The village of the Route du Rhum opens its doorways subsequent Tuesday in Saint-Malo. How is the town getting ready? To speak about it Nicolas Belloir, deputy mayor in command of finance and the steering committee of the Route du Rhum 2022 was the visitor of France Bleu Armorique.
France Bleu Armorique: What’s your way of thinking? Impatient, careworn?
Nicholas Belloir: Each of them. We’re careworn as a result of we’re within the meeting operations and subsequently we hope that every little thing will go effectively. That is the case to date. After which impatient, as a result of we see the pontoons, a couple of boats and we will not wait to be on this in style competition which mobilizes the entire of the town and the nation of Saint-Malo each 4 years.
So not every little thing is prepared but?
We’re within the meeting section. That’s to say that a lot of the buildings at the moment are up. There are inside fittings. However hey, you already know, in a village that in the present day covers greater than 70,000 m2, there are all the time last-minute changes. We’re in enhancing time, there isn’t any specific concern. However every little thing is preparing and every little thing shall be prepared for the opening on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Furthermore, the village of the Route du Rhum is open another day this yr. Why?
Sure, we as soon as once more wished to enhance the reception and expertise of those that come to the Route du Rhum. That is the explanation why we wished to extend the opening of the village, clearly in reference to the organizer. After which additionally exactly to permit an enlargement of this village to permit higher fluidity and higher respiratory, whether or not inside the village itself or to additionally enable porosities with the totally different districts of the town of Saint-Malo.
Nearly 2 million guests are anticipated this yr on the Route du Rhum for a funds of two.2 million euros for the town of Saint-Malo. Is it price organizing the beginning of this crusing race?
Sure fairly. It’s an funding. It’s true that the quantities voted within the preliminary funds of the town of Saint-Malo could seem substantial. They’re: 2.2 million euros for the town of Saint-Malo. However we voted for this funds initially of the yr, at a time when the municipalities and nobody knew that we had been going to expertise this specific context. So right here is. However it is usually crucial that in these troublesome occasions, the celebration is gorgeous. And in relation to this burden which might be heavy on a funds, we now have a mechanism known as an amortization mechanism which permits us every year to have the ability to put aside a sum of cash to exactly take in this value of the Route rum.
And the advantages are no less than equal if not larger than this funding?
We now have not had any figures since 2014 since in 2018, the municipal staff had not carried out an financial impression research. What you could know is that in the present day, once we speak about financial spinoffs, it is August in Saint-Malo in November. In 2014, as a part of a research performed by the departmental tourism committee, greater than 227,000 in a single day stays had been generated by the Route du Rhum. After which there are the conferences that we will have with hoteliers, restaurateurs, the financial sector in Saint-Malo and the nation of Saint-Malo. As a result of reservations go far past Saint-Malo. We’re informed that clearly, all of this has been full for months, months and months, so if you need. And we do not need very exact up to date figures. However it’s a excellent funding that the town of Saint-Malo is making for the event of the nation.
Let’s speak about this controversy across the tax of 30 € to pay to see the departure on the water for passengers, business stars solely. It is a tax imposed by the organizer OC Sports activities. Do you remorse it or do you agree?
That is one thing that’s handled between the organizer and maritime affairs, it isn’t the accountability of the town of Saint-Malo. Once I say that, I do not need to escape your query. What you could know is that there are nonetheless increasingly folks desirous to be on the water. It will get very sophisticated. And me, I see above all a perspective of securing each the opponents on the beginning line, but in addition those that are on the water. And I feel it is a good factor to attempt to need to regulate this sector and above all to delimit a fringe to permit opponents to depart in one of the best situations, but in addition to make sure the security of all those that shall be on the water on Sunday, November 6. As a result of typically we nonetheless see unreasonable crusing situations. So, at one time or one other, wanting to place slightly regulation, it may also be extra safety.
Will Emmanuel Macron come to see the beginning of the Route du Rhum for the reason that metropolis of Saint-Malo has invited him?
Hear, he gave an settlement in precept to the mayor of Saint-Malo who had invited him. Now within the context by which we’re, it’s troublesome to let you know if he shall be there or not. In any case, Saint-Malo and the mayor of Saint-Malo shall be able to welcome him for this main occasion within the nautical world. And I’d even say a significant occasion for the Brittany area.