It all flew by so quickly. Season V ended with the SA Nationals forming the final submissions for the FS and Advanced VFS. Some unfortunate injuries just before Nationals took 2 entered SASL teams out of Nationals, but luckily didn't change any outcomes. We all love to win, but nobody wants to win just because our opponent couldn't compete.
Jac van Zyl had a big enough lead before his injury to maintain his position without entering Nationals. Nationals SASL points are doubled, so it’s a dangerous thing to skip, but because your Nationals team mates must have entered at least one SASL jump for the season for you to earn points at Nationals, there were not enough entries for the Nationals winners to rack up enough points to overtake Jac. Congratulations to Jac, our SASL Season 5 FS winner.
Jac has won:
- A custom made Aerodyne Icon neXgen Harness
- A Larsen & Brusgaard Quattro advanced audible altimeter
- A custom made Bev Suit
- A Cookie G3 Helmet
This season we introduced VFS to the SASL events, which was well supported, especially in the Cape.
Debbie & Marcel Vliegenthart won the event, with Debbie’s weighting pipping her into the individual first place. We were especially pleased to watch the progression in flying skills over the course of the season. We hope SASL has served as a great training tool for all the teams.
The VFS prizes are team prizes, including:
- A custom made VFS suit by Bev Suits - one for each of them
- A Larsen & Brusgaard Viso altimeter
- A Larsen & Brusgaard Solo audible altimeter
- A pair of Sorz skydiving goggles from African SkyGear.com
Thank you all for supporting SASL and please continue to support our incredible sponsors. In addition to the prizes our sponsors contribute, money, web site hosting, services and without them this competition wouldn’t be anything close to what we have.
With winter approaching fast and Nationals behind us, many of you will take it easy for a bit. Don’t leave it too long, keep training, keep competing and return to Nationals next year stronger than ever.