About the Big Data Sailing Academy

13 Oct – 17 Oct 2018

Marina Baotić, Ul. Don Petra Špika 2, 21218, Seget Donji, Croatia

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Unique combination of sailing and Big Data learning retreat – organized by BIRD Academy and Business Sailing Experience Agency.

Our Big Data Sailing Academy powered by BIRD is based on the impeccable mixture of sailing and Big Data seminar. Spend 4 days sailing the wondrous Adriatic and having lectures on Big Data in a different location every day!

The Big Data Sailing Academy will be unique for its many locations that you will have the chance to visit. Every day lectures will be held on different locations in the Trogir archipelago, never allowing you to get tired of the same background.

The starting point will be the 5-star marina Baotić near Trogir. This gem of the Dalmatian coast is an amazing mixture of different cultures, and a World Heritage Site since 1997, famous for its historic center with a distinct Venetian architecture.

The sailing route will take you towards some of the most beautiful islands of the Adriatic, including Šolta, Hvar, Pakleni Islands and Brač.

The Big Data Sailing Academy is specific in that it is always in motion, setting up the Academy classroom in a new location every day.

During the Academy you will see the cozy harbor of Maslinica on Šolta, enjoy the view from the centuries old Fortress on top of Hvar, discover the details of the Ražanj lighthouse on Brač and feel the Mediterranean as it once was.

Check out the gallery below to see some of the top locations of the Big Data Sailing Academy.

Saturday, October 13

09:00 – 17:00 

Arrival transfers

17:00 – 17:30

Embarkment at Marina Baotić, Seget Donji

17:30 – 19:00

Sailing towards Maslinica, Šolta Island

19:00 – …

Dinner and free time

Sunday, October 14


Breakfast on boat

08:00 – 11:00

Sailing towards Hvar Island

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch in a restaurant in Hvar

13:00 – 17:00

Big Data lecture in Hvar Fortress


Sailing towards Pakleni Islands

20:00 – …

Dinner in a restaurant on Palmižana, free time

Monday, October 15


Breakfast on boat

08:00 – 11:00

Sailing towards Brač Island

11:00 – 15:00

Big Data lecture in a lighthouse in Milna, Brač Island

15:30 – 16:30

Lunch in a restaurant in Milna , Brač Island

16:30 – 20:00

Sightseeing of Ražanj lighthouse and sailing back to Marina Baotić

20:00 – …

Dinner on boats and free time

Tuesday, October 16


Breakfast on boats


Disembarkment of boats by 9 am

09:30 – 13:30

Big Data lecture in Marina Baotić restaurant

14:00 – 15:00

Lunch in Marina Baotić restaurant

15:30 – 19:30

OPTIONAL: Trogir and Split sightseeing

Airport departure

During the Big Data Sailing Academy participants will stay on our fleet of Kufner sailboats.

Kufner sailboats are made in Croatia. Easily recognizable for their wooden decks, the sailboats are the pinnacle of luxury and comfort at sea. Effortlessly cutting through the waves they are at the perfect crossroads of grandeur and excitement.

Able to take up to 10 people in its 5 cabins, each crew member will surely have a feeling as if they are staying at a 5-star apartment.


The interior of the sailboat is covered in the smooth wooden finish.


The sleek exterior of the Big Data Sailing Academy boat.


Able to take you to great lengths while you enjoy the sights.


The beautiful boat of the Big Data Sailing Academy.

About the Lecturer
Marko Štajcer, Director of Innovation & Development department in Poslovna Inteligencija 
Graduated on University of Zagreb on Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Information Systems, 2008. After graduation Mr. Štajcer started working at Poslovna inteligencija where he gained huge experience in the field of data warehousing systems, data integration, business intelligence and Big Data analytics on numerous national and international projects.
Today, Mr. Štajcer is director of Innovation and development department in the same company, where he is responsible for research and the introduction of new technologies and the development of Big Data applications. He also participates in complex projects of data integration and advanced analytics in the role of system architect, lead consultant and project manager.

For the Big Data Sailing Academy we offer 2 types of tickets:

  • Single cabin (for 1 person) – 1200 Euro
  • Double cabin (for 2 people) – 2000 Euro

Included in the Price:

  • 4 days Sailing Yacht rent and Accommodation (sailboats with 5 cabins)
  • Registration Fee
  • Big Data seminar
  • Academy Materials
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the duration of the Academy
  • Skippers
  • WiFi connection
  • Transfer from the Split Airport to Marina Baotić and back

Not included in the Price:

  • Extra food and drinks
  • Boat fuel
  • Arrival and Departure from Split Airport

Cancellation Policy

  • Nearest airport is Airport Split
  • The dress code for the Big Data Sailing Academy is designated as sport casual
  • There is no refund of funds
  • Number of boats and participants are limited
  • The reservations are filled as the participants apply
  • Booking is done and your spot is registered fully after 100% payment in advance
  • Participants are required to bring their own laptop. BSEA will supply you with all other necessary materials for the Big Data course.

If you have a friend or colleague that you think would be a perfect fit for the Big Data Sailing Academy, kindly forward him our contact information that you can find at the bottom of the page.

The goal of the Big Data Sailing Academy is to bring people a new experience while also teaching them a valuable business skill. We believe that learning is best when you are having fun and you are in an engaging environment.

That is why the Big Data Sailing Academy is about expanding peoples horizons with a new type of educational program. We are giving you a setting that will inspire and relax you.

The first edition of the Academy was held in May 2018 in the waters around Dubrovnik, Croatia. You can check out how it went in our previous blog post – 1st Big Data Sailing Academy Recap

You can also check the gallery below with the pictures of the first Academy to get a better feeling what the Big Data Sailing Academy is all about!

Sailing retreat

For the duration of the Academy our comfortable sailboats will serve as your home base. Every day we will embark and explore the archipelago surrounding Trogir, Hvar and Vis. The atmosphere of the Adriatic sea and our sailboats will be the perfect experience for you to relax but also put you in a state of mind so that you can learn about Big Data. Being a crew member on a sailing boat puts you in a unique perspective that will truly broaden your mind.

But don’t worry if you have never been sailing, we have professional skippers in charge of the helm, allowing you to enjoy even if it’s your first time on a sail boat.

Big Data education

You will be introduced to Big Data concepts and best practices combined with real-world case studies and practical examples. Leading the educational program will be a Big Data professional from Poslovna Inteligencija – widely recognized as one of Big Data industry leaders – with over a decade of experience in the industry, ensuring you to go from beginner to expert in the space of a week.

The educational part of the Academy will last about 4 hours every day and will cover a range of topics of the industry including advanced analytics & machine learning, real-time streaming, Big Data design and more.
The seminar will be carried out on various platforms and programs delivered through a cloud service. All you need to do is bring your laptop with you, we will supply you will all the rest!
Our training and knowledge transfers are provided by respectable researchers on Big Data concepts, environments and analytics as well as leading practitioner experts. All of our training is based on their extensive practical knowledge and expertise within different industries and business segments with lots of practical examples and exercises.

Big Data seminar brought to you by Poslovna Inteligencija, the leading Croatian business intelligence company.

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