MIP and Harvard win the Bocconi Regatta

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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”

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

MIP win the Global MBA Trophy 2018 in Athens

MIP won the GMT regatta, in Pireaus, Greece; Bocconi coming second and Skolkovo third.

Global MBA Trophy 2018©Nikos Alevromytis

Rank School Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
1 MIP        2       1       1        4
2 Bocconi        4       2       2        8
3 Skolkovo        1       4       5      10
4 INSEAD        6       3       4      13
5 Skolkovo        3       5       6      14
6 IE        8       6       3      17
7 LBS        7       7       7      21
8 Warwick        5       8       9      22
9 Kellogg/WHU        9     10       8      27
10 Cambridge     11       9     10      30
11 Chicago     10     11     12      33

 

INSEAD share the Rolex spoils with Tuck in Santa Margherita

22047993_1957689321112455_4413410634771941142_oThe final regatta of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta, was as usual the biggest event of the year, featuring 50 boats and 400 sailors.

The “A” division was split into an “Open” class of 10 J70s and an “Offshore” class of 9 Beneteau 36.7s.

INSEAD took their third title of the season to win the Open class, capping off a dominant year with three first places out of five. Second place was 2016’s winner of the MBA’s cup, MIT with IESE third.

Tuck, in their only regatta of the year, won a very competitive Offshore class, with two firsts. HEC and Goethe rounded off the podium, winning a race each.

The MBA’s cup was presented jointly to INSEAD and Tuck along with a joint INSEAD/ Bocconi team in the “Cruising” class of handicapped non- spinnaker boats. Continue reading “INSEAD share the Rolex spoils with Tuck in Santa Margherita”

Victory for MIP in Pireaus

The team from MIP Politecnico di Milano almost had the perfect regatta, securing first place in the first five races, before dropping to third for the final competition. Ugo Alvazzi del Frate’s crew held off strong challenges from Skolkovo and Bocconi, who finished second and third respectively.

The regatta, the second of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League series, was held in the waters of the Faliron Bay, off Mikrolimano harbour in Pireaus, the port of Athens on the 28th and 29th April. racing was on Platu 25 sports boats, and was supervised by the Yacht Club of Greece, in whose amazing club house, the final prizegiving and dinner took place.  Continue reading “Victory for MIP in Pireaus”

Rolex Regatta and Conference Dates announced

mbas regatta 2011The 2016 Rolex Regatta and Conference will be on the weekend of September 29- October 2. The event is organiused by SDA Bocconi business school, and Yacht Club Italiano, and takes place in the super- picturesque Ligurian coast of Italy at Santa Margherita di Ligure.

This is the annual climax to the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League. The number of participants means that a school needs to do well here to compete in the league.

Participation is by invitation only.

The A Division is split between Beneteau 36.7 and Jeanneau Sunfast 37 yachts, who race on Friday and Saturday before the top boats face off in sports boats in a match racing finale.   The B division is made up of a mixture of boats who sail without spinnakers under a handicap system.

The onshore events are lavish, with welcome drinks on the Thursday, dinner and party on Friday and the legendary gala dinner on Saturday night.