INSEAD win the Offshore Trophy

The Global MBA Trophy - Sunsail Regatta Fri 26 and Saturday 27th April

The Global MBA Trophy, in its 15th edition, moved to England and the Isle of Wight for an offshore version:  A 50nautical mile circumnavigation of the island.  The race took place on Friday 26th April, setting off early at 0800 to catch the best tidal currents and was raced hard through the Solent and around the South side of the island.

The front of the fleet was a battle between home team LBS, Skolkovo and INSEAD, with LBS leading up to the last mark, where they decided to not drop their spinnaker, only to see INSEAD slip inside them and away. The Paris school held off London for the last couple of miles into the finish. Continue reading “INSEAD win the Offshore Trophy”

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”

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

 

The Global MBA Trophy 19 – 22 April

 

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The organisers of the 2018 Global MBA Trophy have confirmed that it will take place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd April. The regatta returns once again to Piraeas, near Athens, Greece, where it will be hosted by the Yacht Club of Greece.

More details at the regatta page on mbasailing.com:  https://mbasailing.com/regattas/globalmbatrophy/

Also at the event website:  www.globalmbatrophy.com

Places are limited in the A division to one boat per school participating.  It is expected that these will be snapped up before the end of January.

INSEAD are the 2017 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions

22449793_870626063096960_908794931433048489_nAfter scoring their third first place of the year at the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta, INSEAD stamped their authority on the league, scoring half the points of their two nearest rivals. The full league table can be found here.

INSEAD won at the start of the season in Lanzarote, in the middle of the year on the Solent, and then at the end of the season at Santa Margherita. In the meantime, they came third at the ABC and 4th at the Global MBA Trophy, and discard their points from the RSM regatta. Continue reading “INSEAD are the 2017 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions”

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”

Skolkovo win their third Global MBA Trophy

IMG_8123 - resizedSkolkovo Moscow School of Management came away from the 12th Global MBA Trophy in Mikrolimano, Pireaus, Greece with their third victory in three attempts. Their number 1 team put on a flawless display on day 1 of the regatta, finishing with three first places, and they rounded off day two with three seconds. This was 2016’s first regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League.

London Business School won second place, by winning the last race, and coming home second in the first two. INSEAD were third, while Skolkovo’s second team were punished for inconsistency, finishing fourth despite winning two races.

114 sailors arrived in Mikrolimano to sail on the 11 Platu 25s that made up the “A division, and the 7 Beneteau 49s in the “B” division. The regatta began with unseasonably strong winds on Thursday 21st April, which meant that crews were prevented from practicing by a “Lima” flag on the Yacht Club flagpole. Forced to enjoy the warm sunny weather, the sailors registered for the event, attended the briefing and then gathered at the Yacht Club of Greece’s magnificent clubhouse overlooking Pireaus and Faliron bay. Continue reading “Skolkovo win their third Global MBA Trophy”