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Corsica - White Water Swimming (hydrospeed) Meeting April 2004

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Provisional programme of the meeting of the "Tongue Chaussette" in Corsica (France) from April, 10th to 18th 2004.
11th White Water Swimming Spring

Meeting

The White Water Swimming Corsican regional Commission of the FFESSM and the Club Acqua’ Viva both organise an international White Water Swimming (hydrospeed) Meeting in Corsica in April 2004.

This meeting is open to all White Water (hydrospeed) swimmers of a good level who want to discover Corsica and its rivers.

It is supported by the international association for the promotion of hydrospeed.

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Fium Orbo - Haute Corse
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Situation

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Situation de la Corse

Corsica is an island located to the south of France. Its area is 8,720 km2s and it counts approximately 260,000 inhabitants.
In April, the temperatures lays between 10 and 20° C.
Tourism is the first economic activity of the island.
You can get there by plane or by boat.

More information on Corsica:

Transportation

For the crossing by boat, the organisers have managed to get the partnership of the SNCM, who can give you a 50% discount on the crossing, i.e. it will cost you 70 € per person; the conditions for the purchase of the ticket at reduced prices will be dissiminated in mid-December (along with the schedules of the boats).
The point of departure shall be Marseilles (South of France).
For those who travel by plane, if you come from far and do not have a car, do not hesitate to contact Jean-Pierre or Raphaël: we will find a solution for you.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be on a camp-site with a possibility of indoor accomodation for families.
For the camp-site, the costs are 44 € per person for one week.

Travelling on site

Foreseen travels are evaluated at about 1000 km for an estimated cost of 27 € per person.
A minibus could be made available for instance for airport pick-up, shuttles, etc. for people coming without car.

Registrations

Thanks to the survey we launched via Internet to evaluate the number of participants and which additional activities that they might wish to attend, we estimate that there will be between 30 and 50 participants from France, Switzerland, Canada, Italy and elsewhere.
Registrations will be closed on10/02/2004. A subscription fee of 30 € per swimmer gives right to a "Tongue-chaussette 2004" sweat-shirt.
The price for each second direct member of a swimmer’s family is 15 €.

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Rizzanese - Corse du Sud
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Organisation of the descents and of the activities

Participants will have to organise their own descents: for this purpose, maps and a description of water levels will be provided; participants may of course also be accompanied by members of Acqua’ Viva.
The canyon equipment or via ferrata can be provided on site on request.

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Rizzanese - Corse du Sud
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Provisional programme

DatesPossible descents+ or replacement
SAMEDI 10 AVRIL Golo (II à III+)-Tavignano(III)-Vecchio (III à V)-Asco (IV)-Haut Golo(IV à V)-Viru (IV à V)Restonica (V) Via Ferrata ou canyon : Cipetto-Ruda-Falconaja-Petra Leccia-Verghello Via Ferrata or canyon: Cipetto-Ruda-Falconaja-Petra Leccia-Verghello Reception of the participants who might arrive from Bastia or Calvi at the Grisgione camp-site
DIMANCHE 11 AVRIL Corsica Cup (lâcher Golo) Prize-giving ceremony "Tongue Chaussette" Evening
LUNDI 12 AVRIL Golo-Tavignano-Vecchio- Asco-Haut Golo-Viru-Restonica Via Ferrata ou canyon : Cipetto-Ruda-Falconaja-Petra Leccia-Verghello
MARDI 13 AVRIL Tavignano -Vecchio- Fium Orbu (IV à V)-Abbatesco(V) Canyon Purcaraccia or Vacca ou Rechiusa and/or diving Camp-site in the plain
MERCREDI 14 AVRIL Travo (V) - Abbatesco Canyon Purcaraccia or Vacca and/or plongée Camp-site in the Alta Rocca
JEUDI 15 AVRIL Haut Rizzanese (V) -Haut Taravo (V)—Bas Rizzanese (IV+)-Bas Taravo(IV-) Canyon Purcaraccia or Vacca-visite Cucuruzzu or Filitosa Camp-site in the Alta Rocca
VENDREDI 16 AVRIL Haut Rizzanese (V) -Haut Taravo (V)—Bas Rizzanese (IV+)-Bas Taravo(IV-) Canyon Purcaraccia or Vacca-visite Cucuruzzu or Filitosa Camp-site in the Alta Rocca
SAMEDI 17 AVRIL Haut Rizzanese (V) -Haut Taravo (V)—Bas Rizzanese (IV+)-Bas Taravo(IV-) Canyon Purcaraccia or Vacca-visite Cucuruzzu or Filitosa Camp-site in the Alta Rocca - "Chaussette Tongue" Party
DIMANCHE 18 AVRIL Dispersal of the "Tongue Chaussette" Boats towards Ajaccio, Oporto Vecchio or Bastia

From Wednesday, April 14th to Sunday, April 18th = short programme
From Saturday, April 10th to Sunday, April 18th = long programme

More info?

Between now and the end of January 2004, we will have carried out the subscription leaflet which will help you to join and to choose your rivers, your activities, and will give you the final programme and its ins and outs...
A Corsican party, a singing contest, the prize-giving of the frog... and oh so much more...

Tongue Chaussette ?

By the way, why "Tongue Chaussette"?
Do you need a clue?

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Contacts

- More info on http://speed.c2b.free.fr/