2008 European C-Boater Armada, May 22-25

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Post by jakke » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:03 pm

it's a wedding aniversary of her parents. And they did already replace it because I was out paddling the other time ;-).
Kind of have to this time.

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Post by jakke » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:43 am

I added a news item for the armada on canoeadventure.be. It still in English, have no time yet to translate it in dutch.
http://www.canoeadventure.be/index.php? ... &Itemid=46

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Post by insolence » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:55 pm

How lucky I am that my boyfriend is a paddler too.......so I can bring him along, in order that you guys can help me to convert him.he's a kayaker, and I still didn't make it to take him off the dark side of power. You'll do that?
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Post by Taniwha » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:29 pm

@ jakke: Great. Thanks! Can you think of any other way to promote the armada in your parts of the wood?

@ insolence: Just bring him along, but leave his kayak at home. There are enough cboats for demoing at the armada, so he needs to use a canoe, if he wants to paddle. Then we will see how evolution works.
"A canoe trip?" he said. "There ain't nothing to go down there for."
"Because it's there," Lewis said.

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Armada datas spanish - informacíones CBoat Armada

Post by insolence » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:35 pm

Hola a todos!

No hay mucho tiempo a esperar!
La tercera Swiss CBoat Armada es desde el 22. del mayo!!!!

Aqui los informaciones mas importantes (de Matt)

Cuando y adonde?



* jueves, 22. Mayo: Bregenzer Ache (Austria)
* del viernes al domingo, 23. al 25. Mayo: Vorderrhein (Suiza)

Preguntas a Matt Steven, móvil +41-79-573-9979 (en Austria, solo sms possible); a casa +41-31-791-2350; nzmatt@bluewin.ch

los detalles

1. Bregenzer Ache

lugar y hora:

1. a la vieja estación Langenegg (salida del fluvial...) a las ocho de la manana 8 para decir hola y organisar la partida. Cuando estas tarde, vienes a las diez a la entrada a la central

3. Cuando eres muy tarde, vienes a la central electrica Andelsbuch a las onze (11 Uhr). Nos ecuentras coando vees muchas canoas....


dormir:

* Camping inofficial cerca de la central electrica Andelsbuch
* Camping inofficial quizas possible cerca del campo de deporte in Eck
* Camping inofficial in Langenegg und Lingenau (no para tiendas, solo para dormir en el coche)
* Camping Doren: www.doren.at/tourismus/camping.htm

las etapas en el fluvio, la Bregenzer Ache:

* aproximativos 9 km WW II-III hasta Egg
* aproximativos 3,5 km WW III (+) hasta Lingenau, adonde es la party
* aproximativos 2,5 km WW II bis III hasta Langenegg

Après-canoa (party):
15 Uhr: (tres de la tarde) comienzan a construir las canoas de papel para una competición de broma
17:30 : competición
19 Uhr: Open-Air-cine de Olaf Obsommer sobre aventuras en Pakistan & Montenegro
despues Party.

mas informaciónes: http://www.kanumagazin.de/news/der-wald ... 7632.4.htm
http://www.kajaktour.de/bregenzer.htm


2. Vorderrhein

de Lingenau a Versam Station ~1,5 Stunden a ir en coche(Attención: Hay que comprar una Vignette en la autopista en Suiza

hora y lugar:

* viernes en mediodía 12 Uhr en Versam Station
* sábado y domingo a las nueve en Versam Station
* cuando hace bueno tiempo y sol, encontramos delante del "LinX-Beizli Cafe"
* cuando hace mal tiempo, delante del shop de canoa

Hay varios fluvios a ir con varios niveles. Que se lo hace, lo vamos a discutar al encuentro en la manana. mas información:http://www.kajaktour.de/vorderrhein.htm

a dormir hay varios elecciónes:


* elección 1: "Luxus" - Bed & Breakfast (4 sitios, 25 CHF/al noche sin desayuno; 40 CHF/por noche con desayuno)
* elección 2: "colcones (10 sitios, 15 CHF/al noche sin desayuno)
* elección 3: "en la casa, hay que llevar colconeta y saco de dormir, 10 CHF/al noche sin desayuno)
* elección4: "tienda" (sitios para 4 tiendas medios (a dos personas); 15 CHF/persona/al noche sin desayuno)
* elección 5: "coche" (se lo puede aparcar en la parcade de la estación, pero hay que pagar para la aparcada!). 5 CHF/por día para los lavabos sin desayuno en el LinX-Beizli (15 CHF por persona).


Por favor, lo dices (E-mail) a Matt, que quieres, para que ello puede organisarlo

Essen:

al sabado hay una cena para todos, lo dices a Matt cuando quieres participar y que quieres. es la elección entra Fondue (á la Swiss) o Chili (á la Matt) . Matt va a hacer lo que mas gente quiere
* Hay supermercados
* El LinX-Beizli in Versam-Station tiene bebidas frios y calientes, y cenas. mas informacíon www.mitlinxlernen.ch


Por favor, puedes decir eso a todos los piraguistas y a todos los foros de canoa en el web?

Lo siento para faltas, mi castellano no es muy bien!
it's gettin hot
I MAKE THE WATER BURN
purple orange flames
blaze where I put my paddle

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Post by Taniwha » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:05 am

WOW! :o

Muchas gracias! :wink:
"A canoe trip?" he said. "There ain't nothing to go down there for."
"Because it's there," Lewis said.

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Post by insolence » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:21 pm

De nada!

:)
it's gettin hot
I MAKE THE WATER BURN
purple orange flames
blaze where I put my paddle

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Merci vielmal!

Post by NZMatt » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:59 pm

Hiya Insolence
Thanks heaps for the Spanish translation. I confess not to being able to speak a word of Spanish, so I'll just have to trust you on it: :)

You know, I should pr obably also translate Falk's German translation into Swiss German (or try to...it'd be an amusing exercise atleast :) )

Does anyone know any Spanish boating sites I can post that on?

Thanks

Matt
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Hmmm....new country, new rivers...-
Still not enough c-boaters....

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Who will be there...?

Post by bushpaddler » Tue May 20, 2008 11:03 am

So,

as there are only a few hours left ;-), who's gonna be where, when?

We'll arrive on Wednesday evening and stay on the campsite Bregenzerach if there's any space left and follow the Armada the naxt days.
We travel in a red Fiat Ducato with an Esquif Blast and a Canoah America C2 on the roof.

Florian
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Likewise

Post by NZMatt » Tue May 20, 2008 7:13 pm

I'll also be getting in sometime Wed evening to the bahnhof. It depends on how quickly I can escape work and on the traffic.

Green VW T4 bus with a Zoom, a Phantom and some other boats (not sure which yet) on the roof....

Lookin' forward to it!
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Hmmm....new country, new rivers...-
Still not enough c-boaters....

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Post by Taniwha » Mon May 26, 2008 8:24 am

Those glorious days of the third Euro-Armada are now over. I see this with a happy :D and with a sad face :( .

Happy especially that everything went so well, that the people were happy, that the meeting was very harmonic and peaceful and, despite some swims, without any accidents and injuries.

Happy that everyone seemed to had a good time. I myself definitely had it on the Bregenzer Ache and the Vorderrhein.

Happy to have met some new cboaters, and happy to have met old friends again.

Sad, that there is one year wait in front of me for the fourth Euro-Armada...

Last I like to thank everyone for coming and making this thing happen. We've made a good impression at the Bregi Festival and on the Vorderrhein and showed the paddling community that cboating is an option on whitewater.
Thanks to NZMatt for the main organisation, thanks to Karoline and Joe from http://www.mitlinxlernen.ch for the hospitality at Versam Station, thanks to the Team of "LinX Beizli" for the great food and service.
Thanks to Jaqueline and Philipp of http://www.patschifik.ch for the trailerload of Esquif demo boats.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all again.

Now I've got to sort through the 4 GB of pictures I took and upload them for everyone to see.
"A canoe trip?" he said. "There ain't nothing to go down there for."
"Because it's there," Lewis said.

(James Dickey, Deliverance)

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Post by Taniwha » Mon May 26, 2008 4:39 pm

3rd Euro Cboat Armada 2008

22.05. - 25.05.08 - Bregenzer Ache (A) and Vorderrhein (CH)

Have you ever seen a Latvian couple run an Austrian rapid in a Canadian made canoe?
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Have you ever seen up to 20 open canoes crowd a Swiss train?
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Have you ever seen a yellow OC1 jump clear off a wave?
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Have you ever seen a bunch of open boaters having fun in a beautiful country setting...
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...or in a pristine river gorge?
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Have you ever explored and escaped a black hole in a C1?
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Have you ever seen an OC2 blasting through a wave, then disappearing completely?
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If not, then you've not been to the 3rd Euro Cboats Armada 2008. Make sure you come next year!
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Great company...

...great scenery...
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...great food!
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"A canoe trip?" he said. "There ain't nothing to go down there for."
"Because it's there," Lewis said.

(James Dickey, Deliverance)

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great fun like always !

Post by fez » Mon May 26, 2008 8:14 pm

IT WAS A BLAST!
An awful lot of nice people these cboaters. Thanks a lot also to Matt.

These are Marcus`pictures, especially some wonderful portraits are to be found here:
http://www.riverrunner.de/wp-content/DA ... effen2008/

Everyone who wants to have "his" or "her" picture(s) please ask marcus.thiel at gmx.de or ask here for them http://www.wildwasserboard.de/t402f5-Sw ... rmada.html
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Post by Wooly » Mon May 26, 2008 8:52 pm

Yeah it really was Fun !!!! As someone said, its really nice to get to know people in REAL you normaly only talk in a internet forum .... and to have some beers .... :roll:
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Post by jakke » Tue May 27, 2008 6:10 am

Oh man, so sorry I couldn't make it! I don't know next years date, but it is already marked in my agenda ;-). If someone fixed one, I'll make it a definitive note, not a mental.

Looks you guys had a great deal of fun, and nice water to paddle!

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