The crew of the MBA Fastnet 2013 team have been busy preparing already for their Fastnet campaign with two successful training weekends at Team Heiner HQ in Lelystad, The Netherlands under the guidance of Roy Heiner and team.
The team, in no particular order:
- Moritz Vielhauer (Columbia)
- Herman de Knop (Columbia)
- Ina Spiess (WHU / Kellogg)
- Grania Holzwarth (WHU / Kellogg)
- Sascha Hocherl (WHU / Kellogg)
- Benjamin Grosman (LBS)
- Christian Hausmann (LBS)
- Iris Co (Schulich / RSM)
- Berend Groeneveld (RSM)
- Erwin van Helden (RSM)
- Andrei Grigorian (RSM)
Our first training weekend saw the team in Maxfun 35’s and J109’s training in some “fresh” conditions, as well as going through some onshore theory.
The second weekend was on a Maxfun 35 in January 2013, with “fresher” (i.e. colder) conditions providing opportunities for more training.
More details on the crew as well as past and future training to follow soon!
Sauder Business School from the University of British Columbia, Canada beat Columbia Business School in the match race final of the Rolex MBA’s Conference and regatta. The Sauder team had come second in their fleet, then won two rounds of match racing to lift the trophy. The Conference and Regatta, organised by SDA Bocconi Sailing club is now in its 8th year, and was held in Santa Margharita Ligure, Italy on the weekend of 22nd – 25th September 2010.
Winning the MBA’s cup takes luck and skill: Luck to choose the right boat, allocated by lottery at the start of the weekend, and skill to take advantage of having the right boat. The regatta consists of an “A” division of 19 boats, racing with spinnakers and a “B” division of of 24 boats racing without spinnakers.
The losing semi- finalists in the A division were Warwick and IESE, with Warwick coming 3rd, having won the petit- final. The B division was won by the home team, SDA Bocconi.
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