The Top 4 teams in the AAA Class, two from the UK and two from Denmark, all had attended the World Challenge 2013, as well, and the NSL News reported earlier this week that VAF Warriors and Airplay switched their rankings between the indoor meet in Bedford and the outdoor competition in Denmark.
The overall AAA Class leaderboard still needs another adjustment. The teams are ranked by the meet averages after each weekend's events, even if the number of completed rounds is different. VAF Warriors actually outscored one of the two UK teams after three rounds and deserves the 2nd place. The outcome of the other additional rounds in Denmark did not change the overall rankings.
May 11th, 2013 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total Avg Rank AAA Class D,E,4,J 20,15,11 A,M,P,12 F,13,O,3 B,10,2 6,22,16 Total Avg 1 Bodyflight Isis (UK) 18 11 18 - - - 47 15.7 2 VAF Warriors (DK) 17 10 14 (10) (12) (11) 41 13.7 3 Raykipo (UK) 14 10 15 - - - 39 13.0 4 Airplay (DK) 16 9 10 (12) (12) (9) 35 11.7 5 Low Rollin (UK) 11 6 11 - - - 28 9.3 6 Aerodyne Steam (DK) 9 6 10 (8) (6) (4) 25 8.3 7 Satori Blue (UK) 8 4 5 - - - 17 5.7
Raykipo is one more great example of UK teams progressing through the four NSL categories year by year. Raykipo has now arrived in the AAA Open Class with three members of the original lineup who launched this team project in the Rookie Class of the United Kingdom Skydiving League 2010.
Raykipo, however, added a special twist to the team progression. The UK team has made it a very successful tradition to use the World Challenge indoor competition as the closing event of the previous competition season. Raykipo is in perfect step with NMP-PCH Hayabusa and has won the World Challenge three consecutive times.
Liz Moor, Katy Saxby, Mike Roberts and Andres Von Walter then competed in the A Class throughout the UKSL 2011 season and won the bronze medals at the UK Nationals. The 1st place in the A Class at the World Challenge 2012 was the end of Raykipo's A Class competition.
The new 2012 lineup (Liz Moor, Katy Saxby, Mike Roberts and new member Andres Gonzales) took on the AA Class dive pool throughout the outdoor season and won the silver medals at the UK Nationals last year. As usual, the 1st place at the World Challenge 2013 completed the Raykipo time in the AA Class.
Round 3 of last weekend's outdoor meet brought the first slot switcher to Raykipo in a competition. The 15-pointer outscored the VAF Warriors by a point. Two more slot switchers were waiting, but the weather did not let the UK teams get that far.
Last weekend's UKSL meet was also the first outdoor competition for Sarah Cannon-Smith's new female lineup, Bodyflight Isis, and her team took the top spot on the overall leaderboard. Isis is aiming at winning the qualification as UK's national team in the female 4way category at the UK Nationals this year.