European WOWS Qualifier
The last European WOWS qualifier of the 2018 season took place at Skydive Grenchen, Switzerland. WOWS organizer, Joe Ridler, reports:
“The event was filled with positive emotions and friendly competitiveness. All participating pilots were new to the WOWS format and enjoyed a steep learning curve, showing great flying skills and impressive results by the end of the competition. The first place in Distance went to Michi Wechsler (SUI: Squirrel Aura 3), talented local who charmed everyone with his humbleness. The event was interrupted the next day by 30+kt winds, giving everyone a great opportunity to enjoy Switzerland and make unforgettable Eiger jumps just 1.5hr away in perfect conditions. The following day the racing resumed to determine the fastest wingsuit pilot. Pascal Intini (FRA: Squirrel C-Race) won the Speed final impressing everyone by his talent and skills. Special thanks goes to the event organizer, full-time rabbit, and scorer Alexey Galda, as well as Marc Pfiffner (Squirrel CR+), who has done a great job as a local organizer of the competition, securing a lot of local and national support and, hopefully, making it an annual event that is not to be missed. Notably, he also placed 2nd in both Speed and Distance, well done Marc and thank you!"
This event would not have been possible without the support from Skydive Grenchen, Swiss Skydiving Association, our sponsors– Squirrel, GoPro, Comply Foam, FlySight, Ragged Mounts, and, most importantly, our great competitors.”