, Female & Juniors), Formation Skydiving (4-way Open, 4-way Female), Canopy Piloting (Speed, Distance, Accuracy & Freestyle)

Organized by the Emirates Aerosport Federation (EAF) & Skydive Dubai

BULLETIN No. 2 (Edition 21st January 2021, everything in pink is a supplement to Bulletin No. 1).

PRELIMINARY remarks:

After receipt of the completed final registration forms (FRF), deadline of January 15th, 2021, the Director of the Organizing Committee organized a conference call on January 17th, 2021 to decide how to proceed with the 6th DIPC 2021.

All decision-makers took part in the conference. The content of the conference referred to the technical conditions, the sporting situation (number of registered participants), as well as to the most important, the Covid 19 matter.

During the conference, the Director of the Organizing Committee presented, most convincingly and in great detail, which measures, in particular for Covid 19 prevention, were taken and which measures are planned during the championship. Dr. Rainer "Exi" Hoenle was involved.

The Deputy of the Organizing Committee/Head Technical Committee, as well as the Chief Judge and the Deputy Technical Committee/Assistant Meet Director, made their contributions to the technical and sporting part (details can be found in the further content of the bulletin).

At the end of the conference in which all open issues were answered very satisfactorily, there was a unanimous decision to hold the 6th DIPC 2020 as planned.

1.VENUE: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE):

Dubai is one of the seven Emirates and the most populous state of the United Arab Emirates. It is located along the southern coast of the Arabian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. This venue offers plenty of hotels, shops, and beaches. The Championship Competition site is located at Skydive Dubai Center near the “Palm Jumeirah” at the Beach and at the Marina area. 

2.DISCIPLINES (and a maximum number of participants per NAC):

Accuracy Landing:

2 Male National Teams (maximum 10 competitors) - already announced by E-Mail dated January 02nd, 2021.

1 Female National Team (maximum 5 competitors) 2 Individual Junior Competitors female or male

Registered participants: 13 Teams (10 male, 3 female), 14 individuals, 13 countries

Note:

  1. Junior competitors who are part of their national male or female AL team will be ranked in the team and their individual team result will also count either in the relevant junior classification OR in the male/female individual ranking if declared before the start of the event.
  2. The individuals need to be registered by their respective NAC’s (within the maximum number above) and the so-called mixed (international) individual teams will be formed to groups of 5 by the Meet Director and start in the individual ranking accordingly (no separate registration of international teams outside the NAC).
  3. The prerequisite for the second team Accuracy Landing (AL) male is that only one of the two teams can be ranked for first, second & third place, provided that the result of two teams of one nation results in a placement of 1 to 3. If this happens, the team with the worse result will appear outside the overall ranking.

 

Formation Skydiving with the following Events:

1 Team 4-way Open (maximum 6 competitors, including videographer)

1 Team 4-way Female (maximum 6 competitors, including videographer)

Registered participants: 8 Teams (7 open, 1 female), 7 countries

Canopy Piloting with the following Events:

Accuracy, Drag-Distance, Carved Speed (left-hand carve), Freestyle (maximum 4 competitors per NAC).

Registered participants: 35 competitors, 15 countries

Number of Competition Jumps: According to the ISC Competition Rules, edition 2020.

3.Equipment:

Personal Requirements: For personal requirements including FAI Sporting Licence see Sporting Code, Section 5, 1.2.

UAE National regulations do not require that a protective helmet must be worn. Where other regulations or competition rules do not require helmets, it is recommended to use protective headwear while skydiving. UAE National regulations do not require that life-saving equipment must be worn in the vicinity of water while skydiving. It is recommended that flotation devices be worn (especially in cases where the inability to swim or stay afloat otherwise is apparent).

An AAD is mandatory for Formation Skydiving and Accuracy Landing, while it is not required for Canopy Piloting for safety reasons (fast spiral spins).

For the Canopy Piloting Competitors, a quick-release system (cutaway) for additional weight (lead belt) is required (see CP CR 5.3.5).

The airworthiness of parachuting equipment used is the responsibility of the competitor and registration will be taken as a declaration by the Delegation and competitor that the parachuting equipment to be used is certified as being airworthy by competent authorities (see Sporting Code, Section 5, 5.1.1 (1). The Organizer has no responsibility in this regard; the responsibility rests fully with the Delegation and competitor

4.AIMS:

  • To determine champions for the 6th Dubai International Parachuting Championship in the described disciplines/events
  • To establish new World, Continental, and National Records.
  • To promote safety and develop parachuting training and competition.
  • To exchange ideas and strengthen friendly relations between sport parachutists, judges, and support personnel all over the world.
  • To allow participants to share and exchange experience, knowledge, and information.

5.AWARDS:

Medals and Trophies will be awarded in all disciplines/events for the first three places according to the Competition Rules.

It is intended to have an additional classification (Gulf Cup) for the participants of the Gulf States (Gulf Cooperation Council - GCC).

6.SCHEDULE:

17th/18th February 2021 (Wednesday/Thursday): Arrival of Delegations (optional on 17th or 18th February), Registration and Training/Practice jumps.

18th February 2021 (Thursday): Judges Conference commences.

19th February 2021 (Friday): Continuation of the training and practice jumps if necessary, Competition Jumps will commence, Opening Ceremony.

A Technical Meeting to be attended by Heads of Delegations, Team Managers and Judges will be held at a time and location to be advised.

20th February 2021 - 27th February 2021 (Saturday - Saturday): Competition each day. Competition ceases on 27th February 2021 not later than 15:00h (last take-off). Thereafter the Award Presentation, Closing Ceremony, and Farewell Dinner will take place.

In addition, 26th February 2021/27th February 2021 (Friday/Saturday) Dubai Masters RC (remote control) Championship (DIMRC 2), parallel to the 6th DIPC. Between 15:00 and 16:00h flight demonstration by the Aerobatic Team of the United Arab Emirates Air Force "Al Fursan" for 22 minutes each day.

28th February 2021 (Sunday): Departure of Delegations.

7.ACCOMMODATION:

Golden Tulip Media Hotel, Hessa Street, Al Barsha Heights, Dubai Website: https://media-hotel.goldentulip.com/

In principle, double rooms or apartments are provided. With the exception of the Heads of Delegations (HOD's), there is no entitlement to single rooms. The division of the participants for the rooms will be based on the room sharing plan. If with the exception of the HODs, single rooms are requested, the difference between the double room and the single room must be paid by yourself.

8.RULES:

ISC Competition Rules (CR), edition 2020 with the changes stated in this bulletin (e.g. mixed teams AL and 2 juniors for AL, CP adjusted to meet local conditions) will apply for the above- mentioned disciplines/ events.

9.ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Nasser Al Neyadi, President Emirates Aerosport Federation (EAF).

Director of the Organizing Committee: Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi, Vice-President Emirates Aerosport Federation (EAF).

Deputy Director of the Organizing Committee, Head of the Technical Committee & Meet Director: Mohammed Yousuf Abdul Rahman, General Secretary Emirates Aerosport Federation (EAF).

Deputy Head of the Technical Committee & Assistant Meet Director: Helmut Schlecht, Advisor to EAF

10. JUDGES:

FAI Judges/CISM-Judges and approved national judges will be used for all events.

Chief Judge: Dr. Rainer “Exi” Hoenle

Assistant Chief Judge: Saeed Al Sayed Al Hashimi

Event Judge Accuracy Landing: Günter Berendt

Event Judge Formation Skydiving: Jurate Janusauskiene

Event Judge Canopy Piloting: Zeljiko Tanaskovic

Technical Director CP Course: Jasper Williams

The Judges Conference will be held on 18th February 2021 at 10:00h. (All participating judges must attend).

11.JUDGING EQUIPMENT:

Accuracy Landing: XCS Software GmbH, Multimedia Business Solution

Formation Skydiving: Namespace Technologies

"InTime-System“

Canopy Piloting: Sensor System Jasper Williams

Andrew’s Video System RSA

12.AIRCRAFT:

Twin Otter HD 6 (Skydive Dubai) for Formation Skydiving, Accuracy Landing & Canopy Piloting. Left door, exit speed 85 KIAS; +/- 5 knots

13.WEATHER:

The average daytime temperature during February is 23.0º (high) and 19.0º (low) centigrade.

Wind: Average wind speed is 3-5 m/s (6 – 10 knots). Main directions: West/Northwest

14.DROPZONE:

It is intended to use the Palm/Marina drop zone of Skydive Dubai for all three disciplines.

Altitude: Mean sea level (MSL).

15.PRE COMPETITION TRAINING:

1 Practice jump is included in the entry fee.

Costs for Training Jumps on 17th/18th/19th February 2021 will be:

Accuracy Landing

US $ 22 (AED 80.00)

For each individual competitor/jumper

 

Formation Skydiving 4-way

US $ 33 (AED 120.00)

For each individual competitor/jumper

 

Canopy Piloting

US $ 24 (AED  90.00)

For each individual competitor/jumper

Skydive Dubai is a fully operational drop zone. Teams are welcome to contact the Centre at www.skydivedubai.ae if they wish to train before the start of the championship.

If the practice jumps cannot be started or completed for any pertinent reason on 19th February 2021, the allotted time for the practice jump will not be extended.

16.INSURANCE:

  1. Personal Health insurance and repatriation coverage are the responsibility of each participant and is highly advisable.
  2. Liability insurance coverage to third parties for the event is provided by the organizer. This does not apply for any damage caused by a participant in freefall or under canopy. Any such damage is the responsibility of the parachutist. Third-party liability insurance for the parachute and/or participant is highly advisable.
  3. Any damage to hotel rooms etc. is the responsibility of the persons involved.
  4. Personal items and equipment are the responsibility of each participant.

17. MEDICAL FACILITIES:

Adequate medical services according to SC 5, paragraph 4.5.3 (3), will be provided at the drop zone of “Skydive Dubai" during the championship, including the official training/practice days. Preparatory measures have already been taken in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic and further measures are planned during the championship.

18.ENTRY FEES:

Officials:

1. Head of Delegation, Team Managers, Team Coaches:

 

 

US $800.00

Competitors:

1. Competitor one discipline/event:

 

US $900.00

2. Junior competitors:

US $700.00

3. For each additional discipline (see § 2. Disciplines) plus:

US $550.00

4. Participants not using accommodation one discipline/event:

US $700.00/Juniors 500.00

Judges selected by the Chief Judge will be invited by the President of the Organizing Committee to be included in the panel of judges as detailed in the invitation letter.

For confirmation of registration, it is necessary to submit a copy of the bank transfer letter or advise us if you would like to pay cash upon arrival.

Whenever possible bank transfer is the preferred method of payment, in order to shorten the registration process, because paying in cash during the registration seriously delays the course of the registration.

Entry Fee: Includes accommodation, meals from dinner on day of arrival (17th February 2021) until breakfast on departure day (28th February 2021), social events, transport from/to Dubai International Airport, local transportation and all competition jumps.

Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, lunch will be served in the form of lunch boxes at the Competition site.

The new deadline for the final payment of fees will be the 26th January 2021. All payments to be made to the Emirates Aerosport Federation (EAF) with the following bank details:

Bank account: Account name: Emirates Aerosports Federation Account No.: 1001502101

IBAN: AE650230000001001502101

Swift Code: CBDUAEAD

Bank Name: Commercial Bank of Dubai

Bank Address: P.O. Box 6677,Al ltihad Street, Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai/UAE

Entry Fees received at a later date MUST be paid in US $ CASH upon arrival. A late fee of US $30.00 per person will be applied.

If the championship still has to be canceled at short notice (see paragraph 25), after receipt of the entry fee, the entry fee will be returned.

19.REGISTRATION FORMS/REGISTRATION:

The Preliminary Registration Form must be submitted to the Organizing Committee before 15th December 2020 to: dipc@eaf.ae expired

The Final Registration Form and Documents must be submitted to the Organizing Committee before 15th January 2021 to: dipc@eaf.ae

Note: Some countries are currently not able to participate because of the Covid-19 restrictions. If the restrictions in these countries are loosened and participation would be possible, late registrations will be accepted.

The room sharing plan and arrival details must be submitted to the Organizing Committee before 27th January 2021 to: dipc@eaf.ae

Please use the Excel files and send them also in xls format (no .jpg, .gif, .pdf,…)

Procedures and forms are also online for download at: www.eaf.ae

Each NAC shall designate one point of contact. No separate registration/payment by individuals/teams will be accepted.

Everything is being planned to ensure that this will be again, following the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th DIPC's & Gulf Cups, the Mondial 2012, the FAI-World Air Games 2015 and the 9th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting 2017, another successful International Parachuting Championship. We just need YOU, the competitors, officials, judges, and friends to make it another successful and enjoyable event in Dubai.

Total registered participating countries: -22-

  1. ARRIVAL AT ENTRY POINT:

Delegations/Individuals should report directly to Championship Immigration Officers, after arrival, at the designated desk manned by Immigration and personnel of the Organizing Committee at the Dubai International Airport for visas and clearances.

Buses will be provided (schedule to be published) for transportation from Dubai International Airport to the Hotels at certain times during the arrival day on 17th/18th February 2021.

Teams arriving prior to or after the set time (17th/18th February 2021) will need to find their ownway to the competition site/hotel. The cost of a taxi is approximately US $ 20.

After arrival at hotel reception, each delegation will find a welcome letter in an envelope addressed to each NAC.

Please check the content of the envelope, which includes:

  • timetable until the official start of the 6th DIPC 2020, including schedule for official meetings,
  • location and schedule for registration after arrival,
  • lists of all delegation members with participation in the different disciplines/events (start lists)
  • any last-minute news regarding your stay during the 6th DIPC 2020.

For registration after arrival every NAC delegation is expected to be represented by one Official (Head of Delegation [HOD] or his designated deputy if the HOD arrives later than the majority of his delegation) who should take care of the whole delegation (including any last-minute change of participation in the different events, payment. etc.). The registration desk will not deal with any team manager in the different disciplines or even individual competitors.

If you have any problems or delay on your arrival, you may contact registration by E-Mail or in urgent matters Mr. Yousef Al Shehhi, Head of Public Relation Committee, mobile number: +971-50 699 9907 or the Head of the Transportation Committee, Mr. Ali Al Marzooqi +971506565969.

21.COMPOSITION OF DELEGATION:

1 Head of Delegation (HOD) 1 Team Manager/Coach

Note: If a Delegation competes in more than 1 discipline (AL, FS, CP) 2 Team Managers/Coaches will be accepted.

It is up to the NAC/HOD to distribute the tasks of Team Managers/Coaches in the various disciplines within the given total number of persons.

Competitors see paragraph 2. The maximum number is AL: 17, FS 4-way: 12, CP: 4, Officials: 2-3). Which gives a maximum total per NAC of 35/36 persons.

22.COUNTRIES THAT ARE INVITED TO COMPETE:

Countries that are FAI members in good standing according to the FAI Sporting Code, General Section, paragraph 8.1.3. and invited Guest Delegations who are not FAI members yet.

23.VISAS:

Visas are to be applied for at the respective Embassies of the United Arab Emirates. Unfortunately, the organizer cannot provide support to obtain a visa. If documents (e. g. confirmation) to the visa application are required, it will of course be issued by the organizer.

Information regarding the implementation of the Championship will be passed on by the organizer to all countries via their respective Embassies of the UAE.

24.ORGANIZATION CONTACT PERSONNEL:

E-Mail: dipc@eaf.ae (for all championship registration issues)

E-Mail: info@eaf.ae (for all general questions)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CONTACTS:

Director of the Organizing Committee: Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi E-Mail: yusifhsn@aol.com

Deputy Director of the Organizing Committee, Head of the Technical Committee & Meet Director: Mohammed Yousuf Abdul Rahman E-Mail: para3@eim.ae

Deputy Head of the Technical Committee & Assistant Meet Director: Helmut Schlecht, Advisor to EAF E-Mail: helmutschlecht@aol.com

25.Other Matters:

It is intended to hold the Dubai Masters RC (remote control) Championship (DIMRC 2), which was canceled due to the Corona Pandemic, during the 6th DIPC 2020.

Please keep yourself up to date on the current development of the corona pandemic and, in this context, on the regulations that apply when entering and departing the UAE.

Almost all questions in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic refer to Dubai government regulations. A good guide of UAE Covid-19 regulations can be found on the website of the Emirate Airline: www.emirates.com https://www.emirates.com/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel- requirements/tourists/

Depending on the future development of the Covid-19 pandemic, worldwide and especially in the UAE, cancellation of the Championship at short notice must remain a possibility.

The Delegations are kindly requested to bring their own National flag (approximately 100 cm x 150 cm) and its National anthem in a downloadable format (CD, MP3) to be used in ceremonies (see SC 5, 4.4.2. [4]).