Vertex Skills Camp - Skydive Bovec 2022



VERTEX SKILLS CAMP - SKYDIVE BOVEC 2022 - FREEFLY AND ANGLE PROGRESSION

20TH - 24TH SEPTEMBER 2022 - SKYDIVE BOVEC


For the first time we are exited to introduce to you the Vertex Skills Camp at Skydive Bovec! Thats right, jump over the beautiful Julian alps at this incredible mountain dropzone!

On this Camp you will be organised into groups of 4 with similar progression goals and skill levels. You will jump for 4 days with the aim to complete 6 jumps per day with your group. The groups will rotate through different coaches each day giving you a wide range of coaching styles and experience. We will have pre-manifested loads on a Pilatus Porter, giving us fast and efficient trips to altitude.

Jumping days
20th - Day 1 skills camp
21st - Day 2 skills camp
22nd - Day off for activities or Mountain swooping / Inn Hop!
23rd - Day 3 skills camp
24th - Day 4 skills camp

Vertex Skills camps are aimed at a wide range of experience levels from beginner freefly / tracking up to more advanced flyer's. If you are unsure if this event is for you, please don't hesitate to contact us.

REGISTRATION (£500) + 24 JUMP TICKETS (€816)

- 24 jump tickets (to be purchased from the drop-zone on arrival).
- 4 days of coached group jumping in small groups 4:1 ratio. (6 jumps per day average is the aim).
- Organised evening meals
- Event T-shirt
- Free entry into the prize draw.

Flights, transport and accommodation are not included in any of the registration options. You will need to organise this yourself. The travel dates are the 19th of September (arrival) and the 25th of September (departure). For accommodation there are a range of good sharing options using AirBNB Visit AIRBNB

COACHES

Ally Milne – FF / TR / CP coach.
Adrian Daszkowski - FF / TR / CP coach.
Zemi Abreu – FF / TR coach.
Daniel Sotillo - FF / TR coach.
James Moran – FF / TR coach.
James Round – FF / TR coach.
Ernesto Gainza – Mountain Swooping.
More - TBC

ENJOY THIS VIDEO OF SKYDIVING IN THE SOCA VALLEY, BOVEC, SLOVENIA



THE DROPZONE

The Drop Zone is located in the Bovec Basin between Bovec and the Soča River also called "The Emerald beauty" and surrounded by mountains reaching up to 8500ft/2600m.

Come and enjoy the stunning views of the alps and the Soča river from above.

TRAVEL

You will need to arrange your own flights and rental car or alternative transport to the dropzone.

From the UK there are relatively cheap flights going from London Gatwick to Ljubljana (Slovenia) on the 19th - 25th September. This is just under 2 hour drive from the dropzone and there are also bus transfers available that are very cheap but they take nearly 4 hours.

There are other airports nearby, some of which are in neighbouring countries. A list can be found on the Skydive Bovec website www.skydivebovec.com Please be aware that flights into Venice often come with inflated rental car costs so it may not work out any cheaper than flying into Ljubljana.

ACCOMMODATION

Due to the size of the event and the limited number of large hotels in the area, we are not arranging accommodation this year and you will need to find somewhere to stay yourself.

Luckily there are a large range of AIRBNB and smaller hotels that you can find online. Once registered we will add participants to a group chat to allow arranging group share accommodation / car rental etc.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We are very open to all skill levels and jumpers from anywhere in the world. We would at a minimum expect you to be comfortable jumping in a group of 4 + coach for Freefly and Tracking. Before registering please make sure you are comfortable with both freefly and tracking as we aim to work on both of these disciplines per group, not just one of them.

For freefly we would expect you to be able to fly in a stable sit position for the whole jump and break off safely on your back at the end of the skydive. Breaking off on belly would not be suitable. For tracking you are expected to fly on your belly in fairly close proximity to a group of 4 people and breakoff safely.
For British Skydiving members this means you would require FF1 and TR1 stickers to participate. Any questions please get in touch with James - James@vertexskysports.com


ADVENTURE DAY 22ND SEPTEMBER - INN HOPPS AND MOUNTAIN SWOOPING

For this event we have organised a very special adventure day to offer these excellent optional extras. On this day you can take part in either of these extra activites or simply take the day off to relax / explore the mountain. Please note that those taking part in the mountain swooping will have less time available for other activities. There will be no group coached jumps on this day however there may be some of our coaches on hand for 1-1 or some walk up load organising if they are not taking part in the additional activities themselves. 1-1 coaching would be charged at an extra cost.

INN HOPP
We plan to offer at least one Inn hopp at the end of adventure day! Take a exciting jump into a random location throughout the valley where you will land in a off site landing area where you will be met by ground crew who will provide transport back to the dropzone. These are priced at approximately two jump tickets but this will be confirmed at a later date. For now, please register your interest on the registration form and we will do our best to make it happen. Slots will be given on a first come first served basis and you will be notified prior to the event if you will be able to do the inn hopp and the cost involved.

MOUNTAIN SWOOPING
We have Ernesto Gainza doing a day of mountain swooping for us. The Mountain swooping will involve a classroom lesson on the afternoon of the 21st as well as a flocking jump over the dropzone. The mountain swooping jump will then take place in the morning of the 22nd in a group of 4+coach. The cost for this is 220euro per person. There is a 70 euro non refundable deposit required to participate and The mountain swooping jump will only be able to take place on the 22nd so if the weather on the 22nd is not compatible then there most likely won't be another opportunity. The 70 euro deposit is valid for a year if you were to return to do mountain swooping with Ernesto. This deposit is seperate from the main event deposit and will be requested if you have managed to secure a slot for the mountain swooping.

Due to the complexity of planning mountain swooping we can't guarantee everyone a slot. Slots will be given on a first come first served basis to those who form the most appropriate wingloading groups and meet all of the minimum requirements. If you would like to take part, please put on the registration form that you would like to participate and we will do our best to accommodate you. You will be notified atleast 1-2 months before the event if you have secured a place for the MS course.


Minimum requirements for Mountain Swooping. Sadly there are no exceptions to these requirements.
- Minimum 200 jumps.
- Minimum wingloading of 1.5
- Third party liability insurance.
- 9-cell Canopy.

HOW TO REGISTER

To register please scroll down to the registration form below. Please complete all questions as this will help us to organise you into appropriate skill level groups. Registration fee is required at the end of the registration form and will be handled by our payment provider Worldpay. This is a payment in pounds only by credit or debit card. Once your registration form has been submitted you have secured your place subject to meeting minimum entry requirements. The registration fee of £500 is non-refundable if you are to cancel at any time excluding the following conditions relating to Covid-19.

COVID-19 RELATED CANCELLATIONS

We are working as hard as we can to make sure this event can take place working within the current travel rules from the UK. Due to the constant changing situation we can not guarantee the event will go ahead but if for some reason we are unable to travel due to local restrictions (Slovenia or the UK) refunds will be issued minus £50 to cover some expenses that would have already been paid.

To make the event run efficiently with the aircraft you will be required to jump with your group at all times where the weather allows us. If you are unable to make your load then your ticket will still be charged (This excludes non self-inflicted sickness and personal injury).


REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN ON OUR RESERVE LIST PLEASE CONTACT JAMES@VERTEXSKYSPORTS.COM