From the Dordogne to the sea, preserve the aquatic environment

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION SPORTS AND SURF

Canet-en-Roussillon, France

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The ABSC and Project Rescue Ocean associations wish to participate together in the Dordogne Intégrale, a 130 km multi-support race (stand-up paddle, kayak, canoe, canoe, canoe ...) to spread a message of respect for aquatic environments Waste) and raise public awareness.

Presentation of the ABSC (Association of Bodyboarders and Catalan Surfers)

The ABSC is a not-for-profit association (law 1901) affiliated to the French Federation of Surfing (FFS). The association was created in December 2007 by Willy Lliboutry in Canet-en-Roussillon (66).
Three objectives:

  • Develop wave sports (surf, bodyboard, bodysurf) and stand-up paddle (SUP).
  • Gather practitioners from the Pyrenees-Orientales.
  • Transmit codes and values related to different practices as well as those related to respect for the environment.

Presentation of the association PROJECT RESCUE OCEAN

The objective of Project Rescue Ocean is to protect the marine environment. It organizes awareness-raising actions and actions to clean beaches, seabed and rivers.
Three objectives:

  • Sensitizing the school, a sensitized child will become a responsible adult.
  • Involve communities, provide simple, effective, concrete solutions to the de-pollution of their coastline and to raise public awareness.
  • Organize exhibitions, display all the waste collected during the dives in order to make everyone aware that the marine environment is in danger.

OUR PROJECT :

The ABSC and Project Rescue Ocean associations wish to participate together in the Dordogne Intégrale, a multi-support race (stand-up paddle, kayak, canoe, canoe, canoe ...) of 130 kilometers.

OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT :

Communicating the ABSC and Project Rescue Ocean associations, Disseminating
the message of respect for aquatic environments (limiting the production and dispersal of waste) and raising public awareness of pollution problems in aquatic environments . A conference will be organized after this event to raise public awareness of the problems of pollution of the aquatic environment.

WHY THIS RACE?

The Dordogne is a strong symbol for our associations. Indeed, since 2016, the Dordogne is recognized by UNESCO as the cleanest river in France .
A real effort has been made to rehabilitate it. After more than 30 years of industrial exploitation, it took 3 years of work to make this river its face of yesteryear.

A race of 130 km between Argentat (19) and Castelnaud (24) in beautiful scenery. A true sporting challenge to carry our message and engrave in the memory of each participant unique memories.

A SUP 4 PLACES ("RedPaddle Co DRAGON"), WHY DO?

The choice of the Dragon is linked to our desire to share highlights during the race, to encourage ourselves ... without sacrificing performance because this SUP is a bolide. It requires good co-ordination between rowers, which will strengthen team spirit.

Beyond the race, this support will allow all the public (children, adults and disabled people ) to discover the stand-up paddle safely.
All the equipment acquired for this event will be put by the association (ABSC) at the disposal of its members. It will also allow to make discover water sports to different publics.

The paddles used during the race are adjustable paddles of very good quality, suitable for long distances and small jigs or even children. They will allow us to maintain our joints during the 14 hours of effort.
As part of the ABSC, these paddles will be particularly suitable for children and beginners.

THE CONCRETE ACTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THIS RACE:

Speaking of protection and pollution problems, organizing a conference are not a substitute for concrete actions: the ABSC and Project Rescue Ocean undertake to jointly carry out clean- up actions such as that planned after the summer for cracks on the feet Cliffs between Port Leucate and La Franqui (1), on the border of our two departments.

Other actions are being studied such as cleaning the mouth of the Tet (2), Le Bourdigou (3) ...

FUNDING:

The cost of the project: 4813 €

AIDS :

The various patrons already committed support us in the amount of 1927 €:

  • Red Paddle Co supports us by giving us a prize on the board of 879 € .
  • Outside Reef supports us for 518 € .
  • The 4 members participating in the race take charge of the registration and the transfer to the amount of 440 € .
  • Project Rescue Ocean and its members support the communications media (standard, lycras, stickers) for 90 € .
  • The organizers of the Dordogne Intégrale offer shelter and cover to the project's accompanying persons.

OUR COMMUNICATION MEANS:

Many media and personalities support our project and propose to relay information:

Radio stations : Chérie FM, France Bleu and NRJ.

CKC Argentat Beaulieu, organizing club of the Dordogne Intégrale, will also speak about our action.

Fred Bonnef , one of the pioneers of SUP (race, surf), European champion 2011 SUP long distance, organizer of emblematic races: Mondial du Vent, championship of France, Collioure Arena Race, Fort Boyard Challenge ...

Florent Dode , winner and recordman SUP category of the Dordogne Intégrale 2016, winner and recorder of the 11-City Tour non-stop 2016 (Netherlands), 2nd in the 11-City Tour 2015, French long-distance racing stand-up specialist Paddle.

Stéphane Leblond , opinion leader of the F-One brand, team rider of the Surfone Leucate store and 6th of the Dordogne Intégrale in 2016.

Patrick Lamarre , SUP ultra-distance rider and international adventure raiders, vice-president of the endorphinmag.fr webzine, will broadcast photos of the crew on the Dordogne Intégrale and share information on the Ultra SUP Facebook page.

The two associations will use their social media to communicate on the event.

Who are we ?

The ABSC is a non-profit association (law 1901) affiliated to the French surfing federation (FFS).

It has been present in Canet-en-Roussillon since 2007. Its objectives are the development of wave activities (surf, bodyboard, bodysurf) and stand up paddle (downwind, race, hiking, waves) The gathering of practitioners from the Pyrénées-Orientales, the transmission of codes and values related to different practices and those related to respect for the environment. This is why we offer group sessions adapted to the needs of each.


Who are we?

The ABSC is a not-for-profit association (law 1901) affiliated to the French surfing federation (F.F.S).

It has been present in Canet-en-Roussillon since 2007. Its objectives are the development of wave activities (surf, bodyboard, bodysurf) and stand up paddle (downwind, race, hiking, waves) The gathering of practitioners from the Pyrénées-Orientales, the transmission of codes and values related to different practices and those related to respect for the environment. This is why we offer group sessions adapted to the needs of each.



What's the money for?

NEEDS :

It remains for us to raise the sum of 2368 € to finance the minimum project , ie to buy the "Dragon" board for the race and the club as well as to organize a conference on the problems of the pollution of the aquatic environments.

If we reach the 2886 € we will pass in comfort mode , because we will have high-end paddles for the race and then the club will benefit from this equipment .

If we exceed the 2886 € , the surplus will be shared equally between the two associations to enable them to carry out their respective missions (sensitization and discovery of the marine environment and wave sports).


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