Sailing and beach sports

Waterborne or beach activities

On the water

  • Optimist:  Small boat for beginners. With a flat hull and a single sail, it is light, stable and very easy to manoeuvre.  Perfect for youngsters who are learning to sail.
  • Dériveur: A one-hulled sailing boat with a retractable centreboard.
  • Ludic: A dinghy designed for easy use, high performance and an enjoyable experience (for two to nine people).
  • Catamaran:  Stable and fast-moving twin-hulled boat. Choose an option to suit your level from our 3 categories: The Fun Boat (the training boat chosen by the French Sailing Federation), The Hobie Teddy (with a trapeze), and the Dart 16 (double-handed trapeze boat with spinnaker kit).
  • Sea kayak: Designed for short rides and longer sea trips. Perfect for those who love to spend time in contemplation and to really get away from it all...
  • Windsurfing: You can windsurf on still water as well as on rough bodies of water, and even in waves.
  • Stand-up paddleboarding: A Hawaiian sport in which participants stand on a long board (longer than a surfing longboard) and use paddles to propel themselves along.
  • Jet-Ski: A jet-ski, or sea scooter, is a small recreational water craft. Participants sit astride it and are propelled along by means of a hydrojet. There are two types of vehicle: stand-up jet–skis, where the user stands up to manoeuvre, and jet–skis with a seat and steering wheel. Thrills guaranteed!
  • Flyboard and Hoverboard®:  boards attached to a jet-ski by a long pipe which pumps very high pressure water to it, propelling the surfer up over the surface of the water. A pair of boots with jet nozzles is required for Flyboarding and Hoverboard® riders need a wakeboard-type board.
Flyboard

On the sand

  • Sand yachting: High-speed sport practised on large beaches. A vehicle, fitted with a sail, which is propelled solely by wind power. The pilot sits in the seat and controls the steering (rudder) and propulsion (sheet). It is suitable for all and offers unique experiences.
  • Speed Sailing: Wheeled windsurfing on sand. Recognised by the French Sand Yachting Federation under the name ‘Class 7’, speed sailing uses the wind to propel the board and speeds of 80-90 kph can be achieved on standard equipment.
  • Kitesurfer: Also known as a kite bug or Class 8, it is a wheeled vehicle which is pulled along by a kite. The strength of the wind and the pilot’s character determine the type of activity: a relaxed leisure pursuit or a more athletic activity (involving speed and acrobatics).
  • Kiting: You can fly your kite in the specially provided area in front of the forecourt of the Relais de la Côte de Beauté cultural centre
  • Beach volleyball: A team sport which is a spin-off of volleyball.  Two teams of two, three or four players compete against each other.
  • Sandball: Collective sport which is a spin-off of handball. This variant is played on the beach. Two teams of four players compete against each other.
  • Beach tennis: Racket sport. An adapted version of tennis, perfect for the beach.
  • Beach Soccer: beach football is played with two teams of five players each. The game is played over three 12-minute periods on a 28 x 37 metre pitch. This “sand sport” is officially recognised by FIFA.
  • Ultimate: A team sport played with a flying disc, or frisbee. The two teams compete against each other to score points by passing the disc up the pitch to a teammate in the opposing end zone. The beach version of Ultimate is played 5 against 5 or 4 against 4.
  • Electric skateboarding: the skateboard is propelled by a high-powered electric motor and the acceleration and braking are controlled by a wireless remote control. The steering is controlled by the rider’s movements on the board and the action of the trucks, as on a conventional skateboard. You can enjoy short trips or longer rides on paths, beaches and promenades.

Activités Sport Plage

Georges-de-Didonne Grande Plage (Central lifeguard station)

For information call +33 (0)6 11 65 14 27 (Advanced booking required for groups)

Free activities for all, organised by qualified instructors. Daily during the summer, from 3 pm.

Beach Volley

Sailing

Saint Georges Voiles

St-Georges Voiles

The Saint Georges Voiles watersports centre is a member of various sports federations and has been accredited with several labels: France Station Nautique (French Watersport Resort), FFV (French Sailing Federation), EFC (French Sailing School), FFV Voile Beach Station, FFCV (French Sand Yachting Federation, EFCV Ecole (French Sand Yachting School); Handiloisirs (Sand yachting for people with limited mobility).

The Point Plage (Beach Station) is open daily during the holiday season. A first, land-based technical advisor and a second one on the surveillance vessel are on hand to guide you. Why not have a one-hour private lesson before you first go out on the sea?

Saint Georges Voiles offers you appropriate equipment and qualified staff.

So you can just enjoy sailing!

Equipment: Children’s dinghy, full-size dinghy, Funboat and catamaran sailing, windsurfing, sand yachting, speed sailing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking, sea wading

Options: Taster sessions, lessons for individuals, groups and organisations, sea trips, tailor-made packages, training sessions, courses, equipment hire, equipment storage.

Website: www.stgeorgesvoiles.fr

 

Latitude Char

Latitude Char

“Join us for an unforgettable experience in a unique environment!”

Latitude char, French Sand Yachting Federation-accredited sand yachting school, offers high quality services and training delivered by state-qualified instructors.

The club is on Vallières beach.

Equipment for: Sand yachting, speed sailing, kitewinging, kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking.

Options: Lessons, equipment hire, competitions, recreation.

 Website : www.latitude-char.com

100% Jet-Ski

100% Jet-Ski

Discover the pleasure of jet-skiing - with family or friends, or independently.

You can participate whether you have a permit or not, and you will have a qualified instructor with you to ensure your safety. So come and experience this unusual way of exploring the Gironde Estuary and the Cordouan lighthouse.

Our state-qualified instructors will be on hand to supervise you and teach you the rudiments of jet-skiing.

The watersports centre has been awarded the Jeunesse et Sports (Youth and Sports) and Affaires Maritimes (Maritime Affairs) labels.

Equipment: Jet-skis (YAMAHA FX Cruiser 160 CH, YAMAHA VX SPORT 100 CH), towed equipment (Inflatable dinghies - Crazy Sofas - Banana Boats - Flyfish), Flyboards, Hoverboards.

Options: Taster sessions, beginners’ lessons, rides, groups/works councils, equipment hire.

Website : www.100pour100-jetski.fr

Stand-up Paddle

France Station Nautique en Pays Royannais

Europe’s largest estuary is a unique environment perfect for nautical activities.

Whether on the sand or in the water, services and leisure activities are available all year round so you can make the most of the waves, the lakes, the beaches and the wind!

Skate'tour

Electric skateboarding is fun and environmentally friendly, and it gives you the freedom to glide along at extremely high speeds!

The skateboard is propelled by a high-powered electric motor and the acceleration and braking are controlled by a wireless remote control. The steering is controlled by the rider’s movements on the board and the action of the trucks, as on a conventional skateboard.

You’ll see the Skate’tour lorry all over the Royan area!

Skate Tour

Conditions

  • You can enjoy short trips or longer rides on paths, beaches and promenades.  Electric skateboards are not allowed on roads.
  • Participants must be 14 years of age or over. Children between 10 and 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Mini skateboards are also available for children aged 7 and over.
  • Advance booking required

Information and booking

Jean-Pierre
Tel. +33 (0)6 20 14 36 42

E-mail: skatetour17@gmail.com

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