Bonifacio Strait (Corsica-Sardinia)
I will be in Sardinia at the end of May on a training camp and wanted to have a shot at the Bonificio strait whilst out there. I contacted various companies and it all seemed very expensive (although I don't doubt the complexity of organising and supporting this swim). Plus they said I may well not get to swim that week and I would not get my money back.
So I looked for a cheaper alternative and stumbled across Nick Adams' No BS Guide (top work from Nick as always!) and have booked to swim with Tommaso, a cheaper alternative and comes recommended, plus it's not so much money to lose if the swim doesn't go ahead.
However, I have 2 challenges - firstly, I don't speak Italian and I will not have any support crew, so will be reliant on them feeding me. I'm not too bothered about this as I vaguely remember it was a similar deal with Gibraltar Strait.
The other is that I will be swimming fly, and possibly the first person to have done so, so it would have been good to get this recognised in some way, but I'm not sure how to go about that. The ideal would be to find a swimmer based in Sardinia who would come along to observe. And if it were to be ratified under MSF rules, would I need a separate stroke observer ( @evmo )? Any tips would be much appreciated!