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 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.
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:
Exertion, then relaxation. So let's brunch!
Round #2 (option) – reserved for top professionals
The organisation details of this possible second round will be specified in a few weeks.
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.
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).
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.
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.