A COMPLETELY FOIL AND PADDLE YEAR!
The National Windfoil on Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October.
Introduced to the show in 2018, this year, the autumn National Windfoil will bring together 150 participants from all over France. No doubt the very best in this sport will be present in La Rochelle for the event and a very high-level competition, with about forty world champions, will be on the water to battle for the title. The very best in France in foil will be present at La Plage to celebrate a return to competition after a rather difficult year for such events!
This competition is organised with the Cercle Nautique d’Angoulins and the Grand Pavois La Rochelle and is open to FFVoile Windfoil licence holders.
Information and Registrations on https://www.cnangoulins.com
- The National Wingfoil on Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October.
A combination of kite surf, surf and windsurf, all with a foil, is creating quite a buzz and offers plenty to delight all board sport enthusiasts! Wingsurf, or a sail that you hold with your arms outstretched and a board on your feet, appeared for the first time in 2015 with Tony Logosz. It took several years before this sport was seen at kitesurf and windsurf spots and, no doubt, it was when Robby Naish started to use it and develop the technique that Wingfoil really took off. Later, with the progress made on foils, Wingfoil continued to develop its fan base and, today, there is no doubt that Wingfoil has really taken off!
Therefore, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle, with its La Plage space, is delighted to be able to welcome about fifty competitors for this first autumn National in La Rochelle. The cream of this new sport will be among the many fans attending the weekend of the show to discover the equipment on display, chat with brands and competitors, and test and discover this new activity.
This competition is also organised with the Cercle Nautique d’Angoulins and the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
Information and Registrations on https://www.cnangoulins.com
The National ETF on Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October.
Inspired by the multihulls of the America’s Cup, in 2016, Jean-Pierre Dick (four-time winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre) and the architect Guillaume Verdier created the ETF 26 (Easy to Fly). This 26-foot catamaran (8.10 metres long and 4.30 metres wide) is easy to sail by all and offers the chance to achieve the excellence of flight aboard boats equipped with foils. Built and assembled in France, this sports boat is designed to fly when it reaches speeds over 8 knots and, today, brings together crews with experienced skippers such as Billy Besson, Jean-Pierre Dick, Yvan Bourgnon and Jean-Christophe Mourniac.
The National ETF 26 will be held exceptionally in La Rochelle in 2021 and more specifically during the Grand Pavois La Rochelle. A unique opportunity to present and promote this circuit that offers the chance to get up close to these astonishing “machines” that fly over the water and compete neck and neck at (very) high speeds!
Note that this competition is organised by the Société des Régates Rochelaises with the support of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
Information and Registrations on http://srr-sailing.com/web/s/11942/etf26
Board Sport and Foil exhibitors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle
On the occasion of its four Board Sport and Foil events, exhibitors will come together at La Plage on the last three days of the Atlantic show to answer questions from enthusiasts and rookies relating to the equipment available (windfoil, paddle, wingfoil, light sailing, etc.), training courses and practices. A specific event bringing together the leading brands that will take advantage of these four events and the presence of the leading French athletes in these disciplines. A must!
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
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.