General information

230 boats

One-Design Class boats: J80, GSU, Grand Surprise
IRC boats: all monohull boats with a LOA between 8 to 16m and a rating between 14 and 33.5 net handicap

for the best sailors and the amateurs

tactical and coastal races

no limit in the number of registrations per team

Several rankings:
student and general


The regatta is the oldest regatta in France after the SNIM

For more than 50 years now, the regatta, as historic heart of the EDHEC Sailing Cup, has made more than 230 crews vibrate over one week. Whether in one-design class boats or on IRC boats, you can sail every day against crews composed of students from all around the world.

If some will be there to win, others see an opportunity to spend an incredible week and a great way to discover the sailing in a competitive and friendly atmosphere.

Whatever your level, the regatta will let you compete on tactical and coastal races on one of the best bodies of water in Europe.

Discover sailing

The sea trophy is for the curious ones, the enthusiasts, the adventurous, the sailors, the amateurs, the beginners, and the lovers of the sea and sailing.
Dare the adventure!

A unique atmosphere

For half a century now, generations of students have followed one another and created an atmosphere like no other during one week of sharing, laughter, adrenaline and conviviality.

The Vendée

For the 10th time since its creation, the EDHEC Sailing Cup chose the emblematic city of Les Sables d’Olonne to settle its 51st edition, in the Olona Harbor! It will be the occasion to discover (or re-discover) the beautiful landscapes of the Vendée.


a call on a new harbor

Each year, the EDHEC Sailing Cup takes you to the heart of most beautiful landscapes of Vendée for its Port Escale Orange, a two-day coastal journey. Participants spend one unforgettable night under a marquee built up for the occasion.

Only ICR boats spend the night there, but don’t worry, teams sailing on monohull boats will also have the opportunity to make a stopover at lunchtime with an adapted nautical journey.


What to expect?
international teams
maximum speed
hours on a boat


They participated in the regatta a few years ago

Éric Tabarly

Skipper of Pen Duick
twice winner of the English Transat
sponsor of the ESC in 1977

Alain Colas

Skipper of Manureva
recordman of circumnavigation sailing
sponsor of the ESC in 1976

Olivier de Kersauson

recordman of the Jules Verne trophy
French team to the America’s Cup

François Gabart

youngest winner of the Vendée Globe
sponsor of the ESC of 2012

Maud Fontenoy

recordwoman of the rowing crossing
godmother of the ESC of 2008

Samantha Davies

4th in the Vendée Globe
godmother of the ESC in 2011

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

ecologiste, painter of the Navy
sponsor of the ESC of 2014

Philippe Croizon

handisport athlete
godfather of the ESC of 2015


behind every EDHEC Sailing Cup: students

The regatta is organized by four members of the association, all gathered around a single goal: make sail more than 1600 students for a week in optimal conditions.

At least 4 people are needed to inaugurate a new port and make it ready to accommodate 230 boats on its pontoons. Their work begins during the summer with the study of the port, conditions of access to the latter, the water, the infrastructure already present and local available boats. After validation of these prerequisites, their work throughout the year is organized around three major axes: rental of boats, safety and the work carried out with the French Sailing Federation. Trading, logistics, and institutional relationships are their daily life and it is also they who guide you on the water during the regattas.

They were thrown into the water a few months ago for the challenge in order to organize a perfect week. Don’t think about it more and join them, you won’t regret it!