The Student Yachting World Cup is an event organized each 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 whole week in France and gather 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 J80 boats, the 34th edition of SYWoC is going back to La Rochelle and the famous and widely used Grand Surprise boats. From the 15th to the 22nd of October the top teams of Universities from around the world will fight in the famous French sailing town. Event website