Can you catch

the wind?

Ørsted student match race

Exclusive student event

Are you ready for a challenge packed with fun, friends and full sails?

Ørsted invites you to participate in a match race where you’ll race against other students across study lines. Each boat will be sailed by a crew of five students guided by a professional sailor.

In these fast match race boats, you’re competing on a short course on open water. You and your crew go head-to-head against the other student boats, one at the time. The objective is simple – be first to cross the finish line. To succeed, you must be smart and work together to catch the wind.

Each crew will be mixed from different study lines – and as a team, you’ll learn to collaborate and communicate to outperform the other boats. All the boats are identical – it’s only your ability to work together that makes the difference!

This match race will teach you how to work closely together to deliver results – while having lots of fun. You don’t need to have any previous experience with sailing, and the event is free of charge.

10 October 2019 at Skovshoved Harbour


10.00: Meet up at Skovshoved Harbour

10.10 - 11.00: Welcome and presentation by Nicolas Creswell, Global Head of Talent at Ørsted: How Ørsted develops, nourishes and sustains talents and high-performance teams

11.00 - 11.30: Presentation by William Norvold Bjørn, professional skipper

11.30 - 12.15: Lunch

12.15 - 12.45: Introduction to boats & match racecourse

12.45 - 13.00: Suit up

13.00 - 15.50: Match race

15.50 - 17.30: Trophies, barbecue and networking in Restaurant Sejlklubberne, Skovshoved Harbour

What is a match race?

In a match race, two identical boats race each other on a short course on open water. You and your team will go head-to-head against another student boat in a dual on strategy and tactics, where the objective is simple – to be the first to cross the finish line. And to do that, you must catch the wind and outwit your opponent.

We’ll mix the teams for the boats – and as a team, you’ll have to work out your roles onboard, how to collaborate and communicate to make your boat perform – and outperform the other boats. And mind you, the boats are identical – it’s your ability to work together as a team that makes the difference!

In short, a match race will teach you how to work together in a team to deliver exceptional results – while having fun.

Teamwork – and wind power

Ørsted is a world leader in catching the offshore wind and transforming it to energy. Our vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. We’re always on the outlook for talented people who can combine their strengths to help us lead the energy industry and turn our vision into reality. At the same time, we’ll always make sure you get the tailwind you need to take the next step.

Who can apply

You can apply if you’re currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree programme in engineering, business or IT/digital.

A maximum of 25 students will be selected for the event.

How to apply

Send us a short motivational essay (max 1,300 characters with spaces). Explain briefly how you perceive the connection between teamwork and results, and why you want to participate. The best applicants will be invited to the event and will be notified no later than 3 October 2019.

Send your application to
Application deadline: 22 September 2019

World leader in offshore wind

At Ørsted, we’re pushing the boundaries for what’s possible within green energy solutions. The projects expand beyond imagination, and we’re laying the foundations for the world of widespread wind power.

We need the best and brightest to push beyond what people believe is possible to create a brighter future for all of us. Therefore, we invite talented students to join exclusive, free-of-charge events where they can meet us up close and personal to learn about teamwork and the power of the wind.