Parachute Nationals Kicks Off at Raeford!


Despite a couple days of rain courtesy of the outer edges of Hurricane Irma, competitors are gathering for the start of the 2017 USPA National Parachuting Championships at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina. The event includes classic accuracy, canopy formation and canopy piloting.

The scheduled start for accuracy of Monday, September 11, was pushed back due to rain, but the 19 registered competitors are gathering Tuesday for the competitor briefing and a hopeful start of jumping. The CF event kicks off Wednedsay, and CP starts Friday.

Skydive-TV, an online and mobile skydiving TV channel, is again onsite to produce daily broadcasts of all the action. Scores for accuracy and canopy formation will be available at OmniSkore.com, and CP scores will be on Control Tower. Event updates will appear on the Facebook event page.