London Business School retain ABC title

London Business School won the Alumni Business Cup for the the third time in succession on this 20th edition of the regatta.  The regatta, sailed from the 7th to the 9th June 2012,  returned to La Trinite Sur Mer, in Brittany, where it had been staged from 1993 to 1996. The Brittany weather, unfortunately, also returned, making for a wet and windy week:  Racing was abandoned on the Thursday because of strong wind warnings.

Friday saw wet and windy racing with spinnakers banned by the race committee.  Four races were run  – all upwind – downwind. The overnight podium was IMD, Insead (De Vries) and LBS.

Saturday saw drier weather and spinnakers flying, but the fourth race of the day had to be abandoned when the wind died totally, just metres before IMD could make it past the winning line.

On the water, IMD won the racing with 13 points,  LBS coming second with 15 and Insead (De Vries) lying third with 21.  However LBS won Thursday’s onshore games – dancing traditional Brittany dances whilst dressed up as Her Majesty the Queeen.  IMD’s 5th place onshore meant that they lost first place overall to LBS.


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