THE “HANDI CAP’ACCES” POLE FAVOURS PARTICIPATION BY ALL.
Remember that the aim of this centre, which is unique of its kind, is to inform visitors, guide and assist people with disabilities who have come to try water sports thanks to maiden trips and shared experiences. Set up as a partnership for many years with La Mutuelle Intégrance, Charente-Maritime Departmental Council and the two Departmental Adapted Sport and Handisport Committees with the support of Grand Pavois Organisation, this year, the Handi Cap’Access Pole will again offer maiden trips aboard sailboats present in the in-water space at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle and the chance to try water sport activities at the La Plage area (kayaks, jet-skis, etc.).
A specific 100 sq. metre tent will be placed at the entrance to the La Plage area with the presence of the Sport Adapté 17, Handisport 17 Departmental Committees and their partners in order to inform, welcome and supervise people with disabilities wishing to obtain information or discover and try their hand at water sport activities. Note that during the last edition of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle in 2019 (editor’s note, cancellation of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle in 2020 due to the health crisis), 634 people came to the boatshow and 509 maiden trips were offered free of charge during the 6 days of the show. Six associations and two private individuals provided their equipment free of charge to the committees, not to mention the help provided by the Municipality of La Rochelle which supplied four Hippocampe and Trialos type beach wheelchairs. Also, in 2019, 31 employees and/or volunteers were present in this space.
Focus on the Handisport 17 and Sport Adapté 17 Departmental Committees
The Adapted Sport and Handisport Committees supported by “La Mutuelle Intégrance” and the Departmental Council share one common ambition, namely to integrate the values of social cohesion, include people with disabilities in sport, and develop sports among this population. A true ambition shared by the Grand Pavois La Rochelle for 11 years!
- Handisport 17 means 19 affiliated handisport clubs and sections. Further information: https://handisport17.org/
- Sport Adapté 17 means 2,057 licence-holders for 2019/2020 and 19 clubs affiliated to the Adapted Sport Federation. Further information: https://sportadapte.fr/
- The actions of Charente-Maritime Departmental Council: https://la.charente-maritime.fr
- The actions of La Mutuelle Intégrance: https://www.integrance.fr/
Many thanks for the valuable help provided for the Handi Cap’Access Pole at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle : Yakapartir, Yakito, Maynao, Hansa 303, Jules, Echo 90 – Pauroa, Jet Ski Locajet, Jet sensation, Carpe Diem 2, Histoire d’Eve, and more.
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.
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.