Return of the ENGIE KITE TOUR: third stage in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

By ENGIE - 03 October 2023 - 11:42

For the second year in a row, the third stage of the ENGIE KITE TOUR will be in Saint-Jean-de-Monts (the Vendée département on the south-west coast) between 6 and 8 October 2023. This year’s stage will feature a three-day regatta with kitefoil speed crossing, twin tip (TT), directional board and wingfoil events. This third stage, organised by the Saint-Jean-de-Monts water sports centre, will be an opportunity for all kiting enthusiasts – amateurs as well as experienced kiteboarders – to get together after the summer. 



Fun on land and competition at sea!

As the ENGIE KITE TOUR final approaches, all the riders – particularly those who have their sights set on the podium – will head out onto the water to score points and move up in the general ranking. Then once they are back on land, the festive and friendly atmosphere will provide riders and spectators alike with opportunities to engage in discussion and share some moments together at the ENGIE KITE TOUR village.

The ENGIE KITE TOUR ambassadors will be there. We know we will find Alexia Fancelli, Benoit Gomez and Nicolas Parlier there.


The ENGIE Youth Academy continues

The ENGIE Youth Academy is an internship for young people from the region who have a local coach, and is sponsored by ENGIE Kite Tour ambassadors. After a day's training, the youngsters will take part in the stage – under supervision. The whole idea is to give them the opportunity to get acquainted with wind sports, as well as leaving a mark and a legacy in the region, training the enthusiasts and champions of the future. Alexia and Benoit will be the sponsors for this stage in the Vendée. 


Preserving the Ocean with the ENGIE Foundation and the Fondation de la Mer

As part of their partnership, the ENGIE Foundation and the Fondation de la Mer organise initiatives to pick up waste from beaches along the circuit for each stage of the ENGIE KITE TOUR. The aim is to raise awareness among the general public as well as kiteboarders of the need to reduce our waste on a day-to-day basis and preserve our oceans.

Come along on the afternoon of Friday 6 October if you want take part in the waste collection initiative at the Saint-Jean-de-Monts beach 

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