Students nearing start line in France

Published on April 15th, 2014

For its 46th edition, the EDHEC Sailing Cup heads to the Vendée Globe’s harbor, in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France, from April 25 to May 3, 2014.

This year, with 180 boats, including more than 20 international boats, the EDHEC Sailing Cup is the biggest intercollegiate offshore regatta in the world.

The USA will be the most represented foreign country with five teams. It will be the third participation for University of Chicago, with first time teams from Drexel University, Tufts (2 teams) and Georgetown. Canada will have two teams: University of Laval and HEC Montréal.

The crew from HEC Lausanne in Switzerland are the defending champions, last year winning the 100% Student and the International Ranking. “This year, the goal is to keep the two titles,” said Valentin Bovey, former skipper and now tactician of the crew.

Among the favorites are HEC Lausanne, Georgetown, Tufts, University of Chicago, Kedge Business School, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, respectively winner and second of the Student Yacht World Cup) and the Rzeszow University of Technology Sailing Team (winner of the student sailing championship in Poland).

The EDHEC Sailing Cup is 100% organized by student of the EDHEC Business School.

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