Vostok Europe Cup
Start date: 2018-10-10
End date: 2018-10-14
Location: Freediving Club Greece, Kalamata, Greece
Event Type: Depth Competition
Organizer: Stavros Kastrinakis
Additional info: Dear Friends! we are excited to announce in collaboration with Vostok Watches the 2018 Vostok Europe Freediving Cup! This exciting event will be hosted in Freediving Club Greece's own Calm Zone in Kalamata Greece, known in the Freediving World as the location offering the best conditions for deep freediving in the world. Clear calm seas, great setup and the best safety conditions all come together to make the Calm Zone THE place to freedive! The Vostok Europe Cup will be an AIDA World Record Status event with 4 competition days where Athletes can select any discipline any of the days CWT/CNF/FIM The winners of the Vostok Europe Cup will be determined by the total points they collect over the three disciplines and will be winning a total of 9000euro in prizes! The entry fee is kept at an all time low of 300euro for the whole competition week 7th-14th October and registration can be done by messaging us at Freediving Club Greece. We look forward to welcome you all in the Calm Zone!
Disciplines: CWT CNF FIM
Safety Qualifications: Stavros Kastrinakis AIDA IT, Nicholas Kouvaras MI, plus FCG safety team
Safety plan: General Information The Vostok Europe Cup in Kalamata is to be held between October 10 and 14, 2018. Event Responsible is Mr. Stavros Kastrinakis, who is a Free Diving Instructor Trainer. Mr. Kastrinakis has the following certifications for freediving safety: Certified Professional Lifeguard (Ministry of Merchant Marine) and trainer of the Lifeguard Hellenic Lifeguard Academy DAN International Certified First Aid Assistant DAN International Certified Oxygen Danger Supplier Instructor Trainer of Free Diving AIDA International Certified CMAS Free Diving Trainer Mr. Kastrinakis has organized more than 20 national and international free diving competitions around the World and was responsible for organizing the 2011, 2013 and 2016 AIDA World Freediving Championships and the AIDA International World Championship Safety Teams in 2008 (September 2008 Sharm El Sheik Egypt) and in 2009 (August 2009 Aarhus, Denmark). At the same time Mr. Kastrinakis has written the International Federation of Security Diversity Training. Venue The base of the VOSTOK Europe Cup is going to be the FCG Freediving Center in the Marina of Kalamata and diving will take place 1,5miles south of the marina. In the location of the event there will be two boats / starting base for the freediving event with diving flags and buoys. The boats will be equipped with diving flags and all the necessary supplies based on current legislation. Time of Conduct Diving will take place between 9:00 and 12:30 each day with appropriate breaks as provided by the International Federation regulations, when the diving surpasses 2 hours in duration. Medical coverage The medical coverage of the event will be in cooperation with the Kalamata General Hospital and EKAB (Hellenic Centre for Emergency Assistance) which will provide ambulance and medical staff for immediate patient transfer to the hospital in case of a problem. The Hellenic Rescue Team marine EMTs specialists will be on location at the dive site to provide initial medical support in case of emergency. The event boats will be staffed rescuers / lifeguards with knowledge of diving medicine and extensive experience in free diving. In addition to the Kalamata General Hospital, we are in contact with the Hyperbaric Chamber of the Athens Navy Hospital in case of a problem requiring hyperbaric treatment. Safety Equipment The VOSTOK Europe Cup is run using 2 boats of 6m each with a total allowance for passengers of 16 people. All boats will have the statutory safety equipment and First Aid equipment to act as emergency craft (oxygen delivery devices and fully stocked first-aid kits). In the event of an incident during the dive, it is possible to lift the diver to the surface by lifting the entire diving rope. The progress of each dive is controlled by a sonar system that exist on the boat as well as safety freedivers in the water, which give the diver real time information. Emergency procedure In the event of an accident, the victim will be transported back to shore using the evacuation ribs with a rescuer of the safety team performing First Aid and will be transferred to the Kalamata Marina (6min boat trip) where an ambulance will be waiting with medical staff to get transported to the GH Kalamata. Oxygen and first aid to the victim will be provided during the transfer.
Maximum depth: 180m
Main Judge: Stavros Kastrinakis
Other Jury Members: David Tranfield
Assistant Judges: Alexandros Chadiaris