The Alumni Business Cup 2020: 21 – 24 May; Hamburg, Germany

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The Alumni Business Cup Regatta has announced the date, venue and organisers of its 2020 event:

Date: 21 – 24 May 2020

Venue: Hamburg, Germany

Boats: J/70

Organisation: Kellogg-WHU Sailing Club

Format:To include match racing.

Website – ABC: https://www.abcup.org/

Website – ABC Hamburg 2020: https://www.prantos.com/sailing

Skolkovo victory in Capri

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Skolkovo brought in their second victory of the 2019 season with the win in Capri at the Alumni Business Cup, organised by MIP.  It was a close- fought regatta, the Russian team winning by 4 points thanks to two  race wins and a win in the shore games, against INSEAD 2’s three race wins, but inconsistent form in races 3 and 4 cost INSEAD 2 the regatta. LBS 1 round out the podium. Continue reading “Skolkovo victory in Capri”

Skolkovo retain the ABC title

The team from Skolkovo kept hold of the Alumni Business Cup trophy, through a strong performance on the water on the Ligurian coast off Sestri Levante, Italy. They pipped London Business School by just 2 points in the end, after a relatively poor performance in the onshore games, which LBS won.

This was the third regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League.

Evgeniya Semykina’s team won seven out of the ten races, with LBS taking six second places. But the onshore games could not be discarded, and so the regatta came down to the last two races.

Third place was taken by Marc LeBorgne’s INSEAD team, keeping the French School’s claim on the league going strong. HEC, Kellogg/WHU and a second INSEAD boat made up the six- strong fleet. Continue reading “Skolkovo retain the ABC title”

Alumni Business Cup will be on 9- 11 June in St Petersburg

St Pete sailingThe 2016 Alumni Business Cup regatta will take place at St Petersburg, Russia on the Gulf of Finland on the 9th- 11th June

This is the second event of the 2016 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League

Find out more on the Regatta page here and soon on the regatta website here: http://www.abcup.org/
– One Design 25ft Platu 25 boats
– Really good MBA competition: Take on last year’s winners, Skolkovo in home waters
– 3 days of racing

– cocktails and dinner parties in the evenings
– Hotel accommodation and meals included
– The infamous “Onshore games”

Costs: – the participation fee for a 5-person crew team is: 2,200 euro (i.e. €440 per person). The fee per
additional crew member or accompanying partner will be €200/person (bringing the cost down to c.€400
per person for a team of 6).

Accomodation is an additional €180/ person for Wed – Sunday, or teams can book their own accomodation

Booking: The fleet is composed of 9 boats and they will be allocated on a first paid first served basis. We
expect that the fleet will be fully booked by the end of April.
The booking process is as follows.
o Transfer the € 1,000 (one thousand euros) initial deposit to the ABCA account
o Confirm your booking by registering on the website (www.abcup.org)

Skolkovo make it 2 from 2 regattas at ABC

The unstoppable Skolkovo sailing team continued where they had left off in Athens: winning six out of seven races on the waters of Le Havre, and also winning the onshore games: demonstrating impressive engineering skills.

The racing was in J80s, and in strong winds:  Friday’s sailing was delayed becaus they were too strong, and there were a number of races where spinnakers were banned.

INSEAD came home second, with the one win that Skolkovo couldn’t manage, 2 2nds, 2 3rds and a 5th, plus a third in the onshore games. HEC came in third, although level on points with INSEAD on the water.

There were 11 teams competing: Three from INSEAD, three from HEC, two from LBS, a combined LBS/MBS team and a team from Rotterdam joining the Skolkovo team on the water.

The action now moves on to the Cranfield regatta in the tidal currents of the Solent.

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Focus switches to France for the ABC

10338291_10202398420418004_4338455905974301325_nThe Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League action moves to Le Havre in Normandy, Northern France for the Alumni Business Cup regatta, which starts on Thursday 28th May.

Eleven teams, each sailing 24ft J80 keelboats will take to the water on that Thursday.  Racing continues for three days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

INSEAD have made this regatta their own since 2013, winning the last two events.  Will the reigning champions, led by Maarten De Vries be a match for the 2015 on- form team – Skolkovo – who come fresh from winning the Global MBA Trophy?  INSEAD are fielding three teams, the second of which is led by Marc Le Borgne who sails J80s regularly and knows the local waters, and so should do well. 2014’s second place team, HEC is fielding three teams, while current MBA league champions, LBS are fielding two and a joint team with Manchester Business School. Rotterdam School of Management will also hope to be in the mix.

The full list of participating teams is:

A Division:

  • LBS Blue
  • LBS Red
  • MBS/LBS joint
  • HEC 1
  • HEC 2
  • HEC 3
  • INSEAD 1
  • INSEAD 2
  • INSEAD 3
  • RSM
  • Skolkovo

ABC 2015 will be in Le Havre on 28/29/30 May

The 2015 Alumni Business Cup regatta will take place at Le Havre on the Channel Coast of France on the 28th- 30th May

This is the second event of the 2015 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League

Find out more on the Regatta page here and soon on the regatta website here: http://www.abcup.org/
– One Design 26ft J80 boats
– Really good MBA competition: Take on last year’s winners, INSEAD
– 3 days of racing

– cocktails and dinner parties in the evenings
– Hotel accommodation and meals included
– The infamous “Onshore games”

 

Costs: – the participation fee for a 4-person crew team is: 2,800 euro (i.e. €700 per person). The fee per
additional crew member or accompanying partner will be €400/person (bringing the cost down to c.€640
per person for a team of 5)

Booking: The fleet is composed of 12 boats and they will be allocated on a first paid first served basis. We
expect that the fleet will be fully booked by the end of March.
The booking process is as follows.
o Transfer the € 1,000 (one thousand euros) initial deposit to the ABCA account
o Confirm your booking by registering on the website (www.abcup.org)