London Business School’s first place at the Cranfield regatta helps them climb one place to the top of the 2014 MBA sailing league. Insead, who were top after their victory at the ABC regatta and their third place in Athens drop seven places to 8th, because they did not participate in England.
Skolkovo, who kicked the 2014 season off in first place are now down to 10th.
Kellogg/WHU’s third place at Cranfield along with their placings at the ABC and the GMT mean that they take second place in the league. Cranfield’s second place in the Solent means that they are propelled to third overall.
The top 5 is made up by HEC and Henley, both of whom have competed in two regattas this year.
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HEC, participating at the Cranfield regatta for the first time in many years, shot up the rankings from 19th to 4th, with a creditable 7th place. HEC have now sailed at 3 of the 5 regattas in the last 12 months.
The rankings take all the results in league regattas in the last 12 months into account.
London Business School’s first place at the Cranfield Regatta sees them stay top of the rankings, where they’ve been since the RSM regatta in 2012.
INSEAD, by not competing at Cranfield for the second year running, racked up a massive 20 points, and stay second in the rankings despite having won both the RSM regatta and the ABC in the last 12 months.
Kellogg/WHU remain third, with their fine third place at Cranfield.
Other climbers in the rankings include BAth, up 7 places to 8= after coming 4th at Cranfield, MIP up 10 places to 12th, having missed Cranfield in 2013 and Aston in the table for the first time at 17=.
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London Business School retained the Cranfield Regatta trophy in fine style, winning all five races to score a perfect four points (including discard). The rankings leaders brought their A team and their A game to the regatta, following their disappointing performance at the ABC in France.
Home team Cranfield 3 came second with three second places in the last three races, while third- in- the-rankings Kellogg/WHU brought home third, coming second in the first two races.
Bath and Cranfield 1 filled out the top five.
The Cranfield Regatta, now in its 23rd year, is the longest – running of the MBA regattas, and one of the best attended: 19 boats competed for the trophy this year (albeit with 8 from the home school, and one representing State Street Corp.)
the racing took place on the Solent, the stretch of water between the South coast of England and the Isle of Wight. Day one started with winds at 20 knots gusting into the high 20s, leading to poling out of the Genoa on the downwinds. Spinnakers came out by the end of the day, and Sunday was perfect Spinnaker- flying weather. More >
The trophy returned to the island of Les Embiez, near Toulon, France.
INSEAD scored an impressive 7 wins out of 10, and take home the ABC trophy and also the Stelton Sailing trophy for best performance on the water.
Second place went to Philippe Lerique’s HEC team, with the podium made up by Marc LeBorgne’s INSEAD team.
Last year’s winners, LBS, could only manage 5th and 6th places.
The team from Moscow’s Skolkovo School of Management scored a near perfect 6 points from 5 races to announce their presence on the MBA sailing circuit, leaving the rest of the pack trailing in their wake. The Global MBA Trophy regatta, in Piraeus, Greece, saw 8 teams competing in Platu 25 Sportsboats in Division A and 3 teams compete in Bavaria 42s in Division B.
Skolkovo came first in the last four races, having come second in the first race of the regatta. Nearest challengers LBS scored three times as many points with 18, while the third place of the podium was taken up by the INSEAD/MIP/Bocconi mixed crew with 20 points. More >
The dates are 29- 31 August 2014.
The costs are €2000/ boat for A division(max 5 people) or €3150/ boat for B Division (max 8 people).
The 2014 Calendar is filling up!
The 2014 Alumni Business Cup regatta will take place at the Ile Des Embiez on the South Coast of France on the 21st- 25th May
Find out more on the Regatta page here and on the regatta website here: http://www.abcup.org/
- The Med in May
- One Design 30ft Grand Surprise boats
- Really good MBA competition
- 3 days of racing, and one to practice
- cocktails and dinner parties in the evenings
- Hotel accommodation
- The infamous “Onshore games”
The 2014 Global MBA Trophy will take place at the Microlimano harbour in Piraeus, Greece on the 24th, 25th and 26th of April.
This is the 10th edition of the regatta. There will be 2 divisions: Division A sailing identical 25ft Platu one- design boats (up to 6 persons per boat) and Division B sailing Bavaria 42s (up to 8 persons per boat). Accomodation is ashore for Division A, and on the boats for Division B.
The usual fantastic on- shore events will be provided.
The announcement was made on the event’s facebook page and on the Cranfield Alumni events website.
London Business School have won the MBA Sailing League for the second year in a row. Despite their effective 16th place at the Rolex MBA’s Cup, and their main rivals INSEAD coming home in 7th equal, the INSEAD team could not overcome the handicap of not having sailed at the Cranfield regatta in July. INSEAD come second equal for the second year in a row, with the Kellogg/WHU team their partners in second place. The top five are rounded out by Cranfield in 4th and Rotterdam in 5th, both there for the second year in succession.
INSEAD climb 2 places above Cranfield who didn’t compete in Italy. EFPL climb 8 places to 6th, Manchester 7 places to 7th, and Tuck 6 places to 8th equal. Meanwhile Warwick, AUEB, Bath and Henley drop out of the top 10.
LBS won the league by winning at the Global MBA Trophy in Athens, Greece and the Cranfield Regatta in the Solent, UK. They came second at the ABC regatta, in Marseille, France and third at the RSM regatta in Lelystad, Netherlands. More >