Discover 'Centre départemental de plein air du Bassin rond' Outdoors centre France

The 'CDPA Bassin rond' was created in 1964 at the centre of the triangle formed by the three towns of Cambrai, Douai and Valenciennes. It is registered and approved by the French Ministry of Youth and Sport.
The centre offers water activities at its sailing school. Students are taught the basics of navigation by a qualified instructor, including reading the sea, studying the wind, learning safety rules and learning to read maps.
They can then take introductory courses in all manner of sailing dinghies (optimists, toppers, lasers, 420, 470, boats for more than one person) or windsurfing (Blue Velvet, 163/203, Alohas, Bic Techno 293).
After passing this stage, they can choose between recreational sailing and competitive sailing, with suitably trained teachers for each type of course.
For wannabe Robin Hoods, the 'CDPA Bassin rond' also has an archery club. Once again, the activity is supervised by a qualified teacher, and, depending on the weather, may be practised either inside a hangar or outside.
The club is open to both beginners and more experienced archers. If archery doesn't tempt you, why not hire a mountain bike (for half a day) or a canoe (for two hours) to explore the site.
Centre départemental de plein air du Bassin rond
403, rue Henri Deshayes. 59111 Bouchain, France.
Tel.: +33 (0)3 27 35 72 28.

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    The joys of the optimist (a light dinghy)

    Among the many activities proposed at the Centre Départemental de Plein Air (the departmental outdoors centre) of the Bassin-Rond, the optimist is a popular one.

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    The Bubbles of the Bassin-Rond

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  • 'Centre départemental de plein air du Bassin rond' Outdoors centre , A race in a sailing dinghy , France
    A race in a sailing dinghy

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  • 'Centre départemental de plein air du Bassin rond' Outdoors centre , Experiencing an optimist for the very first t , France
    Experiencing an optimist for the very first t

    The Centre Départemental de Plein Air of the Bassin-Rond is located in the middle of the triangle formed by Cambrai, Douai and Valenciennes.

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  • 'Centre départemental de plein air du Bassin rond' Outdoors centre , An optimist regatta , France
    An optimist regatta

    The optimist was created in 1947. Its creator was searching for a nautical equivalent of the famous soapbox car.

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  • 'Centre départemental de plein air du Bassin rond' Outdoors centre , Learning to sail , France
    Learning to sail

    The light sailing dinghy is ideal for learning how to sail. It is light, scalable and easy to manoeuvre.

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