Porto: RSM Regatta – 2021 dates announced

The organisers of the RSM Regatta have confirmed the dates of the 2021 regatta to MBAsailing.com.

The regatta will be held in Porto as it has been since 2017.

The dates are: 1 – 4 July 2021.

The RSM team look forward to welcoming you there!

The 2021 Season: Global MBA Trophy announced

Global MBA Trophy 2018©Nikos Alevromytis

MBA sailing looks set to return in 2021, with the announcement of the Global MBA Trophy regatta in Piraeus, Greece on the 22nd- 25th April. This will be the 16th time that the regatta has taken place. It is returning to Greece after it’s 15th edition in the Solent, England, and after two attempts to stage the event in COVID- hit 2020.

There will be two racing divisions: One in Platu 25 sportsboats and one in Bavaria 46 cruisers. Division A (Platu 25) will compete for the Global MBA Trophy and will count towards the 2021 MBA sailing league. Practice and welcome ceremonies are planned for 22 April, with racing on 23 and 24 April. A COVID- compliant social programme is planned.

The event website is www.globalmbatrophy.com

The Global MBA Trophy is hosted by London Business School and sponsored by Jack and Jenny, Cotswolds Distillery, Fever Tree and Hambledon Vineyard.

Global MBA Trophy in Athens cancelled

Due to the restrictions put in place to fight the Corona Virus, the Global MBA Trophy, scheduled for October 2020 in Piraeus, Greece, has been cancelled.

The organisers posted “Thank- you again to our sponsors and to all the attendees who’d signed up to come racing in October. We hope to see you in April for the 2021 edition.”

The regatta has taken place 15 times since 2006. This was the first year that a regatta did not take place. The regatta was due to take place on 30 and 31 October 2020.

2020 RSM and Bocconi Regattas cancelled


The RSM Regatta, which was due to take place on 2- 5 July 2020 was cancelled despite the efforts of the organisers.  Not enough crews could make the original dates or the proposed new dates in August for the event to go ahead. Quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from Portugal meant that many teams were unable to participate.

The regatta had introduced special rules to deal with the Coronavirus, requiring all participants to have undergone a Covid 19 test in the 72 hours prior to the regatta and to have tested negative.

The Bocconi MBAs conference and regatta, due to take place at the end of September, will also not take place this year due to the impact of Covid 19 on gatherings in Italy, and increased travel restrictions around the world.


New dates announced for 2020 Global MBA Trophy

0bb8PnOgThe organisers of the Global MBA Trophy have announced the dates of the postponed 2020 regatta, to be held in Pireaus, Greece.

Coronavirus – permitting, the regatta will now be on 29 October – 1 November, with racing on 30 and 31 October. The regatta is hosted by the London Business School Alumni Sailing Club and the Yacht Club of Greece.


Skolkovo MBA Trophy 2020 is cancelled

The organisers of the Skolkovo MBA Trophy have announced the cancellation of the regatta.
Skolkovo MBA Trophy 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19!
Skolkovo Sailing Team is very sad to inform you that Skolkovo MBA Trophy 2020(May 28-31, 2020) is now officially cancelled.
It was difficult decision for us but every regional government in the Russian federation has approved an order instituting a high-alert status due to the continuing spread of coronavirus infections. As a result, all schools and higher education institutions in Russia’s 83 federal subjects will be shifted to remote learning, and all public or athletic events have been cancelled. Moscow are going to close airports from the 30 of March too.
We would like to thank all of you for having registered! All registered Skolkovo MBA Trophy 2020 participants, who paid deposits, will be fully refunded!
We look forward to see all of you on Skolkovo MBA Trophy next time! We let you know about next Skolkovo MBA Trophy dates as soon as we will know it.
Thanks a lot for your understanding.
We wish you and your family health in this difficult time!
Your Skolkovo Sailing Team

Alumni Business Cup in Hamburg postponed until 2021

The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy, which was due to take place in Hamburg, Germany on the 21-24 May  have announced the postponement of the regatta. It will now take place on a yet to be confirmed date in May 2021

The following post was issued on the event website’s blog:

The organisers of the 2020 ABCup, i.e. WHU/Kellogg sailing team and the Alumni Business Cup Association are very sad that the 2020 ABCup Regatta (May 21-24, 2020) is now officially cancelled.

This frustrating decision is aligned with the most recent instructions issued by the Hamburg government and the health authorities, who have called off all group and touristic events in Hamburg for the next 6 weeks – with possible extensions into May. Whilst we’re very disappointed, we fully understand and support the government’s decision

All registered ABCup participants will be fully refunded in the coming days!

We take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their much-appreciated support.

The ABCup Regatta has been around for more than a quarter of a century and will not surrender to Corona. It will be back next year! We look forward to seeing all the best teams on 2021 ABCup starting line next year!

All details are on :


Global MBA Trophy Athens postponed to October 2020

The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy, which was due to take place in Piraeus, Greece on the 24/25 April have announced the postponement of the regatta. It will now take place on a yet to be confirmed date in October.

The following post was issued on the event website’s blog:

Due to the restrictions put in place to fight the Corona Virus, the Global MBA Trophy, scheduled for April 2020 in Piraeus, Greece, has been postponed until October 2020.

Thank- you again to our sponsors and to all the attendees who’d signed up to come racing in April.  We hope to see you later in the year!

The Global MBA Trophy

IESE Barcelona Spring Games regatta cancelled

The organisers of the Spring Games, IESE business school, have cancelled the event, due to take place on March 20th – 22nd. The following email was sent to participants last week:

Important Announcement

 Over the last weeks, we have been monitoring the progression of COVID-19 in all participants’ regions and here in Barcelona. After multiple consultations with stakeholders, including public authorities  and IESE’s dedicated COVID-19 Committee, the organizing team has decided to cancel IESE Spring Games 2020 due to COVID-19 and the health & travel uncertainties associated with it.

 This is a decision we did not take lightly and is a disappointing culmination of 10 months of intense work by a group of extremely dedicated students. As much as we’d like to push through, we cannot ignore the health and safety not only of the participants, but the MBA communities and families that would likely be affected as well.

What’s Next

We have engaged in discussions with our suppliers, venues and service providers to fully assess the financial implications of the cancellation and potentially get refunded on expenses (e.g. deposits, orders) that have already been incurred. Following this process, partial refunds will be processed to all participants. Please rest assured that we are doing our absolute best to provide the maximum refund possible to each participant. We thank you for your patience as we work through this process.

 No one is more disappointed than us about having to cancel Spring Games this year.

Skolkovo invite the MBA Sailing Community to Moscow!

Skolkovo Business School in Moscow have been sending very successful teams to MBA Sailing events for many years, and for 2020 are inviting the rest of the league’s participants to their home city to compete in the SKOLKOVO Sailing Trophy.

The event takes place from Thursday 28 May through to Sunday 31 May, with racing on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th.

The sailing will be in J/70 sports boats at the “Water Stadium” in the North of Moscow.

The participation fee is €2,650 for a crew of 4.

AS this is the first sailing of this regatta, results will not count towards the MBA Sailing League points table.

The Skolkovo Sailing club look forward to seeing their MBA Sailing friends in May!