The mixed team (including one crew member from INSEAD, and one from Oxford) came top of the points table at the RSM regatta in Porto, Portugal last weekend. They had a dominant first day, with 3 first places, and managed to hold onto first place with 2 second places on day 2.
The podium was made up of Kellogg/WHU, who found their mojo on day two, finishing the regatta with three bullets to end up second, and RSM who scored consistently to finish third, level on points.
Chicago Booth complete the list of competitors, with Skolkovo scored DNC in all races, after having to pull out due to international travel issues.
The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy regatta which was due to take place in Piraeus, Greece at the end of April 2021 have announced that it will not be taking place.
They issued the following statement:
As we all probably expected, it’s become clear that we will not be able to run the Global MBA Trophy regatta in April. The Organisers, London Business School Alumni Sailing Club and the Yacht Club of Greece called off the regatta on 10th April.
There are a number of factors to the decision:
The ongoing lockdown, curfew etc.. in Athens and Attica, for which I do not believe there is a date for it to be lifted before May.The banning of all non- essential overseas flights from the UK until at least 17 May, meaning competitors resident in the UK will be unable to travel. There are similar travel bans in place in other countries.The fact that we have only got four boats registered and paid a deposit.
We would like to attempt to run the regatta again in September (23- 26) or October(21 – 24), but need to make sure that there is a free slot in the MBA sailing calendar at that time. If not, we will be back in April 2022
MBA sailing looks set to return in 2021, with the announcement of the Global MBA Trophy regatta in Piraeus, Greece on the 22nd- 25th April. This will be the 16th time that the regatta has taken place. It is returning to Greece after it’s 15th edition in the Solent, England, and after two attempts to stage the event in COVID- hit 2020.
There will be two racing divisions: One in Platu 25 sportsboats and one in Bavaria 46 cruisers. Division A (Platu 25) will compete for the Global MBA Trophy and will count towards the 2021 MBA sailing league. Practice and welcome ceremonies are planned for 22 April, with racing on 23 and 24 April. A COVID- compliant social programme is planned.
The RSM Regatta, which was due to take place on 2- 5 July 2020 was cancelled despite the efforts of the organisers. Not enough crews could make the original dates or the proposed new dates in August for the event to go ahead. Quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from Portugal meant that many teams were unable to participate.
The regatta had introduced special rules to deal with the Coronavirus, requiring all participants to have undergone a Covid 19 test in the 72 hours prior to the regatta and to have tested negative.
The Bocconi MBAs conference and regatta, due to take place at the end of September, will also not take place this year due to the impact of Covid 19 on gatherings in Italy, and increased travel restrictions around the world.
The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy have announced the dates of the postponed 2020 regatta, to be held in Pireaus, Greece.
Coronavirus – permitting, the regatta will now be on 29 October – 1 November, with racing on 30 and 31 October. The regatta is hosted by the London Business School Alumni Sailing Club and the Yacht Club of Greece.
The organisers of the Skolkovo MBA Trophy have announced the cancellation of the regatta.
Skolkovo MBA Trophy 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19!
Skolkovo Sailing Team is very sad to inform you that Skolkovo MBA Trophy 2020(May 28-31, 2020) is now officially cancelled.
It was difficult decision for us but every regional government in the Russian federation has approved an order instituting a high-alert status due to the continuing spread of coronavirus infections. As a result, all schools and higher education institutions in Russia’s 83 federal subjects will be shifted to remote learning, and all public or athletic events have been cancelled. Moscow are going to close airports from the 30 of March too.
We would like to thank all of you for having registered! All registered Skolkovo MBA Trophy 2020 participants, who paid deposits, will be fully refunded!
We look forward to see all of you on Skolkovo MBA Trophy next time! We let you know about next Skolkovo MBA Trophy dates as soon as we will know it.
Thanks a lot for your understanding.
We wish you and your family health in this difficult time!
The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy, which was due to take place in Hamburg, Germany on the 21-24 May have announced the postponement of the regatta. It will now take place on a yet to be confirmed date in May 2021
The following post was issued on the event website’s blog:
The organisers of the 2020 ABCup, i.e. WHU/Kellogg sailing team and the Alumni Business Cup Association are very sad that the 2020 ABCup Regatta (May 21-24, 2020) is now officially cancelled.
This frustrating decision is aligned with the most recent instructions issued by the Hamburg government and the health authorities, who have called off all group and touristic events in Hamburg for the next 6 weeks – with possible extensions into May. Whilst we’re very disappointed, we fully understand and support the government’s decision
All registered ABCup participants will be fully refunded in the coming days!
We take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their much-appreciated support.
The ABCup Regatta has been around for more than a quarter of a century and will not surrender to Corona. It will be back next year! We look forward to seeing all the best teams on 2021 ABCup starting line next year!