ABC Regatta will be 30 May – 2 June

From the organisers of the ABC Regatta:

Friendship, Glory  and … Sun!
We are delighted to inform you than the ABcup Regatta is now back in the Mediterranean and will be sailed off Marseille, a vibrant French city designated 2013 European Capital of Culture. Continue reading “ABC Regatta will be 30 May – 2 June”

London Business School Win the 2012 MBA Sailing League

London Business School, despite only managing 11th place in the Rolex MBAs Cup Regatta were only 2 places behind their main rivals, INSEAD, and so retained the lead in the 2012 MBA Sailing League to win the title for the second time.

INSEAD, with 9th place in the Bocconi regatta came second, while Bocconi, who were second in Santa Margharita came third.  Fourth and fifth places were claimed by Cranfield and Rotterdam – both with good showings in Italy. Continue reading “London Business School Win the 2012 MBA Sailing League”

LBS and Insead share the top spot in the 2012 League

London Business School’s win at the ABC, combined with their 5th place in Athens means they are level on points with 2011 MBA Sailing League champions Insead after two events.

IMD’s second place in LA Trinite Sur Mer brings them into third place in the standings, three points behind the joint leaders. Fourth and fifth place go to ABC 5th & 6th place HEC and WU.

Meanwhile, Bocconi’s 13th place at the ABC means they fall down from the number 1 spot they occupied down to joint 9th, and MIP’s 11th place means they fall from 2nd to equal 6th.



School LBS GMT Athens ABC LA Trinite Sur Mer TOTAL Position Number of Regattas change
Insead 3 3 6 1= 2 +2
LBS 5 1 6 1= 2 +4
IMD 7 2 9 3 1 +4
HEC/ Trium 7 5 12 4 1 +3
WU 7 6 13 5 1 +2
MIP Milano 2 11 13 6= 2 -4
Rotterdam 6 7 13 6= 2 =
IE 7 7 14 8 1 =
Bocconi 1 13 14 9= 2 -8
Warwick 4 10 14 9= 2 -5
Kellogg/WHU 7 8 15 11 1 -4
Oxford Said 7 12 19 12 1 -5

No Change at the top of the MBA Sailing Rankings

Insead’s third place at the ABC regatta means they stay top of the MBA sailing rankings, while Bocconi’s 13th place was just enough to keep them in second place – one point ahead of LBS in 3rd.  The only change in the top 5 is a return for Warwick, as they scored a 10th place in LA Trinite, having not participated in 2011. They replace MIP Milano, who were 7th in Venice last year, but could only manage 11th in France, so drop to 7th in the rankings. Continue reading “No Change at the top of the MBA Sailing Rankings”

London Business School retain ABC title

London Business School won the Alumni Business Cup for the the third time in succession on this 20th edition of the regatta.  The regatta, sailed from the 7th to the 9th June 2012,  returned to La Trinite Sur Mer, in Brittany, where it had been staged from 1993 to 1996. The Brittany weather, unfortunately, also returned, making for a wet and windy week:  Racing was abandoned on the Thursday because of strong wind warnings.

Friday saw wet and windy racing with spinnakers banned by the race committee.  Four races were run  – all upwind – downwind. The overnight podium was IMD, Insead (De Vries) and LBS. Continue reading “London Business School retain ABC title”