THE PEACEBOAT PROJECTTo participate in the 51st EDHEC Sailing Cup
The PeaceBoat Project has for purpose to light a human adventure up. Indeed, the project aims at:
- Gathering students from two countries in conflict, for which the resolving is at the stalemale, on the same boat during the EDHEC Sailing Cup
- Build a crew with students from this two nations and show the world that despite their differences, they can join their forces. The project allows to highlight the sport values, and particularly the sailing values, such as the respect and the self-fulfillment to serve fraternity, solidarity and peace.
For the 49th edition, and for the second time in history of the EDHEC Sailing Cup, an Israeli-Palestinian crex navigated on the PeaceBoat: 3 Israeli students and 3 Palestinian students participatedd in the regatta, during which they showed that in spite of their cultural differences, team spirit and solidarity exist on earth, as well as on sea.
The project has not stopped here: for the #CCE50 we wanted again to make a PeaceBoat navigate by gathering crews of nations in conflict: Russia and Ukraine.
Finally, for the #CCE51, we decided to make Palestine and Israel navigate together for a new edition (5 Palestinian and 3 Israeli). These participants are motivated to surpass themselves during this regatta. The success of this project depends on the financements we will be able to find.
For the next years, the PeaceBoat Project want to spread itself in other humanitarian actions. The Organizing Team of the EDHEC Sailing Cup want to create the School Boat Project, which aims at making a boat full of school supplies leave at the end of the EDHEC Sailing Cup and send them in a developing country.
THE EVENT IN NUMBERS
The EDHEC Sailing CupFrom April 5th to 13th, 2019 in Les Sables d'Olonne, Olona Harbor
The EDHEC Sailing Cup is the leading student sporting event in Europe. Every year, it gathers 3,200 participants coming from prestigious universities (UCLA, Cambridge, LSE, Bocconi…) and from more than 23 nationalities (United-States, United-Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Turkey…). The heart of the event is the regatta, where 230 crews navigate for one week. This year, the 51st edition will take place from April 5th to 13th, 2019 in Les Sables d’Olonne.
The PeaceBoat Project want to promote the sport values, and particularly the sailing values, such as respect, solidarity and the self-fulfillment.
In that way, the EDHEC Sailing Cup is the perfect event to show the world that people from opposite sides can be together to live an incredible experience.
For more information, let’s consult EDHEC Sailing Cup website.