OLIVIA PIANA, THREE TIMES SUP WORLD CHAMPION, PATRON OF THE APRIL MARINE PADDLE JAM, THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE’S PADDLE GATHERING
Olivia Piana, a patron who is three times SUP world champion!
Olivia Piana is a French « waterwoman » and a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) pioneer in France. She boasts an incredible list of prizes, in particular with three World titles in all SUP disciplines: long distance, sprint and technical racing. In 2010, Olivia was also junior silver medallist in Windsurfing (Slalom) and Xterra Triathlon (Nature triathlon). Impressive! In short, it is a true sports enthusiast, now under contract with the brand Itiwit (also a partner of the April Marine Paddle Jam!), who is the patron of this first Grand Pavois La Rochelle SUP gathering. We couldn’t have done better. Amazing!
Olivia Piana under the colours of Itiwit, also a partner of the event!
United by a common wish to make stand-up paddle accessible to all, Olivia Piana, three times world champion in several stand-up paddle disciplines, and ITIWIT, Décathlon’s stand-up paddle and kayak brand, are joining forces for a partnership that combines co-creation and passion. Ever since its creation, Itiwit’s main wish has been to offer users products that are both technical and accessible to all. To help them achieve this, they wanted to join forces with Olivia, who could help them benefit from her skills and technical know-how. This collaboration with Olivia is the result of a common wish to develop effective and innovative products for stand-up paddle. It is in the frame of this partnership that Olivia Piana will be present at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle and will be the patron of the first Paddle Jam.
An Itiwit waterproof bag with Suntribe and Earpro products for the participants.
In addition to the official T-shirt printed with the colours of the event, for the Paddle Jam, Itiwit will provide a small waterproof bag that will allow participants to carry all the essentials with them for this 7km paddle outing. The essentials in the bag include an EarPro spray, especially developed to prevent all potential problems relating to water sports. The EarPro formula contains natural ingredients which line the ear, preventing water from remaining trapped and protecting it from infections caused by water. An event focused entirely on the sea, the ocean and nature, the APRIL Marine Paddle Jam is also expected to have the perfect Sun partner! This will be Suntribe with products that are kind to our health and nature. Certified organic and 100% free of artificial chemicals, the natural sun screens are tested by independent laboratories and offer unequalled UVA and UVB protection. Thus, all the participants at the APRIL Marine Paddle Jam will receive a 100% natural zinc sun screen in their waterproof welcome bag!
Further information: https://www.paddlejam-gp.com/blog
Reminder: What is the April Marine Paddle Jam?
First Paddle Jam for the Grand Pavois La Rochelle, this SUP gathering is open to all. The idea? To have fun and sail together on SUPs without any spirit of competition from La Plage area at the Grand Pavois to a buoy located in the middle of the Old Port of La Rochelle and then back again. A protected and secure 7-km round trip, and the chance to enjoy the unique experience of passing between the two emblematic towers of the Port of La Rochelle.
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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!
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.