The IESE Spring games join the MBA Sailing League: 5- 7 April


The IESE Spring games has been taking place in Barcelona in early April for many years, and in recent years has included a regular regatta. As the regatta has taken place for three consecutive years, and hosted multiple other schools, it now qualifies for the MBA Sailing league.

The 2019 event takes place on 5 –  7 April, as part of a multi- sport competition organised by the IESE business school.

More details at the event website:

The ABC Regatta: 23- 26 May, Capri, Italy

The Alumni Business Cup returns in 2019, in the glamorous playground of Capri in the Bay of Naples, Italy.

Organised by the MIP sailing club, the regatta takes place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May, with a skippers briefing on Thursday 23rd.  The boats are Este 24 sportsboats, with teams of 4 to 6 competitors. There will also be a “Cruising” division.

The Este division costs €3,750 for a team, which includes hotel accommodation, while the cruising division costs €6,000.

More details at the regatta website:



Global MBA Trophy Regatta 25 – 28 April, The Isle of Wight, England

The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy have announced a special “Offshore” event for the 15th edition of this regatta.

London Business School have returned the regatta, normally held in Greece, to home waters off the South coast of England, and upped the adventure quota: The regatta will feature a day’s offshore racing in a famous 50 nautical mile route around the Isle of Wight.

Participants will race one design Beneteau First 40 racing boats. Crews of up to 10 people. The boats will be collected from Port Solent, with hand over at the Sunsail office. Early bird participation fee per boat is 3,6000 pounds for an 8 person crew,  £350 per additional crew member up to 10 persons. Deposit required by 19 January 2019. Late applications pay £200 more/boat . Accommodation for up to 8 sleepers is available on the boats – participants should bring their own bedding.

Sign up is via the event website:


Winter Regatta to feature 10 schools!

The IE Winter regatta 2019 will feature sailors from 10 business schools: LBS, INSEAD, ESADE, IMD, MIP, RSM, MBS, SKOLKOVO, IE and  HEC.

The racing division has sold out, with some places still available for the “Adventure” package.

Sign- ups should be made here: Detailed Info, Event Agenda and Sign-up




MBA Winter Regatta 8 – 11 March


The Instituto de Empresa (IE) business school has announced the dates for its MBA Winter Regatta, which will again be held in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote.  The racing will be on Saturday and Sunday 19/10 March, with participants arriving on 8 March and returning on the 11th.

There is an “Early bird” sign- up system in place: The cost was €529/ person until 9 December, and €579 thereafter until 27 January. Late signups  cost €629. Sign up is via the IE sailing club website

MIP win the MBA Global Sailing League for the first time

Global MBA Trophy 2018Scoring a second place in the First 36.7 fleet at the MBA’s Cup regatta in Italy, first place at the Global MBA Trophy in Greece and second at the MBA Winter regatta in Lanzarote, MIP advanced to the top of the MBA sailing league as the season ended. This is the first time the team from Milan have won the league. The full league table can be found here.

In a year where there was no ABC regatta, all five results counted, which meant that Skolkovo, who had been leading the standings with three first places in Lanzarote, The Solent and Porto missed out by scoring 20 points by not participating in Sta Margherita. Continue reading “MIP win the MBA Global Sailing League for the first time”

Bocconi and ESADE win in Sta Margherita

Bocconi win the J80 fleet, ESADE win the First 36.7 fleet. MIT and INSEAD come second and third in the J80s and MIP and LBS in the First 36.7s.


Rank Club R1 R2 R3 Total
1st SDA BOCCONI 1 1 2 4
2nd MIT 2 2 1 5
3rd INSEAD 3 3 5 11
4th NYU 4 7 3 14
5th WHARTON 6 4 4 14
6th WHU 8 5 6 19
7th YALE 5 8 7 20
8th IESE 7 6 8 21
9th CAMBRIDGE 9 9 10 28
10th RSM 10 10 9 29
Rank Club R1 R2 R3 Total
1st ESADE 1 1 1 3
2nd MIP 2 2 4 8
3rd LBS 4 3 2 9
4th TUCK 3 4 3 10
5th IMD 5 5 5 15
6th CBS 6 6 7 19
7th HARVARD 8 7 6 21
8th HEC 7 8 8 23
9th CHICAGO BOOTH 10.00 DNF 9 9 28