25th of February, 2020

Odzala Discovery Camps – A Unique Sponsor to the 52 SUPER SERIES in Cape Town

(Tuesday 25th February, Cape Town) – As the 52 SUPER SERIES is hosted in South Africa for the first time during early March and early April, the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit is delighted to be counting on the naming rights sponsorship of Odzala Discovery Camps.

Correspondingly the upcoming 2020 season curtain raising regatta which starts on Monday 2nd March and runs through Friday 6th March is to be known as the Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront – Cape Town.

The 52 SUPER SERIES are delighted to be partnering with and helping promote the truly unique experience that the Odzala Discovery Camps offer, believing their life changing, low-impact tourism experience will appeal to owners, sailors and fans worldwide who might enjoy a once in a lifetime visit to one of the world’s very last truly intact biodiverse regions of our planet, the Congo Basin, one of the most important wilderness areas left on Earth. The natural forests of the Congo Basin, which are the second largest in the world after the Amazon jungle, are critical to combatting global warming and other threats to the continued existence of humankind. Odzala Discovery Camps take an innovative approach to pioneering this eco-tourism in the Republic of Congo in partnership with local communities there.

Odzala Discovery Camps operate three camps in the north-west of Congo, the six-room Ngaga Camp, Lango Camp and Mboko Camp, each offering different experiences. Typically, visitors to Ngaga Camp might experience gorilla tracking; meanwhile at the Mboko Camp, situated near to a watering hole of Forest Elephants, kayaking is enjoyed on the Lekoli river. A sense of adventure always prevails deep in the forests of the Odzala-Koku National Park. One of the most enduring global attractions is being able to discover and observe the critically endangered Western Lowland Gorillas under the guidance of the passionate, committed research team there. Conservation is the absolute cornerstone of these camps.

Commenting on the partnership, 52 SUPER SERIES Marketing and Communications Director Lars Böcking says:

“We are so pleased to have Odzala Discovery Camps as our title sponsor as the circuit visits the African continent for the first time. While it’s clear to see the important role that the camps play in conservation and raising awareness of the fragile ecosystem in the Congo basin, we are sure that the visitor experience on offer will appeal to the pioneering sense of adventure of our owners, sailors and 52 SUPER SERIES fans all around the world.”

A spokeperson for Odzala Discovery Camps added:

“We are happy to be supporting the 52 SUPER SERIES in South Africa for the first time because it is a great platform to raise awareness for conservation in the Congo Basin, which makes up one of the most important wilderness areas left on Earth. The natural forests of the Congo Basin, which are the second largest in the world after the Amazon Jungle, are critical to combatting global warming and other threats to the continued existence of humankind.”

Ten teams representing eight different nations will race from Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront over the coming week, seeking to lift the first regatta title of the season and to establish a valuable points lead to carry forwards to the second of six regattas that comprise this exciting 2020 season, the Rolex TP52 World Championship Cape Town 2020.

For more information about Odzala Discovery Camps, please visit www.odzala.com.

The 2020 52 SUPER SERIES is a best of 6 events trophy:

  1. Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront – Cape Town – March 2-6, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Rolex TP52 World Championship Cape Town 2020 – March 31-4 April, Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino 2020 – May 12-16, Tuscany, Italy
  4. Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Porto Cervo & TP52 20th Anniversary – June 17-21, Sardinia, Italy
  5. 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week – July 18-22, Valencia, Spain
  6. Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week – September 15-19, Mallorca, Spain

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