Valras, FRANCE 5./6. SEPTEMBER 2015.

After Porec in Croatia, Rosas in Spain and Mirandela in Portugal, the fourth and last round of the Continental European Aquabike Championship will be held in France at Valras Plage, September 4, 5 and 6.

Valras Plage is a seaside resort on the French Languedoc Mediterranean coast, 15 km away from Beziers, 80 km from Perpignan and 70 km from Montpellier.

Access is easy:

Airports: Beziers/Cap d'Agde, Montpellier or Perpignan,

Train: train station in Beziers where the TGV arrives from Paris or Lyon,

Motorway: A9 and A75, exit Beziers/Valras, 15 km from the race site.

It was in 1995 that was organized for the first time a Jet competition in Valras. Since then, fifteen endurance or closed course competitions, national or regional championship, have been organized by the VALRAS JET CLUB, together with ACTION JET for the last five editions, the Jet club promoter for the Aquabike French Federation.

But it will be the first time that an International Championship will be held in Valras Plage. It will also be the first time that the organization of this European Championship final will be held in full summer season.

As always, Patrick TOUSTOU, the President of VALRAS JET CLUB, but also President of the Regional Languedoc Roussillon FFM Committee and Vice President of the Sea Parliament will make everything to do of this event, a success. To do so, he has the support of Valras city that will ensure the material logistics of the event. ACTION JET will handle the sports organization and race management with the usual officials of the UIM Aquabike section.

As this event is organized in full summer season, there will be some constraints, starting with the paddock installation. The paddock will be open starting from Friday, September 4th at 3PM. Competitors coming from far away, will easily find accommodation in the many campsites or Valras Plage hotels. Obviously, this will upset the timing of the first day as there will be only one practice session of 10 minutes.

Everything will come back to normal on Saturday, September 5 where, after an intense day of competition with the second practice session, essais chronometers, the first heat and the early evening show, pilots with their companions can relax in the comfortable Casino of Valras Plage for a "Jet Evening", organized by the Valras Jet Club in partnership with the Casino Groupe Tranchant of Valras Plage.

On Sunday, September 6 will take place the finals and we will know the winners of the different categories in the competition, but especially the different European UIM Aquabike 2015 Champions.

A first ceremony on the competition site, at the Théâtre de la Mer , will reward the top three of the weekend. The European Championship medals will be awarded the champions during the official evening ceremony organized, once again, by the Casino Tranchant.

Throughout the weekend, the races will be punctuated by demonstrations of Flyboard, Overboard and Free Style...

Note that the paddock will have to be free on Sunday evening at midnight.

For any request: Thierry SCHARFF: thierry.scharff@actionsport.fr or Patrick TOUSTOU: electrovalras@wanadoo.fr

As the President TOUSTOU says: "Everything is gathered in VALRAS-PLAGE to live a beautiful last round and celebrate the 'JET SKI' world in all its forms."

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