A 50TH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE WITH MANY INNOVATIONS!
The event for the coming year’s innovations
Enthusiasts know it: the Grand Pavois La Rochelle offers many exclusive innovations and previews. September is THE month for launching innovations for the coming year and Grand Pavois La Rochelle offers many brands the chance to present their new models to their network of distributors and invite the many enthusiasts eager to discover what water sports of the future will look like. Traditionally, about 150 new boats and new products are presented at the show, with some boats presented as world exclusives.
Two new thematic spaces in 2022 and the wish to develop an in-water Rental Company and Boat Club Space.
The show for real fans continues to grow and aims to meet all its visitors’ needs. Thus, two new areas will make their appearance at the 2022 show with the creation of a Board Sports and Light Sailing Space on-land or inside the show to complete the La Plage Space on Plage des Minimes. Although La Plage will continue to be the centre for initiations, experiences, encounters, and equipment tests for board sports and light sailing equipment at the waterside, exhibitors and their products will be presented inside the show. An innovation ensuring a direct link with exhibitors. Also note the new Art & Decoration Hall, which will bring together artists and creations with ties with the world of water sports.
Finally, Grand Pavois Organisation is working on and developing a future in-water space devoted to rental firms and boat clubs. Indeed, many visitors want to see the boats they can hire or use in the frame of these rapidly developing service offers. There could be nothing better for dreaming and imagining yourself using the service than a visit to a catamaran or a motorboat which the enthusiast will use for his or her forthcoming holidays or day trips!
A new walkway to the pontoon to improve the flow of in-water visitors and new in-water structures to optimise the visibility of the brands and boats.
Optimising the in-water show, the boats presented and enabling as many people as possible to visit the 6 kilometres of pontoons at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle is an ongoing goal for Grand Pavois Organisation. Thus, a new walkway to the pontoons will be opened this year and will depart from the Eastern zone of the show, i.e. from the Sustainable Innovations Space with EDF, near the guest country of honour, Tahiti and the Pacific Islands. It will now be possible to enter the in-water area from all three sides of the show, i.e. from the West and the Equipment Space (1 passageway up and 1 passageway down), from the South via the boat exhibition space (7 passageways) and the East and the Guest of Country of Honour space. Plenty to keep the many visitors and water sports professionals happy!
Also, note the creation of new in-water structures. To optimise the presence of brands and provide better exhibition conditions for them, Grand Pavois Organisation is offering a larger in-water stands space, ranging from 9 square metre to 50 square metre covered spaces on 90 square metre platforms. A great development for creating genuine brand universes.
Upgrading of the Sustainable Innovations Space with EDF
Major upgrade of the Sustainable Innovations Space with EDF in the frame of this 2022 edition which will be in-water and on-land. Several start-ups have been invited, such as BlueSeeds and its platform for managing mooring areas and raising awareness of the challenges of eco-sailing among sailors and eco-tourism professionals; Life Ocean and its filtering buoy; FMGT and its anti-UV, anti-scratch and hydrophobic protective films to limit the use of chemicals on hulls; and Ibaia Boats with its electric houseboats aimed at developing floating housing. While 14 start-ups will be present, note that many professionals will also be exhibiting products in this space that are currently on the market. For example, there will be ADV Propulse and its SmartSail concept devoted to sober and green electricity production to cover needs on board; Atelier Interface with its Mini 6.50 – the Floky 6.50 – built in 100% bio-composites with bamboo and flax fibre, recycled PET foam, bio-based epoxy resins and recyclable thermoplastics; Neocean and its electric-powered Overboat on foils; Temo France and its portable electric motors, not to mention Naviwatt and its 13 years of experience and unique know-how in electric propulsion. More than thirty exhibitors will be brought together in this on-land and in-water Sustainable innovations space. An event in the event »
A Multihull Space which is growing,
The in-water Multihull Space at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle is growing this year with 30 multihulls on display, many of them new. While cruising multihulls continue to develop in many sizes, it should be noted that the Grand Pavois La Rochelle is the Atlantic in-water boat show where it is possible to find the best offer for small so-called nomadic multihulls and small cruisers. In terms of figures, the largest multihull on show will be the ORC 57, built by the Marsaudon Composites shipyard. This dagger-board, fractioned sloop-rigged yacht, designed by the naval architect Marc Lombard, is 17.10 metres long, while the smallest will be the 5.95-metre Astus 20.5. A trimaran designed by VPLP Design, which is easy to transport and set up for single-handed sailing so that you change water area according to your wishes. In short, there is something for all tastes and every sailing programme.
Voiles de Nuit is back after a 6-year absence
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. The towers and ramparts of La Rochelle will be lit up and, for the evening, the fore-port will become a unique and magical place. This show, unique in the field of pyrotechnical and musical creation, will be produced by the group Lacroix-Ruggieri, a partner of Voiles de Nuit for many years, and staged by the internationally famous David Proteau. Placed under the direction of Alain Pochon, President of the association Grand Pavois Organisation, Voiles de Nuit will be held at 8 pm on the Saturday of the international in-water boat show and will again combine the land and the sea, history and modernity, fireworks and projections, music and boats. An unforgettable event in view to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle!
FFVoile licence holders invited to the Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2022
New partnership with the French Sailing Federation in 2022 which offers its members the chance to benefit from free admission to the reference show for real fans!
The process will be simple: just visit the Grand Pavois La Rochelle website and enter the mandatory information to generate a ticket for the show. Fans at the service of fans!
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.
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.