Nautic Paddle

News April 8 - Results of the 2018 Nautic Paddle carbon footprint

With our official partner Starboard SUP France, we have decided to measure the carbon footprint of all the competitors' travels at the Nautic Paddle 2018 (more than 800).


250 riders from all countries agreed to answer our survey (thanks to them!), allowing us today to assess fairly accurately the global volume of CO2 emissions produced by the race.


In short:

  • The Nautic Paddle 2018 emitted around 87 tonnes of CO2
  • As a result, to offset the environmental impact, Starboard will plant this year 87 mangrove trees in Burma's Thor Heyerdahl Climate Parks. Indeed, each tree, during its 20 years of life, will capture about 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.

Thanks again to Starboard for this great project!

News December 9 - 2018 Nautic Paddle Results available!

News November 26: the Guide to confirm your registration at the Nautic!

To know everything about:

  • The withdrawal of the bibs and the briefing on Saturday December 7
  • The race itself on Sunday December 8
  • Practical information about these 2 days: access, parking, deposit of the boards....

News October 5: the lists of people selected in the Leisure and Pro divisions are online!

Note: As indicated in the notice of race, the Leisure waiting list includes the first 180 names in order of draw and the Pro list the first 30. If you do not see your name, it means that your position is located beyond 780th place (Leisure) or 130th place (Pro).


Next steps:

1) For the selected ones: on Monday October 8, you will receive an email including a link allowing you to pay the participation fees and to finalize your registration. If 48 hours later, you have not received the message (check your spam box!), please contact us at the following address: Be careful, you will have until October 21 at midnight to register!


2) After October 21, we will contact each person on the 2 waiting lists (you may still have a little chance!), following the order of ranking, to complete the list of registered participants.


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:

  • 800 participants authorized in 2018 (700 in 2017, 600 in 2016, 500 in 2015) 
  • 23 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 complete 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: the final round of the APP World Tour (Association of Paddlesurf Professionals) will take place during the 9th Nautic Paddle, with the start planned for a few minutes following the main race. This final stage will crown the 2018 Paddle world champion. 


The second round of the final, which will take place as a sprint on the pool inside of the Nautic Paris Boat Show (Porte de Versailles), will allow everyone to admire the performances of the world’s best in the discipline. It will also be possible for the public to meet the champions on Saturday, December 8 from 3:30 PM-6:30 PM during a demonstration at the Nautic.