... that 8way world champion Martial Ferre brings high quality to SkyQuest Germany 2012?
ISB Air Remscheid and Martial Ferre at SkyQuest Germany 2012
posted Aug 5th, 2012 -
Great news came from France for the participants of the inaugural SkyQuest Germany 2012. French 8way world champion and bigway expert Martial Ferre has confirmed his trip to Magdeburg in a few weeks and will offer his outstanding organizing services to all skydivers who are interested in high quality bigways at the event.
Martial Ferre visited Germany earlier this summer to organize 16ways and 32ways in Saarlouis, home of the German national 4way team Paratec-Saar. This time, he will make the trip to the home turf of Germany's female 4way team ISB Air Remscheid in Magdeburg. The top contender for this year's medals in the female 4way category at the World Meet in Dubai will also be available for free coaching and 4way guidance.
Martial Ferre is filling the slot for BJ Worth who is not available after being originally part of the SkyQuest Germany 2012 plan. The French Formation Skydiving celebrity and world champion will offer the German and European bigway fans challenging skydives beginning on August 23rd.
4way world champion in 1999: Marin and Martial Ferre
BJ Worth and Martial Ferre have something in common. They are both 8way world champions. BJ Worth launched his skydiving career as a former Mirror Image member, Martial Ferre was a member of the reigning French 8way world champion lineup of 2010.
Martial Ferre actually started as a 4way world champion before he turned to 8way and became a world champion in this event in 2010. He trained and competed with his brother Marin Ferre in the French national 4way lineup of 1997 and 1999 and won the gold medal over Arizona Airspeed in Australia 1999.
He turned to 8way in 2001 after becoming a skydiving professional with a school and a popular French website (www.veloce.fr), won international 8way gold medals for France for the first time with the new lineup in 2002 and then lost at the World Meet 2003 when France tried to win 4way and 8way gold medals with the same 4way lineup. His brother Marin Ferre competed in 4way while he supported the effort in the 8way lineup. His brother won the 4way gold medals and Russia took the 1st place in 8way.
8way world champion in 2010: Martial Ferre
He was disappointed and took a long break until French national coach Jerome David called him back to 8way action at the end of the 2008 season. France had tried again to win 4way and 8way gold with the same 4way lineup in 2008 and failed on home turf in Maubeuge. Coach Jerome David set new goals and wanted to win both gold medals in 2010, but only with one member in both lineups, Mathieu Bernier.
However, he needed experienced support, and Martial Ferre had been there before. He accepted the slot and the challenge and helped the French delegation to win all Formation Skydiving gold medals in Menzelinsk 2010. The NSL News covered the event comprehensively.
Martial Ferre then focused on his skydiving business, while his brother Marin Ferre continued as the national 4way coach.
Bonjour Blue Sky at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2012
Martial Ferre has also been coaching while he runs his skydiving school, maintains the French website and organizes larger formations at skydiving events. In fact, the NSL News covered one of his French 8way teams this year at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championships 2012.
Bonjour Blue Sky placed 3rd in the 8way indoor competition in February with a 20.4 average. Martial Ferre and Damien Sorlin, 8way team mates in Menzelinsk 2010, are both player coaches for this French 8way lineup.
The player coach team came back to action at the second meet of the Coupe de France in July. This event includes an 8way competition, and six French 8way teams attended the meet in Maubeuge. Bonjour Blue Sky finished on the top, even though Martial Ferre was not available for this meet. Fellow 8way world champion Bruno Perrn replaced him successfully for this meet. Martial Ferre will now bring great quality to the bigway fans at SkyQuest Germany 2012.