New MBA regatta to launch in Lisbon 12-14 May

The Ocean Week, who have been organising MBA sailing weeks for the last several years are branching out to hosting an MBA regatta this Spring.

The regatta, to be held in Lisbon on the 12th to the 14th May features 2 days of sailing, 3 nights in the 3* hotel, and an awards dinner. The boats are the exciting Grand Surprise 30s, which were used for several years for the ABC regatta, including the one in nearby Cascais. They are one- design 30ft 6- person symmetric spinnaker boats.

The exact format for the racing has yet to be decided. The event is a pilot, with a view to forming a part of the MBA Sailing League in 2024.

More information on the event brochure, downloadable here

ABC regatta returns after 3 year break

The team from WHU business school have announced that the Alumni Business Cup regatta will take place under their stewardship in 2023, following the hiatus caused by the pandemic in 2020- 22.

The regatta will take place on 25 – 27 August, with crews arriving on the 21st, and will be located in the Northern European capital of sailing, Kiel, hosted by prestigious Kieler Yacht Club!

The regatta will be sailed in new, matched J/70s owned by the German National Sailing League.

Book the dates in your claendar: the ABC is back!

LBS are 2022 MBA SAiling League Champions

London Business School’s 3rd place at the IE Halloween regatta was enough to clinch the title of MBA Sailing League Champions for 2022. The only school to take part in all four regattas of 2022, London won the POLIMI regatta in Capri and the RSM regatta in Porto, coming 4th in the LBS Global MBA Trophy in Athens.

MIP/POLIMI’s win in Athens and 3rd place in Capri helped them to second place, while Imperial’s second place in Lanzarote sees them leapfrog Tuck into third. Tuck’s second in Athens means they take 4th place and IE’s win in Lanzarote means they round out the top 5.

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First time racing skipper wins the IE Halloween Regatta

Winning IE Crew from Halloween regatta

The IE crew led by Caroline Klass won in style on the second day of the Halloween regatta held in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote. The host team came away with two wins a second and a third, to head the table on 4 points after a discard. It was Caroline’s first regatta as skipper of a keelboat, and she and her crew took full advantage of the light conditions.

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7 Crews line up for IE Halloween Regatta

7 crews from 5 business schools have confirmed their participation in the IE regatta to be held in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote. The regatta takes place on 30/31 October and will end with a Halloween themed prize giving ceremony.

Racing takes place in J/80 Sports boats off the South East coast of Lanzarote, in the expected steady strong breeze.

The 7 teams will be:

IE (2 boats)
Imperial
INSEAD
London Business School (2 boats)
POLIMI (MIP)

The regatta weekend also features an “Adventure” programme of sailing and other activities for non- racers. Over 60 participants are expected at the event.

IE Halloween Regatta 2022 launched!

The IE MBA regatta returns at the end of October in a new spot in the calendar – Halloween. The IE Sailing club has launched the regatta at their website.

  • Saturday 29 October – Tuesday 1 November 2022
  • Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
  • Organised by the IE Sailing Club sailing.club@ie.edu
  • Sailing J80 Sportsboats. Crews of 5
  • Staying at the Hotel Costa Calero
  • €2900 per team
  • “Sailing adventure” and other activities for those new to sailing
  • Students and Alumni of IE and other participating business schools

There are a limited number of boats available, so teams should book early.