Villefranche Paddle Race and solar boat in the Heart of the Riviera

A paddle race in Villefranche

The French and European stand up paddle elite line up at the start of the Villefranche Paddle Race on March 24th and 25th in Nice. The first stop on the 2018 Coupe de France circuit, the event will offer two different days of courses adapted to all levels of practice, in the heart of the sumptuous Baie de Villefranche.

This project was initiated by the association Triathlon des Mers and four students including the French athlete Martin Letourneur:

"Villefranche is one of the first places we discovered when arriving in Nice, the Bay is perfect for paddle and we instantly fell in love with the landscape. The idea of ??the Villefranche Paddle Race is first and foremost to make this magical place known to the greatest number, so what better than a SUP Race competition for that? "

Several French big names have already signed: French champions Martin Vitry and Mélanie Lafenêtre, but also the recent winner of the Glagla Race Tom Auber and the best Mediterranean rowers of the moment such as Nicolas Beynet, Jules Langlois and Didier Leneil .

Counting for the circuit of France Paddle Race 2018, the "Elite" races will launch the federal season and allow the competitors to qualify for the French Championships. In addition, with a prize money of € 2000 and recognized as a major regional event of the Paddle Race in Europe, the Villefranche Paddle Race enjoys the status of "Regional Event" of the Paddle League World Tour 2018. In addition to the international media fallout of the competition, it will reward the best rowers with valuable points in the international SUP WORLD RANKINGS ranking.

Throughout the weekend, recreational practitioners will also enjoy the Bay of Villefranche during the "Open" races open to all types of boards. From the 9 'paddleboard to the 18' paddleboard through the BIG SUP, the goal of the "Open" races is to bring together the most participants. Finally, a "Kid's Race" race will allow budding rowers to have fun in complete safety on a fun and adapted course.

Did you imagine accompanying paddles with a solar boat?

The solar boat and the paddle are made to sail together
The solar boat and the paddle are made to sail together

You are staying between Nice and Monaco and have probably thought about renting Paddle. But the whole family does not necessarily want to paddle. So while your loved ones enjoy with Paddling, some wish to stay comfortably on a solar boat. SeaZen offers you the paddle formula accompanied by a rental boat without a license.

During this boat ride, it's a great logistical base that will follow your loved ones. Aboard the seaZen, for example, you can keep your drinks cool, stay in the shade of the solar roof or warm up in the sun deck. You are in the best conditions to photograph your loved ones, support them or help them to correct their faults. Live aboard the solar boat and play sports alternating rowing paddle and rest on the boat. It seems that the paddle is athletic and very good to develop the abs!

In addition, the paddle advance at the same speed as the solar boat is to believe that both activities were designed to navigate together.

That said laugh does not stop you from racing between paddle and electric boat, in any case it's 100% green!