H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique
GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE
JUNE 30/JULY 2, 2017 - EVIAN, FRANCE
EVIAN

Évian-les-Bains or Évian is a commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoiedepartment in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. A high-market holiday resort and spa town on the shores of Lake Leman, it has been visited, over two centuries, by royalty such as Kings Edward VII and George V of the United Kingdom and King Farouk of Egypt, and celebrities such as countess Anna de Noailles and Marcel Proust.

The springs of Evian were still rather unknown at the time of the French Revolution. But the First Empire's interest for spa towns inspired a scientist to analyze the Evian springs in 1807 and 1808, when Evian mineral waters revealed curative qualities and the waters began to be used for medicinal purposes.

A lakeside port and a new road (RN5) connecting the town to Milan and Paris were constructed in 1809. In 1823, Genevan entrepreneur M. Fauconnet launched the Évian mineral water company (Société des Eaux Minérales d'Évian) and purchased the cities' two main springs (the better-known being the Cachat spring named after the family that sold it) in March 1827. M.Fauconnet's company eventually went bankrupt, and the springs were bought by the Hôtel des Bains.In the following years, many hotels (Hôtel des quatre saisons, Hôtel de France, Hôtel des Alpes) were built, helping the town's popularity as a holiday resort.

THE CIRCUIT
NATURE OF WATER Lake (fresh water) TOTAL LENGTH OF CIRCUIT 2080 m
NUMBER OF BUOYS 6 Buoys DESCRIPTION OF TURNING BUOYS 5 Red / 1 Yellow
MINIMUM DEPTH OF CIRCUIT AT JETTY 4 m MINIMUM DEPTH OF RACE COURSE 15 m
MINIMUM WIDTH OF RACE COURSE From turn 6 to racing line from 3 to 4 (140 m) HEIGHT OF THE BANKS 1.5 to 2.0 m
ENTRY TO WATER By crane (two cranes) PLACE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC Dedicated area on the quay
PROTECTION OF PUBLIC Natural barriers, metal fence approved ALTITUDE OF VENUE 375 m
CATEGORIES TO RACE F1 MAX NUMBER OF BOATS TO RACE 24 Boats
POSITION OF SOUND LEVEL METER Start finish line
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