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Largest European Student Sporting Event Invites US Collegiate Sailors to Compete in Brest, France This April EDHEC 45th Annual Student Regatta to Feature 3,000 students, 182 Crews Representing 22 Countries
Brest, France – January 17th, 2013 – The 45th Annual EDHEC Sailing Cup, the largest student sporting event in Europe, is inviting top U.S. collegiate and graduate sailors the chance to compete in a world class competition of coastal and tactical keel boat sailing in Port du Moulin Blanc, Brest France beginning April 19, 2013. The EDHEC Sailing Cup gathers more than 3,000 students and 182 crews representing 22 countries on five continents and is among the most prestigious international student sporting events today. The 5-‐day coastal and tactical competition invites U.S. and international crews to compete for One-‐Design or French HN racing class boats. Making this event entirely unique to other competitions, the EDHEC Sailing Cup is organized by a team of 50 EDHEC Business School students selected for a two-‐year internship and is officially listed on the calendar of the Federation Francaise de Voile (FFV). “This is one of the oldest competitions in all of Europe -‐-‐ in fact, the 45th EDHEC Sailing Cup is older than the Vendee Globe, the Solitaire du Figaro and the Tour de France Sailing Race,” said François Gabart, Skipper aboard Vendée Globe, MACIF and patron of the 44th edition. “The EDHEC Sailing Cup remains a pioneer in high-‐level competitions since the beginning in 1969 and remains an event organized by students for students.” In previous years, a number of top international schools have participated in the EDHEC Sailing Cup including MIT, UCLA, Oxford, Cambridge, HEC, École Polytechnique and INSEAD. The regatta is open to all monohull boats that belong to the One-‐Design racing classes including Grand Surprise, J/80, Open 5.7 and Longtze. Also, monohull boats that belong to the French HN classes with a rating between 14 and 33.5, with an overall length between 8 meters (approx. 26.25 ft) and 16 meters (52.5 ft), will compete.
Page 2 EDHEC Cup The EDHEC Cup is green and ecologically engaged event and proud to claim an ecological charter, certified 4 years in a row by the ISO standard. In recent years, the EDHEC Sailing Cup has been broadened to also include Land and Kite Trophy competitions. More than 50 kite surfers will challenge themselves in Wave and Big Air stages along the coast of Sainte Marguerite during a two-‐day competition. The Land trophy is a multi-‐sport event where 700 competitors are challenged in various disciplines across challenging terrain. Students or coaches interested in participating in this year’s regatta are invited to visit the EDHEC Sailing Cup website for more information or visit the EDHEC Team Facebook page or follow the event on Twitter @ccedhec.
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EDHEC is a top ranked French Business School, “Grande Ecole” specializing in business, finance and management. It is based in Lille, France with campus locations in Nice, Paris, London and Singapore. EDHEC was founded in 1906 and has an enrollment of 6,000 students in Masters, MBA and PhD programs. The Course Croisiere EDHEC, ranked as first student run project in France. 24 Avenue Gustave Delory 59100 Roubaix, France 011 33 0 3 20 15 45 00