Martigues Nautical Base – Martigues


Nautical Base – Indoor and outdoor

The Nautical base of Martigues is located on the banks of the Etang de Berre with access to the Mediterranean Sea in a few minutes by watercraft and also has access to the village of Carro on the Mediterranean coast. The site is easily accessible. The premises are accessible to all. A very pleasant place for multiple nautical activities (sailing, kayaking, …). The nautical base welcomes the public for sports and leisure activities.

The base is integrated into a sports complex with a gymnasium and athletics track. The water sports base meets the federal standards of FF Voile (C13020) and FF Canoe Kayak.

It hosts international sporting events:
– 1998 World Windsurfing Championship , Europa Cup in laser
and Mediterranean 420 International Cup
– For more than 20 years, the base has been used to organise the French Youth Sailing Championships (minimes, espoirs) every year in July or August
– French Championship for Disabled sailing

Each year, the base organizes between 20 and 40 regattas (dinghy, windsurf, catamaran and habitables) from departmental to international level


a train station: 29 mn
an airport: 34 mn
a hospital: 9 mn


Olympic Sports :
canoe sprint, sailing

Paralympic Sports :
para canoe


Construction date : 1992   Renovation date : 2020
Lanes / Zones / Width :
Simultaneous boat launch capacity:30
Indoor secured storage area fot boats and equipment
Storage capacity: 40
Life jackets / First-aid kit / Secure carpark
Secured access to water
Dimensions :
5 Classrooms
6 Lockers
1 Infirmary
1 patio
5 Offices
400m_ of Hangar
Hosting capacity :
Locker rooms / Toilets
Number of locker rooms: 6 | Number of PRM locker rooms : 2
Number of toilets: 5 | Number of PRM toilets : 3 | Number of toilets ( for athletes ): 5


Comfort facilities :
Medical room
Doping control room
Catering room
Information facilities :
Internet access
Behind closed doors
Additional premises :
Weights room
Club house
Meeting room
Secure storage aera
Coach’s / Manager’s Office
Minibus car park
Video room


Base Nautique Municipale
18 bd Tourret de Vallier – 13500 Martigues

Bertrand Manechez
Nautical Base Manager
04 42 44 33 19