The Global MBA Trophy, in its 15th edition, moved to England and the Isle of Wight for an offshore version: A 50nautical mile circumnavigation of the island. The race took place on Friday 26th April, setting off early at 0800 to catch the best tidal currents and was raced hard through the Solent and around the South side of the island.
The front of the fleet was a battle between home team LBS, Skolkovo and INSEAD, with LBS leading up to the last mark, where they decided to not drop their spinnaker, only to see INSEAD slip inside them and away. The Paris school held off London for the last couple of miles into the finish.
Day two of the regatta was called off due to high winds, but the teams made it across to Cowes for the gala dinner and prize giving.