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36th Student Yachting World Cup at La Rochelle - Overall

by Icarus Sailing Media 8 Nov 2016 11:37 GMT 2-7 November 2016
Canada's Queen's University win the 36th Student Yachting World Cup at La Rochelle © Icarus

The crews had to struggle during the last day of competition with only two races remaining to decide who would win the 2016 Student Yachting World Cup. The La Rochelle trophy awarded for the night race had already been won by Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland) and the AGPM trophy, awarded to the winner of the coastal races, by Southampton University (England). The weather was perfect for the final races: a sunny sky and a nice wind of almost 8 knots gave the opportunity to all crews to sail their best.

The first race was won by Southampton University (England), followed by Strathclyde University (Scotland), but most teams arrived almost in the same time. The last race of the competition was the most important since it would be taken into account for the general ranking (whereas the crews were allowed to cancel their worst races for the calculation of their total points). The whole race was dominated by the American team from California Maritime Academy who offered a great spectacle.

After the intense racing, the awards ceremony took place in the SRR (Regatta Society of La Rochelle) with all participants and partners of the SYWoC attending. The Student Yachting World Cup 2016 overall winner is Queen’s University (Canada), followed by the California Maritime Academy (USA) only one point behind, Southampton University (England), Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland), Loughborough University (England), EPFL (Switzerland), Strathclyde University (Scotland) and Kobe University (Japan).

The weekend ended with a spectacular party thrown by the organizers, Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)., in the hope that all participants will keep a great memory of this event and will come back for the 37th edition of the Student Yachting World Cup.

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