2018 World Parachuting Championships. Gold Coast, Qld
The APF plans to deliver the best World Parachuting Championships - ever!
7th - 13th October 2018
Dates to remember: Official Practice Days are 5th/6th October, Day is 14th October. Opening Ceremony - 6th October, Gala Dinner and Medal Presentation - 13th October. Departure Day is 14th October.
The APF invites members or other family and friends to join us on this exciting journey. Enthusiastic people are needed to fill roles as Volunteer Project Managers and General Volunteers. Please register your interest by clicking on your preferred selection box below.
Apply for Project Manager
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Registration for Competition Opening early 2018
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Australia is a very unique place to skydive and, we are sure you will want to make the most of your visit, and do the very best you can for the World Championships. Here is a list of Drop Zones that will welcome you with open arms for your pre-comp training needs.
Skydive Australia at Byron Bay (One and half hours from the WPC venue) The DZ has a Grand Caravan with Texas Turbine conversion (21 jumpers on board). Up to 3 loads per hour. Busy dz. Take off and landing in one site. Large hangar and a dedicated fun jumpers area. Air-conditioned fun jumpers lounge with kitchen. Optional accommodation / camping near the dz. Beautiful Coastal / Byron Bay views. 10 minutes drive to Byron Bay. Very experienced dz in servicing team training.
DZ located at Hanger 1, Tyagarah Airfield, Pacific Hwy, Tyagarah NSW 2481.
Contact Joe Stein at email@example.com
to arrange the best training package suited to your team plans.
Toogoolawah (Just over one hour to the WPC venue). "Toogs" is a busy DZ dedicated to sports skydiving. They have two 208 Caravans, onsite cabin or camping accommodation, catering/cafe, laundry, u/c packing and creepering areas and is 5 minutes from a typical Australian outback town.
For more accommodation information: https://www.ramblers.com.au/dropzone/on-site-accommodation/
DZ located at 7353 Brisbane Valley Highway, Toogoolawah QLD 4313. Contact Dave McEvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org for training packages
1300SKYDIVE has 4 Super Caravans located at various DZs around Australia, the closest being at Caloundra on Queensland's Sunshine Coast - just over 1 1/2 hours from the WPC venue. Caloundra is a beach location although, you might like to train at Innisfail or Bowen in Far Nth Queensland for a unique Aussie experience. There is also the DZ at Picton in Sydney (around one hour from the indoor tunnel)
Contact Phil Onis for a team package and more information on the facilities. email@example.com
Skydive Oz operates over one of the most beautiful places in Australia, located on the south coast of New South Wales. They offer a Cessna Caravan 675 HP and a Cessna 185 300 HP, accommodation from Au$25 per night (or camping from Au$10 per night). Team training Packages: 10 x 14K - $420, 50 x 14K - $2000, 100 x 14K - $3800. 7K jumps available from the 185 (great for CRW training) - $35 each. Package could be worked out. Guaranteed 14000ft every load.
The Moruya township is a 5 minute drive from the DZ, where you will find supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and other motel accommodation options.
For more information, go to: http://www.skydiveoz.com.au/sport-skydivers/ or contact Shana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skydive Nagambie is a purpose built DZ and is the host of the 2018 Australian Nationals; the DZ has been designed with sports jumping as its priority. The DZ has a large indoor creeping area, two Caravan mock-ups (one inside, one outside under shade cloths), rig racks, private team rooms with video stations for debriefing, large debrief area for groups and an on-site rigging loft. They are perfectly set up to accommodate pre-competition training and give you the support you need to prepare for the WPC. Plus, they also have kangaroos come and visit!
The DZ operates with a Supervan 900HP and all loads go to 15,000 ft in just 10 minutes. The DZ has bunk house and twin-berth cabins available or free camping onsite. All accommodation options have access to hot showers. There are various motel options in town just 15 minutes from the DZ. The town offers supermarkets, pubs and fast food takeaway outlets.
Standard jump prices are Au$380 for 10 slots (further team packages can be negotiated depending on number of jumps required). Contact Louise Cross or Tom Fletcher at email@example.com for more details.
The Intercontinental at Sanctuary Cove is host to athletes, officials and delegates of the World Parachuting Championships - Gold Coast, Queensland. Participants who have registered with a full package entry fee will be placed here on a first come - first served basis. Your Full Registration package includes check in from 6th October to 13th October (inclusive) 2018. Single room reservations are not part of the competition entry fees, selecting a single room will incur an added cost of Au$130 per night on top of your Full Package registration fee. Rooms are for athletes and officials only or, paid accompanying persons who have selected a full package entry fee.
The Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour, Gold Coast is tucked away in the tranquil waterways of Hope Island, just 10 minutes from the WPC venue. The hotel will host participants who have registered with a full package entry fee. Your Full Registration package includes check in from 6th October to 13th October (inclusive) 2018. Single room reservations are not part of the competition entry fees, selecting a single room will incur an added cost of Au$130 per night on top of your Full Registration package. Rooms are for athletes and officials only or, paid accompanying persons who have selected a full package entry fee.
If you have selected a basic registration package, you may want to stay onsite. The lodges all have a lounge, kitchenette and laundry with 8 quad or twin share athlete rooms and 2 private twin share coach rooms. The lodges are new, modern and comfortable and, at the WPC venue. They are a five minute walk to shops and transport. A bed in one of the lodges is Au$260, check in 6th October/check out 13th October. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a bed. Food packages are available from the venue mess hall.
||Azzura Greens is a quality apartment resort where you can enjoy world class facilities by dedicated industry professionals who are pleased to cater to your every needs. Just 8 minutes from the WPC venue. Two bedroom apartments are available for Au$280 per night. Contact email@example.com to make a reservation.
Amateur sportspersons or teams participating in an amateur sporting event or series of events may be eligible for the following visa options:
A person who supports an amateur player or team on a genuine unpaid basis (eg coach, manager, medical professional, official or referee may be eligible for the following visa options:
For persons who are otherwise working at the event, the following visa option may apply:
Temporary Work (subclass 400)(Short Stay Specialist) visa. For more information see: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/400-
The following entry fees are an early bird rate and payment must be received 61+ days prior to 6th October. Any payment made between 31 - 60 days prior to the 6th October will attract the standard entry fee of a further AUD$100 on top of the advertised early bird entry fee. Late entry fees of AUD$150 will be added to the standard entry fees for payments made less than 30 days prior to the event.
Full Package Entry
Selecting this entry fee will provide you with: APF Short Term Membership, Competition fees, Competition Jumps, Re Jumps and Jump Offs, One training jump, Judging, Accommodation at either the Intercontinental or the Ramada Hope Island x 8 nights - check in 6th October/check out 13th October (Twin Share), Breakfast, Lunch and dinner x 8 days/nights, Shuttle from Brisbane/Coolangatta – return, Transport from hotel to DZ and return during competition, Opening and Closing Ceremony, Awards, Medals and Gala Banquet, gift bag and event T-Shirt.
- Formation Skydiving - AUD$1,730 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Vertical Formation Skydiving - AUD$1,740 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Artistic Events - AUD$1,440 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Canopy Formation - AUD$1,440 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Speed - AUD$1,440 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Alternates - AUD$1,170 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Officials, HoD - AUD$1,170 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Accompanying person - AUD$1,030
Basic Package Entry
Selecting this entry fee will provide you with: APF Short Term Membership, Competition fees, Competition Jumps, Re Jumps and Jump Offs, One training jump, Judging, lunch x 7 days, Opening and Closing Ceremony, Awards, Medals and Gala Banquet, gift bag and event T-Shirt.
- Formation Skydiving - AUD$1,170 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Vertical Formation Skydiving - AUD$1,180 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Artistic Events - AUD$880 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Canopy Formation - AUD$880 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Speed - AUD$880 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Officials, HoD - AUD$610 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
- Alternates - AUD$610 (Includes FAI Sanction Fee)
Basic Package upgrade to include breakfast and dinner is AUD$250
Basic Package upgrade to include onsite accommodation x 8 nights (6th - 13th October) is AUD$100. This is dormitory lodge accommodation and may be up to a quad share.
Second Event Entry
- All events are AUD$600 and include second registration and all competition jumps
You may be an accompanying person:
- Meal Package - AUD$355, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner x 7 nights
- Dormitory lodge accommodation x 8 nights (6th - 13th October) - AUD$260
Extra training jumps are available from the 5th October and are AUD$45 per slot. These can be pre-purchased or paid for at manifest.