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 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 Global MBA Trophy have announced the regatta’s return to warm, sunny Greece in 2020
The regatta’s 16th edition will take place in it’s traditional setting of Microlimano in Piraeus, the port of Athens.
Hosted by the prestigious Yacht Club of Greece, participants will race one design Platu 25 sports boats in division A and 40 ft cruising boats in division B. Early bird participation fee per boat is €2,625 (Div A) and €4,200 for Div B. Deposit required by 12 January 2020. Late applications pay €200(A) or €300(B) more/boat . Accommodation is ashore for Div A and on boats for Div B.
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. Continue reading “INSEAD win the Offshore Trophy”
The organisers of the 2018 Global MBA Trophy have confirmed that it will take place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd April. The regatta returns once again to Piraeas, near Athens, Greece, where it will be hosted by the Yacht Club of Greece.
More details at the regatta page on mbasailing.com: https://mbasailing.com/regattas/globalmbatrophy/
Also at the event website: www.globalmbatrophy.com
Places are limited in the A division to one boat per school participating. It is expected that these will be snapped up before the end of January.
The team from MIP Politecnico di Milano almost had the perfect regatta, securing first place in the first five races, before dropping to third for the final competition. Ugo Alvazzi del Frate’s crew held off strong challenges from Skolkovo and Bocconi, who finished second and third respectively.
The regatta, the second of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League series, was held in the waters of the Faliron Bay, off Mikrolimano harbour in Pireaus, the port of Athens on the 28th and 29th April. racing was on Platu 25 sports boats, and was supervised by the Yacht Club of Greece, in whose amazing club house, the final prizegiving and dinner took place. Continue reading “Victory for MIP in Pireaus”
Skolkovo Moscow School of Management came away from the 12th Global MBA Trophy in Mikrolimano, Pireaus, Greece with their third victory in three attempts. Their number 1 team put on a flawless display on day 1 of the regatta, finishing with three first places, and they rounded off day two with three seconds. This was 2016’s first regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League.
London Business School won second place, by winning the last race, and coming home second in the first two. INSEAD were third, while Skolkovo’s second team were punished for inconsistency, finishing fourth despite winning two races.
114 sailors arrived in Mikrolimano to sail on the 11 Platu 25s that made up the “A division, and the 7 Beneteau 49s in the “B” division. The regatta began with unseasonably strong winds on Thursday 21st April, which meant that crews were prevented from practicing by a “Lima” flag on the Yacht Club flagpole. Forced to enjoy the warm sunny weather, the sailors registered for the event, attended the briefing and then gathered at the Yacht Club of Greece’s magnificent clubhouse overlooking Pireaus and Faliron bay. Continue reading “Skolkovo win their third Global MBA Trophy”
This is the 12th edition of the regatta. There will be 2 divisions: Division A sailing identical 25ft Platu one- design boats (up to 6 persons per boat) and Division B sailing approx 40ft boats (type tba, up to 8 persons per boat). Accomodation is ashore for Division A, and on the boats for Division B.
Division A results will count towards the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, and help participants qualify for the €1,400+ League prize.
The usual fantastic on- shore events will be provided.
The Skolkovo teams at the Global MBA Trophy in Piraeus, Greece brought home first and third place in an impressive show of strength in the Platu 25 class.
This was the first regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League 2015.
Skolkovo 1 led from the start of the regatta and brought home a 1-1-(2)-1-1-2 to win the trophy with 6 points, comfortably ahead of second place LUM with 8.
LUM won the two races that Skolkovo 1 didn’t, came second in 3 others and discarded a DSQ.
Skolkovo 3 scored 14, coming 3rd in all but one races.
The regatta, in its 11th edition, took place on the waters of Faliron bay in Piraeus, with the on- shore activities centres on the harbour of Microlimano. The event was organised by London Business School, with the race committee and other support provided by the Yacht Club of Greece, the boats by the Greek Platu 25 owners association and logistics by Sail PROmotion.
The first day of sailing saw brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies, which conjured up an early sea breeze, so that the races could start on time at 12:00, and take place with steady southerly winds. Skolkovo 1 won the first two races of the day, and came second to LUM in the third. Continue reading “Skolkovo Retain the Global MBA Trophy”