Organised and hosted by the Politecnico di Milano, the first edition of the IDEA League Sailing Cup took take place from September 21st to 23rd at the Lecco Town Hall. It brought together teams from five leading European universities of technology – TU Delft, ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen, Chalmers and, of course, the Politecnico di Milano – for three days: a one-day workshop and a two-day regatta between the competing universities on Lake Como.
Friday’s workshop focused on research and innovation in the nautical field, with each university presenting their latest results, and was followed by discussion and questions from the public.
The regatta took place on the water between Lecco and Abbadia Lariana. Ten athletes in five teams of the IDEA League universities competed in an exciting sporting challenge. The award ceremony took place at the Società Canottieri Lecco. Warm congratulations to Maarten Berendschot and Lisanne Nijdam, who won the cup for TU Delft!