Saturday, October 24, 2020

Details in the Pacific World Cup – Hawaii 2002

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The volunteers and Board members of International Association for the Development of Apnea (A.I.D.A. USA), the United States Freediving Team-Apnea USA and the Island of Hawaii YMCA, are pleased to announce The 2002 Pacific Cup of Freediving to be held in Kona, Hawaii from October 28 to November 4, 2002. This event represents the first international freediving competition to be held in the United States. It creates an exciting opportunity for international competitors in the sport to visit the United States and share in the culture, beauty and aloha of the Hawaiian Islands.

We are especially gratified that this year’s event is being dedicated to freediving legend, humanitarian and scholar, Jacques Mayol. Jacques, who was immortalized by the popular movie "The Big Blue", was an enthusiastic supporter of the US Freediving Team. The entire freediving community will miss him greatly, and we are pleased to be able to offer this small but heartfelt tribute to his life and accomplishments. This year we are anticipating participants from over 20 countries and expect most or all of our "freediving stars" to participate. Without doubt this will be an exceptional competition and most probably, world records will be set.

This event will also be filmed by Mr. Robert Talbot who recently completed his production of the IMAX film "Oceanmen". In addition, ABC Sports has expressed interest in documenting the competition ( See list below)

 

There are 16 teams (with Australia) as of 8/7/02:

(1) Venezuela (participants named) – Katherine Andrade MGR

4 male

1 Captain

Email: aida_vzla@yahoo.com

(2) Bulgaria (participants named) – Yavor Ivanov MGR

3 male

1 captain

Email: valkosub@abv.bg

(3) Canada (participants named) – Kirk Krack MGR

3 Male

3 Female

1 Captain

1 Mgr

Email: kirk.krack@performancefreediving.com

(4) France (participants TBA) – Claude Chapuis MGR

3 Male

3 Female

Email: CLAUDE.CHAPUIS@wanadoo.

(5) United Kingdom (participants TBA) – Steve Gardner MGR

3 Male

3 Female

1 Captain

Email: freediveuk@aol.com

(6) Sweden (participants named) – Gunnar Nordstrom MGR/Captain

3 Male

3 Female

Email: gunnar@onebreath.nu

(7) Monaco (participants named) – Pierre Frolla CONTACT/PARTICIPANT

3 Male

1 Captain

Email: pierre@pierrefrolla.com

(8) Switzerland (participants TBA) Massimo Romano CONTACT #1

Joanna Massacand CONTACT #2 Email: mromano@clarville.ch

(9) Czech Republic (participants named) Daniel Dexner CONTACT Team Rep/Partic.

3 Male

1 Manager

1 Captain

Email: dexner@volny.cz

(10) Belgium (participants named) Jean-Pol Francois CONTACT #1. Raphael Staquet CONTACT #2

3 Male

3 Female

1 Manager

Email: jp.francois.apnee@netcourrier.com

(11) Brazil (participants TBA) Philipp Von Heydebreck CONTACT

2 Teams (?)

Email: Philipp_von_Heydebreck@ATKEARNEY.com

(12) Japan (participants TBA) Susumu Kawaguchi CONTACT #1 Atsuchi Fujiwara CONTACT #2

3 Male

3 Female

1 Manager

1 Captain

Email: skawaguc@bc4.so-net.ne.jp

(13) Portugal (participants TBA) Francisco Gautier CONTACT #1 Carlos Garcao CONTACT #2

1 Team – Male

Email: bzugo@aidaportugal.com

(14) South Africa (participants named) Craig Scott CONTACT #1 Sheila Du Toit CONTACT #2

3 Male

3 Female

1 Manager

Email: orcatrdg@mweb.co.za

(15) Morocco (participants named) Jalal Dahli CONTACT #1 (President AIDA Morocco)

1 Male

Email: jalal_dahli@hotmail.com

(16) Cayman Islands (participants named) David Miller CONTACT #1

3 Male

1 Captain

Email: djm@candw.ky

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Contact:

Glennon T. Gingo

President

A.I.D.A. USA

Email: Glennon@aidausa.org

www.aidausa.org

(808) 960-0137 to Sponsors

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelanhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.

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