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Paris 2024: Sailing venue opens

The Olympic marina in Marseille, which will host the sailing events of the Paris Games this summer, was inaugurated on April 2 in the presence of the president of the organizing committee, Tony Estanguet, who praised a facility designed for the “top level” and “to inspire new vocations.”

Located at the southern end of the Corniche overlooking the Mediterranean, the new six-building Roucas Blanc Marina took just over two years to complete at an estimated cost of €44 million ($47.8m), almost double the original budget (€25 million).

“I trained there for the Rio 2016 Olympics and we were housed in prefabricated buildings… So it’s amazing, the buildings, the hangars, the space, it’s great. It has everything you need to perform,” said Sarah Steyaert (FRA), who will compete in the 49erFX. – Full report

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