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ProBASE Wingsuit Race Lauterbrunnen - Ellen Brennan

ProBASE Wingsuit Race Lauterbrunnen - Ellen Brennan
September 23, 2013 - 

This year's wingsuit race in Lauterbrunnen was the biggest yet with 35 of the top wingsuit athletes all gathering together for the final race of the ProBASE World Cup Tour. And once again we got lucky with perfect weather! The competition started out with the qualification day. Each jumper makes 2 or 3 jumps, then averaging the top 2 best times to determine who continues on to the top 16 semi finals. The following day, we started with the top 32, jumping head to head with a randomly selected partner to determine who continues on to the semi-finals....

Sapphire Showdown Finals - Ellen Brennan

Sapphire Showdown Finals - Ellen Brennan
May 26, 2013 - 

The final day of the competition was a bit stressful to say the least! The start of the day way Very windy, so we all spent the morning afternoon, and almost the evening staring out the window at the flags blowing up high and the trees blowing down below.

The ProBASE Competition Begins! - Ellen Brennan

The ProBASE Competition Begins! - Ellen Brennan
May 22, 2013 - 

Today the competition began! There were 19 prequalified jumpers, including 3 Five Ten Athletes: Miles Dasher and Julian Boulle and me. For the other 15 slots, they had 2 rounds of pre-qualifiers today for a total of 34 competitors. After the 2 qualifying rounds, we had the first round of the finals. We got super lucky with the weather here in Istanbul today, and we were able to jump non-stop from 11-1900! It is super fun jumping here; when we land all the Turkish kids run up to us to give us high-fives :) It makes...

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 building2. must take a 2-3.5 second delay3. On heading canopy opening4. Landing Pattern5. Landing accuracyThe first day of the competition starts Tomorrow!!As for today, we had an 'off day' and got the chance to explore...

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