Ah, didn't email to let you know what I found out. I got a reply back from Otti, Tour O organizer, that middle distance race *is* the race the Tour O is attending. Tour O calls it a 'prologue' not a sprint - but based on the map segment, guess it is an urban middle?
If it is easier for you to register and pay you back, Sandra, that would be awesome, I think Sam and Hannah are maybe also interested though, and Sam says she can plan stuff after EOCs so am going to see if we can come up with a plan after that!
If anyone is thinking of also going (Canadians?) drop me a line, company is fun!
And actually, here is the content of emails from Otti in case helps anyone a bit:
You are welcome to take part at Dreiländer-OL on Saturday 7 July 2012: One O-Event - three different countries: Start in Switzerland, middle part in Germany and finish in France! Transport by ship across the Rhine from Event center to start!
Event Center: 7 min on foot and marked from tram stop “St. Louis Grenze” in Basel Switzerland. http://map.search.ch/basel-st.-louis-grenze?b=high
Registration: under http://www.go2ol.ch/webs/index.asp?lang=en
or on the spot from 16:00 to 18:00 (additional costs CHF 2)
Note: There is a National event (middle distance) on Sunday 8 July just 15km south of the event on Saturday where you may pit yourself against Switzerland’s best.
I may give you in addition to my mail below same further information about the courses on 7 July in Basel.
The course setter Christoph Plattner, an earlier member of Swiss WOC team, recommends you to run either DAL (woman A long; 4,2 km) or DAK (woman A short; ca. 3.5 km).
On the national event on Sunday 8 July (middle distance) there will be DE (woman elite) the adequate course for you.