2018 World Parachuting Championships
GOLD COAST SET TO HOST
2018 FAI WORLD PARACHUTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE Gold Coast will host hundreds of international athletes from more than 25 countries as the best skydivers in the world convene at the Sports Super Centre at Runaway Bay for the 2018 World Parachuting Championships (WPC) from Saturday, October 6 to Saturday, October 13.
Hosted by the Australian Parachute Federation (APF), the event will provide a free international sporting spectacle for the whole family to enjoy with a total of 10 skydiving disciplines judged throughout the eight-day event.
Gold Coasters are invited to join in the excitement and anticipation as elite athletes from all over the world compete at great heights with their daring acrobatics skills streaming live on big screens in the spectator area for all to enjoy.
The world-class heart-pumping spectacle is held every two years, with a different city in the world elected each time to host the event. Australia last hosted the Championships in 1999, with previous events also held in the skies above Chicago, the Czech Republic and Dubai in recent years.
Bringing together the best of the best, the World Parachuting Championships will bring an air of excitement to the Gold Coast as the sky is filled with the colour of parachutes and an adrenaline-charged atmosphere, as the best skydivers in their league glide and swoop before floating to the grounds below.
To officially commence the 2018 World Parachuting Championships, the opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 6 on the Surfers Paradise foreshore and everyone from families to sport enthusiasts are invited to join in the fun.
The event will feature displays of all forms of competitive skydiving including Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, Canopy Formation, Canopy Piloting, Artistic Events, Classic Accuracy Events and Speed Skydiving – where skydivers will reach speeds above 500 km/h.
Spectators seeking accommodation over the course of the event are encouraged to support event partners InterContinental Resort Sanctuary Cove, Ramada Hotel Hope Island and Azzura Greens.
The 2018 World Parachuting Championships on the Gold Coast are supported by major sponsor Sportscover and local major partners City of Gold Coast and Sports Super Centre.
For more information visit apf.com.au
ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PARACHUTE FEDERATION
The Australian Parachute Federation (APF) is the peak body for the administration, regulation and representation of Australian Sport Parachuting.