The fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition is returning to Azores for a third successive year. The competition will be held Saturday July 26 at the Ilhéu de Vila Franca do Campo, an islet offshore São Miguel island. The two previous competitions were held at the site in 2012 and 2013.
The world top 14 cliff divers from 11 countries will leap from a platform situated 28 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. Divers will take a free fall from a monolith off the crater walls of the islet achieving speeds of approximately 85kph.
Without the support of a rock solid platform the challenge will create a special thrill for the athletes and the spectators.
The 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series underway started May 10 in Havana, Cuba, and will end October 10 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Classified as a Nature Reserve, the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo is home to many species of birds, crustaceans and flora. Formed from the remains of a collapsed underwater volcano, the islet is named after the nearby Vila Franca do Campo.
The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is a sport extreme international annual completion created in 2009 by Red Bull. The cliff diving events are limited to number competitors in a limited number of venues around the globe. Five international judges score each dive based on a scale of 0 to 10 in half-point increments.
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2013 – Stop In Azores
2014 RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES DIVERS LIST
Gary Hunt (UK)
Jonathan Paredes (MEX)
Artem Silchenko (RUS)
Steven LoBue (USA)
Orlando Duque (COL)
Michal Navratil (CZE)
Blake Aldridge (UK)
David Colturi (USA)
Andy Jones (USA)
Kris Kolanus (POL)
Alain Kohl (LUX) – Wildcard
Andreas Hulliger (SUI) – Wildcard
Kyle Mitrione (USA) – Wildcard
Sasha Kutsenko (UKR) – Wildcard
2014 RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES CALENDAR
10/5 – Havana (Cuba)
7/6- Texas – USA
29/6 – Inis Mór (Ireland)
11/7 – Kragerø (Norway )
26/7 – São Miguel (Azores)
30/8 – Yalta ( Ukraine)
20/9 – Bilbao (Spain)
19/10 – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Official Website here.