7 Crews line up for IE Halloween Regatta

7 crews from 5 business schools have confirmed their participation in the IE regatta to be held in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote. The regatta takes place on 30/31 October and will end with a Halloween themed prize giving ceremony.

Racing takes place in J/80 Sports boats off the South East coast of Lanzarote, in the expected steady strong breeze.

The 7 teams will be:

IE (2 boats)
London Business School (2 boats)

The regatta weekend also features an “Adventure” programme of sailing and other activities for non- racers. Over 60 participants are expected at the event.

RSM announces the 2022 Regatta

The Rotterdam School of Business sailing club has announced the 12th edition of its annual regatta in Porto, Portugal.

The racing takes place on 1st and 2nd July 2022.

The programme will be:

Friday 22nd oThursday, June 30th, Fly in and Boat Check in with skippers briefing
Friday, July 1st, First day of races
Saturday, July 2nd, Second day of races and boat check out
Sunday, July 3rd Hotel Check Out and Fly out

Racing will use Platu 25 sport boats

Check out the RSM sailing club website here.

Mixed team win in Porto

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.

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Countdown to post- COVID MBA racing

The RSM regatta to be held the weekend of 2-4 July 2021 in Porto, Portugal, marks a return out of COVID restrictions for MBA sailing.

The hosts expect 5 crews in the Atlantic racecourse:

1. Chicago Booth
2. Skolkovo
3. RSM
4. Kellogg-WHU
5. “Mixed Oxford”

The crews will be racing Platu 25 sportsboats and will enjoy the famous Porto/ RSM hospitality.

Global MBA Trophy in Athens cancelled

Due to the restrictions put in place to fight the Corona Virus, the Global MBA Trophy, scheduled for October 2020 in Piraeus, Greece, has been cancelled.

The organisers posted “Thank- you again to our sponsors and to all the attendees who’d signed up to come racing in October. We hope to see you in April for the 2021 edition.”

The regatta has taken place 15 times since 2006. This was the first year that a regatta did not take place. The regatta was due to take place on 30 and 31 October 2020.

2020 RSM and Bocconi Regattas cancelled


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.


Skolkovo MBA Trophy 2020 is cancelled

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!
Your Skolkovo Sailing Team

Alumni Business Cup in Hamburg postponed until 2021

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!

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