From amateur sailing to prestige regattas.

Within the BMW Yachtsport commitment, the BMW Sail Racing Academy forms the charming link between amateur sailing and the most prestigious yachting events in the Mediterranean. Born in 2005, the BMW Sail Racing Academy has a long tradition of imparting professional sailing techniques and successful racing strategies.
The program consists of a three day training slot in the highly desirable sailing destination Palma de Mallorca. The best participants will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the Copa del Rey, one of the most prestigious regattas in the Mediterranean Sea.

2017 Special - Foiling Experience

Foiling: "One of the things you have to experience to feel it" (Jimmy Spithill, Skipper ORACLE TEAM USA).

In 2017, the BMW Sail Racing Academy will also address "the third dimension of sailing" and offer its first ever foiling module as part of the training programme.

Look forward to exciting content and your first "attempts at flying" off the wonderful coast of Palma de Mallorca under the guidance of our experienced trainers.

BMW Sail Racing Academy highlights.

Learn, Experience, Enjoy – the BMW Sail Racing Academy was a great success. Driven by the passion for sailing, the participants learned from the best and explored the beauty of Palma de Mallorca's coastline onshore and offshore.

Three-Day Academy Agenda.

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The three-day BMW Sail Racing Academy offers ambitious amateur sailors a professional training course. The modularly structured learning units quickly convey valuable knowledge, as well as extensive skills and elementary knowledge of sail racing.

Learn from the best.

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The BMW Sail Racing Academy is directed by Italian Pro Roberto Ferrarese, a winner of the Admiral’s Cup, several World & European Championships, and a three-time America’s Cup athlete. He says: "No doubt, theory and tactics are one main pillar of the BMW Sail Racing Academy, but in the end every second spent on the water increases your feeling for the boat and improves your way to excellence." Also integrated in the training programme are Ferrarese’s son Simone, a match racing specialist, multi-hull legend Loïck Peron and Markus Wieser, who is among the best in the world in a wide range of boat classes.


  • Roberto


    The Chief Director at the BMW Sail Racing Academy, Robrto Ferrarese, is an Admiral’s Cup winner, multiple world and European champion, and has taken part in three America’s Cups.

  • Markus


    Markus Wieser is one of the best German sailors and match racers. Over the course of his career, he has claimed countless victories in a diverse range of classes and disciplines, above all in the Dragon class.

  • Loïck


    Loïck Peyron is one of the most successful multi-hull and offshore yachtsmen in the history of competitive sailing. Since 2012, Peyron has been in possession of the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest circumnavigation of the world.

  • Simone


    A chip off the old block: Simone Ferrarese has also tasted major success at international regattas, and has made a name for himself as an excellent match racer.

  • BMW Sail Racing Academy.

    Learn from the best.