Skolkovo Retain the Global MBA Trophy

Global MBA Trophy 2015
Skolkovo 1 lead LUM as they approach the top mark

The Skolkovo teams at the Global MBA Trophy in Piraeus, Greece brought home first and third place in an impressive show of strength in the Platu 25 class.

This was the first regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League 2015.

Skolkovo 1 led from the start of the regatta and brought home a 1-1-(2)-1-1-2 to win the trophy with 6 points, comfortably ahead of second place LUM with 8.

LUM won the two races that Skolkovo 1 didn’t, came second in 3 others and discarded a DSQ.

Skolkovo 3 scored 14, coming 3rd in all but one races.

The regatta, in its 11th edition, took place on the waters of Faliron bay in Piraeus, with the on- shore activities centres on the harbour of Microlimano. The event was organised by London Business School, with the race committee and other support provided by the Yacht Club of Greece, the boats by the Greek Platu 25 owners association and logistics by Sail PROmotion.

The first day of sailing saw brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies, which conjured up an early sea breeze, so that the races could start on time at 12:00, and take place with steady southerly winds. Skolkovo 1 won the first two races of the day, and came second to LUM in the third. Continue reading “Skolkovo Retain the Global MBA Trophy”

Final Line – up for Global MBA Trophy: April 17-18

249494_10151647074883408_190244245_nTwelve teams will be vying to cross the start line first on Friday 17th April off Microlimano port in Pireas, Greece as the 2015 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League kicks off.

The 2014 league champions, London Business School are hosting the event, and have one team in the A division.  Defending regatta champions, Skolkovo have entered two boats. Expect big things from RSM regatta champions LUM, while INSEAD will be looking to do better than last year’s third place.

The regatta takes place over two days in Farr- designed Platu 25 keelboats.  A B division, racing 40- ft boats will also take part.

Competitors are welcome in the race village from Thursday 16th. They will be hosted to a dinner on Friday evening and a gala prizegiving at the Yacht Club of Greece on Saturday 18th.

The full list of participating teams is:

A Division:

  • Chicago
  • IE -1
  • IE-2
  • INSEAD
  • Kellogg/WHU
  • LBS
  • LUM
  • MIP
  • RSM
  • Skolkovo -1
  • Skolkovo – 2
  • Warwick

B Division:

  • IE
  • LBS
  • Mixed Team

Global MBA Trophy 2015 will be on 16-19 April

466895_10151668040398408_2121803449_oThe 2015 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League is underway!

The 2015 Global MBA Trophy will take place at the Microlimano harbour in Piraeus, Greece on the 16th, 17th and 18th of April.

Find out more on the Regatta page here and on the regatta website here: http://www.globalmbatrophy.com/gmt/

This is the 11th edition of the regatta.  There will be 2 divisions: Division A sailing identical 25ft Platu one- design boats (up to 6 persons per boat) and Division B sailing approx 40ft boats (type tba, up to 8 persons per boat).   Accomodation is ashore for Division A, and on the boats for Division B.

Division A results will count towards the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, and help participants qualify for the €1,400+ League prize.

The usual fantastic on- shore events will be provided.

The MBA Sailing League Welcomes Sunsail as Title Sponsor

SS eventsThe MBA Sailing League is excited and proud to announce that Sunsail, the world’s largest sailing holiday company, has agreed to sponsor the league for the 2015 season.

As part of the sponsorship agreement, Sunsail will provide a weekend’s sailing or racing in the Solent off the South coast of England to the business school team that wins the 2015 league. This prize, is worth over €1,400.

The MBA Sailing league will become known as the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League.

MBA Sailing league co-ordinator, Rob Cotterill, said: “Sunsail manage one of the biggest and most competitive regattas of the MBA sailing season, the Cranfield Regatta, so we welcome their decision to partner with the league and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

The MBA Sailing League brings together five sailing regattas and the teams of MBA students and alumni who race in them, encouraging business school teams to compete throughout the season, and rewarding the most consistent and most successful.  The regattas that make up the league are the Global MBA Trophy, held in Athens in April; The Alumni Business Cup, held in different locations Europe in May/June; The Cranfield Regatta held in the Solent on the South coast of England in July; The RSM Regatta, held in the Netherlands in August and the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta held in Santa Margharita Ligure, on the Lugurian coast of Italy in September. Business Schools who have ranked highly in the league include London Business School, INSEAD, Kellogg, HEC, Bocconi and Cranfield.

Founded in 1974, Sunsail is the world’s largest sailing and watersports holiday company, delivering great value sailing holidays with a cutting-edge fleet, in the world’s best cruising grounds worldwide.

Sunsail offers a wide choice of sailing holidays with over 800 yachts in 30 locations worldwide. Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla Sailing holidays, Sunsail also offer Sailing Schools, Team Building and Events, Racing and Yacht Ownership.

London Business School Retain the MBA Sailing League Title

London Business School’s consistent performances in 2014 have delivered them their third MBA Sailing league championship in a row.

LBS didnt finish lower than 5th in any of this year’s five qualifying regattas, winning at the Cranfield regatta, coming second at the Global MBA trophy and third at the RSM regatta.

Full final rankings are available on MBAsailing.com

HEC made a strong showing in second place, despite missing the Global MBA trophy’s A division and the RSM regatta.

INSEAD, 2011 winners and runners- up in 2012 and 2013 could only manage 5th, after missing the Cranfield regatta and finishing 12th at the Rolex MBAs regatta.

Kelloggg/WHU were 3rd and Bocconi 4th.

The MBA Sailing league trophy will be presented to London Business School at the GLobal MBA Trophy regatta in Athens in April. Continue reading “London Business School Retain the MBA Sailing League Title”

Skolkovo announce their presence on the MBA sailing circuit with a big win in Greece!

The team from Moscow’s Skolkovo School of Management scored a near perfect 6 points from 5 races to announce their presence on the MBA sailing circuit, leaving the rest of the pack trailing in their wake.  The Global MBA Trophy regatta, in Piraeus, Greece, saw 8 teams competing in Platu 25 Sportsboats in Division A and 3 teams compete in Bavaria 42s in Division B.

Skolkovo came first in the last four races, having come second in the first race of the regatta. Nearest challengers LBS scored three times as many points with 18, while the third place of the podium was taken up by the INSEAD/MIP/Bocconi mixed crew with 20 points. Continue reading “Skolkovo announce their presence on the MBA sailing circuit with a big win in Greece!”

Global MBA Trophy Dates Announced

249494_10151647074883408_190244245_nLet the 2014 MBA Sailing Season Begin!

The 2014 Global MBA Trophy will take place at the Microlimano harbour in Piraeus, Greece on the 24th, 25th and 26th of April.

Find out more on the Regatta page here and on the regatta website here: http://www.globalmbatrophy.com/gmt/

This is the 10th edition of the regatta.  There will be 2 divisions: Division A sailing identical 25ft Platu one- design boats (up to 6 persons per boat) and Division B sailing Bavaria 42s (up to 8 persons per boat).   Accomodation is ashore for Division A, and on the boats for Division B.

The usual fantastic on- shore events will be provided.