First Zero Emission Edition

We look back on the first Zero Emission edition of the Captains with great pleasure.

We are grateful to the many companies that were present. The weather was once again kind to us, allowing us to experience a few beautiful days at sea. A successful edition, no one will deny that. Corona pushed back the date a little, but we will be back next year in June.

Are you also looking forward to sailing with us again? Then make sure to mark June 23 to 26 in your agenda!


Thailand joins The Captains

Excellent news for the participants of The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup 2021: Thailand has confirmed its partnership with The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup.

Participants of the 2019 edition of The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup will remember the prize table for some of the sailors that were able to win one of the competitions. One lucky sailor won a luxurious all-inclusive travel package to Thailand.

This year the Captains are delighted to announce that Thailand has decided to endorse this year’s Zero Emission Edition. Ms Worapa Angkhasirisap, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Office in Paris, has confirmed that TAT will enrich the prize table with an exclusive trip for 2 persons to Phuket.

Discover Thailand

Thailand offers a range of high-end accommodations, beautiful beaches and nature, and high culture that creates a world class luxury holiday. Island hopping, sailing and golfing are popular activities too.

What you might not know yet: many international regattas have been and still are hosted in Phuket and Samui. Phuket is home to the King’s Cup Regatta, which is the largest regatta in Asia.

Check the official website of Tourism Authority of Thailand here.

The 2021 Zero Emission Edition promises to be yet another edition to never forget. Not registered yet? Don’t hesitate, join the race before it’s too late!


The Captains of Heatpumps

Highly rewarding news for our sailors with competitive ambitions: Viessman magnifies The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup prize table with vouchers worth €7.000 in total. This is a great incentive and opportunity for those teams that want to make it to the podium!

Viessman will also install its latest whisper-quiet heat pump Vitocal (outdoor installation) with the new low LWP refrigerant. This heat pump is ideal for use in renovation and new construction, contributes to CO2 reduction and is carbon neutral. It is designed to be coupled with Vitovolt photovoltaic panels, Vitocharge batteries and HEMS (Home Energy Management System), perfectly in line with this year’s Zero Emission Edition of The Captains.


Meet GRAM, Olympic level coaching for executives

If Olympic athletes deserve a top coach, why would you as top executive not deserve one?

Luc Debruyne, former president GSK Vaccin Global and GRAM Athlete

We have all been able to admire how much physical and especially mental capacity was put to the test during the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Today it is more clear than ever that without that load capacity you will not reach the highest level of your performance, let alone maintain it. This applies not only to Olympic athletes, but also to Corporate athletes, i.e. executives who strive to live by example.

Olympify your capacity

If this triggers you, book a meeting with Mathieu (Founder of GRAM and Olympic physical and mental expert) or with Yannick (Olympic sailor and GRAM Coach) during The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup.

For booking simply send a quick e-mail to and you will be contacted to arrange your seat.


Nieuwpoort Business Week during The Captains

In collaboration with various partners, the host city of Nieuwpoort presents an occasional program for all participants of the first Zero Emission Edition of the Captains of Industry Sailing Cup. Let’s have a look at the Nieuwpoort Business Week offer.

A wide range of activities are offered to all participants of the Captains. The Nieuwpoort tourism department has bundled a number of suggestions and published them into a beautiful brochure. The activities vary from historical and cultural explorations in Nieuwpoort, to harbor tours, culinary experiences and shopping.

  • Exploration of Nieuwpoort with guide/ambassador
  • West Front Visitor Center
  • Harbor tour Seastar
  • Shrimps
  • Shopping and culinary hotspot

You can find the complete program in the brochure. Check the website of Nieuwpoort toerism and/or contact the Nieuwpoort tourism department for any inquiry or detailed information.


Enjoy your stay at ibis Styles Nieuwpoort

Excellent breaking news brought to you by our hospitality partner ibis Styles Nieuwpoort! Book your stay as a participant of the Captains of Industry Sailing Cup and enjoy a suprising discount.

Book your stay before or after the Captains of Industry Sailing Cup event and enjoy a discount on your stay by mentioning the codeword CAPTAINS only by phone or via e-mail.

You no longer have to register before the event, you will receive your polo and participation wristband immediately at the hotel.

Ibis Styles Nieuwpoort is situated in an oasis of serenity in the city of Nieuwpoort. In addition to elegant and modern rooms, the hotel also has some wellness facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, a sauna with infrared lights and a hammam. Ibis Styles Nieuwpoort is easy to reach via the A18 highway and boasts a spacious
parking lot. Book your stay swiftly!


LED@ enlightens The Captains

To inform and entertain our guests, the Business Village will be equipped with huge eye-catching LED screens. We are pleased that we can announce our exclusive partnership with LED@ during this Zero Emission edition from 24 to 27 September 2021.

LED@ specializes in the purchase, sale and rental of LED trailers, signs and mobile totems of various sizes and for all kinds of indoor and outdoor applications. Their LED screens with excellent value for money belong to the best segment of the market. LED@ has a track record thats boasts expertise and experience. Every situation is different and requires a tailor-made solution. LED@’s personal approach guarantees this.

Interested in boosting your visibility? Get in touch with LED@.


30 boats and counting!

Less than 5 months before the first Zero Emission edition, more than 30 companies have already signed up for The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup weekend. The hunger for sailing is great, as is the desire to network and drive business in an informal setting.

More than 30 companies have been confirmed and their boats are staffed by enthusiastic teams of entrepreneurs. The participating companies assemble their own team(s) and invite their business partners, customers, prospects or suppliers to join them for this exclusive networking event.

Combine sailing with networking, excellent catering by famous chefs, music, sun, sea and fun and what you get is the unique atmosphere of the legendary Captains of Industry Sailing Cup.

Do not hesitate and register now with one or more teams!


Viessmann overall premium partner

The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup proudly announces its partnership with Viessmann, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of efficient, reliable and affordable heating and solar products.

Heating, cooling, ventilating: Viessmann ensures an optimum climate and develops intelligent and sustainable energy systems and refrigeration solutions – for residential buildings, industry, and commerce. As a family business in its fourth generation, the company thinks long-term. Its purpose: to create living spaces for generations to come. All 12.300 members of the Viessmann family in 74 countries follow this purpose.

The 2021 Zero Emission Edition of The Captains aims to set the standard for low impact/footprint sailing events in Europe. As Viessmann shares this vision, the company embraces our ambition and confirms its support for the entire Captains event from 24 to 27 September 2021. Viessmann will not only install their infotruck in the Business Village, our premium partner will also compete with several teams.

More information on Viessmann’s vision and ambition? Check this keynote by CEO Max Viessmann.

News joins The Captains

In the context of this year’s Zero Emission Edition, The Captains will also take catering and beverages to a higher level in 2021. We are delighted to announce the collaboration with partner, which means that we can also serve non-alcoholic premium drinks in the Business Village., that’s three young entrepreneurs and Flemish Burgundians who accidentally bumped into a tasty, in Belgium unprecedented and often undervalued product: an alcohol-free sparkling wine. A baby boom in their circle of friends has led the trio to deepen and specialize in the surprisingly rich non-alcoholic market. Well hidden, there are gems in the alcohol-free range. These gems of wine, sparkling wine, cocktails, spirits and beers will surprise and spoil the taste buds of the participants in one of the exclusive regattas during the four days of The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup. wants to make tasty, high-quality, alcohol-free top products known and easily available on our local market at all times. Hence the partnership with The Captains of Industry Sailing Cup from 24 to 27 September, in Newport.