The Course Croisière EDHEC is also committed to causes such as innovation, entrepreneurship, inclusion, solidarity and social responsibility. It is therefore working with many start-ups in its start-up village. It also promotes a strong sense of solidarity: Let's share more than a race is not just a moto but a real state of mind. The Course Croisière EDHEC has become aware of its social impact regarding the environment: the 54th edition is an opportunity to show its commitment and its social and environmental responsibility through various key measures.


True so-called CSR project (Corporate Social Responsibility) had already been launched in the 80s. A Handisport day was for example greeted by President Valérie Giscard-d'Estaing, who sent a handwritten letter of congratulations and support for the project. Still it was in the 2010s that the organization involved itself in the environmental and social sectors by launching the Green Project. That year the organization began to calculate its greenhouse gas emissions.

Four years later in 2014, the event established the project CCE360 which allowed children in paediatricspediatrics in La Rochelle to follow the race fully immersed thanks to virtual reality headsets. In 2015 the Challenge Handi'Voile was launched, aiming to mix disabled and non-disabled crews for inclusion’s sake.

In 2020 the Green Project evolved around the CSR RSO Project thanks to Kahtleen Boquet who is a qualified adviser. The project has been structured around 4 categories :

  • Social well-being
  • Protection of biodiversity and pollution
  • Communication and awareness
  • Energy consumption


Since the 38th édition, Sopra Steria Mission Handicap partnered with us and has been involved in promoting the Handi-sailing project run by the Team Jolokia team. In the Village Jour they help raise awareness of disabilities through various activities and organize sailing trips on the famous yacht for participants.

On top of that, members of the 50th edition have signed a partnership with Initiatives Cœurs, led by Samantha Davies. That's a project in association with Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque funded by Vinci. During each major sailing race (Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre) the 1 click = 1 heart operation enables to raise public awareness of the work of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque and to collect funds to help sick children.


The EDHEC’s audiovisual organization. It helps us capturing your best memories from the event.

The association was welcomed on the Village Jour to help cancer-free children and young adults discovering sailing.

This EDHEC’s forum supervise meetings on the Village Jour.

The school provides a physiotherapy service to volunteers and offers a training ground for roughly twenty students to practice.

A team of students provides the weather report every morning during the race.