Cambridge, Chicago and Oxford Universities among the Participants of the 45th EDHEC Sailing Cup

Written on 07 May 2013.

EDHEC Sailing Cup

The 45th edition headed for Brest this year, with an aerobatics show put on by pilots from the Landivisiau aeronautics base kicking things off.

More than 3000 students from the world over faced off at sea, on terra firma or on the beach for an unforgettable week last April. Supported by the some 10000 visitors and many partners, such as Safran, Intel, Xerox, Mars, Total, Orange, Altran, La Poste, La Banque Postale, Kronenbourg, SNCF, Sopra, Colgate-Palmolive, the EDHEC Sailing Cup is now the largest student sporting event in Europe.

More than 180 boats and their crews vied for the Sea Cup, the historical core of the event. 23 crews from such schools and universities from five continents as UCLA, Cambridge, Oxford, HEC Montréal, EHU, Eticca Dakar, Queensland University of Technology, ESADE, Chicago University competed for the right to win the coveted trophy.

But the EDHEC Sailing Cup also involves the Land, Beach, and Kite Cups. The Land Cup, quite the ordeal for the 750 competitors, is awarded to the winters of a multi-sport raid unfolding over the course of a week in the magnificent hinterland of Brest.

The Beach Cup involves tournaments in such sports as beach volleyball and beach rugby with 75 teams registered this year.

Finally, the Kite Cup, the newest of the event’s cups, is the only team kite-surfing competition in France—50 teams discovered the hotspots around Finistère over the first weekend of the event.

Not to mention the Ernst& Young Cup, awarding the schools that have ranked the best on average in the Beach, Land and Sea Cups.

At the close of this 45th edition of the EDHEC Sailing Cup, everybody, as always, left tired and joyful, and already thinking about coming back next year, for the 46th edition.

More information about the EDHEC Sailing Cup here.

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