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Nautic Boat Show Hitting Paris

Posted: Oct. 15th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
SUP Paris Crossing
R. Dobremel/AFP/Nautic

The week following December 8th will be an exciting time for boating fans in and around Paris. Porte de Versailles is playing host to returning champions Antoine Albeau and Eric Terrien in a fierce international stand-up-paddle competition that will cater to world circuit and leisure competitors alike.

The Nautic SUP Paris Crossing, organised by Nautic to open the Nautic Paris Boat Show from the 8th -16th December 2012 in Porte de Versailles, has become one of the leading international events in this fast-growing sport. Some 200 competitors divided into two categories--Pro and Leisure—will confront each other on the 9th December under the Eiffel Tower with specialized courses to create a fleet and a spectacular event.
The race will start in the early hours of the morning in front of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the finish decided at the Quai de Javel as in previous years. In addition to having doubled the number of competitors, the new feature for 2012 is that the professional racers will have to circle the Ile St Louis, which promises a nice concentration of paddlers all along the fifteen kilometre course.

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