A recent press release from the EDHEC Sailing Cup organizers announces the participation of Georgetown University at the April event:
“The opportunity [to compete in France] has generated a tremendous amount of buzz,” says coach Mike Callahan, Georgetown University Sailing. After an impressive season this past fall, Georgetown University is the second U.S. team to commit to the EDHEC Sailing Cup 2014.
By virtue of winning the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta this past October, the Hoyas were awarded the Jack Hoffman Trophy and given participation at no cost to the 46th EDHEC Sailing Cup, April 25-May 3, 2014 in Les Sables D’Olonne, France. Since the regatta happens right before exams, their participation had been up in the air until December.
However, coach Michael Callahan finally decided to send a team: “Georgetown is very excited to be able to participate in the EDHEC Sailing Cup. It's the first time that our team has traveled internationally and the opportunity has generated a tremendous amount of buzz.”
Among the Hoyas sailing will be Sam Oldroyd, Ron Thompson, Tuckerman Jones, John Labossiere and Andrew Mason. They have decided to compete in the One-Design J/80 class against 30 other boats.