ARWS Estoril Portugal XPD 2008
Registration is now open for the 2008 edition of ARWS – Estoril Portugal eXPeDition Race. Reduce prices and a special lottery of a free inscription for the 2009 ARWC in Portugal are the big news!!!.
Estoril Portugal XPD 2008 will be in early December, from 30 Nov to 4 December and according to the organizers will be a very difficult and challenging race. They have designed a course that explores the amazing SOUTHWEST COAST of EUROPE and its magnificent cliffs, beaches and sand dunes, which look rather like the shores of the north african desert.
Believe it or not, it will be a full non-stop 600 km course, designed to be completed only by the first teams in around 90 hours (96 is the time limit for everybody). The race designers are still working on the course layout and they plan to have up to 12 different sports involved. The traditional ones for sure and new ones, like surfing and / or kayak surfing. A special event with Old Western flavour is also in the list …..
The technical skills needed for the race range from moderate to high in the different sports, however this year a good technical level will pay in the final result. Again this year, the athletes’ will have excellent cartography (several maps will be presented at 1:15000 and 1:20000 Orienteering ISSOM scales).
Nevertheless, this will raise the degree of complexity of navigation through the very tricky and difficult Mediterranean type forest.
The race human environment will be excelled by the presence of a mandatory support team and by the quality of the different Transition and Assistance Arenas along the course. The spectator points and the flash interview areas will give the race better coverage both for everybody on location and for those following the race in cyberspace.
To know more about this event please refer to the race official WEB SITE - http://www.portugalxpdrace.com/estoril08/en/index.php
Estoril Portugal XPD Team,
Alexandre Guedes da Silva
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