Since Paris was chosen to host the 2024 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee in 2017, Marseille has been mobilized to organize the nautical section of it in the best possible conditions, particularly by respecting an environment and a natural coastline that are exceptional and precious.
Marseille is above all a dynamic city in the organization of sailing-related competitions, with an average of one hundred nautical events annually. In addition to the regattas coordinated by its local sailing clubs, the city has hosted several international championships in recent years; World Sailing Games 2002, Audi Med Cups 2008 to 2011, Marseille One Design 2014 and 2015…
Marseille’s attraction for sailing is also linked to its major natural asset: its water surface, often described by sailors and regatta competitors as one of the best in the world. Benefiting from a favorable aerology, in addition to a configuration perfectly oriented in relation to the prevailing winds, the bay of Marseille offers tactical conditions favorable to professional competitors and competitions.
This is how the location of the events was chosen; the southern bay of Marseille will host in 2024 all the Olympic regattas, throughout these 5 race rings planned as close as possible to the public, especially for the final stages. This location has the following advantages:
- Variety of conditions offered: exposure to prevailing winds, tactical and strategic interest…
- Proximity to the Roucas-Blanc nautical stadium and its high-level infrastructures
- Proximity to the Corniche Kennedy that allows spectators and observers to ideally dominate the bay and be as close as possible to the race
- Proximity of the Prado seaside park which offers an ideal extension to the Olympic Marina