Sauder burgee Sauder Business School from the University of British Columbia, Canada beat Columbia Business School in the match race final of the Rolex MBA’s Conference and regatta. The Sauder team had come second in their fleet, then won two rounds of match racing to lift the trophy.  The Conference and Regatta, organised by SDA Bocconi Sailing club is now in its 8th year, and was held in Santa Margharita Ligure, Italy on the weekend of 22nd – 25th September 2010.

Winning the MBA’s cup takes luck and skill: Luck to choose the right boat, allocated by lottery at the start of the weekend, and skill to take advantage of having the right boat. The regatta consists of an “A” division of 19 boats, racing with spinnakers and a “B” division of  of 24 boats racing without spinnakers.

The losing semi- finalists in the A division were Warwick and IESE, with Warwick coming 3rd, having won the petit- final. The B division was won by the home team, SDA Bocconi.

Division A consisted of two fleets: 12 Benneteau 36.7s and 7 Jeanneau Sunfast 37s. The top two boats in each fleet are chosen to match- race for the title. Among the Benneteau’s, Columbia, Sauder and Bocconi did well in the boat lottery, and pulled off positions 1, 2 and 3, in boats that had all been in the top three at least once in 2009 and 2010 as well as this year.  In the Sunfasts, Warwick picked the 2010 winner out of the hat and managed to sail it to another win in 2011.  Meanwhile, at the bottom of the fleet, RSM and Kellogg came home in 11th and 12 in boats that hadn’t previously finished above 10th in the regatta.

Final Results: Division A

Match Racing

1. Sauder

2. Columbia

3. Warwick

4. IESE

Benneteau 36.7

Rank HelmName Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st Andrea Queirolo COLUMBIA -1 1 1 1 1 5 4
2nd Matthias Hartmann SAUDER -3 2 2 2 2 11 8
3rd Andrea Masina SDA BOCCONI 2 3 3 -4 4 16 12
4th Edward Robertson CORNELL -4 4 4 3 3 18 14
5th Varabott Ho CHICAGO BOOTH 6 (13.00 DNF) 5 5 6 35 22
6th Sasha Riccioni MBS 8 (13.00 DNF) 8 6 7 42 29
7th Cotterill Rob LBS 5 (13.00 DNF) 7 11 8 44 31
8th Matteo Borioli IE 7 (13.00 DNF) 6 10 10 46 33
9th Leonardo Cipresso ESADE (13.00 DNF) 13.00 DNF 9 7 5 47 34
10th Anne-Sybil Bragadir IMD 9 (13.00 DNF) 10 8 9 49 36
11th Yannis Pagoulatos RSM (13.00 DNF) 13.00 DNF 13.00 DNF 9 12 60 47
12th Sascha Hoecherl KELLOG (13.00 DNF) 13.00 DNF 11 12 11 60 47

Jeanneau Sunfast 37

 

Rank HelmName Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st Chris Best WARWICK 1 1 1 1 -4 8 4
2nd Demetrio Gil IESE 4 (8.00 DNF) 2 2 1 17 9
3rd Stephane Lesaffre WHARTON 2 (8.00 DNF) 5 3 2 20 12
4th Sebastian Kleinau INSEAD 3 (8.00 DNF) 7 4 3 25 17
5th Haro Eliseo MIT 5 (8.00 DNF) 6 5 5 29 21
6th Andrea Marano HBS 6 (8.00 DNF) 4 7 6 31 23
7th Mattias Wildeman HEC (8.00 DNF) 8.00 DNF 3 6 7 32 24

Final Results: Division B

Rank HelmName Club R1 R2 R3 Total
1st Federico Albano MBA35 -1 1 1 3
2nd Marco Milan EPFL 2 -3 2 7
3rd Erica Letteriello EMBAS 6 -12 2 3 17
4th Nicola Suppa MBA37 – 1 3 (25.00 DNF) 4 32
5th Francesco Rizzi MIX 4 4 6 -7 17
6th Alberto Osculati MIX 1 6.5 -10 5 21.5
7th Fabrizio Origoni IESE 8 4 -13 25
8th Paolo Bersani WHARTON 5 8 -10 23
9th Johannes Tinsobin LBS 1 11 5 -12 28
10th Andre Diomelli MBA37 – 2 -9 9 8 26
11th Johannes Vriesendorp RMS (25.00 DNF) 12 6 43
12th Sven Holstenson INSEAD 2 6.5 -14 14 34.5
13th Robbie Hale MIT 10 11 (25.00 DNF) 46
14th Nick Higham INSEAD 1 (25.00 DNF) 7 15 47
15th Tommaso Ascarelli MAFED 2 17 (25.00 DNF) 9 51
16th Fabrizio Origoni MIX 3 13 15 (25.00 DNF) 53
17th Pierattilio Di Gregorio EMBA8 -16 13 16 45
18th Julien Traverse INSEAD 3 (25.00 DNF) 25.00 DNF 11 61
19th Sandro Belvisi IE 14 (25.00 DNF) 25.00 DNF 64
20th Federico Rampini MAFED 1 15 (25.00 DNF) 25.00 DNF 65
21st Seth Stevenson COLUMBIA (25.00 DNF) 16 25.00 DNF 66
22nd Gian Claudio Bianchi MBA36 – 1 (25.00 DNF) 25.00 DNF 25.00 DNF 75
22nd Francesco Porta HEC (25.00 DNF) 25.00 DNF 25.00 DNF 75
22nd Filippo Brazzolotto MBA36 – 2 (25.00 DNF) 25.00 DNF 25.00 DNF 75