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
PROMO
EVENT NEWS
July 2, 2017
CARELLA TAKES BRILLIANT WIN IN UIM F1H2O GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE
Sunday, 2 July, EVIAN (FRANCE): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella led from start-to-finish to take a brilliant victory in the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of France on Lac Leman.   The three-time ...
F1H2O
July 2, 2017
CARELLA TAKES POLE IN EVIAN
Sunday, 2 July, EVIAN (France): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella will start the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of France from pole position for the second time in two years.    The Italian set ...
F1H2O
July 1, 2017
ROBART EAGER TO MAKE F1H2O DEBUT
Saturday, 1 July, EVIAN (France): Beranger Robart says he is not surprised by the conditions that put a halt to today’s BRM Official Qualifying and delayed his UIM F1H2O World Championship ...
F1H2O
July 1, 2017
BAD WEATHER AND SEVERE CONDITIONS ON LAC LEMAN PUT STOP TO BRM QUALIFYING
Saturday, 1 July, EVIAN (France): The persistent bad weather and severe conditions on Lac Leman forced the hand of UIM Race Officials to cancel today’s scheduled BRM Official Qualifying at this ...
F1H2O
July 1, 2017
PRACTICE DELAYED
Saturday, 1 July, EVIAN (France): This morning’s official practice has been delayed due to the continuing unpredictable weather and conditions on Lac Leman.    UIM race officials ...
F1H2O
June 30, 2017
CARELLA CHASING ANOTHER WIN IN FRANCE
Friday, 30 June, EVIAN (France): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella is looking to extend his great record in Evian and be first past the chequered flag for the third time and record a second ...
F1H2O
June 30, 2017
TORRENTE UPBEAT AND RELISHING CHALLENGE AHEAD
Friday, 30 June, EVIAN (France): Shaun Torrente will line up in Evian at this Weekend's UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of France looking to heal a self-inflicted wound and get the win that ‘eluded’ ...
F1H2O
June 29, 2017
NO EXTRA PRESSURE SAYS CHAMPION CHIAPPE
Thursday, 29 June, EVIAN (France): Philippe Chiappe says ‘there is no extra pressure on him’ as he bids to win on home waters for the first time at this weekend’s UIM F1H2O Grand ...
F1H2O
June 27, 2017
EVIAN SET FOR THRILLER AS DRIVERS TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE THAT LIES IN WAIT ON LAC LEMAN
Monday, 26 June, EVIAN (France): After taking advantage of the downtime following the season opener to address and resolve issues and gain valuable testing time on the water, 20 drivers and nine ...
F1H2O
June 23, 2017
MAVERICK F1 RACING CONFIRM ROBART FOR GP OF FRANCE
Friday, 23 June: Maverick F1 Racing has confirmed that they will run a third boat with Beranger Robart joining the team at the Grand Prix of France in Evian on 1-2 July, round 2 of the UIM F1H2O ...
F1H2O
June 15, 2017
FRANCE HOPING FOR HOME WIN!
Thursday, 15 June: The idyllic internationally renowned Spa Resort of Evian-Les-Bains on the southern shore of stunning Lac Leman, Europe’s highest alpine lake, is the wonderful setting for ...
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May 16, 2017
FUEL FOR THOUGHT AS TEAMS PREPARE FOR EVIAN
Tuesday, 16 May: With containers and race boats now in situ at various workshops and facilities across Europe, team preparations for round 2 of the UIM F1H2O world Championship, the Grand Prix of ...
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