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04 September 2012 | in Match Racing, World University Championships

6th WUC Match Racing officially opens

FFSU President José Savoye

NICE – Yesterday, September 3rd, the opening ceremony of the 6th World University Match Racing Championship took place at the Villa Massena in Nice.

15 nations disentangled alternately in the gardens of this prestigious building, under the eyes of the officials and of numerous spectators. Several personalities took the floor: José Savoye, President of the French University Sport Federation, Kemal Tamer, FISU Executive committee member and Benoît Candel, 1st Vice-Mayor of Nice. The latter had the honor to declare opened the 6th edition of this FISU World University Championship, under a radiant sun which reappeared after a long rainy day. Four young children of the Nautic Club of Nice then hoisted the FISU flag in the mast, symbolizing the official starting of this Championship.

Today, Tuesday September 4th, competition will begin at 10 am.


(Source: OC)