London Business School retained the Cranfield Regatta trophy in fine style, winning all five races to score a perfect four points (including discard). The rankings leaders brought their A team and their A game to the regatta, following their disappointing performance at the ABC in France.
Home team Cranfield 3 came second with three second places in the last three races, while third- in- the-rankings Kellogg/WHU brought home third, coming second in the first two races.
Bath and Cranfield 1 filled out the top five.
The Cranfield Regatta, now in its 23rd year, is the longest – running of the MBA regattas, and one of the best attended: 19 boats competed for the trophy this year (albeit with 8 from the home school, and one representing State Street Corp.)
the racing took place on the Solent, the stretch of water between the South coast of England and the Isle of Wight. Day one started with winds at 20 knots gusting into the high 20s, leading to poling out of the Genoa on the downwinds. Spinnakers came out by the end of the day, and Sunday was perfect Spinnaker- flying weather. Continue reading “London Business School Win Cranfield Regatta”
London Business School’s first place at the Cranfield Regatta, along with the no- show from the start of the season’s main competitors, Insead, means that the London school extend their lead at the top of the league from 1 point to 6 points. Insead, meanwhile drop from second to 5th equal, picking up a massive 21 points as they missed one of the season’s biggest regattas
Coming up strongly are Kellogg/WHU, who’s second place at Cranfield matches their second at the Global MBA Trophy in April.
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.
London Business School’s 3rd place in the Cranfield Regatta, along with their first place at the ABC and 5th in Athens means that they lead the 2012 MBA sailing league with two events still to come. Insead drop from joint first to second, with their sixth place at Cranfield.
The 2012 league is made up of five events: the Global MBA Trophy, The ABC, The Cranfield Regatta, the RSM Regatta and the Rolex MBA’s Cup.
Cranfield winners Leeds and second place Cranfield take up 3rd and 4th spots in the league respectively, while Bocconi climb to 5th.
Leeds Business School won the 21st Cranfield Regatta on 6th- 8th July. The Leeds team were level on points with the “Cranfield 2” boat, but won on countback after winning the final race of the regatta. This was Leeds ‘s first showing at the top of the MBA fleet, having come 9th in 2011. Cranfield matched their 2nd place from 2011, missing by the thinnest of margins the chance to win their own regatta.
Both the leading teams were skippered by paid “Sunsail” skippers, provided by the organisers. The first crew home with a skipper from the business school were London Businesss School, in third. The top five were rounded out by “Cranfield 4” and a crew from Hong Kong Business School in 5th. Top ranked Insead came 6th.
The Regatta is sailed on matched 42 ft Beneteau F40s, in the Solent, off the south coast of England. The weather was wet.
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