What jobs related to the sea does interest Nice's schoolboys?

The sunny days on the Côte d'Azur are not lacking. To soak-up sea trips all year round, seaZen proposes the rental of its solar boat without a license. The easiest way to enjoy it, is by joining the Boat Club.

Sunset over the sea overlooking two sailboats.

The charms of indian summer

From July 15th to September 15th, the summer season is very busy, with extremely high temperatures and swarms of ships along the coast. While some people are gleefully sunbathing on the sand, others take advantage of the landscape off Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

And that does not necessarily stop with the arrival of autumn, on the contrary. Tired by the sun, the vegetation changes color and is about to deliver to those who want its last splinters. A new and sweet freshness blows on the city dwellers and other sailors, laden with desire for renewal. The ideal setting for a sea trip aboard a SSR19. And as soon as the Indian summer arrives, usually in late October, it's paradise ...

I start with a sea trip

The Boat Club benefits

By joining the SeaZen Boat Club, sail all year round, with a few clicks and significant savings. The Suncy 19 is rented on-line and self-service, which further facilitates the experience. To take advantage of this, you just need to take a first rendezvous with seaZen team. You will need to practice a together with a solar skipper. After one hour you may be able to self-drive the vessel.

Then, enjoy boat trips all year round - including off-season (November 1 - May 14) - and without time limit. That is to say you can even sail on the big blue in the evening, on the occasion of an "after-work" with your collaborators or for a cool aperitif with friends!

I book my boat

Educational Program for the Discovery of the Marine World

On Thursday, January 26th, 2017, on a cloudy winter morning, 20 courageous high school students from Lycée Pasteur de Nice, boarded the seaZen by teams of 5. Thanks to the very effective reception of the Discovery Center of the Maritime World*, these Eco Conception sudents discovered with delight the happiness of a zen, elegant and respectful of the environment navigation!

* This project is carried out in partnership with the Aix-Marseille Rectorate, the Nice Rectorate, the PACA Region and the sustainable development education structures of the Marine Network, of which the CDMM is part of the Calypso scheme.

SeaZen in front of Nice's Yacht Club

© Seamagine Eco Navigation

Attractions for high school students

While the weather forecasts announced force 6 at sea, the organizers opted for a plan B which was acclaimed. The exit of about 30 minutes per team began with a short exit off the Port de la Tour Rouge (Port of the Red Tower). Facing a breathtaking view of the famous Château de l'Anglais (Castle of the English), the crews discovered the story behind the famous canon of noon, which punctuates the city of Nice still today.

The Castle of the English at Nice

Par CHRIS BONTEMPS — Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3296190

To continue with, seaZen set sail to the Lympia Basin, the great port of Nice, both commercial  port and marina. Thus they discovered the areas reserved for liners, maritime affairs, fishermen, boaters, mega yachts as well as the spectacular work of tunneling the tramway.

Port Lympia de Nice

Par Tomoyoshi NOGUCHI — originally posted to Flickr as Gare Maritime de Nice, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36500755

Evocation of jobs related to the sea and the environment

This educational moment, was the occasion to evoke the many jobs that one can finds in the marine. Deluxe yacht jobs have clearly won the most interest. Boat-rental or Boat-Club rentals, in connection with seaZen, were no exception. For example, many questions have been asked about solar boating, the recycling of its batteries and the recycling of its photovoltaic panels. The public was obviously very sensitive to eco-design, it is no coincidence that he attended this education at Lycée Pasteur!

Other questions about sailing without a license and the possibility to learn how to maneuver the boat demonstrated a desire for these young Niçois to discover the sea. Paradoxically, the sea is very close to Nice and yet they do not always know it. Many see it as inaccessible because of the time needed to train for certain practices as well as the cost of certain types of navigation. It was also the occasion to present the seaZen Attitude, an approach that aims to make the sea accessible to Nice thanks to an accompaniment and a new economic model.

Societal commitment, a matter for all

Social commitment is everyone's business. Through this educational activity, seaZen wished to demonstrate that its commitment follows a lead which can go beyond eco-navigation. It may also interest young people in search of vocational vocation.

If you wish to encourage this approach, indicate your interest or suggestions, do not hesitate to: