Video of this adventure: http://youtu.be/LWNcmIH2SIY
Departure of the Paraguaçu of Tarfaya, for crossing the Atlantic Ocean rowing.
No Portuguese held similar crossing in solitary or even the tried-just 32 people from around the globe across the Atlantic alone paddled on and only a few have succeeded in without assistance.
"This is a big challenge of endurance, physical and psychological, not exempt of high risks, which requires a high capacity of preparation and organization, to minimize the risks and to maximise the chances of success"
Paraguaçu, is the name of the boat, means “immense sea “(it was the name of India Tupinambá ) and intends to honor the pioneers navigators (Pedro Ávares Cabral, in particular), but also the 90 years of the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic, completed in 1922 by the aviators Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral, as well as the Brazilian people, below extend a hug narrowed with the desire to see relations between the two peoples brothers. The route (reconstitutes the aircraft ' Santa Cruz ') will be made paddling lonely, between Green and Marrocos,ilhas Canárias island, Cape Verde and Natal in Brazil, a length of about 5,000 km of ocean, he expected duration is 120 days.
The departure to Morocco by road was on February 24, 2013, in the city of Lagos in Portugal, the destination Tarfaya near Cape Bojador, where began this Odyssey on March 1, 2013.
The man who will row between Morocco and Brazil is José Diogo Giraldes Tavares (licensed in Management companies): organizational development consultant; on tourist and Sport adventure animation since 1994.
Rose more than 70 peaks, ski Instructor is titled and only Portuguese falling from 8 thousand meters in ski.
Published 3 books. Like challenges and carries an important message about sustainability and rationalization of energy resources. This project, is intended "to promote the theme of ' eco-efficiency ' and sustainable development, in the form of a risky ocean crossing with the potential to create a strong media coverage".
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- Copyright: Joao Correia (sogal) (1245)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-01
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, Fujinon 30X / 24-700 mm Eq. f.8-6.6
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-03-01 9:09