VIDEO: Student Yachting World Cup 2014
Published on October 13th, 2014
The Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC) 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.
The regatta lasts a week in France, gathering university keelboat teams from around the world. During this week, the atmosphere is both sportive and multicultural. The first night, every team has to participate at the crews’ dinner by bringing some dishes or some beverage representing their country. This way, the students have an opportunity to meet and discover other culture before the cup begins. Each night, students can also meet at the dinner room and have some nice time with the participants. But don’t forget that every morning, the teams are ready on their boat to fight for the cup.
The 34th edition will be in La Rochelle, France on October 15-22, 2014.