Le week end des 15 et 16 juin 2019 aura lieu la FAT & POP Race au départ de Talloires, lac d’Annecy. Cette étape est exceptionnelle à plusieurs titres. Elle marque le 6eme anniversaire de l’Alpine Lakes Tour lancée le 16 juin 2013. Elle aura lieu sur le lac d’Annecy, à Talloires, lieu mythique de la GlaGla Race.
Nous aurons également le samedi soir une beach race au coucher du soleil juste avant la soirée DWC !!
The POP & FAT Race 2019 : 15-16th June, 2019. This stage will be huge for many reasons. It’s the 6th anniversary of the Alpine Lakes Tour (launched on June 16th, 2013). It will take place on Lake Annecy in Talloires, the legendary spot of the GlaGla Race.
What a GlaGla Race ! Sunny and cold, 650 registered participants from 20 countries ! Thanks everybody for coming ! Thanks also for your fairplay and good mood ! Thanks to the organisation team and the volunteers : Anaïs, Angélique, Arnaud, Benjamin, Caroline, Elie, Elodie, Florian & Florian, François, Guillaume, Jean-Luc, Jenny, Jérôme, Lionel & Lionel, Marc, Mathilde, Mathis, Elodie, Muriel, Nathalie, Olivier, Phil & Phil, Sarah, Sébastien, Sophie, Stéphanie & Yannick ! Thanks to Talloires-Montmin & the SAMETT : Julien & Marie-Paule, Monsieur Jean Favrot, Mayor of Talloires-Montmin. Thanks Christopher Parker and the Paddle League team, thanks Yoann & Sarah (Aerostudio) for their incredible video and Alexis for the pictures !Thanks also Links and the lake Annecy Tourist office ! Many thanks to the Diving Club of Annecy le Vieux, Yoann Conte, the Rowing club of Sevrier and the rowing club of Talloires who helped us with their boats.
Quelle GlaGla Race ! Ensoleillée et froide, 650 inscrits de 20 pays ! Merci à tous d’être venus ! Merci à tous pour votre fairplay et votre bonne humeur ! Merci à notre belle équipe d’organisation et de bénévoles : Anaïs, Angélique, Arnaud, Benjamin, Caroline, Elie, Elodie, Florian & Florian, François, Guillaume, Jean-Luc, Jenny, Jérôme, Lionel & Lionel, Marc, Mathilde, Mathis, Elodie, Muriel, Nathalie, Olivier, Phil & Phil, Sarah, Sébastien, Sophie, Stéphanie & Yannick ! Merci à la commune de Talloires-Montmin et à la SAMETT : Julien et Marie-Paule, Monsieur Jean Favrot maire de Talloires-Montmin. Merci à Christopher Parker et à l’équipe de de The Paddle League, merci à Yoann et Sarah (Aerostudio) pour leur video incroyable et à Alexis pour les photos ! Merci aussi à Links et à l’office de Tourisme du lac d’Annecy. Un grand merci au club de plongée d’Annecy le Vieux, à Yoann Conte, aux clubs d’aviron de Sevrier et Talloires qui nous ont été avec leurs bateaux !
GlaGla Race 2019 is on ! C’est parti pour la GlaGla Race 2019 ! Les conditions météo s’annoncent parfaites : du froid et du soleil, peu ou pas de vent ! Weather forecasts look very good : sunny, cold and light wind !
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7h30 / 09h30 : accueil des participants et retrait des dossards 1er étage Savoyarde / welcome coffee / tea + bib pick up in La Savoyarde building 09h50 : Skipper’s Meeting /Briefing 10h10: Warm Up / échauffement 10h30 : départ courses CD et LD / start and short distance races 10h30/11h30 : pour les spectateurs : vin chaud, café et viennoiseries offerts au Clos Marcel. / For spectators : free coffee and croissant at the Clos Marcel. 12h00 / 14h : déjeuner avec 3 food trucks / Lunch (3 food trucks) 13h : Dragon World Series : course à 4 (sur Red Paddle Dragon prêtée, gratuit) – inscriptions via la page Facebook / Race on Red Paddle Dragon board, free / register on Facebook 14h30 : Technical Race 15h30 : After Race en musique 16h30 : Remise des prix / Prices ceremony
The GlaGla Race is taking place in the middle of winter in the Alps, it’s usually very cold (-10°c early in the morning, 0°c in the afternoon in 2017). You have to wear a life jacket, a Long John wetsuit (or a drysuit, we recommand SUPSKIN, our partner!). Gloves, a hat and boots are recommended.
You also need a leash and a life blancket + anything sweet (sugar, candy bar, etc.)
The lake temperature is around 4/5°C.
You have to print your ticket (that Weezevent our provider of the registration tool sent you) and show it at the welcome desk. You also need your passport or an ID that we keep and give back when you return your bib. You also have to be covered by a personal insurance and if possible bring a proof (if you don’t have a proof, you will have to sign a letter where you certify that you have an insurance to cover any risk regarding your participation). You also need a 1€ coin to get to get an « eco cup » which is re-usable glass that we’ll give back when you return the glass.
Hello Vadim ! Who are you ? I am SUP Athlete and just good boy. I am from Kaliningrad, it’s in Russia. I’ve been paddling for 2 years. I like windsurfing, skiing and kiteboarding…
Where do you paddle ? -River, lake and Baltic SeaIt’s your first GlaGla Race ? why did you register ? yes It’s my first GlaGla Race. Just I like traveling, paddling and meet with SUP friendsIs SUP popular in Russia ? Not so much like in France
Where are the best spots to practice ?
All spots are the best, the last of interesting places was Atlantic Ocean.
Interview Amaury Dormet, manager of the Ocean Paddle Camp
Ocean Paddle Camp is new GlaGla Race partner and Amaury Dormet is offering a very price !
1-Who are you? Since how long and why do you practice the Stand Up Paddle?
My name is Amaury DORMET and it’s 35 years that i am paddling. I started with the rowing with a very good level as athlete and then as a coach for 15 years, this was my job. Then, i needed some change and it is the ocean water paddle activities anowered to my expectation. Surf Life saving, prone paddling, outrigger canoe, Stand Up Paddle, and now foil. So it is 20 years that i am exploring all kinds of paddle activities who slide on and with the ocean.
To not be specialist don’t stop me to perform. I must have a national podium with all these activities and did some good performance in 2018 into 3 different sport federation.
2-Can you tell us about the Ocean Paddle Camp? It is for who and what are we doing?
In 2018 i start a down wind center in Brittany with the Ocean Paddle Camp. The concept is to offer to each paddler a way to learn and progress on all different paddling activities such as SUP, prone paddle and outrigger canoe. We organize week and weekend training course with a team athlete guess who is reinforcing the management. Everyday, we intervene about paddling technic, physic exercise and adaptation to the ocean environment.
The peninsula of Crozon is a wonderfull location who i perfect to enjoy paddle activities. The past saison, 62 paddler come to our training camp. Crozon/Morgat is located in the middle of the Brest harbor, the bay of Dournenez and the Iroise sea, we can slide every single day of the year.
With our partnership, Ocean Perf, Swell Addiction Brest, Side Shore, Glazsea à Morlaix, Direct Sailing la Baule et 3 Bay we also suggest to try a lot of material , included in the training course. One great opportunity to test the new things from some of the big brand of paddle, boards and outrigger canoe.
But ocean Paddle Camp is also a big house in Morgat, 200 meters from the beach, with all confort and facility a paddler dream off. (Gym room, sauna, drying space…..)
More information on www.oceanpaddlecamp.com
3-The Glaglarace inspire you?
I can’t wait to discover the Glaglarace. I heard a lot as a great event. I also organise myself some event in the Crozon peninsula, some nice race like the Presqu’île Paddle Race or the Morgat Waterman Challenge who are ocean race. So, yes, very curious to see about this this race who is very different of what i know. I think i will learn a lot.
And this year, Glaglarace is also a partner of the Ocean Paddle Camp that will allow one of the participants to win an internship. We are very happy about this partnership, it’s a bridge between our 2 county for the same paddling and sliding passion.
My name is Steve Ascroft and I have lived on the beautiful island of Jersey for all 54 years of my life. I started paddle boarding about 7 or 8 years ago. In fact the Jersey Paddle Club, of which I am proud to have been the first Chairman, was actually set up with some great paddle friends in my kitchen!!
It’s your first GlaGla Race, why did you register ? What do you expect ?
This is my first GlaGla Race. A good friend of mine, Tim Tredant, a very good paddler who is also attending, suggested I look at the website and, having done so, I was excited by the concept of the race and setting myself this test. I am not the fastest of paddlers (as you will all see at the race!) but I am more than willing to accept the 14k challenge and will race/participate with a big smile on my face.
How are you preparing ? What kind of equipment do you have for the GlaGla Race ?
For preparation I am afraid to say I have not been paddling as much as I would have wished but I cycle to work every day during the week and do some specific exercises which should hopefully see me through 14k of paddling. I have a 14ft Bark D2 which I will be using for the race. It is a very good flat water board but as I mentioned above I am not the fastest! I am very much looking forward to participating in the race and am also looking forward to the fantastic atmosphere that I am sure follows being involved in such a prestigious event.
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Leo, it’s your third GlaGla Race, what do you like about this event ?
I like the GlaGla Race because it’s in a beautiful location, paddling with 400 people in a lake surrounded with beautiful mountains full of snow is something that you can’t do every day and always well organized. I like also the challenge of this race, because there is always good competitors to test my strength in off season.
This year I will try to improve my 2nd place in a photo finish and bring home the victory!
Do you have a special training programme or preparation for winter conditions ?
I don’t have a special training for winter conditions, the only thing I do when is winter is to make sure that my feet and my body are always well protected with thicker neoprene so they stays always warm.
2019 is just starting ! Your resolutions and/or projects for this new year ?
My plans for this year are a bit different from last year, instead of doing every weekend a race I will focus more in my training for a big event to maximize the possibility of a victory!! I also will work on my sup training camps in Portugal that I started last year and it was a great success. This year we have available one week per month for all 2019 sup training camps for everyone that want to train hard having fun with a supervision of my self and my brother Claudio Nika. If someone is interested you have to send an e-mail to email@example.com to get more info.
Thank you for this interview and I’m very looking forward to compete at the GlaGla Race in few weeks,
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Marie, you registered for the GlaGla Race 2019. Are you impatient to be there?
Yes the GlaGla is can’t miss event for all alpine lakes paddlers ! We meet so many SUP friends in the middle of winter! Good mood guaranteed! It’s a race that we do as a challenge, with a little luck under the snow! And I heared that there will be some great people for the 2019 edition, it’s a pleasure for international riders to move on an alpine lake.
You practice SUP all year round. How do you train in winter? What preparation and equipment for the alpine winter conditions ?
In fact it’s the first winter or I have to train here in the cold because last winter I had the chance to train in Fuerteventura. This season it was necessary that I take my marks on Lake Geneva in winter, it is 2 to 3 degrees and we are immersed in the fog … hard to find the motivation. With the coldest hard it’s before and after. But once I’m there it’s so good. In winter the lake offers a special atmosphere that I like very much. The sight of the snow-covered mountains make me feel better. I do about 4 training sessions on the water a week and I complete with other sports, cycling, bodybalance, bodybuilding, swimming and of course skiing. Seal skin is an excellent complement to work the body. And also I plan to go regularly to sea or ocean to work the downwind and the waves. I’m leaving this week in Tarifa.
The equipment? In race, I’m always too hot when I paddle, so running pants in goretex, thermal and windproof enough, even when it is 1 or 2 degrees. And of course, the slippers! I often add big socks to have warm calf … the look is not terrible but it is effective!
You finished 1st in the Alpine Lakes Tour 2018, a circuit that has accumulated 1250 participants. What makes it so successful?
Yes it was one of my 2018 goals. Mission accomplished! I would say rigorous and daily trainings. I am training Vincent Guillaume for over a year, which allowed me to progress well. A complete physical preparation because I practice other sports. My frequent trips to the ocean, when I come back rowing on the lake, the lake seems easier. Training with rowers and rowers much better than me, who really made me progress and especially that gave me the desire to improve again and again. I also think of an excellent board of flat, my sprint from Starboard, she is my most faithful ally, a rocket … And finally, to force my character! I try to be more efficient and optimize each exit on the water.
Starboard : new GlaGla Race and Alpine Lakes Tour partner
Among the new Alpine Lakes Tour partners for 2019, Starboard is the most prestigious among paddlers.
Starboard will be helping us to make the GlaGla Race and the other Alpine Lakes Tour stages more eco friendly and especially to reduce our carbon footprint.
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19 days to Go before the GlaGla Race ! As announced before we will give you a daily update with testimonials and infos about the participants, our partners, the content of the event, the volunteers, … (French version coming in a few minutes)
Alexandre, you participated in the last 4 editions of the GlaGla Race. What makes you come back?
There are several reasons. The first is the desire to find all the band of friends that I met at each edition. I come from Normandy, so I often stay 2, 3 days on site because the road is long we take the opportunity to eat well, drink shots and eliminate during the race ;-))))
The second is the magical setting of this race. You can not do it by lowering your head (it’s good because I’m not a beast podium !!!).
And finally the conviviality of this event which even by magnifying remains always cool. It’s the result of your work and the imprint of the spirit of a team that does not tell it …
What would you like more about the GlaGla Race?
A flea market sup, everyone could find good deals and no event does it to my knowledge (I know it’s complicated to manage with the brands partners but not everyone can afford to buy new …) And yurts for rent on the shores of the lake for the stay 😉 Otherwise for the rest everything is there …
Which advice (s) would you give to someone who would participate for the first time?
Come quietly, this race is really atypical and open to all. Nor is it an Antarctic dive 😉 Do not cover too much for the race (I know that the choice of equipment is always a haunting question for the new ones), it’s a trap to avoid if you burn in the race you’re in trouble to get to the end. And above all, enjoy the magic of this unique place 😉
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After experimenting with various ideas, he made the world’s first paddle suit prototype in his basement in Bad Mitterndorf, Styria. It kept him warm and on the water the whole winter. At the first race of next season, all other competitors carried their winter training deficit… and Wolfi won the race.
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