The HEC Lausanne Sailing Team excels off the coast of Brittany!
The HEC Lausanne Sailing team (from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne) won second place in the student Grand Surprise category in the EDHEC Sailing Cup (CCE) competition last Monday. A superb result, given the very high level of the competition! We congratulate the whole crew, which represented the faculty off the coast of Brittany, in Brest (France).
The EDHEC Sailing Cup is a top-level student sporting competition, held at a French Atlantic port every year, generally around April. Three trophies are awarded (Regatta, Land Trophy and Sand Trophy) and the event attracts over 3,000 participants from all over the world. This year, it took place at Moulin-Blanc port, from April 20 to 28, 2018.
Three days of training gave the HEC Lausanne Sailing Team crew time to perfect its handling of the boat and prepare the team for the ultimate challenge. Five days of fiercely competitive sailing followed, with the team keen to see how it would measure up against all its experienced competitors.
They were delighted with their achievement, gaining second place in the student class in the Grand Surprise category. As Delphine Andreae (student of the Master in Management at HEC Lausanne and member of the team) explained, "We had a fantastic week, full of brilliant sailing, in new waters with plenty of challenges. We’re very happy with our performance in the 50th Sailing Cup and are proud to have represented the university in the competition".
The event marks the end of an exceptional year for the HEC Lausanne Sailing Team 2018. The whole team has already set the tone for next year, announcing on its Facebook fanpage: "Get ready, people of Brittany: we’ll be back for the 51st race!"
par Myriam Bango-Lepage (Faculté des HEC)