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!

All details are on :

Global MBA Trophy Athens postponed to October 2020

The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy, which was due to take place in Piraeus, Greece on the 24/25 April have announced the postponement of the regatta. It will now take place on a yet to be confirmed date in October.

The following post was issued on the event website’s blog:

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

Thank- you again to our sponsors and to all the attendees who’d signed up to come racing in April.  We hope to see you later in the year!

The Global MBA Trophy

IESE Barcelona Spring Games regatta cancelled

The organisers of the Spring Games, IESE business school, have cancelled the event, due to take place on March 20th – 22nd. The following email was sent to participants last week:

Important Announcement

 Over the last weeks, we have been monitoring the progression of COVID-19 in all participants’ regions and here in Barcelona. After multiple consultations with stakeholders, including public authorities  and IESE’s dedicated COVID-19 Committee, the organizing team has decided to cancel IESE Spring Games 2020 due to COVID-19 and the health & travel uncertainties associated with it.

 This is a decision we did not take lightly and is a disappointing culmination of 10 months of intense work by a group of extremely dedicated students. As much as we’d like to push through, we cannot ignore the health and safety not only of the participants, but the MBA communities and families that would likely be affected as well.

What’s Next

We have engaged in discussions with our suppliers, venues and service providers to fully assess the financial implications of the cancellation and potentially get refunded on expenses (e.g. deposits, orders) that have already been incurred. Following this process, partial refunds will be processed to all participants. Please rest assured that we are doing our absolute best to provide the maximum refund possible to each participant. We thank you for your patience as we work through this process.

 No one is more disappointed than us about having to cancel Spring Games this year.

The RSM MBA Regatta returns to Portugal in 2020

The 2020 Rotterdam School of Management MBA Regatta will return to Porto, in Portugal. The dates are announced as Thursday, 2nd July  to Sunday July 5th, a  move to high summer for the regatta. It will be sailed in Platu 25s.

More details at the regatta page on

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MIP and Harvard win the Bocconi Regatta


Milan’s MIP romped home in first place, in the J/24 division, in both races at the Bocconi One Ocean MBA’s Conference and Regatta held for the first time away from the Ligurian Coast in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

In the Offshore Division, Harvard won the only race, with RSM(2nd) and Chicago(3rd) making up the podium.

For a change, the regatta was held in testing windy conditions, which were indeed too windy on the second day, when racing was cancelled. The regatta and conference is organised by SDA Bocconi, also from Milano. Continue reading “MIP and Harvard win the Bocconi Regatta”

Skolkovo are the 2019 MBA Global Sailing League Champions

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Moscow’s Skolkovo school of management finished the season in a commanding position at the top of the MBA Global Sailing League.  With three regatta wins and two third places, including their score at the season’s finale in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, they scored consistently well to come out 7 points ahead of second-placed INSEAD.  London Business School finished the season in third place. Continue reading “Skolkovo are the 2019 MBA Global Sailing League Champions”