10 teams line up in Garda for the POLIMI regatta

The magnificent backdrop of Lake Garda in North Italy is the scene for the next eposode in the MBA Sailing League, hosted by POLIMI GSoM . 10 teams have lined up to compete for the regatta.

POLIMI GSoM with 4 teams


London Business School

Mixed team (NYU Stern/LBS/RSM)

Rotterdam School of Management

Sapienza Rome


LBS won the POLIMI regatta last year on theri way to the league title. Can they repeat the feat? Will POLIMI keep the momentum from their win in Greece? Will RSM, Rome or IE spoil their party?

Good luck and good winds to all participants.

POLIMI win their 4th Global MBA Trophy

Ugo Alvazzi del Frate and his team from Polimi Graduate School of Management won a close contest at the Global MBA Trophy regatta in Piraeus, Greece on 21- 22 April. The Italian business school team won by one point over 6 races, winning the last three races to edge out newcomers Reichman business school from Israel.

The regatta was raced hard on Friday 21st, with the race committee getting 4 races away, anticipating lighter airs on the Saturday. 11 Platu 25s raced windward- leeward courses on the bay of Faliron, hosted by the Yacht club of Greece from their base in Microlimano harbour.

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The MBA Sailing 2023 Racing Calendar

We’re still waiting for official announcements for the second half of the year’s events, but this is how things are looking as it stands.

POLIMI GSoM Regatta moves to Lake Garda in May

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.

Full details will be announced soon! Keep an eye on the POLIMI GSoM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/295135613884872/

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)
London Business School (2 boats)

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