Team Scotland at Student Yachting World Cup

by yachtingteam in Scotland

We did it
On 23rd October 2015 we successfully raised £395 with 18 supporters in 28 days

A team of 5 students from The University of Strathclyde who have qualified for the Student Yachting World Cup 2015.

by yachtingteam in Scotland

For the past two years, five young sailors have been at the heart of student yacht racing for The University of Strathclyde and now for the second year running they will represent Scotland at the Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC). These five young individuals have been training hard on and off the water with one dream in mind, a podium finish at the the world cup in La Baule, France next month. The championships will be raced in J/80s and for this reason we have competed at Cowes Week in the J/80 Class and at the J/80 Nationals, finishing in 6th place overall in both regattas including being the only student team to win a race at either event.

Strathclyde university have represented Scotland for the past three years at SYWoC and have won the world title twice, in 2000 and 2003. Now the current crop of sailors want to drive Scottish Student Sailing forward and promote youth in sailing and encourage the sport to grow at all levels all over the country. A stand out result at the world cup will help the team achieve their personal goals and help push the sport forward at university and all other levels.

After their summer's training the team feel that they are as well placed as they possibly could be to put in a winning performance and no shortage of hard work, late nights, sweat and research has gone into their campaign. 

In order to compete at SYWoC the team has worked exceptionally hard, putting everything they can into training, promoting and funding their campaign. Funding is hard to come by in the student world and without it Team Scotland's goals are very difficult to achieve and without your help it is close to impossible. As a thank you for any donations, the team will offer you a variety of gifts, experiences and merchandise.

We would like to say a huge thank you in advance for all the support and any donations would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks

Team Scotland

Angus, Clara, Eilidh, Peter and Ruaridh 



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

£2 Reward

A small gesture towards the campaign and a personal thank you from the team on the Facebook page.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A personal postcard from the team sent from La Baule, France!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A high quality poster of us looking good, sailing fast and winning or a gift of the same value!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A Team Scotland 2015 T-shirt! T-shirts must be ordered by October 7th in order to be received before the event or a gift of the same value!

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Have your name/company in vinyl across the hull of our boat during the event! Offer only available until the 7th of October. Or a gift of the same value!

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Try team racing. Join one of our members as a crew for a high intensity training session with our 1st team. This is sailed on Saturdays in Firefly dinghies. Or a gift of the same value!

£60 or more

£60 Reward

Train with the yachting team. Hands on or sit back and relax aboard one of the team's training yachts. This is on 707's at port Edgar or on a local yacht. Or a gift of the same value!

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