Women and children first ! Activities such as zumba or make-up for kids, conferences on various subjects (environment protection...) come discover the universe of our 100% female team!
- Mermaid workshop : photocall, beauty salon (Demak'Up), personal tips and advices from Tena.
- Pilate classes on the main stage (with TENA partnership) :
- Zumba classes on the main stage (with Nana partnership)
- Ship Boy's workshop (for 5 to 10 year old kids): Construction of a paper tree made of cardboard rolls and paper flowers made of tissue. Drawing contest on the forest theme. These workshops aim to raise environment awareness among kids.
Length : 45 minutes
- Lend the planet a hand
Along the Ship Boy's workshop, a second activity is based on environmental issues. Children will be allowed to plant a tree, a highly symbolic gesture in the protection of the environment. These tree shoots will then being taken care by the city's public gardens department, in order to be replanted later on in Lorient.
Length : 10 minutes
- Radio Control Boats
- Red Cross partnership
SCA and the Red Cross gather to help people in need in the way of distributions of sanitary kits to homeless people, thus recovering some dignity and improvment of their well-being. Come and meet volunteers from the Lorient Red Cross unit, exchange with them on their actions of social services and various other campaigns.
Among various animations in this pavillon, you'll be able to compare your sailing skills thanks to a sailing navigation simulation system. Feel the sailing throes according to your navigation choices and the wind surprises.
Come and attend Kung-Fu shows!
Come and discover in the Dome the daily life of a sailor of the Volvo Ocean Race. Among a team, you'll attend an interactive guided tour where you'll be quizzed on the race before viewing the most exciting images of the race on a wide screen.
Get a glimpse on the work of the onshore teams, the team mates working in the technical area during each stopover in order for the sailing team to benefit from the best tools, checks of the sails, repairs and fixes of all sorts.
Visit, observe and learn from the exposition of the hull of a Volvo Ocean 65 cut in a half. You'll have a better idea on where and how these extreme sailors live, struggle and rest on their boat for 9 months all around the globe. Bunks, navigation table or work station, you'll see it all!
Grab the helm!
Open to children as well as adults, everyday you'll have possibilities to sail in the Lorient harbor on board smaller racing boats replicas. It's the occasion to experience sailing sensations if you never had the opportunity!
Booking and registration directly in the Race Village.
During the Lorient Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, from June 9th to the 16th, the Dutch embassy will have its own Pavilion at the Lorient BSM. Don't miss among the various animations the creature from The Hague "the beach beast"...
The Dutch pavilion wants to promote to the public the Netherlands, next stopover in the toughest offshore race.
Sharing the same passion for the ocean as the Breton, Netherlands seaze the opportunity of the Lorient stopover to share with breton's people their culture, innovating products "Dutch design" and their typical food. Visitors will be able to taste the famous caramel waffles, as well as their small crepes soufflé "poffertjes", all freshly prepared on the Race Village. Not to mention the Gouda cheese and many other dairy products from "the other country of cheeses"
The beach beast (Animaris Ordis) created by the artist Theo Jansen comes to life when the wind awakes. It will stroll along in the Village. The installation, built with yellow plastic tubes, looks like a big skeleton. As it is the case for many Dutch creations, it fears neither rain nor storms.
The Dutch pavilion will also be a meeting point for local entrepeurs in order to strengthen economical relations between France and Netherlands. Team Brunel and its skipper Bouwe Bekking will obviously have their reserved quarters in this pavilion. We are looking forward to see there Lauren Pagès, a French member of team Brunel (injured in Auckland).
In this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dutch sailors are present in three teams : Team Brunel, team SCA and Team Vestas (back in the race in Lisboa)