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About Canoeing and Kayaking ...

Are you a paddler / paddler or a river runner?

The difference

Canoeing is the name used for outdoor sports, practiced at sea, rivers or lakes, using a canoe or kayak. The association of the two words, canoeing, can be confusing.

In fact, these are two types of craft that are very similar at first sight. However, they differ by the position in the boat and by the paddle used.

For canoeing, it is a matter of maneuvering the boat on its knees or sitting with a single paddle.

The kayak is sailed with a double paddle paddle. The use of a simple paddle means that one paddles only one side, which makes navigation more difficult.

The most famous boat, which can be seen on the Ardèche, is a canoe walk, multi-place, and unbridged, ie it is composed only of a shell and not covered on the top.

But there are multiple types of canoe or kayak, single-seater or multi-seater, which vary according to the place and the type of practice (leisure, competition).

The national federation also includes in its midst, the practitioners of Va'a (canoes), rafts, Hotdogs, or swimming in white water (hydrospeed).

This small explanation is enough to glimpse the richness and diversity of this sport.

This is how you can use sea kayaks, downhill or slalom boats, polo kayaks, canoe trips, online race canoes, or freestyle kayaks.

Do not mix up...

Be careful not to confuse a Kayak or a Canoe with a "Sit on Top" boat! This type of boat, whose literal translation of English means "Sitting Top" is much more limited in terms of navigation and gliding.

A kayak or nothing!

About Kayaking: When they think of a kayak, most kayakers think of a decked boat style. A boat with a bridge means that the kayaker is sitting inside through a "manhole". Sea kayaking is the favorite boat for great expeditions and successful adventures.

Sail in K-sea

Navigation Sea Kayaking is called coastal navigation because its interest is precisely to visit the coast, steep and inaccessible on foot. The practice of sea kayaking knows a growing success because of the possibility of discovering the marine environment while practicing a pleasant sport.

We go everywhere!

Its approach rivals all other boats, because in Kayak you can go on shoals, be in line with a cliff, sneak into a cave or a fault ... The sea kayak is the ideal boat for hiking. sea ​​and sports practice. It is the "school boat" par excellence; allowing to evolve towards many other forms of practices of the activity: slalom, white water, race online, surf ski ...

The benefits of sea kayaking ...

A sea kayak (or even k-sea) is by definition unsinkable, it is a boat decked and closed by a skirt.

The design of a sea kayak comes from a millennial experience and is almost unchanged since the first kayaks of the Arctic peoples.

  • It is the paddle boat best suited for venturing into the sea. Unlike Sit On Top, they are often longer and tapered., which makes them easier to paddle under all forms of formed sea.
  • The cruising speed of a k-mer is fast because of its tapered shape.
  • It is designed to cover long distances and it allows to navigate in a wider range of navigation (stronger swell, more wind ...).
  • The hull shape is designed to control speed and surf in the waves.
  • Control of the boat and the balance is favored by three points of support: buttocks, knees and feet. It is a boat designed to control surfing and lodging.
  • The position, lower on the water than a Sit On Top, allows to be less exposed to the wind and the degradation of the weather conditions (rough sea, waves and surf).
  • Closed by a skirt, it stays relatively dry. The lower body is sheltered from sunburn and bad weather.
  • It is equipped with internal and waterproof boxes. It allows better storage of food and equipment.
  • The weight of the load balances the boat, so it better respects the laws of stability and buoyancy.
  • Ergonomics is better respected. The seat allows a greater amplitude of the upper body and is more pleasant, whether for day trips and expeditions.

Your CKDA guide and instructor

Mickael Di Costanzo

Profession: CKDA State Certified Instructor

Quote: »If you are afraid, do not do it! If you do, do not be afraid! "

Countries visited: more than thirty can be! Kayakers are globe-trotting, they are always traveling to new destinations and looking for new adventures. This led me to New Caledonia to discover an incredible lagoon and a great playground.

Passionate about: travel and outdoor activities. It is thanks to other instructors of disciplines of white water that I discovered a great passion for Canoeing and Kayaking. Since then, I have paddled on more than 70 rivers in 10 different countries that all have a special place in my heart. A great memory is an 450 km expedition made in May 2010 in Spitsbergen (80 ° North) with two other confirmed colleagues. Spitzbergen is, for the kayaker, what the Himalayas are for mountaineers ...

DOCUMENTATION Sea kayak regulations, The conditions of supervision, General case in the CVL and CLSH
D240 SEA KAYAK REGULATIONS since 15 April 2008

Legislation for kayaks and sea oars from 15 April 2008.
Find this information on the website of the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Regional Planning - Sea:
http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Kayaks-et-avirons-de-mer.html

Definition

Craft other than beach gear and propelled by paddles for canoes and kayaks; by oars for other boats.

Day navigation

Not self-bailingup to 2 miles from a shelter
Self-drainingup to 6 miles from a shelter

Shelter

"Any place where the ship can dock or anchor safely"

Self-draining

Ship whose parts exposed to the weather can permanently evacuate the accumulated water by gravity. Boats are considered to be self-emptying when their deck openings and exposed parts are protected by means of a shut-off device preventing the stagnation of water, such as a skirt, a tarpaulin, or a hood, provided that such devices are effective against the waves that would fall there.

Mandatory material≤ 2 miles≤ 6 miles
individual buoyancy equipment per personXX
light tracking meansXX
towing deviceXX
fixed or mobile drying deviceXautovidor
3 red lights with handsX
signal mirrorX
magnetic compassX
map (s) marineX
sound signaling means (whistle)X

Recall

These boats must be registered with the maritime affairs services and are exempt from the wearing of external identification marks. The circulation card, issued at the time of registration, must be on board.

STOP OF 4 MAY 1995

(Youth and Sports: Sports, Education, Transport and Tourism: Ports and Maritime Navigation)

84-610 16-7 mod. ; 1984-73 No. 212-21-9; 1973-84 No. 810-30-8 mod. ; 1984-93 No. 1035-31-8; 1993-93 No. 1101-3-9; D.no 1993-94 of the 689-5-8; A. 1994-23-11 mod. ; A. 1987-12-1; A. 1994-13-1.

Technical and safety guarantees in establishments organizing the practice or teaching of whitewater swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and navigation using any other boat propelled by paddling.

Article first. - The following are the establishments referred to in Article 47 of the aforementioned law of 16 July 1984, which organizes the practice of canoeing, kayaking, rafting, white water swimming and navigation with the aid of any other boat propelled to the paddle.

TITLE I : Inland water practice.

CHAPTER I-1

Canoeing, kayaking, whitewater swimming

SECTION I-1.1

Hospitality in the establishment

Art 2. - In each establishment, in a place visible to all, a table displays the current regulations and a map of the water body or river commonly used mentioning:

Prohibited areas, dangerous or reserved for different uses;

The authorized limits of navigation and their markup;

The characteristics of accessible river routes, taking into account the different hydrological conditions, with reference to the classification criteria annexed to this Order and the copy of this annex.

In addition, practitioners are given information on the required capacities, taking into account the risks that the activity in which they may be involved may pose.

Art 3. - Major practitioners or their legal representative for minors, attest to their ability to swim at least 25 meters and to immerse themselves, or present a certificate from a qualified authority.

Art 4. - Children under 12 are supervised or accompanied.

SECTION I-1.2

The organization of framed sessions

Art 5. - The organization of activities takes into account the weather and hydrological conditions and the level of practitioners and executives.

When the conditions of isolation require it, the person in charge of the activity determines before the departure the course which it projects as well as the probable time of return and communicates this information to a person in charge of the assistance on the ground.

In the case where the evolution of the meteorological or hydrological conditions is likely to endanger the safety and health of the practitioners, the person in charge of the activity or the supervisor adapts or cancels the program.

Art 6. - The number of practitioners for a cadre is determined according to the level of the practitioners, the skill of the coaching, the conditions of the environment and the characteristics of the activity.

In a sheltered and demarcated perimeter, the maximum number of practitioners can reach sixteen per frame.

This number is reduced in all other cases.

In the river, starting from class III, a significant reduction in the number of students and a specific organization aimed at involving the participants in safety must be put in place.

Excluding those organized in the designated and delineated areas, the number of participants in any class can not exceed six in the class IV and higher rivers.

Art 7. - Supervision is carried out from or near a boat adapted to the animation and safety.

SECTION I-1.3

Equipment

Art 8. - The equipment and the equipment comply with the regulations in force and are well maintained.

Art 9. - The boat is equipped and equipped to float even full of water, supporting the weight of the crew and the loads on board.

The whitewater float is unsinkable.

Art 10. - With the exception of white-water swimming floats, in-line race boats and polo kayaks, the boat is equipped at each end with a gripping system that makes it easy to pull the boat full of water .

The interior equipment protects the rider from the risk of sinking and trapping due to impact.

The design of the boat and the equipment allow an easy exit of the boat.

Art 11. - Practitioners are equipped with:

1 ° Of a safety vest meeting the conditions laid down in Annex II;

2 ° Closed shoes;

3 ° Protective helmet from class III or if conditions make it necessary.

In class IV and higher rivers, the helmet covers the entire cranial box;

4 ° Protective clothing adapted to the conditions of practice of the moment.

In addition, whitewater swimming practitioners are always wearing an isothermal suit.

When the conditions of practice allow, the person who supervises the session can make these optional equipment in calm water.

In all cases, the vest must be available on board.

Vests and helmets are marked with "CE".

Art 12. - When the activity is framed, the frame is equipped like the practitioners.

In river from Class III, or when hydrological conditions require it, it has at all times a floating safety rope, a releasable towing system and a knife.

When the conditions of isolation require it, he has at his disposal a first aid kit.

CHAPTER I-2

Inflatable boats

SECTION I-2.1

Hospitality in the establishment

Art 13. - The provisions of 2 to 4 apply.

SECTION I-2.2

The organization of framed sessions

Art 14. - The provisions of Articles 5 and 7 apply.

Art 15. - The number of practitioners for a cadre is determined according to the level of the practitioners, the skill of the coaching, the conditions of the environment and the characteristics of the activity.

In a sheltered and demarcated perimeter, the maximum number of practitioners can reach sixteen per frame.

This number is reduced in other cases.

In the river, starting from class III, a significant reduction in the number of students and a specific organization aimed at involving the participants in safety must be put in place.

Except for those organized in designated and delineated areas, the number of participants in a session organized with boats of less than four persons on board may not exceed six in each class in Class IV rivers and more.

SECTION I-2.3

Equipment

Art 16. - The materials and equipment comply with the regulations in force and maintained.

Non-motorized, non-motorized, rowing or paddling boats, including rafts, shall not accommodate more than 12 persons.

Art 17. - The fabric component of the boat allows it to, depending on the use for which it is intended, to withstand shocks.

The boat has a sufficient number of compartments to float, in case of destruction of one of them, horizontally by supporting the weight of the crew and the onboard loads.

The boat designed to carry more than three people is equipped with taut outdoor lifelines and a mooring rope.

Interior equipment does not restrain passengers in the event of capsize.

Art 18. - The provisions of Article 11 apply.

Art 19. - When the activity is framed, the frame is equipped like the practitioners.

He always has at his disposal a floating safety rope, a releasable towing system, a knife, carabiners and a straightening lanyard.

The person in charge of the establishment must provide for each boat or group of boats:

An inflator and a repair kit, depending on the accessibility of the river;

Paddle or spare rowing;

A first aid kit when the conditions of isolation require it.

TITLE II: Practice at sea.

SECTION II-1

Hospitality in the establishment

Art 20. - In each establishment, in a place visible to all, a table displays the regulations in force concerning the maritime navigation practiced, as well as a map of the commonly used space mentioning:

Prohibited or dangerous areas;

The authorized navigation limits and the markup plan;

Meteorological data of the moment.

In addition, the practitioners are given information on the capabilities required of the practitioners, taking into account the risks that the activity in which they may be involved may pose.

Art 21. - 3 and 4 articles apply.

SECTION II-2

The organization of framed sessions

Art 22. - Article 5 applies.

Art 23. - The number of practitioners for a cadre is determined according to the level of the practitioners, the skill of the coaching, the conditions of the environment and the characteristics of the activity.

In a sheltered and demarcated perimeter, the maximum number of practitioners can reach sixteen per frame.

This number is reduced in all other cases.

In addition, in winds of force greater than 3 Beaufort or rough seas, a significant reduction in the number of personnel and a specific organization aimed at involving the participants in safety must be put in place.

Art 24. - The provisions of Article 7 apply.

SECTION II-3

Equipment

Art 25. - The materials and equipment comply with the regulations in force.

Art 26. - For specific kayak boats, an elastic tie system connects the paddler to his boat.

Art 27. - Practitioners are equipped with:

1 ° Of a safety vest meeting the conditions laid down in Annex II;

2 ° Closed shoes;

3 ° Protective clothing adapted to the conditions of practice of the moment.

When the conditions of practice allow, the person who supervises the session can make the wearing of this equipment optional.

Whatever the circumstances, except for some beach gear that does not allow it, the vest is available on board.

Art 28. - When the activity is framed, the frame is equipped like the practitioners.

He always has a piece of tow at his disposal and, when the conditions of isolation require it, a first aid kit and a spare paddle.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Art 29. - This Order comes into force within two months of its publication.

However, Annex II relating to safety vests shall enter into force within two years of the publication of the order.

The last paragraph of Article 11 shall enter into force within a period of three years from the publication of this Order.

(JO 12 May 1995 and 16 July 1995 and BO Youth and Sports6 30 June 1995.)

ANNEX I

RIVER CLASSES

Ranking of rivers for canoeing, kayaking, swimming in water, rafting.

CLASS I - EASY

CLASS IV - VERY DIFFICULT

(passage not visible in advance, recognition generally necessary).

Regular course, regular waves, small eddies.

Big continuous waves, powerful and fast rollers.

Simple obstacles.

Rocks obstructing the current, higher falls with recalls

CLASS II - MEDIUM DIFFICULT

(freeway)

CLASS V - EXTREMELY DIFFICULT

(inevitable recognition)

Irregular course, irregular waves, medium swirls, weak whirlpools, and rapids;

Waves, swirls, fast to the extreme.

Simple obstacles in the current.

Small thresholds.

Narrow passages, very high falls with difficult entries and exits.

CLASS III - DIFFICULT

(visible passage)

CLASS VI - LIMIT OF AIRWORTHINESS

(usually impossible)

Irregular high waves, big swirls, swirls and rapids.

Possibly navigable according to the water level.

Great risks.

Blocks of rock, small falls, various obstacles in the current.

Remarks

This classification does not include the following categories of specific routes:

- dams that are easily passable or very dangerous;

- Canals, small plain rivers, slow-moving, fast-flowing navigable rivers with obstacles such as dams, spurs, buoys, low bridges, pasture pens, wind waves or by boats, whirlpools behind the bridge piers;

- calm water levels.

ANNEX II

MINIMUM FLOATABILITY REQUIRED FOR SAFETY VESTS BASED ON ACTIVITY SUPPORT, PRACTITIONER WEIGHT OR FRAMEWORK AND RIVER CLASS.

ACTIVITY SUPPORT / WEIGHT OF THE CARRIER

- 30 KG

30 40-KG

40 60-KG

+ 60 KG

Canoeing, kayaking (sea and inland waters), whitewater swimming

Inflatable boats up to class II or whose passengers are not likely to be ejected in the event of a rollover.

30 N (*)

40 N

55 N

70 N

Inflatable craft from Class III when passengers are likely to be ejected in the event of a rollover.

60 N

80 N

110 N

140 N

(*) N = newton: measures the inherent buoyancy of the vest.

3 2004 JUDGMENT

Decrees, orders, circulars

GENERAL TEXTS

MINISTRY OF YOUTH, SPORTS

AND ASSOCIATIVE LIFE


Order of the 3 June 2004 amending the order of the 20 June 2003 setting the terms of supervision and its conditions of organization and practice of certain physical activities in the holiday centers and leisure centers without accommodation


NOR: MJSK0470094A

The Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Life,

Given the code of social action and families, and in particular Article L. 227-5;

Given the 2002 883 Decree No. 3-2002 May 10 on the protection of minors during school holidays, professional leave and leisure, including its articles 13 and XNUMX;

Considering the 2002-885 Decree No. 3 May 2002 on the educational project mentioned in Article L. 227-4 of the Code of Social Action and Families;

Considering the order of the 21 March 2003 fixing the titles and diplomas allowing to exercise the functions of animation and direction in centers of holidays and leisures;

Considering the order of the 20 June 2003 fixing the modalities of supervision and the conditions of organization and practice of certain physical activities in the centers of holidays and the centers of leisures without accommodation,

Stopped :

  • Art. 1er. - The second paragraph of Article 1er of the order of 20 June 2003 referred to above is completed as follows: "These activities are conducted in accordance with the educational project of the organization and the planned organizational arrangements. "
  • Art. 2. - The annexes attached to this decree replace those of the decree of 20 June 2003 referred to above relating to the test prior to the practice of aquatic and nautical activities in holiday centers and leisure centers, and to the activities of horse riding, skiing, The above-mentioned annexes are supplemented by an appendix XXII which defines the conditions of practice and supervision of acrobatic courses at height.
  • Art. 3. - In the annexes of the order of 20 June 2003 abovementioned relating to the activities of climbing, hiking, water skiing and associated disciplines, of combat sports, when they are associated with the requirement of a qualification delivered by a federation holding the delegation mentioned in I of Article 17 of Law 84-610 of 16 July 1984, the terms: "by persons holding the certificate of aptitude for animation (BAFA) or of a certificate of qualification, a title or a diploma in accordance with the provisions of the 21 March 2003 order referred to above "are replaced by the following terms:" by any person declared as part of the teaching team of the reception ".
  • Art. 4. - The director of youth, popular education and associative life and the delegate for employment and training are responsible, each in his case, for the execution of this decree, which will be published in the Journal of the French Republic.

Done in Paris, the 3 June 2004.

For the Minister and by delegation:

The director of the cabinet,

J.-F. VILOTTE

Note. - The annexes of this decree are published in the Official Bulletin of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Life, which will be available from the National Center for Educational Documentation, 77568 Lieusaint Cedex.

Appendices of the order of the 3 June 2004 modifying the order of the 20 June 2003 fixing the modalities of supervision and the conditions of organization and practice of certain physical activities in the centers of holidays and the centers of leisures without accommodation.


ANNEX I

TEST PRIOR TO THE PRACTICE OF AQUATIC AND NAUTICAL ACTIVITIES IN VACATION AND RECREATION CENTERS

In a holiday center or leisure center, the practice of canoeing and associated disciplines, canyoning, water skiing and sailing is subject to the production of a certificate issued by:

- either a person holding the title of lifeguard or the national patent of

aquatic safety (BNSSA);

- a person holding the State Sport Educator's Certificate (BEES) in the activity

nautical or aquatic considered;

- the authorities of the national education within the school framework.

This document must attest to the ability of the practitioner to move in the water without showing any sign of panic on a course of 20 meters, with passage under a line of water, posed and not tensioned.

The course is carried out in the part of a pool or a body of water with a depth of at least 1m 80. The departure is carried out by a voluntary fall, in pool from a carpet placed on the water and in a natural environment from a floating support The course can be carried out with a safety bra except for the descent in canyon .


ANNEX VI

HORSE RIDING

Practicing minors are provided with a helmet that meets the standards in force. Depending on the proposed activity, the conditions of supervision and organization and practice are defined as follows:

I - HORSE RIDING MOUNTED OR ATTELEE:

This consists of an equestrian trip exceeding the day and leading to a sleeping outside the center.

  • A - CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE The number of minors per supervisor is determined according to the level of qualification of the coaching and the level of practice of the riders. The route is determined according to the level of practice of the riders as well as the capacities of the horses used. It is subject to prior recognition by the supervisor.
  • B - SUPERVISION: The exit is supervised by a person holding one of the following qualifications or one of the following diplomas: - State certificate of sports educator (BEES) option equestrian activities, - State certificate of sports educator (BEES ) riding option, - professional certificate of youth, popular education and sport (BPJEPS), specialty equestrian activities, in the mention equestrian tourism, - certificate of qualification and aptitude (AQA) to tourism education equestrian or AQA to the teaching of the team, - certificate of professional aptitude to the functions of assistant technician youth and sports technician (BAPAAT) technical support equestrian hike (within the limits of its prerogatives), - equestrian tourism guide issued by the French Riding Federation, holder of the delegation mentioned in I of the article 17 of the law 84-610 of the 16 July 1984 modified relative to the organization and the promotion of physical and sports activities, - equestrian tourism guide patent issued by this same sports federation.

II - EXTERIOR EQUESTRIAN WALK:

The equestrian walk can not go beyond the day. It is done exclusively on marked trails with riders having acquired fundamental automatisms.

  • A - CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE The activity meets the same organizational and practical conditions as those set for the hiking activity.
  • B - SUPERVISION: The walk can only be supervised by one or more persons holding one of the qualifications or diplomas required for the hiking activity and within the limits of the prerogatives fixed for each of them.

III - LEARNING HORSE RIDING

The equestrian learning activity consists of mastering the three paces by the rider apprentice.

  • AT - CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE

The practice can only be carried out in an enclosed area designed so as not to be a cause of accident to people or animals.

The number of practicing minors per supervisor is a function of the level of qualification of the coaching and the level of practice of the riders, without being able to exceed twelve minors.

  • B - SUPERVISION:

The lesson is supervised by a person holding one of the following qualifications or one of the following degrees:

- State certificate of sports educator (BEES) option equestrian activities,

- State Patent Sports Educator (BEES) option riding,

- Professional certificate of youth, popular education and sport (BPJEPS), specialty equestrian activities,

- certificate of qualification and aptitude (AQA) to the teaching of riding on pony, or AQA to the teaching of aerobatics, or AQA to the teaching of Western riding, within the limits of its prerogatives ,

- Professional Proficiency Certificate as Assistant Technician Youth and Sports Technician (BAPAAT) pony technical support, within the limits of his prerogatives,

- diploma of pony animator delivered by the French riding federation, under the authority of a holder of the state patent of sports educator.

IV - ACTIVITIES OF DISCOVERY AND APPROACH OF THE ANIMAL:

These activities consist on the one hand to allow the minors to approach the animal without apprehension and without danger and to become familiar with the care to give to him and, on the other hand, to discover the walk in the step. They take place in a closed place.

Their supervision and their animation can be assured by holders of the certificate of aptitude to the functions of animator (BAFA), of a certificate of qualification, a title or other diploma in accordance with the provisions of the decree of 21 March 2003 referred to above.

The number of minors is eight per facilitator.


ANNEX XI

SKI

I - Conditions of organization and practice:

In the context of collective hostels of minors declared as a holiday center and leisure center (as defined in Article 1er of Decree No. 2002-883), the practice of skiing and other sliding activities may be organized .

It must take place only on marked trails when it is not supervised by persons holding one of the professional diplomas required to teach skiing.

The periods during which these activities can be organized are limited to:

- school holidays for minors received (vacations of the classes referred to in Article L 521-1 of the Education Code),

- Extra-curricular leisure time of the minors received (days of weekly holidays as established by the academic authorities at the departmental or local level).

These provisions do not apply to occasional receptions (snow garden type), the educational contribution specific to holiday centers and leisure centers not being assured.

II - Supervision:

Supervision can be provided by anyone who is declared as part of the teaching team of the reception. In this case, the number is limited to 12 minors per supervisor.

When an intervener is involved only in accompanying certain activities, he must hold one of the professional diplomas required to teach skiing.

When the reception has the characteristics of an establishment of physical and sport activities, supervision must be provided by persons holding one of the professional diplomas required to teach skiing.

III - Follow-up of ski conditions in holiday centers and leisure centers:

A commission responsible for following the terms of application of this text is constituted.

It is composed of six members:

- the director of youth, popular education and community life, or her representative,

- the employment and training delegate, or his representative,

- two representatives of the technical and pedagogical commission of the holiday and leisure centers (CTPCVL),

- two representatives of the National Union of French Ski Instructors.

This commission meets at least once a year, and as needed. It is chaired, according to the agenda, either by the director of youth, popular education and associative life, or by the employment and training delegate.


ANNEX XIX

SAIL

The activity is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the order of the 9 February 1998 concerning supervision, technical and safety guarantees in sports and physical activity establishments that teach sailing.

I - ORGANIZATION OF THE PRACTICE:

The practice of the activity is conditioned by the success of a preliminary test whose content and organizational arrangements are defined in Appendix I to this decree.

The activities take place:

1) is in a navigation zone clearly defined by buoys or landmarks, and defined by the organizer according to the geographical and meteorological conditions.

Navigation in windsurfing, dinghy and light multihulls is carried out exclusively in demarcated area.

Learning and windsurfing can not be done more than a mile from a shelter. This activity is conducted under the supervision of at least one person with one of the qualifications listed below per group of ten light dinghies or windsurfers. The latter designates, on each boat, a chef de bord responsible for applying his instructions.

2) is in the form of day hike (s) whose stages do not exceed a day on the water.

The navigation is carried out on collective boats, dinghies or light multihulls or boards

sailing.

For fifth-class boats, a skipper is appointed on each boat and must have one of the qualifications listed below. They must have a means of radiotelephone communication.

For other vessels including dinghies, light multi-hulls or windsurfers, navigation shall be in flotillas of not more than six, in an area corresponding to their category of navigation, accompanied by a safety boat, armed in fifth category and having a means of radiotelephone communication.

3) is in the form of navigation exceeding a day on the water:

This navigation is practiced only on livable and the navigation zone must correspond to the category of the boat. A boatmaster is appointed on each boat and must have one of the qualifications mentioned below, within the limits of the prerogatives specific to each qualification.

II - FRAMEWORK OF ACTIVITIES:

Sailing activities taking place more than 2 miles and less than 200 miles from a shelter:

the supervision is provided by the titular persons:

- the state patent of sports instructor (BEES) option veil,

- the professional certificate of youth, popular education and sport, specialty nautical activities mention monovalent veil or multiple mention including the supports of the mention monovalent veil, according to the prerogatives attached to each support;

- or the diploma of "cruising" federal instructor of the 2ème degree issued by the French Sailing Federation, holder of the delegation mentioned in I of the article 17 of the law 84-610 of the modified 16 July 1984 relative to the organization and promotion of physical and sports activities,

- the diploma of "1er" federal "cruise" instructor issued by the same sports federation when the activity is exclusively diurnal;

- the boatmaster diploma issued after the 15 October 2003 by the French Scout Federation. The holder is subject to navigation in the fifth category exclusively daytime, in a previously declared zone;

- the boatmaster's certificate issued by the Unit Scouts of France;

- either a shift leader's certificate or a fleet leader's certificate issued by the Guides and Scouts of Europe, subject to a control of the departmental youth and sports directorates, when declaring the stay, between the the level of responsibility assigned to each patent holder and the reservations annotated in the training

concerning;

- Sailing activities taking place within two miles of a shelter: supervision may also be provided by regular persons:

- either the option of professorship or professorship of physical education and sports,

- the professional certificate of youth, popular education and sport, special nautical activities, monovalent mention sail or multiple mention including the supports of the mention monovalent veil, according to the prerogatives attached to each support,

- the certificate of aptitude to the functions of animators (BAFA) of holiday and leisure centers holding the sailing qualification session,

- the diploma of the Swiss sailing instructor issued by the French Sailing Federation, holder of the delegation mentioned above.


ANNEX XVI

MOTOR SPORTS

Activities taking place in holiday centers or leisure centers that involve the use of two, three or four-wheel motorized vehicles, such as mini-motorcycles, mopeds, quads and karts, are carried out as follows.

I - MOTORCYCLISM ACTIVITIES OTHER THAN QUAD

I.1. Activities on land not open to public traffic and off circuits:

These activities are aimed at controlling a motorized vehicle and at road safety education on roads not open to public traffic.

  • A - CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE:

The activity takes place in a closed area, in a defined area with facilities corresponding to the objectives of the activity and difficulties adapted to the level of the practitioners.

The displacement of the motorized vehicles used is less than 50 cm3.

The modalities of use of these machines are determined by the animator with the minors concerned according to their age, the type of practice and the type of gear.

  • B - SUPERVISION:

- QUALIFICATIONS OR DIPLOMAS REQUIRED:

The supervision of this activity is ensured by holders of the certificate of aptitude to the functions of animator (BAFA), of a certificate of qualification, of a title or other diploma allowing to animate in center of holidays or of leisures in accordance with the provisions of the order of 21 March 2003 referred to above. As of 1er October 2004, these people must

in addition to holding a federal diploma issued by the French Motorcycling Federation, holder of the delegation mentioned in I of Article 17 of Law 84-610 of 16 July 1984 modified relating to the organization and promotion physical and sports activities.

- EFFECTIVE :

The squad is limited to 10 drivers simultaneously in action by facilitator.

I. 2. Activities on circuits:

  • A - CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE

- The activity is subject to the technical and safety rules defined by the French Motorcycling Federation, holder of the delegation mentioned above.

- It takes place on grounds and circuits submitted to the prefectural homologation or of the French motorcycling federation, holder of the delegation mentioned in I of the article 17 of the law 84-610 of the modified 16 July 1984 relative to the organization and promotion of physical and sports activities.

- The type of machines used (displacement and power) is left under the responsibility of the current supervisor, who will have to take into account the level and the age of the practitioners.

  • B - SUPERVISION

It is supervised by a person or persons holding the State Patent of Sports Educator (BEES), option motorcycling.

I.3. Activities of walk or hike on roads open to public traffic:

These activities consist of the use of a motorcycle as a means of locomotion for the purpose of walking or discovering the environment, within the limits of the grounds authorized for the circulation of motor vehicles by the law n ° 91 -2 of 3 January 1991.

  • A - CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE

Practiced on roads open to public traffic, they are subject to the provisions of the Highway Code. The drivers must be at least 14 years old and hold the road safety certificate or a driving license corresponding to the engine capacity of the motorcycle used. The practice of the activity is subordinate:

- the preliminary recognition, by the management team, of the course which must not contain any identified danger; the choice of traffic routes will have to take into account the traffic difficulties (traffic, traffic, period);

- the adoption, by the participants, of rules concerning the circulation of the group (space between mopeds, choice of parking areas, methods of circulation of information between participants, etc.).

The planned itinerary and the procedures for conducting the activity are, before departure, brought to the attention of the director of the holiday or leisure center. The group has the list of telephone numbers of the emergency services.

  • B - SUPERVISION

- QUALIFICATIONS OR DIPLOMAS REQUIRED: the supervision of this activity can be ensured by holders of the certificate of aptitude to the functions of animator (BAFA), a certificate of qualification, a title or other diploma allowing to animate in the center of

holiday or leisure in accordance with the provisions of the order of 21 March 2003 aforementioned, one of the supervisors to be holder of a motorcycle license.

- EFFECTIVE :

The squad is limited to 7 drivers simultaneously in action by facilitator.

I.4. Special case of activities supervised by certain officials in the exercise of an educational mission:

  • A - CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE

The activity is organized by or with the assistance of the National Police or the National Gendarmerie.

- The type of machines used (displacement and power) is left under the responsibility of the current supervisor, who will have to take into account the level and the age of the practitioners.

  • B - SUPERVISION

- REQUIREMENTS: the supervision of this activity is provided solely by officials of the National Police or the National Gendarmerie and within the framework of their mission.

- EFFECTIVE :

The squad is limited to 10 pilots simultaneously in action by facilitator on land not open to public traffic and out of circuits, and to 7 pilots simultaneously in action by facilitator for the activities of stroll or ran-given on open lanes to the public traffic.

II - QUAD

  • A - CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE:

The activity takes place in closed ground corresponding to the objectives of the activity and having difficulties adapted to the levels of the practitioners.

The modalities of use of the motorized devices are determined by the animator with the minors concerned according to their age, the type of practice and the type of gear.

  • B - SUPERVISION

The activity is framed:

- for machines of a cylinder capacity lower than 60 cm3: by holders of the certificate of proficiency to the functions of animator (BAFA), of a certificate of qualification, of a title or other diploma allowing to animate in center vacation or leisure in accordance with the provisions of the order of 21 March 2003 referred to above. As of 1 October 2004, these people must also hold a federal diploma issued by the French motorcycling federation, holder of the delegation mentioned in I of Article 17 84 law 610-16 July 1984 amended relating to the organization and promotion of physical and sports activities.

- for machines with a minimum capacity of 60 cm3: by one or persons holding the State Patent of Sports Educator (BEES), option motorcycling.

- EFFECTIVE :

The squad is limited to 10 drivers simultaneously in action by facilitator.

III - KARTING

The activity is organized by an establishment of declared physical and sports activities, falling under the provisions of Article 47 of Law 84-610 of July 16 1984 modified relating to the organization and promotion of physical activities and sports.

The activity is subject to compliance with the standards set in the order of 16 October 1996 on the national regulation of karting circuits, including its article 38 according to which karts used for initiation and leisure can not have a power greater than 8 horses (category B karts) and must only be used on 1 or 2 category circuits, provided that another category of gear is not used on the same track.


APPENDIX XXII

ACROBATIC COURSES IN HEIGHT

The acrobatic courses in height are fixed or removable sports facilities, using cables or ropes, allowing the practitioner to walk in height, more or less acrobatically, in trees or on courses using artificial supports.

I - GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE:

The practice of the activity is conditioned by:

- preparation and information:

• on the site: management, protection, access;

• local emergency services (police, gendarmerie, fire brigade);

• on specific regulations.

- the use of equipment adapted to the workshops and in compliance with the standards in force on both individual and collective equipment.

- the forecast of the necessary means of intervention in the event of an incident.

The safety of the practitioner is ensured:

• by personal protective equipment (harness, lanyard, connectors, ...) connected to an anti-fall device (lifeline, reel, ...);

• by means of collective protection (mattress, net, railing, ...);

• or by the use of belay techniques used in climbing.

For any type of journey, each child must see the operator and be visible by an operator or supervisor of course permanently.

The course and the reception below the course must be cleared of all obstacles that may present a danger for the practitioner during his trip or in the event of a fall.

These workshops can be set up by the team of the holiday center The manager must however take all the safety rules in this area:

• Use materials adapted to the course and users;

• Comply with the rules for installation, use and management of equipment (federal recommendations, manufacturers' notices ...);

• Ensure the adaptation of the workshop to the management of the group.

II - CONDITIONS OF FRAMEWORK ACCORDING TO PLACES OF PRACTICE:

- Fixed itineraries:

These courses mainly use cables, on which the practitioner progresses autonomously: they are courses similar to an establishment of physical and sporting activities which must be declared according to the law 84-610 of 16 July 1984 modified. They are subject to compliance with the precautionary rules that comply with Article L 221-1 of the Consumer Code.

The construction and operating requirements are specified by the experimental standards Afnor XP S 52-902-1 and XP S 52-902-2.

Group security is the responsibility of the park manager.

The number is defined according to the age of the minors and can not exceed twelve participants per person in charge of the course supervision.

- Courses or removable workshops on rope.

1) Workshops, fun courses of discovery:

These are workshops installed at a height less than 3 meters.

Encadrement:

• Supervision can be provided by anyone who is declared to be a member

of the pedagogical team of the reception.

• The number is limited to 12 minors per supervisor.

2) Workshops, highways (greater than 3 m)

The activity is supervised by persons holding one of the following diplomas or qualifications:

- State certificate of sports educator (BEES) option climbing or speleology;

- high mountain guide diploma or aspiring mountaineering state patent guide;

- mountain guide diploma of the mountaineering state certificate with the certificate of qualification and aptitude for teaching and professional supervision of the practice of the canyon;

- State Climbing Instructor Diploma;

- diploma of climbing initiator accompanied by the qualification climbing of trees delivered by the French Federation of Mountain and Climbing (FFME).

- State Certificate of Sport Educator, option Physical Activities for All (BEESAPT) or the Professional Certificate of Youth, Popular Education and Sports (BPJEPS), specialty physical activities for all, with the qualification climbing of tree issued by the French Federation of Mountain and Climbing (FFME)

The number is limited to twelve minors per supervisor.

Code of Ethics

A code of ethics is a reminder of good behavior to adopt. It is the result of collective reflection to promote respect for the environment in which we operate, which ensures its protection and sustainability while encouraging other users to do the same.

• The kayaker is concerned about ensuring his own safety. He must have at all times the basic equipment required and know how to use it properly. Of course, he wears his safety vest at all times.

• Any shipment or exit must be planned in proportion to its level of complexity. This preparation includes a navigation plan.

• Navigating alone is not recommended.

• Respecting one's own limits and those of others is a constant concern.

• Attitudes of civility and courtesy encourage him to offer help to anyone apparently in difficulty. It takes into account the regulations in force as well as private property.

• A great concern for the environment animates it. His attitudes adapt to the physical environment such as plant, animal and marine life.

◦ Avoid proximity to animals (200 meters) and move away if they show signs of nervousness.

◦ Limit noise and speed.

◦ Never camp on islands less than sixty (60) meters in diameter or on those with bird colonies.

◦ Move away from nesting areas.

◦ Do all washing (dishes, laundry, shower, ...) on land with biodegradable soap to allow the soil to fully play its role of filter.

◦ Give priority to using a stove at an open fire. Otherwise, any fire must be lit in the intertidal zone where the tide will make disappear traces.

◦ Report your waste and leave no trace of its passage.

And above all, he makes known this code of ethics!

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