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. »
Marseille has affirmed its ambition to become a real coastal metropolis, with proposals unique to both the Mediterranean and Europe, increasing the attractivity of Marseille, and will complement the city’s 57 kilometres of coastline, Frioul archipelago and its spectacular and unique land and marine Calanque National Park.
By 2020, Marseille aims to improve the quality of its coastal areas, and their facilites. This includes encouraging activities such as sailing, diving and swimming, and ensuring that these sports are available to as many residents of Marseille as possible. These current objectives will be of benefit to a variety of groups which includes local residents, tourists, local associations and those officially responsible for managing Marseille’s coastal areas.
This project will eventually incorporate both the management of the coastline and the development of watersports, in the context of welcoming the sailing qualifiers for the...