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surfboard right choice

Choosing the right surfboard is vital if you’re going to improve quickly and enjoy the learning process. Especially when you’re a beginner!

Comment éviter le mal de mer en bateau

Whether you’re a beginner or professional skipper, seasickness makes no distinction. Skipper Tanguy De Lamotte, who is taking part in the Vendée Globe, admitted to us that even he sometimes suffers from this illness. Your sailing ability, then, makes no difference whatsoever. Here are a few tips for making sure that your stomach doesn’t start churning.

Pratiquer le kayak en piscine

Winter is here and you’re naturally telling yourself that it’s time to stop kayaking and switch to a sport more suitable for the season… Down with these received notions! You can kayak all year round:
- outside, for motivated kayakers who are equipped and ready for the cold;
equipment for winter kayaking
- inside, for those sensitive to the cold, who’ll prefer the warm waters of indoor pools!

fix and take care kayak

Rigid kayaks made from plastic (polyethylene or PE) are renowned for their robustness and durability. But, depending on where you take to the water, the hull might have some scratches of varying depth.

storing a kayak for winter

The days are drawing in, and the cold and mist are rolling onto the coast… It’s time to put your kayak away for the winter!

Les conseils de la SNSM sur les grandes traversées en voile

The Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM or National Lifeboat Institution) is a French charity that exists to save people in distress at sea or near the coast, on a voluntary basis. Its principle resources come from contributions made by the general public and by private partners.
Sea and coastal rescue constitutes the main activity of the SNSM. However, the organisation is also involved in training new generations of rescuers as well as raising awareness among people of the risks related to the sea. For more information click here!
To make sure you are confident when you leave for a long sea crossing or a regatta in a sailing boat, we remind you, with the help of the SNSM, of the information that you should be aware of. Ready?