Prologue Région Sud - Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur 04/27/2018

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After 2 days of exhibition in Marseilles on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April, the Ultims will set off for a demonstration prologue on Friday 27th April towards Nice. The menu for the day features the start from the harbour of Marseille, passages very close to iconic sections of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region’s coastline and a finish at the end of the day in the Baie des Anges.

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Région Sud - Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur

Renaud Muselier, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, Member of the European Parliament, wishes to actively support the Nice UltiMed event:

« With 900 kilometres of coastline, varied winds and currents, the South-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region boasts exceptional venues to host top level regattas. The participation of renowned skippers and racing yachts, the true F1 of the seas, show the quality of an event that should make a mark the in history of sports sailing. Moreover, it foreshadows hosting the sailing events of the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Marseille. »

With 300 days of sunshine annually and five million visitors per year, Nice is the second biggest tourist destination in France and also possesses the 2nd ranked international airport in France, with more than 12 million passengers per year. The attractive and dynamic fifth biggest city in France has also become, over the years, an exceptional venue for major international sporting events such as the Alpes-Maritimes Marathon, the IRONMAN event and the Paris-Nice cycling race, as well a host to occasional major events that have found excellent reception and organisational conditions in Nice: the ice skating world championships in 2012, the 100th edition of cycling’s Tour de France in 2013, the European Masters Games in 2015 and more recently, football’s Euro 2016 with four matches that attracted more than 135,000 spectators to the Allianz Riviera and 175,000 visitors to the Fan Zone. Indeed, Nice was elected by the public as the most popular host city in...

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