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Nautical Sports in Touquet Paris-Plage – Permanent Staff
Gabriel Valat
Director of the Nautical Centers of the Touquet Paris-Page

Gabriel is the Director of both Nautical Centers in Le Touquet. Sailing enthusiast, he grew up in Britanny where he sailed both on land and sea and he reached top international levels in landsailing. In his spare time, he is currently developping a landyacht to beat the world landsailing speed record (Sandrunner.world).


Athletic Achievements:
2006 World Championships Bronze Medal Class 3
2005 European Champion Class 3
2005 French Championship Silver Medal Class 3
2004 French Champion Class 3
1999/2001 European Championship Silver Medal Class 3
2000 World Championships Silver Medal Class 3
1998 World Landsailing Speed Record attempts (Projet Vent Ouest).
1993 French Champion Class 5
Winner Krab Rallye (Belgique)
Double winner 6 Heures de Berck
Winner of the Louis Blériot Cup (France 2001, 2014)
Anne Lejeune
Administrative Assistant and Receptionist at the Centres Nautiques du Touquet
Anne welcomes you and helps you through all your administrative tasks at the Centre Nautique de la Baie de Canche since 2005.
She is also Assistant to Gabriel for all administrative and planning issues.
Hugo Campion
Sailing School Supervisor - Instructor & Guide
Board sports enthusiast, Hugo joined our teal in 2014 to help organise summer sailing school. Since then he supervises its organisation and is a saling, landsailing, kayak and longe-côte instructor.
Audrey Vadaine
Receptionist - Centre Nautique de la Manche Bertrand Lambert
Audrey joined our team after several years as hostess at the Tourist Bureau in the Touquet. Her smile and cheerfulness welcome you in the Centre Nautique de la Manche Bertrand Lambert.
Xavier Rivière
Receptionist - Centre Nautique de la Manche Bertrand Lambert
Xavier joined our team after several years working in le Touquet's business center. His smile and calm nature welcomes you at the Centre Nautique de la Manche Bertrand Lambert.
Jean Bernard Bacquet
Moniteur de Char à Voile au Centre Nautique de la Manche Bertrand Lambert
Jean Bernard, also know as "JB", is a landsailing aficionado. He's a sailing instructor at the Centre Nautique de la Manche Bertrand Lambert during peak season.
Franck Leroy
Agent de Port, Navettes
Franck works for the beaching port during high season. He also helps with the shuttles to and from the boats for the comfort of yacht owners.
Sebastien Matzke
Sailing and kayak instructor

Sebastian will share his passion for kayak and will show you the secrets of the Canche bay. 

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