The FSL management and DeLand Fire knew that the record would have little chances to be recognized as an official world record and did not even try to file in the paperwork for the FAI/IPC headquarters. The reason for not making the effort was not that the jump was not clean enough or that it was not done under serious competition conditions.
In fact, the FSL Shamrock Showdown has turned into a mini world meet with several teams visiting from all over the world. There was enough serious competition and sharp judging. However, FSL management and DeLand Fire knew that the FAI/IPC rules require additional conditions that were not given at the DeLand meet in March this year.
The NSL News opened up the rule book and found the relevant parts for world record jumps in the latest 2006 edition of the FAI's Sporting Code, effective March 1st, 2006. Section 5 of the FAI Sporting Code is the part that defines the specific rules for skydiving competition.