Ready for adventure ???? 2008-03-18 22:44

Estoril Portugal XPD 2008 will be very difficult and challenging. We 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). We are still working on the course layout but we plan to have up to 12 different sports involved. The traditional ones for sure and new ones, like surfing and / or kayak surfing. We are also working on a special event with Old Western flavour…..

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 help the teams increase their notoriety and in finding sponsorship we are working on several resources that will be available from the XPD website. The first package is the Hi Def photos from last year\'s race (around 2000 photos , +/- 10Go). The first 500 will be available for download from next Thursday, 19th March.

That\'s all for now folks, please don’t forget to register in the next few days to be eligible for the lottery of a place in the 2009 ARWC in Portugal.

All the best from Estoril XPD Team
Alexandre Guedes da Silva


Other News

2008-12-04 18:00: The Race to the Finish

2008-12-04 15:46: OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES are the winners of Estoril Portugal XPD Race 2008

2008-12-04 11:32: Team 32 - Navigator Suunto first team to arrive

2008-12-04 08:55: TZ12

2008-12-03 22:39: All teams arrive at AA3

2008-12-03 17:20: Latest News

2008-12-03 14:00: Outdoor Experiences Get Their Timing and Tactics Right

2008-12-03 12:00: The Concertina Race

2008-12-03 10:00: Outdoor Experiences has a change to lead the race

2008-12-03 08:45: Leading teams might loose the first places

2008-12-03 00:21: Results updated after the completion of Stage 2 by all teams

2008-12-03 00:00: Into the Estuary

2008-12-02 23:22: All the teams arrive from the Stage 2

2008-12-02 19:00: Classification at AA2

2008-12-02 18:06: Teams position

2008-12-02 17:13: 3td Section

2008-12-02 14:27: Team Finland arrive

2008-12-02 14:24: Team Croatia and Malheur

2008-12-02 12:46: More three teams have arrived

2008-12-02 12:43: Outdoor Experiences arrive to AA2

2008-12-02 09:12: 4 teams in the trekking at 09:38

2008-12-02 08:57: Team Finland is the leader

2008-12-02 08:56: Third stage

2008-12-02 01:10: Natural Park of Arrábida

2008-12-01 21:03: Kayak section have many surprises

2008-12-01 11:56: Last teams in Assistance Area 1

2008-12-01 11:39: First two teams in Zone Transition 5

2008-12-01 09:20: Messages to the TEAMS

2008-12-01 05:47: 2nd section have started

2008-12-01 05:29: Injured Athlete in Sleepmonsters-Inov8

2008-12-01 02:52: Only 13 teams have arrived at 5am

2008-12-01 02:35: 2nd Stage Startoff

2008-12-01 02:10: Team Finland is the leader

2008-11-30 09:48: Teams warm up for the departure at the gardens of Casino Estoril

2008-11-30 00:00: An Organisational Everest

2008-11-29 12:00: Conference in the Crypt and Web TV

2008-11-25 17:44: XPD08: Altimetry graphics available

2008-11-24 17:58: Estoril Portugal XPD Race 08 Race Rules available

2008-11-22 01:04: New Estoril Portugal XPD Partnerships

2008-11-20 00:54: Flights - Partnership between TAP Portugal and Portuguese Association of Adventure Racing

2008-10-26 15:09: Registration opening dates for ARWC Portugal 2009 - Official announcement

2008-10-04 12:13: Provisional Mandatory and Recommended Equipments

2008-10-03 23:24: Provisional Race Scheme 2008

2008-10-03 23:17: Estoril Portugal XPD 08 revealed ?!!!

2008-09-15 17:36: Tips for preparing for the 2008 XPD???

2008-06-01 00:25: Estoril XPD strengths its organizing team to respond to a very strong line up !???

2008-05-12 23:59: Estoril XPD Team provides for the GPS tracking of Bimbache Extrem. Upload GEarth kmz file and enjoy!!!!

2008-05-10 15:55: First promotional video of Estoril XPD 2008 in Youtube - Enjoy!!!

2008-04-19 18:52: 2000 Hi-Res Photos of Estoril XPD 2007 ready for download

2008-04-07 12:32: The 2008 Edition is already taking shape !!!

2008-03-26 23:24: First informations for the registered teams

2008-03-26 23:09: Avalanche of teams in the first week of registrations










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