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
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.
The organisers of the Global MBA Trophy have announced the regatta’s return to warm, sunny Greece in 2020
The regatta’s 16th edition will take place in it’s traditional setting of Microlimano in Piraeus, the port of Athens.
Hosted by the prestigious Yacht Club of Greece, participants will race one design Platu 25 sports boats in division A and 40 ft cruising boats in division B. Early bird participation fee per boat is €2,625 (Div A) and €4,200 for Div B. Deposit required by 12 January 2020. Late applications pay €200(A) or €300(B) more/boat . Accommodation is ashore for Div A and on boats for Div B.
Scoring 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.
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.
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.