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Day 1 in Istanbul - Ellen Brennan

 
Day 1 in Istanbul - Ellen Brennan
Day 1 in Istanbul - Ellen Brennan
Day 1 in Istanbul - Ellen Brennan
 
May 21, 2013 - 
 

It's amazing to be in Turkey with 55 other jumpers from All over the world! Last night we had our safety briefing, and reviewed the rules of the competition. We will be jumping off the Sapphire Tower- the tallest building in Istanbul! It is 240 meters of beautiful glass windows! The competition will be judged on these factors:

1. Good strong, stable push from the building

2. must take a 2-3.5 second delay

3. On heading canopy opening

4. Landing Pattern

5. Landing accuracy

The first day of the competition starts Tomorrow!!

As for today, we had an 'off day' and got the chance to explore the city. Spending time in the hectic Bazzar really made me appreciate living in the peaceful French Alps :) We did find one place in Istanbul to get some quiet- the beautiful Blue Mosque. Words can't describe how beautiful this building is.

I'm really looking forward to competing, and also doing some funny jumps off the tower in the next few days!

 

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