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Once again POLIMI Graduate School of Management is organising an event in the MBA Sailing League: the POLIMI GSoM Regatta.

The MBA Sailing Clubs’ main event welcomes the world’s top Business Schools to enjoy an extraordinary long weekend of sailing and fun.

Two days of sailing in the wonderful Island of Sardinia including entertainment and celebrations with the POLIMI GSoM Sailing Club! Sailing, Networking, Fun...

The objective of the event, given the international character ensured by the participation of Alumni from the most prestigious European Business Schools, is the involvement of companies with absolute prestige in extremely technological fields, representative of Made in Italy entrepreneurship. Companies that attract global attention both for the aspects of innovation that they offer and for the sustainability policies that they adhere to in the pursuit of their objectives.

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The venue chosen as the operational base for the regatta is located in Sardinia at Cala dei Sardi.


Cala dei Sardi is the largest eco-friendly floating landing place in the heart of the Costa Smeralda, in Sardinia. It is located in the Gulf of Cugnana between Portisco and Porto Rotondo. It is made with Breakwater pontoons and Seaflex anchoring, a system designed by the Finnish Marinetek (a leading company in the construction of floating marinas also used in Miami and Dubai), which combines stability and respect for the natural sea currents, wich are often diverted by the cement installations of traditional marinas.

This year, Cala dei Sardi received the prestigious recognition of the Blue Marina Awards, a prize given to port facilities that stand out for their innovation, commitment to sustainability, quality hospitality and rigorous security measures.

Cala dei Sardi offers the opportunity to introduce participants in  the POLIMI GSoM Regatta 2024 to one of the most fascinating and attractive areas of Italy. Gallura and the north-east coast of Sardinia, famous for its sparkling life between the sea and elegant squares, are the jewel in the crown in terms of the quality of what is on offer for tourists. The jagged coasts open onto the turquoise sea of the Costa Smeralda and onto small coves that hide warm beaches with the softest sand.

The Costa Smeralda and the surrounding area offer an exclusive paradise which takes on the austere shape of the Longosardo tower, which dominates the tourist port of Santa Teresa Gallura, and overlooks the La Maddalena Archipelago, an inestimable naturalistic treasure with Spargi, Cala Corsara, Budelli and its pink beach.

In front of the La Maddalena Archipelago, in Palau, the bear-shaped rock that has dominated the bay for centuries and which it shares with the turtle rock, located in Cala Ghjlgolu, is a selfie destination for all visitors. A trip to the island of Caprera offers a wonderful boat trip among transparent seabeds, but also a visit to the house of Giuseppe Garibaldi, whose final resting place will offer unique emotions.

29 February 2024

Sailing, Networking, Fun... these are the 3 words that we have in mind while organising the POLIMI GSoM Regatta 2024 in the fantastic location of Sardinia, the most beautiful Italian island!

Arrival at Cala dei Sardi (near Olbia) Thursday 9 May. In the afternoon, after the welcome greetings and the accommodation in the rooms of the structure for Division A participants and on the boats for Division B partecipants, in the evening, we'll have dinner in the restaurant.

On Friday, the first race is held.

On Saturday, the second day of racing will define the final results and the winners’ podium. 

In the evening, you can join the conference with special guests from nautical world followed by the Awards Ceremony. The Gala Dinner will close the evening!

Departure: on Sunday, after breakfast, you will have the chance to visit Sardinian resorts or to arrange a trip to Costa Smeralda (half an hour by car) before going back home.

For more information:

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Circolo Velico Cala dei Sardi

By Air

  • Olbia Airport + rental car (strongly recommended) or by taxi to Cala dei Sardi ;

By Boat

  • Genoa or Civitavecchia or Piombino to Golfo + rental car (strongly recommended) or by taxi to Cala dei Sardi


It's advisable to reach the event venue by car (it is possible to rent cars in Olbia)


POLIMI GSoM Regatta has made an agreement with a rental car agency in Olbia which allows you to obtain a 40% discount on rental rates (excluding exclusive cover). If you want to access this discount, write an email to with  the subject "Rental car discount request".

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Cala Dei Sardi

Teams of Division A will be hosted at Hotel Du Golf

Hotel Du Golf

Teams of Division B will be hosted on board the boats (sheets, blankets and towels are provided)


The use of TracTrac technology*, a world leader in regatta tracking, will  make it possible to follow the race from a PC o a Smartphone in real time.

* Technical Supporter of  the POLIMI GSoM Regatta 2024


Sustainability, water, sailing, management, networking…. these will be the topics we want to talk about at the conference on the final evening of our event.


Well-known speakers, moderators and testimonials:

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Claudia Persico, ​winner of the Gammadonna prize on the topic of Leadership gentile, of Persico Group a well-known Italian multinational Company mainly involved in the Automotive, Rotomoulding and Marine sectors, as a supplier of a complete range of services: from conception to design, engineering and production of prototypes, models, moulds, automation systems and turnkey yachts. Persico is also active in other sectors, including aerospace, medical and architecture.

With headquarters and main production facilities in Italy, Persico has key manufacturing and sales units in the US, Mexico, Germany and China to serve its customers worldwide.

Persico Marine builds customized racing yachts for the most renowned racing teams and private owners in the world (among other things, it is manufacturer of foils for Luna rossa), but also molds and frames for productionof motor and sailing boats.

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We will discuss about sustaniability and Made in Italy with Sergio Terzi, Full Professor of Industrial Technologies at the Polytechnic of Milan, Department of Management Engineering, Manufacturing Group, as well as Associate Dean at the Graduate School of Management of the Polytechnic of Milan. For over 20 years, he has been carrying out research in the field of manufacturing innovation, the related digital transformation and related sustainability. Author of over 150 publications, he is coordinator of numerous European and national projects. He also collaborates with Made, the Industry 4.0 Competence Center present at the Polytechnic of Milan.

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Furthermore, we will have the honor of having Gianfranco Bacchi with us, President of the Cala dei Sardi Yacht Club and 122nd Commanding Officer of Amerigo Vespucci , training ship of the Italian Navy, a sailing ship launched in 1931 and known throughout the world as an excellent example of shipbuilding.

Our conference and dinner will be held in Vigna Sarrau (map)

It is advisable to provide a car for the transfer (see our  agreement with rental car agency in Olbia)

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