I’m posting this on behalf of some friends of mine.
Michele Ghezzo and Massimiliano Valerosi, both from Venice, are going to paddle from Macinaggio on the island of Corsica to Genova in northern Italy in a double surf ski. The journey is about a 100 nautical miles across the open sea, which they hope to achieve in 22 hours of non-stop paddling.
The purpose of the journey is to get attention to a very widespread problem here in Italy, that of architectural barriers for handicapped persons. Many cities are notoriously difficult to navigate for people in wheel chairs.
The plan is to depart from Macinaggio in time to arrive in Genoa between the 5th and 7th of October, when the Salone Internazione della Nautica is open in Genoa.
The two paddlers will be followed on the journey by two 44 feet sailing boats, the Ribot and the Tornese.
I will post updates here during their journey, as I receive them via mobile phone.
Here are some of the informational material about the journey, in Italian: