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THE PEACEBOAT PROJECT

Let's make the 3rd edition of the PeaceBoat Project rise again in the 50th EDHEC Sailing Cup
The PeaceBoat Project highlights a human adventure. Indeed, the project aims at:

  • Gathering students from countries involved in a conflict, where no solution is foreseen, on the same boat for the EDHEC Sailing Cup.
  • Building a crew with students from both nations and show the world that despite their differences, they can unite: the project enables to put sport and more specifically the values of sailing, such as respect and excelling oneself, at the benefit of fraternity, solidarity and peace.

During the 49th edition, and for the second time in the history of the EDHEC Sailing Cup, one Israeli-Palestinian crew navigated on the PeaceBoat: 3 Israeli students and 3 Palestinians students participated in the event. During the week of regatta, they showed that despite their cultural differences, team spirit and solidarity can exist both on land and at sea.

The project does not end there: this year, for the #ESC50, we have the will to sail another Peace Boat gathering crews from nations in conflict: the Ukraine and Russia.
Once again this year, the success of The PeaceBoat Project completely depends on the funds we will manage to get.

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THE EDHEC SAILING CUP

From April 20 to 28, 2018 in Brest - Moulin Blanc Harbor, Brittany, FRANCE
The EDHEC Sailing Cup is the leading student sporting event in Europe. It gathers every year 3,000 participants coming from the most prestigious universities (UCLA, Cambridge, LSE, Bocconi…) and more than 23 countries (USA, UK, Poland, Germany, Turkey…). The heart of the event is the regatta, where a 230 boat-fleet compete during one week of tactical and coastal races. This year the 50th edition will be held from April 20 to 28 in Brest.

In a regatta, crew members have to trust, communicate and assist each other.

The PeaceBoat Project wants to promote values present in sport and especially sailing such as respect, solidarity and surpassing oneself.

Thus, the EDHEC Sailing Cup seems to be a perfect event to show the world that people from opposite countries can unite to live a lifetime experience.

For more information, please visit the EDHEC Sailing Cup’s website.