The RSM MBA Regatta returns to Portugal in 2018

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The 2018 Rotterdam School of Management MBA Regatta will return to Porto, in Portugal. The dates were announced as Thursday, 30th August to Sunday September 2nd, maintaining it’s place at the end of summer. It will be sailed in Platu 25s.

More details at the regatta page on mbasailing.com: https://mbasailing.com/regattas/rsm-mba-regatta/

Also at the event website: https://www.rsmsailing.com/event/rsm-mba-regatta/

The Global MBA Trophy 19 – 22 April

 

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The organisers of the 2018 Global MBA Trophy have confirmed that it will take place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd April. The regatta returns once again to Piraeas, near Athens, Greece, where it will be hosted by the Yacht Club of Greece.

More details at the regatta page on mbasailing.com:  https://mbasailing.com/regattas/globalmbatrophy/

Also at the event website:  www.globalmbatrophy.com

Places are limited in the A division to one boat per school participating.  It is expected that these will be snapped up before the end of January.

MBA Winter Regatta: 16 -19 March

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The Instituto de Empresa (IE) business school has announced the dates for its MBA Winter Regatta, which will again be held in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote.  The racing will be on Saturday and Sunday 17/18 March, with participants arriving on 16 March and returning on the 19th.

There is an “Early bird” sign- up system in place: The cost is  €499 until 18 December, and €559 thereafter until mid January. Sign up is via the IE sailing club website https://clubs.ie.edu/iesailing/events/

Change to league calculations for 2017

Following a consultation among schools competing for the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, and following the expansion of the league to six events with the inclusion of the IE MBA Winter regatta, the way League is calculated has changed.

For the 2017 league, the scoring system is as follows:  For each regatta in which a school participates, they are awarded a score equal to their position in that regatta. If a school misses a regatta, they are awarded a score equal to the number of teams in that regatta plus one. The five lowest scores (from 6 regattas) for each team are added up, and the team with the lowest total is the league champion. If any two teams have the same score, the team which attended the fewer regattas is marked ahead.

Previously, the scores from all the regattas in the series were counted, without a discard.

The final league table for the 2017 season is shown here.

INSEAD are the 2017 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions

22449793_870626063096960_908794931433048489_nAfter scoring their third first place of the year at the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta, INSEAD stamped their authority on the league, scoring half the points of their two nearest rivals. The full league table can be found here.

INSEAD won at the start of the season in Lanzarote, in the middle of the year on the Solent, and then at the end of the season at Santa Margherita. In the meantime, they came third at the ABC and 4th at the Global MBA Trophy, and discard their points from the RSM regatta. Continue reading “INSEAD are the 2017 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions”

INSEAD share the Rolex spoils with Tuck in Santa Margherita

22047993_1957689321112455_4413410634771941142_oThe final regatta of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta, was as usual the biggest event of the year, featuring 50 boats and 400 sailors.

The “A” division was split into an “Open” class of 10 J70s and an “Offshore” class of 9 Beneteau 36.7s.

INSEAD took their third title of the season to win the Open class, capping off a dominant year with three first places out of five. Second place was 2016’s winner of the MBA’s cup, MIT with IESE third.

Tuck, in their only regatta of the year, won a very competitive Offshore class, with two firsts. HEC and Goethe rounded off the podium, winning a race each.

The MBA’s cup was presented jointly to INSEAD and Tuck along with a joint INSEAD/ Bocconi team in the “Cruising” class of handicapped non- spinnaker boats. Continue reading “INSEAD share the Rolex spoils with Tuck in Santa Margherita”

Warwick, with Kellogg-WHU, claims its first victory in the league

21272688_764980960351263_5940324226430673323_oA combined Warwick and Kellogg-WHU team claimed first place at the RSM regatta in Porto, Portugal. Warwick have not won a regatta until now in the history of the league and WHU’s last victory dates back to the same event in 2012.

This was the first edition of the RSM regatta in its new roaming format: future editions will take place in various locations across Europe, rather than in the Netherlands. It was sailed in First 7.5 sports boats.

The win was down to consistent racing over the seven race series. The crew scoring first and second places in six races and a third in the seventh. Meanwhile, second place Skolkovo’s three first places were marred by an OCS and a DSQ for missing a gate. MIP and Chicago were level on points with MIP coming home with third, having won a race. Continue reading “Warwick, with Kellogg-WHU, claims its first victory in the league”