Waterway Classification

More VNF news. Waterways are proposed by VNF to be divided into three classifications –

  • Type 1 – designated for tourist/pleasure use only
  • Type 2 – pleasure and commercial use
  • Type 3 – commercial use only

No implications yet understood regarding Type 3 and private plaisancier use, but a number of rowing clubs in northern France would be affected and be obliged to close down or move location. Of the fourteen rowing clubs (clubs d’aviron) in Nord/Pas de Calais, seven would have this implication. Naturally, they are making representations to the VNF Director, Marc Papinutti.

Source: LaVoix des Sports

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