80,000 VISITORS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
A high-quality visitor profile there to see the 800 or so international brands and 750 boats on show. Following this edition, which could be described as much-awaited and very successful, Grand Pavois La Rochelle confirms that it is a show for business, a show for new products, an event reflecting future trends in water sports, and a reference show for French, European and international water sports.
Alain Pochon (President of Grand Pavois Organisation):
« This 2021 edition has been very satisfying for the Grand Pavois Organisation’s Board of Directors. All the water sport professionals represented closed this 49th edition with many sales and well-filled order books. We concluded this edition with 80,000 visitors, including a large number of high-quality visitors from abroad and, above all, first-time buyers, which underlines the true ambition of our event, namely the promotion of new trends, practices and products ».
« We wish to thank the Minister for the Sea, Annick Girardin, for spending Thursday at the show. The Minister was extremely available and met with many professionals and discussed issues relating to the ports of the future, mooring, regulations, and more. Our thanks also to Her Excellency Adraia Balta, the Ambassador of Greece to France, for her presence during the inauguration of the Greece hall, and Yannick Bestaven, the winner of the Vendée Globe and patron of our event, who was present aboard his Imoca ».
“There were also many sea trials which continues to be an undeniable strength for our event. I recall that more than 150 boats were available to test from 10 am to 7 pm and that, after 5.30 pm the pontoons were opened to allow the other brands to take to the sea. Our new layout, with the removal of the large halls, appears to be in line with the needs of professionals and visitors and we are already thinking about how to establish it in the long-term. 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 for all the works carried at our site and at the new visitors’ car park. It is our duty to offer new fittings and improvements to our event every year and it is thanks to this collaboration that we are able to continually upgrade our event ».
« The only cloud in the sky was the cancellation of certain events owing to the poor weather conditions, including Grand Pavois Fishing and our first edition of Paddle Jam. But this will be for some other time because 37 boats from international brands were registered for Grand Pavois Fishing and more than 90 participants had signed up for our Paddle event. Indeed, we will be proposing this event in spring next year. The National competitions (editor’s note: WindFoil, WingFoil and ETF26) took place but were also affected by the bad weather on Saturday. We would like to thank the competitors and the Pôles France centres for their presence, as well as the French Sailing Federation and the two organising clubs, namely the Centre Nautique d’Angoulins and the Rochelle-Nautique ».
Focus on the 50th edition.
« We were delighted to have Greece as our Guest country of Honour 2021. Tahiti and the islands of the Pacific will by our guests in 2022. It was a great honour to have announced 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. No need to mention the fact that 2022 will rather special because we will be celebrating the 50th edition of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle and we are already working on this anniversary edition which we hope will be festive and convivial. A highly symbolic edition that should allow us to extend our thanks to the world of water sports and all its professionals who have placed their trust in us for the past 50 years ».
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.