Useful Informations

Event procedure

JERSEY RETRIEVAL AND PRE-RACE BRIEFING – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020

From 10:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Retrieval of jersey and drop-off of materials 

 

The competitors must confirm their presence at the race the day beforehand between 10:00 PM and 4:30 PM directly at Nautic Paris Boat Show, which will take place at the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles, Paris (15th arrondissement). 

 

In addition, the participants will be able to leave their boards so that the organization can load all the SUPs into the trucks. Stickers will be provided to the participants so that they can easily identify their equipment. 

 

The competitors will have to leave their SUP between 10 am and 5 pm in the trucks, so we will be able to carry all the boards the next morning to the start of the race. However, if he/she wishes, a rider may bring his/her own board directly to the start of the race (with the stickers on!).

 

To access the Nautic, 2 entry tickets will be provided to you when you confirm your registration online. You will also get all the necessary information (parking, entries, etc.).

5:00 PM – Briefing for the race 

 

The briefing for the race also takes place in Hall 1 of the Parc des Expositions. It is necessary to attend the briefing to be aware of the all updates about the start of the race, the specific measures for navigating the Seine river, security, etc. 

 

THE RACE

Round #1 – all competitors

 

Round #1 on the Seine river is a fleet race, with a "mass start”. The times to be observed are as follows: 

  • 05:45 AM: Opening of Spot Nautic, providing changing rooms
  • 06:45 AM: Final departure of the bus to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
  • 07:30 AM: Briefing of participants for round #1, quai de la Gare (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
  • 07:35 AM: Following instructions from the directors of the race, riderrs enter the water
  • 07:45 AM: Deployment of directors of the race for Round #1
  • 08:45 to 10:00 AM:
    • Arrival at the quai de Javel Bas
    • Loading of boards onto the trucks
    • Transfer to Nautic – Porte de Versailles

 

Brunch

 

Exertion, then relaxation. So let's brunch! 

  • 11.30: The post-race brunch is served to all competitors. The competitors may also invite guests (family or friends), with an addiitonal cost of 25 euros per person. 
  • You may also take a well-deserved shower at Nautic following the brunch. 

 

Round #2 (option) – reserved for top professionals

 

The organisation details of this possible second round will be specified in November 2020.

 

Last year, the round #2 brought together the best times (male and female) from competitors of the PRO division during Round #1. They competed for victory in a relay race with teams of 6 (4 men/2 women) in a friendly atmosphere of the pool area at Spot Nautic (70m x 10m) located in Hall 1. 

Recommendations

WARM-UPS

It is strongly advised to warm-up properly (movements, stretches, etc.). It is important to note that falling into cold water can lead to physiological complications (including hypothermia).  

 

Assistance

About 15 boats will be available to provide assistance to competitors and the race directors. A pontoon boat will serve to pick up those who fall out of the race and will be behind the fleet. 

 

The River Squad (Brigade Fluviale) police boats are not a part of the arrangements above but can be called on to intervene in the event of any dangerous or urgent situations. Their instructions must be followed immediately and unconditionally. 

 

EQUIPMENT

It is strongly recommended to wear neoprene booties and to have a 5-meter towrope. 

The organization does not provide a board, everyone comes with their own equipment.  

PARTENAIRES


Crédits photo : © William Alix  & © Gaël Cornier