Hallelujah! It's raining women
Ladies take the plunge for Good Vibes festivalHELEN MURDOCH
After weeks of raining cats and dogs it will be raining women over Motueka on Saturday.
Women skydivers attending the 11th annual Good Vibes festival will be holding hands overhead as they take part in the first national women's record skydiving attempt for 23 years.
Organised by Skydive Abel Tasman, the week-long festival, which started on Monday, has attracted about 100 skydivers, including 40 Australians, who have been taking part in workshops and training sessions in sport, winged suit and recreational skydiving.
Highlights over the remaining few days include skydivers using Little Kaiteriteri beach as a drop zone this afternoon and a family fun day at Motueka Aerodrome on Saturday.
The beach jump will take place about 4pm.
Skydive Abel Tasman sales and marketing manager Lisa Chambers is among the gallant girls attempting the record 18-way formation during the fun day.
"The timing of the attempt was logical given the number of women attending the event and the fact we will have two jump planes on hand," she said.
If the attempt was successful a 20-way record might be on the cards.
The More Good Vibes family fun day would see most companies using Motueka Aerodrome open their doors to the public from noon. The day includes discounted fixed wing and helicopter flights, kids activities, skydiving displays, live music, performers, stalls and ends with an evening fireworks display.
The festival wraps up with a final day of sports skydiving on Sunday.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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