The now traditional triptych of visuals for the next Nautic is unveiled today: a launch powers towards us in the stunning light of a summer’s evening, a modern sailboat calmly draws closer under asymmetric spinnaker and a rider hurtles down a wave on a Stand Up Paddle board.
Nautic de Paris - The Nautic 2015, a meeting for enthusiasts everywhere who love the Sea, where freedom still reigns…After 10 fantastic days packed with news and novel additions to the product ranges and events, the Nautic 2015 closes its doors on what has been a very on-trend show, with some reassuring figures to boot. In a general context still coloured by the shock of the attacks in Paris, and the attention focused on the regional elections, the International Paris Boat Show has brilliantly held rank by welcoming over 200,000 visitors.
This Friday, at the Nautic, in addition to the Stand Up Paddle, windsurfing, kayaking and boating, visitors were able to enjoy beginners’ sessions in wakeboarding and waterskiing in the presence of the sport’s major champions, tying sailor knots, First Aid in a remote location, systems for locating a man overboard, use of digital tooling for customised upholstery and a host of other enjoyable activities.
This Saturday, the Centre Nautique de Kerguelen Sellor (Kerguelen Sellor Watersports Centre) and the Société des Régates d’Antibe - Juan les Pins, respectively elected best Sailing School and best sports club of 2014, were honoured on the Nautic Stage.
This Friday at the Nautic, visitors had a chance to meet Yvan Bourgnon, who came to present the final stage of his solo round the world adventure on a sports catamaran, as well as Armel Le Cleac’h, who was signing autographs for a guide on sea safety.
Initiation sessions, tasters, demonstrations… this Thursday, visitors to the Nautic were treated to a number of highlights, as well as having the chance to follow course set out by the “Catamarans & Tri Friendly” with the aim of beginning to arrange their upcoming holidays or finding inspiration for a world cruise with their family.
This Wednesday, the children were out in force in the aisles of the Nautic. All of them had the chance to discover a whole raft of entertainment, reserved specially for them this week at the Porte de Versailles, the most important of which was the great variety of craft just for them, enabling them to launch into the water and discover the marine environment and the practice of watersports.
In a month’s time the Nautic 2014 will open its doors to the hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts of the sea and boats. As is the case every winter, there will be an abundance of new features and events creating a buzz at the Porte de Versailles in Paris. We review the high points and the main trends of this extraordinary boat show, which remains a French phenomenon.