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Event procedure

JERSEY RETRIEVAL AND PRE-RACE BRIEFING – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018

From 10 AM to 5:30 PM – Retrieval of jersey and drop-off of materials 

 

The competitors must confirm their presence at the race the day beforehand between 10 AM and 5:30 PM directly at Nautic Paris Boat Show (Spot Nautic - Hall 1), which will take place at the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles, Paris (15th arrondissement). 

 

To access the site, 2 admissions will be provided at the time of online registration. 

 

In addition, participants can leave their board for the organization to load onto trucks. Stickers will be provided to participants so they can identify their property. 

 

6:30 PM – Briefing for the race 

 

The briefing for the race also takes place in Hall 1 of the Parc des Expositions. It is necessary so as to review procedures for the start of the race, 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: Opening of Spot Nautic – Hall 1, providing changing rooms
  • 06:45: Final departure of the bus to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF)
  • 07:30: Briefing of participants for round #1, quai de la Gare (BNF)
  • 07:35: Following instructions from the Directors of the Race, participants enter the water
  • 07:45: Deployment of Directors of the Race for Round #1
  • 08:45 to 10:00:
    • Arrival at the quai de Javel Bas
    • Loading of boards onto the trucks
    • Transfer to Nautic – Porte de Versailles

 

Brunch

 

Exertion, then relaxation. A brunch has been organized for this purpose: 

  • 11.30: This post-race brunch is served to all competitors. The competitors may also invite escorts, with a cost of 25 euros per guest. 
  • You may also take a well-deserved shower at Nautic following the brunch.  

 

Round #2 – reserved for top professionals

 

Round #2 brings together the best times (male and female) from competitors of the PRO division during Round #1. They will compete for the title 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.

 

The times are the following:

  • 2:15 PM: Briefing of participants for Round #2, Spot Nautic – Hall 1.
  • 2:30 to 4:30: Deployment of the Directors of the Race for Round #2.
  • 4:30: Awards ceremony, Scène Nautic - 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

Approximately fifteen vessels 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. 

 

MatEriAlS

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