Raid Normand Juniors

The Raid Normand Juniors is a sporting activities competitors aimed at youngsters from 11 to 17 years of ages (comprehensive), as well as which has been organized for 18 years.

With time, it has become the crucial sporting competitors for young Normans. It is a real Multisports Raid, with physical events, which happens on a weekend break, from Saturday noon to Sunday afternoon non-stop.

From hill cycling orienteering to the famous shock event (cult of the raid), teams of 3 to 4 stiffnesses comply with a pedestrian orienteering race, ability tests (trial, boomerang, darts), night orienteering race as well as bike ‘n’ work on Sunday early morning, after a short evening and prior to the last race.

For youngsters, it is a special possibility to experience competition and journey. All events being timed or rated, you have to go past your own limits to be able to win, and also team cohesion is crucial. Along with having an excellent sports degree, it serves to have reasoning and logical skills to do well in orienteering. Yet the real purpose of the Raid is to enjoy by living a special as well as unforgettable adventure, as well as to capitalize during these 2 days of the conviviality and the rather positive side of oversleeping a camping tent, at the camp, with your group.

The 19th edition of the Raid Normand Juniors will happen the weekend break of June 10 as well as 11, 2017 at the Loisirs Jumièges-Le Mesnil base (76480 ). We are anticipating around 40 groups, so it is almost 200 youngsters that we will certainly get on the site.

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Sailing And Rowing Raid Normand

It’s a raid
It is therefore neither a cruise ship, nor a race, however a rather dedicated marine course, where individuals are requested for a certain autonomy (this does not omit shared aid and conviviality) in “rustic” conditions. “: No big organization, however adaptability to changing conditions. It is the spirit of “sailing light”, a little the ambience of Viking raids, but without the aggressiveness! Stages range 11-22 miles each day which is reasonable. The navigation takes place over 4 days from July 11 to 14.

The raid crosses two divisions: Manche and Calvados, with a departure in Saint-Vaast-La Hougue, in the Cotentin, near Tatihou, after that the flotilla forages the Saint-Marcouf islands, passes in front of the bay of Grand Vey, before to get to Grancamp-Maisy. The journey passes through all the high places of the Allied Touchdown of 1944: Utah Coastline, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Gold Coastline, the synthetic port of Arromanches, Juno Coastline to reach Courseulles. The third stage takes us back to Grancamp by means of Port-en Bessin. The last stage allows you to return to St Vaast for the fireworks present (and also to locate the trailers, safeguarded in the courtyard of an university).

Open up to all sail-rowing boats
We anticipate individual or household watercrafts (typically 4 to 6m), as well as staff watercrafts (such as the “skiffs of Bantry”). Watercrafts can be modern in design, as long as they have a sail and a pair of oars, a scull or a paddle!

the watercrafts should appreciate the legal safety and security policies (weaponry less than 6 miles from a sanctuary), plus others certain to the raid (VHF specifically). The number of watercrafts will certainly be restricted and also watercrafts regarded inappropriate for such a program will certainly not be approved. Heritage escort watercrafts will come with the flotilla, specifically the 1949 trawler boat La Grandcopaise. Various other calls remain in development.

Lodging conditions will certainly be rustic: gyms or comparable structures will be offered by the towns holding the Raid Normand, which will certainly make it feasible to have hygienic centers as well as a place to lay out your sleeping bag. Those that prefer personal privacy and also the raid spirit will certainly caban, that is to claim, they will oversleep their watercraft under a sail, an awning or a camping tent adapted to the size of the boat. The staffs will need to manage their dishes individually.

Activities will occur in the ports:

  • The town of St Vaast is planning a crew dish at La Hougue, – Some will have the ability to enjoy the Bulot event in Grandcamp – as well as certainly, finish with the fireworks show in St Vaast! On the other hand, our watercrafts will additionally be animated via tests or maneuver presentations will certainly be accomplished by the individuals. We can cite:
  • the bag transfer maneuver from a quay to a boat far from the quay, through an introduced rope – demos/ competitors in rowing or sculling – the “captain’s skiff”: test particular to the Bantry skiffs, in which a distinguished traveler has to be transferred – with honors – from one dock to an additional.
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19th Normandy Raid

From Saturday September 13, 2014 to Sunday September 14, 2014

The 19th NORMAND RAID and the 16th Normand Juniors Raid will certainly start and get here from VAL DE SAANE on September 13 as well as 1

90 groups at the beginning.
90 groups will certainly go to the start of the ULTIME RAID NORMAND (19th edition).

Nearly 400 rivals will navigate the town throughout the weekend, night and day.

The course.
Between the Sea and the Valleys of Saâne and also Vienne (76) situated in HAUTE-NORMANDIE, in teams of 2, one night in a bivouac, 55 beacons to point.

The begin and finish will take place in VAL DE SAANE on September 13th and 14th, preserving its nature multisport component, in teams of 2, as well as with its alcoholic drink of emotions and explorations between the sea as well as the Saâne and also Vienne valleys.

After about twenty reconnaissance, mostly all performed in the rainfall, removing the upper part of the Saâne to permit the 90 canoes to pass, 115 kilometres were preserved with 1000 M of D + partially borrowing the treking loops identified by the Department (CDESI).

Once again, the paths will just be disclosed over the course of the RAID, the competitors only find out about the very first occasion and the area of the natural bivouac. However we can currently indicate that the initial will certainly finish the first day around twelve o’clock at night as well as the last around 3:00 am to leave at 7:30 am!

The trials.
Departure at 10:00 get on Saturday September 13th always in freedom, 7 cards will be supplied including among CO specially made for RAID with 55 signs to point to:.

ALL-TERRAIN BICYCLE 71 kilometres,.
Canoe 10 km consisting of a sporting part,.
Path 15 kilometres consisting of 5 km of night orienteering race,.
Run and also bike 19 km (1 mountain bike for 2),.
Rope workshops at night.
Podiums at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday September 14.

The vital tools for this type of raid will certainly be inspected at the beginning: mountain bicycle with lighting, helmet, headlamp, compass, transfer regulation, drug store, whistle, blade, camping tent, duvets

Bivouac devices at your comfort: tent, duvets Your bivouac tools will certainly not need to be carried.

Pascal LEBLAY:.
” It’s a real wager to organize a RAID without a large ONF forest. It is consequently required to optimize all the uniqueness of this region, never ever went across on a NORMAND RAID located in the facility of the department: ford crossings on foot or by mountain bike, swamps, wind farm.

The nighttime CO will take place in a big personal property where we have actually particularly produced a 1/5000 ° map.

It is likewise the last edition of the NORMAND RAID which started in 1993, administrative requirements no more permit us to maintain the genesis of an all-natural raid, even if the Region as well as Division establishments support us with diligence and also excitement. “.

the 16th Raid Normand Juniors.
Keep in mind that the 16th Raid Normand Juniors will certainly happen on the same day as well as exact same location, 50 teams of 3 competitors aged 12 to 17 will certainly leave on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. for an arrival on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

For any kind of further info as well as staying at hand: and also or Pascal Leblay on 02 35 37 00 75 or

As well as we look forward to seeing you again for an UTMOST adventure of the NORMAND multisport RAID,.

The entire Sporting activity Aventure Interest group and Pascal Leblay.

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