News November 28 – the rider’s checklist:

  • Do you have your board and all your equipment?
  • Did you receive your 2 invitations per participant to the Nautic by email? (if not contact us)
  • Did you upload on your private account your signed discharge and your medical certificate (or surfing license)?
  • Are you well aware of the access to the Saturday briefing, the car parks of the Porte de Versailles, etc.?


Any doubts? The summary (pdf file) with all the practical information is here:


[October 4 update] Results of the 2019 draw

The list of people selected in the Leisure and Pro divisions (800 and 100 respectively), as well as the corresponding waiting lists (240 and 30 respectively) are online.

Next steps:


1) For those selected: Monday October 7, you will receive an email with a link allowing you to pay the participation fees and finalize your registration (you can send us the medical certificate later). If you didn't get this message within 48 hours (check your spam box by any chance!), please contact us. Be careful, you will have until Monday October 21 at midnight to take action!


2) After October 21, in order to complete the list of participants, we will contact individually, according to the order of ranking, the individuals on the 2 waiting lists displayed on the website. If the number of withdrawals from the main list exceeds 240 (Leisure) or 30 (Pro), we will approach other pre-registered persons beyond the 240th spot on the leisure waiting list (or the 30th spot in Pro).


The world’s largest paddle race

Organized by Nautic Festival SA for the Nautic Paris Boat Show, the 10th Nautic Paddle is scheduled for December 8th, 2019. 


The race will take place in Paris, with an exceptional setting on the Seine River between the National Library of France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) and the port Javel Bas. 1000 participants, consisting of professionals and amateurs alike, are expected to be in attendance for the competition. 

Nautic Paddle statistics:

  • 1 000 participants authorized in 2019 (800 in 2018, 700 in 2017, 600 in 2016, 500 in 2015) 
  • 29 nationalities represented in the most recent race 
  • 39 years old: the average age of participants
  • 35% women
  • 27 of the 29 bridges in Paris are on the race circuit, providing an exceptional view of the capital’s cultural heritage.

2 routes to choose from

Route #1: “LEISURE” division. Approximate distance of 11 kilometers. 



Route #2: “PRO” division. Distance of 13.5 kilometers with the additional challenge of a circuit around two islands: Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis. 

Solo or as a team

It is possible to participate in the event solo or as a group (4 people maximum). In both cases, each participant will have their own paddle. Then, there will be a lottery to determine the individuals and teams selected to participate. 


Registration fees are 60 euros including VAT per participant. 

Distinguished guests

Note: as in 2018, the last stage of the APP World Tour (Association of Professional Paddlers) will take place during the 10th edition of the Nautic Paddle, with a start planned at the same time as the main race. The Nautic Paddle will once again crown the 2019 World Champions (Women and Men).


Who will succeed the American Shae Foudy and the French Arthur Arutkin who lifted the crown last year?


Crédits photo : © Raoul Dobremel / AFP & © Arthur Lockart / AFP