Sunny Wind is another Russian example where a sponsor or two join forces with very experienced 4way or 8way competitors to advance their skills and enjoy 4way competition. The Sunny Wind lineup includes Vladimir Ostanin, who is one of the most experienced Russian competitors in history.
He was in the 8way lineup of 1987 who won the first medals at a World Championship of Formation Skydiving for Russia with a 3rd place in Brazil. Then he won 8way silver medals two years later in Spain. He added three more sets of 8way bronze medals in 1991, 1993 and 1995 and another silver medal in 1997.
Paraclete XP Outdoor 2013 Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Total Avg Rank AAA Class 6,17,15 B,11,16 18,N,22 9,4,F J,E,C,3 K,O,12,M 5,D,8 Q,13,14 G,7,H,10 1,20,21 Total Avg 1 Sunny Wind 13 17 14 20 10 18 13 12 14 11 142 14.2 World Cup 2013 Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Total Avg Rank AAA Class O,4,H,3 9,17,P L,1,G,12 7,10,21 16,E,A,15 8,2,B 18,5,Q F,14,K,N M,C,D,13 20,J,19 Total Avg 1 Sunny Wind 14 23 14 17 20 12 14 22 21 17 174 17.4
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Valery Gredasov (Point) and Alexey Nevorotov (Tail) are the founders and sponsors of Sunny Wind and have made new plans for the 2014 season after a successful year. They have actually decided to extend the lineup to be more flexible for the upcoming training and competition schedule.
Alexey Minaev and Alexander Tychinskiy have accepted the Sunny Wind invitation, while Vadim Niyzzov continues on camera. The complete Sunny Wind lineup has recently been training in DeLand and began to accommodate the idea of a flexible lineup.
The competition plans for the 2014 season have always three of the player coaches in the Sunny Wind lineup with either Valery Gredasov or Alexey Nevorotov. Valery Gredasov will compete with Valentin Ilin, Alexander Tychinskiy and Vladimir Ostanin at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2014.
Alexey Nevorotov will get his turn next at the Russian Cup 2014. Valery Gredasov and Alexey Nevorotov will then even take turns within the same meet at the Russian Nationals 2014 where each of them will be in the lineup for five consecutive rounds. It seems like there will be an internal Sunny Wind competition, as well...