American schools rising at the EDHEC Cup

Published on April 30th, 2014

Les Sables d’Olonne, France – (April 30, 2014) – The weather did not cooperate with the EDHEC Sailing Cup at the beginning of the week with strong wind (35+ knots) and massive waves (4 meters). Due to the weather the long distance race heading to Saint Denis d’Oléron has been replaced by daily coastal races and the training races canceled on Sunday.

Today, sailors were facing for the first time to calm condition: a very changing wind of 5 knots the morning, up to 10 the afternoon. No big changes on the top of the Ranking, Altran Centrale Paris remains the leader by far. More changes happened on the bottom of the ranking with the 3 new races and especially with the worst race thrown up.

The American delegation stand on the top of the ranking in both J/80 and Grand Surprise. Tufts Jumbos are ranked 6th of the Overall ranking of the Grand Surprise and 2nd of the 100% student ranking behind HEC Lausanne ranked respectively 3rd and 1st. Georgetown is ranked 4th in the J/80 Overall Ranking and 2nd of the J/80 100% Student Ranking.

Source: Event media

BACKGROUND: The EDHEC Sailing Cup is the biggest intercollegiate offshore regatta in the world. Every year, 180 boats are competing during one week. This event is 100% student organized by student of the EDHEC Business School. This year, the 46th edition is held from April 25 to May 3 in the Harbor of the Vendee Globe in France. Event website:

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