Exeter Reign over record Cranfield fleet

Exeter Business School won the highly desirable new Cranfield Regatta trophy with a very impressive performance,  winning  three races out of the five

sailed, and discarding a third place.

This was the 19th annual Cranfield regatta, held on the Solent in Sunsail’s fleet of identical Jeanneau Sunfast 37s.

Business Schools from all over the UK took part, along with teams from Rotterdam School of Management, and Smurfitt, Dublin. In all, there were a record 36 boats participating, 17 from Cranfield and 19 from other schools.

It was a much more competitive event than for the last couple of years, with strong crews from London Business School, Manchester and Smurfitt battling it out for second place, and Rotterdam, Warwick, Henly,

Portsmouth and a couple of Cranfield boats being there or thereabouts.

Day 1 saw Exeter well ahead of the fleet, winning two and coming third in the other race.  Smurfitt were looking

the best of the rest with a second and a first place, but their score was marred by a 9th in th third race.

Manchester and Cranfield 2 took the other two 2nd places on offer, but also lacked consistency, so LBS with a 3-4-3 were lying second overnight.

The first race  of day 2 sealed the regatta for Exeter. Another bullet meant they were uncatchable at the top of

the table, and could safely discard the final race – which they promptly did.  The battle was on, however, for second place, as Smurfitt and Manchester had a chance of discarding their poor results. In the 4th race, London  Business School,  with just another 4th place beat them both in the first race. Manchester were 5th,

while Smurfitt had a nightmare, and came in in 19th.   For the final race, London Business School finally found the form that had won them the trophy in 2009, and brought home a first place, allowing them to discard one of their two fourths.  Smurfitt came in second, but  had to carry their 9th from race 3, along with two 2s and a 1, to finish 3rd overall, and Manchester has another disappointing race, bringing home a 5th to finish in 4th place.

Full results:

Cranfield Regatta 2010
Position Boat No Team Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
1st 6 Exeter R Neale 1 3 1 1 3 6
2nd 25 LBS Alumni KRasmussen 3 4 3 4 1 11
3rd 31 Smurfitt S Hayes 2 1 9 18 2 14
4th 33 Manchester IJ McLeod 4 2 12 5 5 16
5th 26 Cranfield 16 D Peerless 6 6 5 2 9 19
6th 19 Cranfield 5 J Tinsobin 8 14 7 3 7 25
7th 22 Warwick C Best 7 7 6 9 8 28
8th 24 RSM B Groeneveld 5 18 14 8 4 31
9th 12 Cranfield 3 R Smith 11 10 4 7 14 32
10th 51 Cranfield 2 J Renwick 10 11 2 13 21 36
11th 4 Alumni 2009 S Rooke 9 5 24 10 12 36
12th 65 Henley P Bennett 13 22 10 6 10 39
13th 28 Bath 1 S Horlock 15 8 15 11 11 45
14th 9 Portsmouth D Giffard 12 16 13 17 6 47
15th 1 Cranfield 11 M Surridge 1 17 17 22 16 51
16th 27 Cranfield 9 D  Jones 22 15 20 14 13 62
17th 34 LBS 1 H Fairbrother 23 13 27 12 17 65
18th 2 Imperial 1 T Stuart 14 9 19 24 24 66
19th 29 Bath 2 L MacDonald 21 19 18 19 15 71
20th 3 Cranfield 8 M Stead 16 29 16 21 19 72
21st 32 Cranfield 12 R Harris 20 25 22 15 22 79
22nd 11 Cranfield 15 T Brown 37 12 8 23 37 80
23rd 21 Cranfield 6 I Van Wees 17 20 23 25 23 83
24th 43 Imperial 2 A Lane 24 24 26 16 20 84
25th 30 Cranfield 10 P Mercer 19 23 29 27 18 87
26th 38 LBS 2 M Beetz 25 25 31 20 25 95
27th 41 Cranfield 14 A Peters 37 27 11 26 32 96
28th 49 SAID D Seiderer 18 28 21 37 37 104
29th 7 Aberdeen T Paling 37 21 37 28 27 113
30th 17 Cranfield 4 M Hodge 37 31 28 31 26 116
31st 42 Cranfield 1 T Ouvry 37 26 25 34 33 118
32nd 16 Leeds C Sharman 37 32 30 29 30 121
33rd 47 Cranfield 7 B Dormer 37 30 32 35 28 125
34th 14 Cranfield 13 T Balchile 37 33 37 32 29 131
35th 48 Bath 3 F van Niekerk 37 34 37 30 37 138
36th 20 Ashridge C Wells 37 37 37 33 31 138

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