The annual POLIMI regatta will take place on 18- 21 May on the waters of beautiful Lake Garda in Northern Italy. This is a mecca for sailors. The regatta has two divisions, with division A qualifying for the MBA Sailing League, and division B aimed at less experienced sailors, with a local skipper provided. The boat is the one-design Dolphin 81, with retractable bowsprit, Asymetric Spinnaker and a hull shape designed for downwind surfing. They take crews of 5 sailors.
There will be a business conference on the afternoon of the Saturday, following two days of racing. Competitors will stay at the UniVela hotel, at the sailing venue itself.
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
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.
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.
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.
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