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Derby du Vénéon

Derby du Vénéon

Sports and leisure, Competitive sport, Water sports, Kayak in Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans
  • During the day, a great show on the banks of the Vénéon between la Bérarde, les Etages and Champhorent with 2 events for teams of 3 kayakers:
    - a Small one accessible to a large number,
    - a Big one for the most energetic.
    Evening: concerts, DJ', refreshment bar and meals.

  • The Derby du Vénéon was born out of a passion for mountain sports and the Vénéon river. After countless descents on this alpine torrent, we decided that this river deserved its own annual event. Inspired by the ski Derbys, and in particular the one in nearby La Grave, we thought that we could create a unique event based on the same principles, i.e. racing down an entire mountain slope with only a stopwatch as judge, applied to kayak navigation.

    ***Petit Derby: open to experienced...
    The Derby du Vénéon was born out of a passion for mountain sports and the Vénéon river. After countless descents on this alpine torrent, we decided that this river deserved its own annual event. Inspired by the ski Derbys, and in particular the one in nearby La Grave, we thought that we could create a unique event based on the same principles, i.e. racing down an entire mountain slope with only a stopwatch as judge, applied to kayak navigation.

    ***Petit Derby: open to experienced kayakers in class III and aged at least 16 years.
    The team of 3 paddlers will start the timer below the straight line to reach the Stages.
    Optional: Slalom on the "S" at Les Etages

    ***Grand Derby: 2 events open to a team of 3 experienced kayakers in class IV and above, aged 18 years or over.
    Event 1: The slalom on the "S aux Etages
    Event 2: The race starts at Les Etages and goes to the Rajat bridge in Champhorent, class IV and V.
    This course combines all the facets of high river navigation: difficult class IV/V rapids, compulsory lines, a portage and a V rapid where you have to pass one by one.

    Evening from 7pm onwards at the Bérarde campsite with an aperitif and then from 9pm onwards a concert with the artists Black Dogs, Rain Chek and the Dj.
    Meals possible on the spot and in the village.

    Lodging possible at the Bérarde campsite, reservation on https://camping-berarde.com/reservation


    Detailed programme :
    9:30 Briefing
    10.00 am Free training with security in place
    10.30 am Slalom - 1st start
    12:00 Small derby -Equipment check (11:30)
    Start below the Pierre Noire straight to Les Etages (2km - Class III)
    13h30 Grand Derby - Equipment check (13h)
    Start from Les Etages to the Raja bridge in Champhorent (4km - Class IV/V)

    From 7pm - Meal and concert at La Bérarde campsite, open to all!

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    • High mountain
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    • Minimum age (in years) :  14
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  • On September 8, 2024
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  • On September 8, 2024
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