A unique paddle race

It is prohibited to do stand-up paddle on the Seine river in Paris except on this particular occasion. Nautic Paddle is thus a unique opportunity for a one-time experience in an exceptional Parisian setting. 

Who can sign up?

There is no maximum age for registration. For all participants, it is necessary to provide a medical certificate proving that you are able to participate in the stand-up paddle race or a valid competitive surfing license (French or international). Each participant must also accept the Nautic Paddle discharge.


However, participants must be at least 13 years of age by the day of the race. For minors, parental authorization is mandatory. 


Registration process


Registrations can be made on this dedicated website. There is a registration fee. Participants may enter solo or in teams of up to 4 people. 


Note: a person may not be entered more than once, whether alone, in another team or in another category. Any attempt to cheat will result in the disqualification of the person and, where applicable, his/her team.



NB: Amateurs who have already competed in stand-up paddling are advised to register in the PRO category.

The participants: 

  • 850 riders for the LEISURE division
  • 150 riders for the PRO division

Registration requires:

  • Payment of participation fees: 85 euros including VAT 
  • Provision of a medical certificate or an official surfing license 
  • Detailed coordinates for facilitating logistics (address for escort, participation in the brunch after the race, access to parking, etc.). 


Registration includes: 

  • Post-race brunch at the Nautic (+ €30 for an add person at extra cost) 
  • Race participation fee
  • GPS chip (to record your race time)
  • Lycra and race number 
  • An entrance for Nautic en Seine, the new Paris nautical event, afloat and ashore, to be held from April 1 to 6, 2025.



  • It is necessary to wear a 'long John' type suit with full leg, torso, and back covered – or an isothermic garment that covers more surface area than a 'long John.'    
  • A leash to connect the competitor to his or her SUP.

For the size of the boards, paddles between 10'6' and 14' are allowed. Rigid and inflatable paddles are allowed.


If your board is not of the required size, you will not be able to start the race and participation fees will not be refunded.


Except in some cases (partners of the organization), you cannot be on the same board with several people (big mama, SUP dragon...).


IMPORTANT - The organization does not provide boards, everyone must come with their own equipment (bought or rented for the occasion).


Some exhibitors in the sliding sector of the Nautic Paris Boat Show offer limited quantities of boards for rent. Une liste non exhaustive sera mise en ligne sur ce site.


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