ECOLE MUNICIPALE DE VOILE DE LA NORMANDELIERE
SPORTING AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES
The municipalities of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and Bretignolles-sur-Mer offer a wide choice of water activities on 5 sea bases and three lakes.
Nautical bases and associations will encourage the practice of sailing in all its forms, sports and games.
Dinghies gives everyone a good feeling of gliding : optimist , dinghy sailing, windsurfing or catamaran, according to your desires.
To ensure the benefits of the best, the EFV ( French School of Sailing) undertake to respect the quality charter drawn up jointly. This charter, posted at the entrance of the EFV , highlights five quality criteria:
Labelled by the French Sailing Federation, the Point Passion FFVoile involved in security and information practitioners on water and public land and respect for the environment.
Surfing has already conquered many followers on the Vendée coast, from 6 years .The spots in Brétignolles-sur-Mer and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie are widely proven and bring together enthusiasts of all levels.
Kitesurfing is born of the mixture between the kite and windsurfing. This sport arouses the enthusiasm of aerobatics enthusiasts.
There are several areas Kitesurf evolution on our coast:
The sand-yachting is passable on most beaches of the Pays de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. It allows to get drunk sensations flush to the beach, a sport as fascinating to watch as practice.
The Sand Yachting Center label is issued by the FFCV to structures that meet specifications ensuring users:
For more information: Fédération Française de Char à Voile (french link)
Sea kayaking is the ideal boat to visit the coast, whatever the duration of the hike. In tune with the times, kayaking is sporty, regenerating and environmentally.
The wave-ski is a compromise between surfing and kayaking. Sitting on a thick surfboard with a paddle, wave-skiing allows you to experience fast thrills in contact with the wave.
It is practiced on a long, wide board on which the surfer stands up and propels itself with a large paddle.
The longe-côte is to enjoy hiking along the shore with water up to their bellies, possibly helping a paddle.
The water ski is an installation for water skiing on a lake, traction is ensured by a system of cables.
The aquakart is an electric water-kart. very fun activity, combining speed, safety and ecology.
Discover the joys of Jet Skiing in the Pays de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.