The new Corsican event will run into Marseille One Design, taking place over 12-15th October, once again with the support of Ville de Marseille, which this year holds the prestigious position of ‘European Capital of Sport’.
The GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup is taking place thanks to the support of title sponsor, Orezza. A naturally gaseous mineral water, Orezza, comes from a spring in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of Corsica, the Castagniccia, in the forest of the Regional Natural Park. Being one of the world’s most ferruginous waters it has been used since ancient times as a cure for anaemia, disorders of the nervous system and malaria. Its virtues have been recognised by the l’Académie de Médecine de Paris since 1856.
Now relieved of its iron used natural processes, the water is balanced and stable in its mineral composition. Easily digested thanks to its bubbles and bicarbonate, it benefits from being one the waters with the lowest salt and is therefore very thirst-quenching; It is also devoid of nitrates.
The natural mineral water of Orezza experienced a renaissance thanks to François-Xavier Mora who, more than 15 years ago, realised a childhood dream by returning to his native Corsica with his industrial know-how to revive the source of Orezza.
Marie-Laurence Mora, President of Eaux Minérales d’Orezza, commented: “The GC32 event in Calvi is wonderful news for Corsica and we are very happy to make this possible. Orezza is known for containing minerals taken from the heart of the Castagniccia mountains and with properties perfect for sports so it is natural to celebrate their exceptional benefits. Now present on all the biggest tables, Orezza wishes to be integral to the international dynamic of the GC32 Racing Tour, which brings together the world’s best crews on boats that are impressively powerful. The waters off Calvi will demonstrate their beauty and there is no doubt that the images of these flying boats will be exhibited across the four corners of the globe along with our island, of which we are so proud.”
Ange Santini, Mayor of Calvi welcomed the flying GC32 catamarans to his town: “Through the news of this major event, the town of Calvi is renewing its nautical traditions. The quality of its waters and the organization of its in-port services will ensure that all is as it should be for the GC32 Racing Tour and its crews. These flying boats, which lie at the forefront of technology, promise an exceptional spectacle and some great sports moments on the Bay of Calvi.”
Following today’s announcement and that last week of Villasimius in southeastern Sardinia, the schedule for the GC32 Racing Tour for 2017 is now complete. The circuit for the one design foiling catamarans, that is aimed both at both pro and experienced owner-driver teams, will visit five venues this season with two in Italy followed by the Mediterranean’s leading multi-class regatta, Copa del Rey MAPFRE and then culminating in the French events in Calvi and Marseille.
GC32 Racing Tour Manager Christian Scherrer concluded: “ “With Calvi we are happy to announce the final oustanding venue for the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour . This venue in the north of Corsica is a wonderful addition to our roster of venues for 2017. We are looking forward to good sailing on the Bay of Calvi. I would like to thank Sirius Events / Manfred Ramspacher and Orezza / Madame Mora for their support for this event. ”
2017 GC32 Racing Tour
1) 11-14 May - GC32 Riva Cup / Riva del Garda, Italy
2) 28 June-1 July - GC32 Villasimius Cup / Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
3) 2-5 August - 36 Copa del Rey / Palma de Mallorca, Spain
4) 13-16 September - GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup, Calvi, Corsica
5) 12-15 October - Marseille One Design / Marseille, France
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