#sywoc – UCD will return to the Student Yachting World Championships next month to represent Ireland for the third year in row and as previous winners in 2012. UCD launches its team for the 34th Student Yachting World Cup this coming Saturday, October 4th. The event will be held in the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire at 5pm. The team and its sponsors will be announced.
The SYWoC (Student Yachting World Cup) is an event organized every year in France by students for students. The event has been taking place since 1979 and is seen as the most prestigious keelboat competition in the student sailing calendar.
This year's event is being held in La Rochelle from October 15th-22nd. The championship will be sailed using Grand Surprise 32s designed by Joubert-Nivelt. UCD Team Ireland will travel with high aspirations having won the event in 2012 at the same venue.
Fifteen teams from as far as China, Australia and the USA are expected to compete and represent their universities and nations. The sailing crew will be composed of a minimum of 6 members and a maximum of 8 members with at least 2 women and two men on board.