73,000 VISITORS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2022
- 73,000 visitors in six days,
- The weather was not all that good, but there was a very high-quality audience,
- An autumn meeting which confirms its position as a key event for water sports enthusiasts and professionals,
- The dates of the 51st anniversary edition of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2023: from Wednesday 20 to Monday 25 September 2023 (read the explanations from the president of GPO regarding the change to the days).
Although this 2022 event came to a close with a beautiful sunny afternoon, it has to be said that the weather was not all that great for this 2022 edition. Visitor numbers followed the weather patterns and 73,000 visitors were present on the pontoons and visited the alleys of the international in-water boat show, namely a 10% decrease in relation to the previous edition in 2021.
A slight decrease in the number of visitors, but high-quality visitors who were interested in the 800 international brands present, 750 boats on show, and approximately 110 new boats and products. Following this much-awaited edition, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle confirms that it is a show for business, a show for new products, an event that reflects future trends in water sports, and a reference show for French and European water sports fans.
Alain Pochon (President of Grand Pavois Organisation):
« This 2022 edition has been very satisfying for the Grand Pavois Organisation’s Board of Directors. We could be critical of the weather, which clearly explains the 10% decline in our visitor numbers, with a windy and rainy first day and Saturday. However, this did not prevent high-quality visitors from attending the show, with prospective customers, foreign visitors and, above all, first-time buyers, underlining the real ambition of our event. We ended this year’s edition with 73,000 visitors, which is a good result in view of the changeable weather.
“There were many sea trials, which continues to be a great strength of our event. More than 100 boats were available to test from 10 am to 7 pm and after 5.30 pm the pontoons were opened to allow other brands to take to the sea. The Sustainable Innovations space with EDF is enjoying strong growth and we are convinced that this space will become even more important in the coming years. This is a major theme for the Grand Pavois La Rochelle and we aim to be leaders in this field. The Grand Pavois Fishing event did take place and 30 brand boats took part in this unique competition in France. A great success! Finally, I wish to thank all our public and private partners who attended: the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, the department of Charente-Maritime and the CDA La Rochelle, not to mention the Municipality of La Rochelle and the Port of La Rochelle which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year ».
Voiles de Nuit postponed…
« The only cloud on the horizon was the postponement of Voiles de Nuit, which had to be cancelled on Saturday 1 October. Sadly, the weather forecast was as promised and gusts of up to 54 kilometres/hour were recorded in the evening. We were clearly right to cancel the event, bearing in mind that it was by mutual agreement with all the event’s partners – the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, the Charente-Maritime Department, the CDA La Rochelle and the Port of La Rochelle – and to postpone Voiles de Nuit until 2023. However, remember that although it was the 50th anniversary of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle in 2022, 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Grand Pavois Organisation association since it was created in 1973 ».
Focus on the 51st edition of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
« We were delighted to welcome Tahiti and the Pacific Islands as our guest of honour 2022. South Africa will be our guest country of honour in 2023. It was a great honour to announce this on the first day of the show and we are sure that it will be one of the highlights of next year’s edition since it will be the second time that we will be welcoming this amazing country.
It is important for me to announce the 2023 dates already. We have decided with the GPO’s Board of Directors to move the 2023 dates and to exceptionally go back to an event running from Wednesday to Monday. Wishing to respond to the needs of water sports professionals, we have moved our 2023 dates by one day so that there are two days between the end of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 and the start of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle. Leaving just one day between these two major events was too difficult to manage for professional exhibitors. Therefore, the Board of Directors agreed unanimously to postpone the 2023 edition of the Grand Pavois by one day. It will be held from Wednesday 20 to Monday 25 September ».
Photos: JM. Rieupeyrout and O. Blanchet / GPO
72 000 Visiteurs au Grand Pavois La Rochelle
– 72.000 visiteurs en 6 jours,
– Un RDV d’automne qui confirme sa position de salon incontournable pour les passionnés et les professionnels du nautisme,
– Les dates 2024 : du mardi 1er au dimanche 6 octobre 2024,
NEW : A CARD CALLED EXCLUSIVE FOR TWO PEOPLE
Grand Pavois Organisation is exceptionally offering a card called Exclusive for two people to facilitate the arrival of visitors who wish to visit the show for one day, optimise their trip and their show’s experience in the best conditions.
REPORT DU SPECTACLE VOILES DE NUIT 2023, RENDEZ-VOUS EN 2024
Le spectacle pyrotechnique et digital Voiles de Nuit organisé par Grand Pavois Organisation dans le cadre du Grand Pavois La Rochelle, initialement programmé le samedi 23 septembre dans l’avant-port de La Rochelle, n’aura finalement pas lieu cette année. Le Conseil d’Administration, qui s’est tenu mardi 29 août et présidé par Alain Pochon, a décidé à la majorité de reporter le spectacle en 2024 pour des problématiques de délai d’organisation.
GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE, MECENE DE L’ASSOCIATION PLANTONS POUR L’AVENIR
En 2023 et pour la première fois, le salon nautique Grand Pavois La Rochelle, qui se tiendra du 20 au 25 septembre prochain, soutient la mission d’intérêt général portée par Plantons pour l’Avenir et s’engage à participer au financement d’un projet concret de reboisement en zone dunaire.
GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2023 TOUT CE QU’IL FAUT SAVOIR SUR LE SALON…
Le rendez-vous économique incontournable et le salon référence de tous les passionnés.
A LIMITED EDITION WATCH BY B.R.M CHRONOGRAPHES, OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER PARTNER OF THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE
B.R.M Chronographes, Official Timekeeper of Grand Pavois Organisation events in 2023.
« Sustainable Innovation » with EDF
The Grand Pavois La Rochelle is focusing on the theme of « Sustainable Innovation » with EDF.
ETF SERIES 2022: THE “GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE FOILING EVENT »
An event within an event organised by La Rochelle Nautique and the ETF Series.
QUATRE BATEAUX EMBLÉMATIQUES DE LA PLAISANCE FRANÇAISE, NÉS DE QUATRE FONDATEURS DU GRAND PAVOIS !
Quatre bateaux emblématiques de la plaisance française créés par quatre des membres fondateurs du Grand Pavois La Rochelle seront exposés au cœur de l’Espace Patrimoine et Tradition du salon.
« 40 ans, 40 histoires… » un vrai voyage dans le temps plein d’anecdotes
Découvrez ou re découvrez le Hors-Série Sud-Ouest réalisé en 2012 lors de la célébration des 40 ans du Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE PRACTICAL GUIDE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!
You’re looking for practical information to help you get the most out of the show? Follow the guide
UN ESPACE PECHE DÉDIÉ ET UNE MARINA GRAND PAVOIS FISHING AVEC 27 ÉQUIPAGES DE MARQUE INSCRITS À CE JOUR
UNIQUE : TESTER LES NOUVEAUTÉS EN MER ET SUIVRE DES FORMATIONS EMBARQUÉES !
GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2022, ENCOURAGING THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL WITH THE HANDI CAP’ACCESS CENTRE
The Handi Cap’Access Centre will celebrate its 12th edition this year at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
A 50TH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE WITH MANY INNOVATIONS!
The event for the coming year’s innovations
THE RETURN OF THE PYRO-DIGITAL SHOW VOILES DE NUIT
Now a world reference in the field of pyro-digital shows, Voiles de Nuit, organised by the association Grand Pavois Organisation, will be held on the fore-port of La Rochelle on Saturday 1 October 2022.
50TH EDITION OF THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE!
A look back at the history: on 6 April 1973, the Grand Pavois de La Rochelle association appeared in the columns of the Journal Officiel No.82 of the French Republic. It was now official, the association was recognised by the State.
80,000 VISITORS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
2021 will remain forever engraved in the memory of Grand Pavois Organisation!
After being cancelled in 2020 due to the global pandemic and the introduction of the health pass in 2021, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle believed it would potentially see a 20 to 30% drop in visitor numbers for this edition organised in the unusual context of a health crisis. However, this year’s event contradicts and counters all forecasts since 80,000 visitors (editor’s note, 79,916 visitors) were present on the pontoons and alleys of the international in-water boat show, namely a 5% increase in relation to the previous edition in 2019.
DES TEMPS FORTS POUR TOUTES LES PASSIONS !
Invité d’honneur, bateaux de courses, bateaux événementiels, innovations, job dating, foils …
NIKOS ALIAGAS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE TO SHARE MEMORIES THROUGH HIS PHOTOGRAPHS INSPIRED BY « GREECE AND THE SEA »
Greece, guest of honor at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2021, will be presenting the exhibition « Greece and the Sea » by Nikos Aliagas.
10 UNMISSABLE EVENTS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021.
Discover ten unmissable events from this year’s edition!
OLIVIA PIANA, THREE TIMES SUP WORLD CHAMPION, PATRON OF THE APRIL MARINE PADDLE JAM, THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE’S PADDLE GATHERING
JOIN US ON SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER 2021 FOR A UNIQUE SUP GATHERING!
THE GRAND PAVOIS ORGANISATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONFIRMS THAT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021 WILL TAKE PLACE.
Following the Board Meeting on Wednesday 25 August, the Grand Pavois Organisation Board of Directors confirmed that the international in-water boat show, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2021 will be held.
THE « HANDI CAP’ACCES » POLE FAVOURS PARTICIPATION BY ALL.
The « Handi Cap’Acces » Pole will celebrate its 11th edition this year at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE APPROACH FOR ALL
The Grand Pavois La Rochelle adheres to the Charter for eco-responsible events in La Rochelle.
THE APRIL MARINE PADDLE JAM, THE GRAND PAVOIS’ SUP GATHERING.
Join us on Saturday 2 Octobre 2021 for a unique SUP gathering.
« A SHOW AS MUCH AWAITED BY WATER SPORT PROFEESSIONALS AS BY OUR ENTHUSIASTIC VISITORS »
MAKE A NOTE OF THE DATES FOR THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE FROM TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER TO SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER 2021
A COMPLETELY FOIL AND PADDLE YEAR!
Three Foil highlights will be on the programme at the Grand Pavois. An exceptional edition that will clearly be placed under the sign of Foil since three national level events will be on the programme on the weekend of the Atlantic show.
GREECE, THE GUEST COUNTRY OF HONOUR AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
A leading tourist destination, Greece is renowned for its stunning mountain landscapes, its natural wonders, its infinite coastline and its large and small islands, famous around the world for their unequalled beauty.
« SUSTAINABLE SAILING AND THE PORT OF THE FUTURE WITH EDF » AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE.
The Grand Pavois La Rochelle is focusing on the theme of « Sustainable Sailing and the Port of the future with EDF”.
YANNICK BESTAVEN,PATRON OF THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
Yannick Bestaven, the magnificent winner of the 2020/21 Vendée Globe on Maître CoQ IV, will be the patron of the 40th edition of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.