(VALLEJO, CA – August 29, 2014) – Cal Maritime's Sailing Team is preparing to represent the United States this fall at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. Friday, September 5, the Vallejo Yacht Club will host an event to benefit the team.
Proceeds cover the cost of entry fee, boat charter, travel, housing coaching, uniforms, and other expenses for regattas leading up to the main event October 15-22 in La Rochelle, France.
Friday's event begins at 6 p.m. at the Yacht Club, 485 Mare Island Way. Cal Maritime's Team USA sailors and coaches will be in attendance. The event will feature a benefit raffle, no host cocktails and dinner. Admission is $15 per person.
RSVP by September 2 by calling (707) 643-1254.
The Keelhaulers earned the right to represent the U.S. by winning the 2013 Kennedy Cup. The Kennedy Cup Regatta at the U.S. Naval Academy is the College Big Boat National Championship.
The Sailing Program spans the entire history of the Academy. This is the second time Cal Maritime has represented the United States at the SYWoC, finishing fifth in 2010. No U.S. team has ever won.
The Student Yachting World Cup has been organized every year since 1979 by students from the Ecole Polytechnique, and it was originally known as the "Course de l'Europe." Gradually, it began to incorporate competitors from other continents. In 1992, the International Yachting Race Union gave it the current name. Currently, it is recognized as the World Cup by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
Information about the donating to the campaign to support Cal Maritime Sailing is available at www.csum.edu/sywoc.