ROUTE Saint-Pierre et Miquelon celebrates the 2020 Sea and Shores Festival

Route Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

A GREAT POPULAR CELEBRATION FOR OUR SEAS

2nd edition of the Sea and Shores Festival on June 26, 27, 28, the national celebration to protect our natural maritime and coastlines heritage.

Always fascinating, source of exchange, useful then over-used, now extremely fragile, the sea needs in emergency a great care from all to preserve the essential wealth she brings us. France, with her overseas territories, is 18000 kms of coastlines over 5 continents. We all enjoy her beautiful shores either to live there either to escape. Taking care of them is a duty. Massive plastics inside the sea and on the coastlines is one of the most important challenge, together with many others.

June 26 to 28, join many events, from the smallest to largest one, around France mainland and French overseas territories, to meet, discover, take care and celebrate our Mother sea.

TOGETHER WITH SNSM SEARCH AND RESCUE

Front line with the sea and her changes, SNSM Search and Rescue is the meeting point of the Festival with its National Days of Search and Rescue on June 28 and 29. Their strong involvement, non-profit and free for all, is the opportunity for education and encounters, with the celebrating and convivial way of the Festival, for better respect and care about safety on sea and beaches.

Saint-Pierre et Miquelon SNSM Search and Rescue and the whole team ensure, with its speedboat “JARO II”, the safety of the ROUTE since its creation. We are glad to celebrate them again on this occasion.

Together with SNSM Search and Rescue, let’s Rescue our seas and shores!

FULLY COMMITTED TO PROTECTING OUR OCEANS

The ROUTE is proud to join the 2020 Sea and Shore Festival. The ROUTE has also joined for 4 years, the race to restore ocean health with Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program.

The Archipelago of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon is at the forefront of the maritime life treasures. Belugas, sperm whales, white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales, killer whales, seals … dozens of species of birds, sometimes rare, nest protected from its shores. This heritage of priceless richness is particularly fragile, and we are committed to preserving it.

Acts for everyone: Reduce paper use, no single use plastic, plastics bottles, plastic bags and straws first, reduce waste, recycle, compost, exchange, walk or ride a bicycle instead of the car, save water, heaters down and avoid coolers, eat seasonal and local product… good practices are numerous and accessible for all of us on day to day basis.

 “No water, no life. No blue, no green.”  Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, Mission Blue Foundation

ROUTE SAINT-PIERRE ET MIQUELON and THE ARCHIPELAGO CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL

Join us! First boasts of 2020 ROUTE will reach Saint-Pierre on June 27! Class40, ORC Multihull50, a unique fleet in the port of Saint-Pierre for the 10th edition of the ROUTE. Together with SNSM Search and Rescue, Municipal Sailing school, Saint-Pierre Yacht Club, our local sailors, traditional Zigottos sailors and all the people of the Archipelago, join us to meet the sailors of the ROUTE, unique actors of our sea life. We will be all together these days, at the same time with our traditional Fête des Marins, on June 28, celebrating our background sailors from the past and all sailors. All out!

A Celebration for all seas and shores with ROUTE Saint-Pierre et Miquelon from Halifax to Saint-Pierre and from Saint-Pierre to Québec!