After the successive event postponements and cancellations due to health restrictions, the stand up
paddle race is ready to rebirth its international season of events with the Pornichet Paddle Trophy
happening on June 25 to 27, 2021. Three days of stand up paddle races and entertainment in Pornichet
(Plage des Libraires) for paddlers and visitors of all ages and all levels, and the presence of the world’s
finest SUP athletes.
An international field
If the 2020 edition, maintained in September, allowed amateur paddlers to line up against members of
the French world champion team, this 2021 edition celebrates the return of an international field in
Pornichet. The French multiple world champions Titouan Puyo and Olivia Piana will have to hold their
rank against world class athletes such as Fiona Wylde (USA), Leonard Nika (ITA), Susak Molinero (ESP),
Marcus Hansen (NZL) or Vinnicius Martins (BRA). The victory will be defined by the combination of
results on two races : a distance race (1O km – 6 miles) and a “beach race”, to award a prize money of
Developing the sport of stand up paddle
Organized by the Paddle Club de France association, the event aims to democratize the practice of
stand up paddle by showcasing the sport with its different faces: initiation for neophytes, the discovery
of race courses for beginners and pure competition for confirmed paddlers and spectators. With a
20x5m inflatable pool in the center of the village, the test center will allow visitors to try out stand up
paddling for free, but also to participate in a Yoga Paddle session or a SUP Boxing game.
New this year, each visitor can participate at the Neo-challenge, an easy and marked coastal course
concept, which once completed opens access to a raffle with many prizes to be won.
Races and divisions for all competitors
In the elite division, experienced competitors will be able to line up alongside the champions on the
distance race (10km) and “beach race” (5km – spectacular coastal short race) event. The awarded elite
age devisions are junior ( under 18 years old), master (+40 years old) and open (all categories
combined). Prize money is equal for men and women: 1st 2000 €; 2nd 1200 €; 3rd € 800; 4th € 600; 5th
In the leisure division, amateur paddlers will have the opportunity to line up on the same startline than
the world’s best paddlers, with a shorter distance race of 6 km. The Beach Race in the leisure division
consists in a simpler race format of 3 km. All age divisions are awarded in leisure division : juniors
(under 18 years old), seniors (19 to 39 years old) and masters (+40 years old).
Registrations are open in the LEISURE and ELITE categories, by event or in the combined. The Pornichet
Paddle Trophy is also joining forces with the Nautic Paddle de Paris to offer a registration pack that
allows you to reserve your place for both events, in particular without going through the draw for the
Nautic Paddle. Register here : https://www.weezevent.com/pornichet-paddle-trophy-2