Marseille, on your marks

The Mediterranean waters of Marseille will provide a stunning setting for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games’ sailing competition from July 28 to August 8.

Speed, excitement, logistics, balance, tactics and strategies … Paris 2024 is rapidly coming into view, and the harbour of Marseille, renowned for its superb sailing conditions, is set to be a hub of exceptional water-based talent. Marseille’s harbour is where the French national team of more than 70 athletes are training as part of the Pôles Espoir de Voile (installed in Marseille since 1996) and de Kayak that the city of Marseille hosts at the Roucas- Blanc water sports stadium. In recent months numerous international teams have joined the French on the water, giving the Rade de Marseille - the city’s waterfront - a taste of things to come in 2024.

Marseille is an outstanding destination, with exceptional sailing conditions (photo © Goélette Alliance © OMTCM).Marseille is an outstanding destination, with exceptional sailing conditions (photo © Goélette Alliance © OMTCM).

What to see at Paris 2024?

This iconic international sailing venue will play host to a fresh mix of events in 2024 – four mixed, three male and three female events – showcasing universality, gender equity and development within the sport of sailing. Mixed kiteboarding, an exciting relay event, will showcase the thrills and spills of sailing. Paris 2024 will feature kiteboarding for the first time. Never seen before on the Olympic programme is a mixed offshore keelboat race. An endurance race over three or four nights, it’s sure to test the physical and emotional limits of participants. Men’s and women’s windsurfing has evolved. The new official windsurfing equipment for the Games, the iQFoiL, will showcase innovation and inspire. The 470 two-person dinghy race has evolved to become a mixed event.

The Mixed Multihull, the Nacra 17, showcases the thrills and speed of sailing. Men’s and women’s skiffs on the 49er and 49erFX continue to appeal to high performance, athletic sailors. And finally the Laser (the most popular dinghy in the world) has events for men and women. The 10 Paris Olympic sailing events are set to showcase tradition, legacy, development, innovation and diversity.

Sources: Paris 2024 and World Sailing.

Further Information

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