Macquarie University skippered by James Burman has been selected to represent Australia at the 2013 Student Yachting World Cup in Pornic, France from October 12-19. The Student Yachting World Cup is an ISAF event organised every year in France by students for students. This event has been organised since 1979.
15 countries are expected to field entries for this year’s event. Japan, Switzerland . Ireland and England have already confirmed their entries this year along with Australia. Race Organisers have selected the one design J80 class for this edition and teams will be tested in short course racing, offshore and a one off night race. We wish the team success and look forward to supporting them during the regatta.
Australia’s history at the Student Yachting World Cup
Some of the best sailors from Australia have taken part in the Student Yachting World cup like Tom King, Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medalist. Australia sent teams in 1989 and 1990 mostly made up of Queenslanders. In 1992 a team representing Sydney University that included Tom King and Simon Cunnington from University of Melbourne won bronze. In 2012 Sydney University along with a few students from University of New South Wales was skippered by Scott Glen Sydney and they finished 3rd overall in the Offshore category.