* The SYWoC is an annual sailing competition organized by students at the École Polytechnique, a French engineering school, seeing the world's best student sailing teams confront each other in a week-long series of races. The Grand Surprise is the boat used for competition and the event has been running since 1979.
Euromed Arthur Loyd, France EPF Lausanne, Switzerland Solent University, England (defender) Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland University of Dalhousie, Canada NTNU, Norway Southampton University, England Xiamen University, China Glasgow University, Scotland Maine Maritime Academy, USA Ecole Polytechnique Madrid, Spain Nautical School Dom Henrique, Portugal Jaguiellonian University, Poland Kobe University, Japan CUS Milano, Italy
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