The 2nd RedC Cup – a growing international Freediving competition – has wrapped up in Dahab, Egypt.  3 days of competition saw 15 athletes from 11 countries take part and 6 Freediving National Records be set in the perfect conditions of the Dahab Blue Hole.

Pim Vermeulen, one of the co-organizers, had this to say to

“Over the 3 days we have seen several stunning performances but all within safe limits of athlete level something that we organizers can only thank our athletes for and wishing this is the standard globally. A big thanks goes out also for safety and judges giving us organizers space to concentrate on doing our job good.”

National records fell for Kristof Coenen of Belgium with a 53m Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) dive (resetting a record of 51m from Day one of the competition), Amer Oudah Alrefai from Saudi Arabia with a 4min 33sec Static (STA) performance, Stephen Keenan of Ireland completed a Constant Weight (CWT) dive to 81m, Beata Grichevich of Lativa hit 70m Constant Weight (CWT) and Ilaria Molinari of Italy set a Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) depth of 50m.

bottom footage RedCCup turn at -90m Nataliia Zharkova – Photo by Wendy Timmermans

The 3rd edition of the RedC Cup will be held on November 5 – 7 2015.  Further details will be available via the competition Facebook Page.

40 visibility during the competition – Stephen Keenan ascending – Irish Record 81m – Photo by Wendy Timmermans
New National Record Holders Ilaria Molinari, Stephen Keenan, Beata Grichevich and Kristof Coenen with organizers Pim Vermeulen and Wendy Timmermans and judges – Photo by Wendy Timmermans
RedC Cup Competition, Dahab, Egypt – Photo by Wendy Timmermans