The Crews will be lining up for the first race of the MBA racing season – the first race of the MBA Winter Regatta – on Friday morning off Puerto Calero in Lanzarote, The Canary Islands.
Last year’s MBAWR winners, LBS will be up against a very strong mixed crew from HEC/Insead/RSM: These two are expected to be fighting for the honours. Up against them are another crew from LBS, two from IE and one from RSM, all vying to cause an upset. The “A” division crews will be sailing 4-5 man J80 sportsboats.
For the first time the Winter Regatta also has a “B” division, sailing in 36- 40ft boats. IE has sent a massive three boat contingent to add to their A division crews. There’s also a crew from HEC to challenge for the Div B title.
The racing takes place on Friday and Saturday, and the crews can expect a warm welcome from the Canarian weather and the local hospitality at the events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The weather forecast with 6 days to go is for strong Northerly winds on Friday, calming somewhat on Saturday.
The MBA Winter Regatta will hold its fourth editition on 18- 21 February 2016.
In the middle of Northern Europe’s winter, the regatta returns its sailors to warmth and sunshine. The regatta will be based out of Puerto Calero in the Canary Island of Lanzarote. Exciting sailing and racing can be assured in J80 sportsboats.
Included in the €2,300 package price are: Boats from the 18th – 21st, Accomodation at the Marina for 3 nights, Breakfast & lunch on Friday & Sat. Drinks and dinner on Thu, Fri and Sat.
The regatta does not form part of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League. It is organised by Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School. Previous winners were LBS in 2013 and 2015 and Manchester Business School in 2012.
New for 2016 will be a “B” division in 40ft boats for the racers who prefer to be a bit further away from the water…
There’s an “early bird” offer of €2,200 per boat for all teams that sign up before December 25th. Email email@example.com for more details and to sign up.
London Business School’s teams scored a 1-2-3 in very strong winds at the MBA Winter Regatta in Lanzarote last week. LBS’s three teams came first, second and third in the six boat regatta.
The crews enjoyed a taste of winter sun and warmth in the Canary Islands, although they faced wind gusts of up to 42 knots in conditions that meant that racing was white- sails only and which verged on survival conditions at times – especially during the return from the racing area on Saturday 21st, and the curtailed racing on the afternoon of Friday 20th. The weather was severe enough to snap the shrouds on the rigging of two boats – one on each day, although thankfully masts stayed upright, and no other damages were experienced. Continue reading “LBS wins first three places in Lanzarote”
The MBA Winter Regatta returns in Feb 2015, after a year off in 2014.
Giving participants a taste of sunshine and warmth in the middle of the North European winter, the regatta takes place in the Canary Island of Lanzarote. It promises exciting racing in J80 sportsboats, and great parties in picturesque Puerto Calero.
The Event website is: http://mbawinterregatta.wordpress.com/
Included in the €2,250 package price are: Boats from the 19th – 21st, Accomodation in apartments at the Marina for 3 nights, Breakfast & lunch on Friday & Sat. Drinks and dinner on Thu and Sat, Airport transfer on Sun.
The regatta does not form part of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League. It is organised by Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School. Previous winners were LBS in 2013 and Manchester Business School in 2012.
The details are:
February 19th – February 22nd Puerto Calero, Lanzarote
February 19th Hotel Check-in; Welcome Drinks and Party
February 20th 1st day of Regatta (4-5 regattas)
February 21st 2nd day of Regatta, (4-5 regattas); Celebration drinks and party
February 22nd hotel check-out
2250€/boat (5 people) including accommodation
Xmas special for who confirms the payment by December 25th 2150€/boat
For further details and for registration contact MBAWinterRegatta@gmail.com
London Business School entered five teams in the MBA Winter Regatta, held at Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote on 1 & 2 February, and one of them came out on top. The Regatta was sailed in a fleet of J80 Sportsboats, crewed by 3 or 4 persons each. The “LBS Red” team, helmed by Nikolaas Van Der Loock won four out of the eight races and came second in the other four. Theirs was the youngest crew in the fleet, with two out of the four on the boat aged in their early twenties as students on LBS’s postgraduate “Masters in Management” course. Cranfield’s crew, helmed by Jeremy Renwick came second, with two first places, and the podium was rounded out by Rob Cotterill’s “LBS White” team, with one first place. The remaining race was won by “LBS Black”, helmed by Tony Ellingham. There were nine boats in all, with crews from Warwick, Rotterdam and IE as well as those from LBS and Cranfield.
The MBA Winter Regatta is not yet part of the MBA Sailing League Continue reading “LBS Young Guns win in Lanzarote”