INSEAD Claim the Alumni Business Cup

INSEAD’s Winning team

INSEAD’s  All- Dutch team, led by Maarten De Vries, won the 21st ABCup, ending a three year period of LBS wins.  The INSEAD crew won two sailing races, came second in three and third in three more, including – crucially – the shore games. Maarten and his crew have now won the trophy a record four times.

London Business School’s team “Blue”, skippered by Klaus Rasmussen and Rob Cotterill came second overall, and won the new “Stelton Sailing Trophy” for the team that won the sailing part of the regatta.  LBS Blue had the same points, but more wins than De Vries’s INSEAD team, and so won on the water. They only managed 5th place in the on- shore games, which put them 2nd overall.

Winning the on- shore games with an impressive knowledge of wine tasting and art history, third place in the regatta went to the HEC/ INSEAD team, skippered by Philippe Lerique.

The Alumni Business Cup (ABC) has been held every year since 1992 in various locations across Europe. The 2013 edition was held in Marseille, France, based around the Islands of Frioul, just West of Marseille’s Vieux Port and Corniche. Six crews battled for the title:  Two from INSEAD, two from LBS, One joint HEC/ INSEAD crew and a mixed team “MBA Fastnet”, made up of MBA alumni who are participants in the crew of a Volvo 60 Fastnet campaign. Organisers this year were Marc LeBorgne of INSEAD and Philippe Lerique of HEC. Continue reading “INSEAD Claim the Alumni Business Cup”

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. Continue reading “London Business School retain ABC title”