Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to access Nautic Paris Boat Show?

Your ticket for participating in the race will provide access to Nautic for two persons, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM), in order to pick up your bib, drop off your board and attend the briefing. You will also be able to visit the aisles of the Nautic Paris Boat Show.

How do I park at Nautic?

It’s possible for you to access the Parc des Expositions by car so that you may drop off your materials: 

  • For one competitor: a "1 hour" ("1 heure") permit will allow you to enter with your vehicle so that you may drop off your equipment. The vehicle must then leave the Parc des Expositions via the Porte de Versailles.
  • For 2 competitors or more: starting on December 4th, a parking badge (un "badge parking") will allow you to park your vehicle within the Parc des Expositions until Sunday 5th at 7pm.

Note: for security reasons, as of March 2017 all vehicles may only access the Parc des Expositions from the Porte de Versailles following pre-registration on the VIParis (via the Logipass service), which oversees installations at the Porte de Versailles. More details to come.

I don't have a board. Does the organization plan to rent some for the occasion?

This answer is NO (sorry). Each participant must ensure that they bring their board with them to enter the race. If you don't have one on the day of your final registration, you're responsible for buying, borrowing or renting it in anticipation of the event. 


CAUTION : Some exhibitors in the sliding sector of the Paris Boat Show offer limited quantities of SUP for rent (more information coming soon).

How long can I leave my board at the Nautic?

Paddle boards can be stored from Saturday 4th December from 10am until the following day (after the race) at 7pm. The storage location will be specified at the time of registration confirmation.


Why register as a team in the Nautic Paddle?

During the draw at the end of the pre-registration period, by registering as a team, if the team captain is selected, then all team members will be able to participate in the race. This choice allows you, if you are lucky in the draw, to be sure to experience the race alongside your loved ones.


Let's remind you that the teammates will start each one on their individual board (no big SUP, big mama, Dragon SUP, etc. except for the partners of the organization). 


How do I get to where the race starts?

There is a shuttle system in place that transports participants to the starting point. At the end of the race, participants take the shuttle in the direction of the Porte de Versailles.


How can my friends follow the race on the Seine River?

  • Paris is quiet at 8am on Sunday morning. However not all the quays of the Seine are open to traffic and parking is rarely possible. Meeting points will be announced during the briefing! 
  • If, on departure at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), there is no particular problem for parking, on arrival (Port de Javel Haut), NO PARKING PLACE is available on the quay (area restricted to the organization). We recommend that you plan to park elsewhere.
  • The Vélib' bikes (self-service city bikes) or similar transportation means are a good solution. Autonomy, peace and quiet and stroll at the rhythm of the SUP in a Paris still asleep when the sun awakes.

If I am unable to attend, can I get a refund?

No refund will be possible this year, even on presentation of a medical certificate. If necessary, ask your insurance company for more information.


What if I come with a guest?

If you are planning on having an escort and you want the individual(s) accompanying you to be able to access the Nautic and/or participate in the brunch served on Sunday 5th, please let us know when you register online (before November 20).   


Whom should I contact if necessary?

You can contact the organization team by clicking here. We also try to give swift answers when we get PMs on our Facebook page.


How do I send the medical certificate to the Nautic?

We strongly recommend that you submit your medical certificate online as part of the registration process, along with the other documents to be submitted. However, if you are unable to do so, you may send it to us by email at


In the worst case, you will be able to present your certificate no later than Saturday, December 5th when you receive your race numbers on the Nautic.


Hey, those big SUPs seem really cool. Can we ride one of those with my friends?

Sorry to be a downer, but no. :( Big Paddles are for partners only. This type of board is faster, and therefore, out of the rankings. This event is first and foremost a race. Each rider must be on his own individual board. 


Can I go by my own means to the race start point at the BNF?

Yes, we do not oblige you to take the shuttle. :) If you wish, you can go directly to the starting point with your board and your equipment (after you have registered beforehand and attended the briefing of course).


Can I take my board back with me directly after the race?

Yes, it is not mandatory to drop your board in the trucks, both on the way to and from the race.


What are the boards allowed?

We accept boards between 10'6 and 14'. Both inflatable and rigid formats are accepted.


Any other questions?

Please use our contact form

Crédits photo :  AFP - Nautic 2021 -  Julien de Rosa & Raoul Dobremel