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The Canadian 2000 Nationals
Official Rules - Freestyle and Skysurfing

The Canadian 2000 Nationals are scheduled for July 22 to 31, 2000. They will be hosted by the St. Catherine's Parachute Club in Burnaby, Ontario, Canada.
With regard to the CSPA 2000 Summer Nationals, interested freestyle and skysurfing competitors will find the CSPA rules regarding these events below. As the actual performance requirements and judging of the events are based on the IPC International rules, competitors will have to review the IPC rules in order to have a complete understanding of the event. Due to the length of the IPC rules the committee will not be reproducing them for the competition manual, but rather, will be providing a short one-page set of rules specific to the Canadian Nationals (below) with a reference to the IPC rules.
Competitors may view the complete IPC rules at the FAI website at Copies of these rules will also be available from the CSPA office or the chair.
CSPA 2000 Nationals - Official Rules Freestyle and Skysurfing
1. Event Objective:
The objective for the team is to record a sequence of moves in freefall within working time with the highest possible merit/score.
2. Entry Requirement:
In order to qualify to enter this event, competitors must be able to show signed logbook entries documenting at least 10 freestyle or skysurfing jumps per category entered.
3. Team:
A Team consists of a performer and videographer with no distinction of male/female categories.
4. Number of jumps, altitude & working time:
Each team will make 4 jumps consisting of 2 compulsory routines and 2 free routines to be performed in this order C F F C (C = compulsory, F = free). Two rounds will constitute a valid event.
Freestyle exit altitude - 13,000 ft. AGL, working time 45 seconds
Skysurfing exit altitude - 13,000 ft. AGL, working time 50 seconds
5. Exit Procedures:
There is no limitation on the exit other than those imposed by the Chief Pilot for safety reasons. The Skysurfing event will be conducted utilizing only a Twin Otter or similarly approved aircraft.
6. The Draw:
6.1 The compulsory routine will consist of 4 sequences of compulsory moves drawn from the pool as described in the FAI Addendum of freestyle/skysurfing moves.
6.2 The Chief Judge will supervise the draw of compulsory moves. Teams will be given not less than 1 hour notice of the results before competition commences.
7. Scoring:
Scoring will be in accordance with the procedures as laid out in the 2000 FAI rules for Freestyle and Skysurfing.
8. Judging Procedures:
8.1 A panel of three judges will evaluate each performance.
8.2 The judges will watch each jump twice at normal speed. Portions of the jump may be viewed in slow motion if requested by a judge. The second viewing may be waived if all judges agree it is not necessary.
8.3 Working time commences when a Team Member leaves the aircraft. At the end of working time, freeze frame of the image will be applied.
8.4 After viewing, each judge will give a preliminary score of the performance. If in the opinion of the Event Judge there is an unacceptable difference between any scores, the judges may confer. After conferring, any judge may change their score.
8.5 The score for each round will be calculated by taking the average of the three judges scores rounded to the first decimal.
9. Determination of Winners:
The accumulated total of the scores for all completed rounds is the final score for the Team. The Team with the highest final score will be declared the winner.
10. The 2000 FAI Freestyle and Skysurfing rules will be used for further clarification and to resolve any questions for the conduct of these events.
The Official Rules for the 10-Way Speed Event and the 2-Way Canopy Formation Event are posted on the Nationals 2000 Web Site.


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