Oceanic crossing rowing – Project Paraguaçú
This project, intended "to promote the theme of" eco-efficiency and sustainable development, taking the form of a risky ocean crossing with the potential to create a strong media impact ".
José Tavares, the man who will swim up to Brazil wants to draw attention to the growing problem of climate change and the need to protect forests, in particular the Amazon, "urging the use of alternative energy sources in place of fossils, the establishment of stronger policies of sustainability and conservation and to the implementation of more efficient ways and rational exploitation of resources."
In addition to the three already published books, two of them about explorers and adventures, Tavares is the only Portuguese have descended on skis from a mountain of more than 8 thousand meters of altitude.
José Diogo Tavares, licensed in organization and business management and a post-graduate degree in international Marketing, directed the Department of groups and incentives in Portitours, in Portimão, and organizational development consultant was in Egor Consulting.
Was linked to the areas of tourist and sports adventure since 1994, having founded the Club Expedition and directed the company Active Outdoors – animation and adventure. During this period, was the monitor of canoeing and of guidance, and was responsible for organizing various events.
In autonomy, traveled 60 miles in the Guadiana river, 115 km in the Tagus River, and 65 km in the Minho river. In the competitive area, participated in several swimming races, Triathlon, canoeing and adventure races. As the expeditions, was from Lisbon to Sagres in kayak (seven days in solitary), crossed the Black Forest (Germany) and the Andes, and climbed the highest peaks of the world.
The Paraguaçu boat is already in the Marina of Lagos, in preparation for the Crossing by the environment», a great Atlantic crossing rowing and lonely, by José Tavares, on the first attempt of a Portuguese to reach a world record.
«Paraguaçu» is the name of this crossing project and transoceanic vessel and means ' sea ' or ' rio grande ', a language indigenous to the Amazon.
This ' crusade ', supported on the ground by a small team, the reconstituirá and the route of the browsers ' 16th century Santa Cruz», the aircraft completed the crossing, just that lonely paddling and passing by Morocco, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Fernando Noronha, in Brazil, a length of almost 5000 miles of ocean, ending at Natal in Brazil
The expected duration of the crossing is 120 days, with departure scheduled for December 2012. During this summer, José Tavares has followed intensive daily preparations along the beaches of the Algarve.
No Portuguese held similar crossing in solitary or even the tried-just 32 people from all over the world paddled on across the Atlantic in solitary and only some managed without assistance.
"It is a great challenge of endurance, physical and psychological, not exempt from high risks, which requires a high capacity of preparation and organization, to minimize the risks and maximize the chances of success,"
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- Date Taken: 2012-08-12
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