Coffs Harbour jumps in on World Skydiving Day

Skydiving over Coffs. Photo: Coffs Skydivers.

SKYDIVERS all over the world will take a leap of faith on Saturday 13 July, uniting on the inaugural World Skydiving Day to attempt a world record for the most skydives completed in a single day.

Operating in the area for over 20 years, Coffs Skydivers will be amongst the potential record setters, landing at Park Beach.

“We are excited to be participating in World Skydiving Day,” Coffs Skydivers Instructor Jimmy Callaghan told News Of The Area.

“As well as participating in a world record you will be treated to the amazing views of our stunning Coffs Coast while experiencing the ultimate thrill of freefall.”

The Australian Parachute Federation is collaborating with Skydiving Associations in America, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand to hold the historic event, with more countries expected to take part.

Australian Parachute Federation (APF) CEO Stephen Porter said World Skydiving Day 2024 is a milestone event.

“World Skydiving Day is more than a global adrenaline rush – it’s a great opportunity to bring our community together and promote this fantastic sport,” he said.

The attempt is open to tandem, student and licensed skydivers, who must jump from their chosen drop zone on that calendar day to be counted in the final world record tally.

Mr Porter encouraged anyone interested in trying skydiving, to sign up for a jump on World Skydiving Day.

“Why not enjoy the thrill of a lifetime, get to know the skydiving community, and make history all at the same time,” he said.

Australia’s first jump of the day will be from the Sunshine Coast’s Caloundra drop zone, with jumps across 33 Australian drop zone sites.

Once all jumps have been completed on 13 July, the Australian Parachute Federation will submit proof of these jumps to the United States Parachute Association (USPA).

USPA will coordinate the complex world record verification process, combining the tally of jumps from participating skydiving associations around the globe.


World Skydiving Day is Saturday 13 July 2024. Photo: Coffs Skydivers.

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