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Monday 18 July 2011

Further Cohesion of ESCP Europe Community

From the 12th to the 15th of May, the Torino Campus organised the fourth annual ESCP Europe Regatta in Italy, for a long weekend of sailing along the exquisite Gulf of Naples. As is now traditional, no less than 480 contestants and 43 sailing yachts entered the race this year – almost twice as many as the year before. The growing success of the ESCP Europe Regatta is not only due to the breathtaking natural settings where the race is held each year, but also to the spirit of cohesion and challenge that is the essence of ESCP Europe.

The event officially started on the evening of the 12th with a welcome reception and was followed the next morning by a race involving five boats, each representing one of the five ESCP Europe campuses (Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Torino). The Paris crew came out in first position. Two other races, involving all 43 boats, were organised over the following two days, the first one from Naples to the island of Ischia and the second one off of Ischia. Both were won by the Azzura crew, led by skipper Flavio Nappi, ESCP Europe student and founder of the event, who also holds several sailing titles.

But beside the thrill of the race, the ESCP Europe Regatta is first and foremost a chance for participants, students and alumni alike, to get to know each other and bond over the challenge of victory. On the evening of the 15th, the now famous White Gala, held on a beautiful beach on Ischia, brought the event to a close. Participants enjoyed their evening networking and dancing, and all agreed they would be back next year.

For more information on this initiative, visit the event webpage on

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