Ugo Alvazzi del Frate and his team from Polimi Graduate School of Management won a close contest at the Global MBA Trophy regatta in Piraeus, Greece on 21- 22 April. The Italian business school team won by one point over 6 races, winning the last three races to edge out newcomers Reichman business school from Israel.
The regatta was raced hard on Friday 21st, with the race committee getting 4 races away, anticipating lighter airs on the Saturday. 11 Platu 25s raced windward- leeward courses on the bay of Faliron, hosted by the Yacht club of Greece from their base in Microlimano harbour.
London Business School Alumni Sailing Club and the Yacht Club of Greece have announced the dates of the 2023 Global MBA Trophy regatta: Thursday 20th April – Sunday 23rd April. The location will once again be Microlimano harbour in Piraeus, Greece.
MIP’s win in the Global MBA Trophy in Greece puts them top of the 2022 MBA Global Sailing League table. It also means that they climb to the top of the 12- month rankings, pushing Kellogg/WHU down to second place.
The Global MBA Trophy returned after the Pandemic, back to its long- term home of Piraeus, Greece on the 7-10 April 2022. After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID and a 3 year gap since it was last held in Greece in 2018, normal service was resumed with Ugo Alvazzi del Frate’s MIP team winning the third regatta in a row in these waters.
London Business School Alumni Sailing Club, the organisers of the Global MBA Trophy have announced the dates of the 2022 edition. The regatta will take place on 7 – 10 April, with racing on 8 and 9 April. The Regatta returns to the Yacht Club of Greece’s home port of Microlimano, in Piraeus, Greece. The event website is at https://globalmbatrophy.com/.
The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy regatta which was due to take place in Piraeus, Greece at the end of April 2021 have announced that it will not be taking place.
They issued the following statement:
As we all probably expected, it’s become clear that we will not be able to run the Global MBA Trophy regatta in April. The Organisers, London Business School Alumni Sailing Club and the Yacht Club of Greece called off the regatta on 10th April.
There are a number of factors to the decision:
The ongoing lockdown, curfew etc.. in Athens and Attica, for which I do not believe there is a date for it to be lifted before May.The banning of all non- essential overseas flights from the UK until at least 17 May, meaning competitors resident in the UK will be unable to travel. There are similar travel bans in place in other countries.The fact that we have only got four boats registered and paid a deposit.
We would like to attempt to run the regatta again in September (23- 26) or October(21 – 24), but need to make sure that there is a free slot in the MBA sailing calendar at that time. If not, we will be back in April 2022
MBA sailing looks set to return in 2021, with the announcement of the Global MBA Trophy regatta in Piraeus, Greece on the 22nd- 25th April. This will be the 16th time that the regatta has taken place. It is returning to Greece after it’s 15th edition in the Solent, England, and after two attempts to stage the event in COVID- hit 2020.
There will be two racing divisions: One in Platu 25 sportsboats and one in Bavaria 46 cruisers. Division A (Platu 25) will compete for the Global MBA Trophy and will count towards the 2021 MBA sailing league. Practice and welcome ceremonies are planned for 22 April, with racing on 23 and 24 April. A COVID- compliant social programme is planned.
The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy have announced the dates of the postponed 2020 regatta, to be held in Pireaus, Greece.
Coronavirus – permitting, the regatta will now be on 29 October – 1 November, with racing on 30 and 31 October. The regatta is hosted by the London Business School Alumni Sailing Club and the Yacht Club of Greece.
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