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In this issue
  • South African National Skydiving Championships
  • 2-Way Virtually Live!
  • Sport Skydivers Association 2017
  • Greetings from the Easter Boogie in Mossel Bay
  • Freefalling Facts
  • SkyDiving @ AfrikaBurn PLAY
  • Upcoming Events
  • New Licences and Ratings
South African National Skydiving Championships

Rustenburg Skydiving Club hosted our Nationals from the 26th of April until the 2nd of May 2017.

Photo credit Danelle Field

This year we had three Teams competing in the Artistic Events, also known as FreeFly and FreeStyle. The Intermediate Team ‘Three Flies’ from the Cape had their highest score in Round 4 with a 6.5 and FreeFly Open Team ‘Datsun Bakkie’ had a strong Round 3 and 4 with 6.5. FreeStyle Open Team ‘Venter Trailer’s’ best round was round 6 with a score of 6.8.

Photo credit Danelle Field

9 rounds of Wingsuit Performance were completed. They had a close competition between the Top 3: Pierre Marais Badenhorst, Oliver Nöthen and Andrew De Jonge. 

There was only 1 Team in Formation Skydiving 4-way Novice until the 2-way FS Team from Skydive Mossel Bay decided to team up with Brad Curnow to give the Novice Team from Pretoria Skydiving Club some competition. Team ‘Vet Mossel’ won by 6 points. 

In Formation Skydiving Open 4-Way, Team ‘SAVOLO' was in the lead throughout the entire competition and finished with a 16.5 average, followed by ‘Excession' with a 13.4 average, then ‘Celerity’ with a 11.1 average and PsyKix in 4th with a 9.1 average.

Formation Skydiving 2-way Open had 13 Teams competing this year. Team ‘Pinky & The Brain’ came first with a 27.6 average, followed by ‘Nexession’ with a 26.5 average and ‘Fatties and Moanies’ with a 22.6 average.

Photo credit Danelle Field

3 new competitors joined Simba and Graham in Classic Accuracy this year. All 10 rounds were finished. Paul Simba Marcellin took first place, followed by Graham Field in second and Chris Grosch in third. 

With the weather on our side, we managed to smoothly finish the competition in just short of 4 days with the closing ceremony held on Sunday.

For next year, the SSA is hoping for more teams in Freefly and Freestyle overall,  Canopy Formation, Wingsuit Acrobatic, Formation Skydiving 2-Way Novice and Intermediate, Formation Skydiving 4-Way Novice and Intermediate.

Also, we were short camera flyers for 2-Way Formation Skydiving especially. So, if you are interested in doing Video - get on it.

The Sport Skydivers Association would like to congratulate and thank all involved in the 2017 South African National Skydiving Championships - competitors, organisers, judges, volunteers and spectators.

The results can be viewed here.

2-Way Virtually Live!

On the 25th of March, 4 clubs participated in the FS 2-Way Club Clash virtual competition in South Africa. 

The competition comprised of 3 rounds of 2-Way FS with the draw having been published the night before. 

All rounds were uploaded once they were jumped. With a weather hold at JSC we were all kept in suspense until the end of the day. The live streaming kept us all connected nationally, some even gathered around laptops with a peanut gallery.  

Johannesburg Skydiving Club had a strong representation and won with a 37.5 average, followed by Pretoria Skydiving Club with a 23.8 average and Skydive Robertson came third with a 20.0 average over 3 rounds. Durban Skydive Centre was unfortunately weathered out and could not compete.

In the Team Winner category, we had three different clubs represented on the podium.

Team ‘Bootie Time’ from Pretoria Skydiving Club came first with a strong 57 points over 3 rounds, Johannesburg Skydiving Club’s Team ‘How I met your burble’ came second with 42 points and ‘Restoration Project’ from Robertson Skydiving Club scored 37 points.

The virtual competition was a huge success. Overall, 12 different teams participated. The competition connects us all nationally: we get to see what is all out there. And it is great practice for Nationals. Let’s get the competition mode on.

A special thanks goes to the organisers and judges: Claire King, Dirk Venter and Mohan Chudalayandy. Without our judges/organisers we would not have a competition. 

For further information please contact: / 
031 502 6435 



Sport Skydivers Association 2017

We would like to introduce the SSA for 2017 

Artistic Events Canopy Formation Canopy Piloting Formation Skydiving
Amy Shaw Graham Field Angelique Pierry-Sharman Carmen Van Vuuren
Maryke Prinsloo Peter Annandale Matteo Pagani Greg Waspe
Warren Hitchcock Rogan Maclean Mike Teague Michael Walker
Style, Accuracy and Paraski Wingsuit Judges  
Corné Myburgh Dylan Hemer Dirk Venter  
Francois Wagenaar Gert-Louis Cilliers    
Paul Marcellin  Oliver Nöthen    

The Sport Skydivers Association (SSA) is organised into committees representing the different skydiving disciplines. The SSA aims at promoting, organising and growing skills. The different committees will organise skills camps and events throughout the year. If you are interested in a specific discipline and would like to find out more about it and the events or if you have ideas for events, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant committee members whose contact details can be found on the PASA Contacts page.

Greetings from the Easter Boogie in Mossel Bay

Graham Watkins filming and having some fun with Kevin Rielly, Donavan Crerar, Philippe Charron (from right to left) and the Easter Bunny.

Freefalling Facts

Did you know that the ISP and CAT II progression programme in South Africa is one of a kind? More about that in the next Toggle Times.

SkyDiving @ AfrikaBurn PLAY
For something a little different a small group of skydivers descended upon the good folk in the desert.
Email to put your name down for next year.

Upcoming Events



10TH & 11TH JUNE










To book: Tel:0839397894

New Licences and Ratings
A7574 Chris van Wyk Pretoria Skydiving Club
A7575 Rongtao Ge Pretoria Skydiving Club
A7576 Mark Green  Johannesburg Skydiving Club
A7577 Melina Dimitrakakis Skydive Mossel Bay
A7578 Jaco Bekker  Johannesburg Skydiving Club
A7579 Dylan Raffanti Pretoria Skydiving Club
A7580 Juan-Pierre Delport Pretoria Skydiving Club 
A7581 Shaked Gulasa Pretoria Skydiving Club
A7582 Celestie Stemmet Skydive Parys
A7583 Quentin Morel Johannesburg Skydiving Club
A7584 Hanneke Goodchild Pretoria Skydiving Club
A7585 Inge van Wyk Skydive Mossel Bay
A7586 Lucas Vincent Skydive Mossel Bay
A7587 Gethyn Hart Pretoria Skydiving Club
A7588 Valentin Soldatov Skydive Mossel Bay
A7589 Reinhardt Fourie Skydive Robertson
B3021 Raphael Munck Pretoria Skydiving Club 
B3022 Xander Kuhn Skydive Rustenburg
B3023 Stevan Boskovic Johannesburg Skydiving Club 
B3024  Elvis Pereira Skydive on the Vaal 
B3025  Gavin Earle Skydive Robertson 
B3026  Matt Futcher Skydive on the Vaal  
B3027  Friedrich Lombard Pretoria Military Parachute Club 
B3028  Samantha Chapman Johannesburg Skydiving Club 
B3029  Michael Agnew Durban Skydive Centre 
B3030  Kimberley Biesenbach Pretoria Skydiving Club 
B3031  Travis Grosch Johannesburg Skydiving Club 
B3032  Jeannie Swanepoel Johannesburg Skydiving Club 
B3033  Chris Oertel Skydive Oudtshoorn
B3034  Kobus Pretorius Johannesburg Skydiving Club 
C1907 Brendon Nortier Johannesburg Skydiving Club
C1908  Mike Heim  EP Skydivers
C1909  Bernard Groenewald Skydive on the Vaal 
C1910  Sakhele Tyakume Skydive Mossel Bay 
D964 Charl Coleman  Johannesburg Skydiving Club 
D965 Dylan Hemer Durban Skydive Centre
D966 Tamsyn Snyman Pretoria Skydiving Club
D967 Rudi Serfontein Skydive Rustenberg
JM1326 Gert Theunissen Witbank Skydiving Club
JM1327 Quinton Henning Pretoria Skydiving Club
JM1328 Mike Heim EP Skydivers
JM1329 Gert-Louis Cilliers Johannesburg Skydiving Club
JM1330 Pieter Botha Pretoria Skydiving Club
PRO478 Amy Shaw Pretoria Skydiving Club
PRO479 Niel Grobler Skydive on the Vaal
PRO480 Bernard Groenewald Skydive on the Vaal 
PRO481 Burnley Oosthuizen Durban Skydive Centre
PRO482 Mike Heim EP Skydivers
PRO483 Russell Vandrau Witbank Skydiving Club
RP100 William Sharman Pretoria Skydiving Club 
RP101 Jason Baker Skydive Cape Town
TM185SG Frederic Body Pretoria Skydiving Club
CH170H Quinton Henning  Pretoria Skydiving Club


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