ENGIE has been an official sponsor of the FFVL (French Federation of Free Flight) since 2008. This commitment is intended to promote kitesurfing and to support the development of the sport in France, particularly through the ENGIE Kite Tour, the FFVL French Speed Crossing Cup, for which the Group has been the title sponsor since 2010.
The values of kitesurfing are similar to those of ENGIE when it comes to developing green energies to enable businesses, local authorities and private individuals to be supplied with electricity guaranteed to come from 100% renewable energy sources.
The partnership also reflects the Group’s policy with regard to sport sponsorship, because its sustainable support for the FFVL (the French Federation of Free Flight) is based on a close and consistent relationship with its athletes.
ENGIE also promotes the development of handikite (kitesurfing for athletes with disability) and the practice of kitesurfing at all levels, whether young talents participating in national competitions or the general public.
The ENGIE Kite Tour
As part of its commitment to the FFVL, ENGIE is the official sponsor of the ENGIE Kite Tour, the FFVL French Speed Crossing Cup. Within a few years, this competition, which was created in 2004, has become one of the favorite challenges for France’s top kitesurfers, and it is the number one event for popularizing kitesurfing and encouraging people to take part.
Consisting of four stages, the ENGIE Kite Tour 2017 will attract over 60 competitors to some of France’s finest beaches for kitesurfing:
- Leucate, June 9, 10 and 11, 2017
- Wimereux June 30, July 1 and 2, 2017
- Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, September 29 and 30, October 1, 2017
- Perros-Guirec, October 20, 21 and 22, 2017