VIDEO: Student Yachting World Cup 2014
Published on April 25th, 2014
The SYWoC (Student Yachting World Cup) is an event organized every year in France by students for students. Created in 1979 under the name of Course de l’Europe, the Cup was just meant to great participants from Western Europe. But, as time went by, more and more Eastern European countries joined the Cup. That’s why the Course de l’Europe changed its name to become the SYWoC.
Now, any country can take part at this yearly-event. For now, one country is represented by only one team, who represents its university (or school) too. The university winning the SYWoC is pre-selected to take part to the next edition to defend their title.
The regatta lasts one week in France which attracts about 150 competitors, representing 15 countries from all around the world. During this week, the atmosphere is both sportive and multicultural.
After a strong competition in Pornic last year with J/80 boats, the 34th edition of SYWoC in 2014 is going back to La Rochelle on October 15-22 and will sail the famous and widely used Grand Surprise boats.
Event website: www.sywoc.org