Friesland is a county of The Netherlands with a lot of water. Both locals as tourists enjoy being on the water, either in a (sailing)boat, skûtsje, a canoe of simply from the watersides.
The French most likely feel at home in Friesland between August 3 and 7 with their traditional sport, Polynesian Canoeing

Our French guests originate from French Polynesia which is situated in the South Pacific. It consists of 118 islands. The Polynesians are very skilled with their Polynesian Canoo. The boat is rowed by a number of crew members simultaneously. This implies teamwork which is not always easy. They hold both sprint (short) as marathon (long distance) races.

During the European Sports for All Games, the French will give demonstrations and clinics.

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