Le Grand HuitTo facilitate alternative transportation and leisure activities in urban waterways

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Stand Up Paddle is a sport which has seen a spectacular growth over the last 9 years
It is a very good activity for body and heart, not violent for muscles and joints
Anyone can do it , from 10 to 70 years old. And you don't need to have kilos of muscles to be very good and agile at this sport.
More and more races are organized, at the seaside in the world, but also on rivers, canals, alpine lakes.

Our club, affiliated to French Federation of Surf, with more than 150 members licensed, is now the biggest club in France. And utterly enough not at the seaside !

Our champions :

    • Arthur Arutkin, ranked number two in the world (APP 2019) !! . Winner of Paris Nautic Crossing 2017, second of Vendée Gliss Event 2021 
    • Léo Dusart, second of Coupe de France at Beg Meil 2021
    • Marie Elisabeth Masson, François Prévost, Frédéric Pierreuse, Jean-François Marescaux, first to finish the Tarn Water Race 2021 on a Dragon boat

Our hero :

  • Claude Dhondt, nicknamed Junior, is the first man to succeed at crossing of France from North to South (1150 kms) this summer , alone on his paddleboard. 



Nautic Race. About 50 paddlers from Le Grand Huit are going to take part in World's biggest race, a legendary event. It will take place on the 5th of december under all the famous Paris bridges. A good reason to keep on practising in winter, in Joinville, Lille and Amiens. Good luck ! 

From 06 to 10 of october, our funny bikes are tried at Le Roc d'Azur, the world biggest event for mountain bike, with 15000 persons. We are very proud to be chosen for this major event for cyclists and professional. Ordinary or safety bikes ! 

Mobilize yourself! September 16-22 is European Mobility Week. We’ll be happy to host Fun Bikes, or New Urban Mobility modes either in your businesses or local authorities to persuade you to give up your cars. With a grin!