MIT make it two years in a row at the Rolex regatta

For the second year running, the crew from MIT Sloan won the Rolex MBA Conference and regatta. They were held close by a strong Bocconi team.

The regatta, as always, took place off the Ligurian coast, based out of Santa Margharita Ligure, Italy.

The MIT crew had come first in the Beneteau 36.7 division on Friday and Saturday on countback,  on the same points as Bocconi, both teams winning two races and coming second in two.

They had a blip in Sunday’s semi- final, coming second to the team from IMD, but went on to win the four boat final, pushing Bocconi, who had won their own semi final,  into second place.

League leaders Skolkovo were not qualified to participate.

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Skolkovo Return to Winning Ways in Medemblik

11949693_10206455713044455_2088952474_nSkolkovo sent two teams to the RSM Regatta in Medemblik, The Netherlands, and came away with first and second places. Third place was taken by RSM’s Alumni B team.

The regatta was made up of 36 races, each pitting a different combination of six of the 9 teams against eachg other, while rotating the teams among the boats. Each team sailed 24 races across the two and a half days of the regatta.

The winning team, Skolkovo 1, won 16 of the races, coming second in 6 and 3rd in just 2, to post a total of 34. Their compatriots in team Skolkovo 2 won 11 of the remaining races, ending the regatta with 43 points. RSM’s Alumni B team won 4 races, with 60 points. The remaining three races were taken by LBS Blue, who came in 4th.

The regatta was sailed in the 2012 Olympic class of Elliott 6metres boats, with crews of 3 or 4.

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Skolkovo Retain the Global MBA Trophy

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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

LBS wins first three places in Lanzarote

Club-Regattas-©JamesMitchell-160London Business School’s teams scored a 1-2-3 in very strong winds at the MBA Winter Regatta in Lanzarote last week. LBS’s three teams came first, second and third in the six boat regatta.

The crews enjoyed a taste of winter sun and warmth in the Canary Islands, although they faced wind gusts of up to 42 knots in conditions that meant that racing was white- sails only and which verged on survival conditions at times – especially during the return from the racing area on Saturday 21st, and the curtailed racing on the afternoon of Friday 20th. The weather was severe enough to snap the shrouds on the rigging of two boats – one on each day, although thankfully masts stayed upright, and no other damages were experienced. Continue reading “LBS wins first three places in Lanzarote”

The MBA Winter Regatta will be on 19- 22 February

The MBA Winter Regatta returns in Feb 2015, after a year off in 2014. 304741_457669867631742_558387040_n

Giving participants a taste of sunshine and warmth in the middle of the North European winter,  the regatta takes place in the Canary Island of Lanzarote. It promises exciting racing in J80 sportsboats, and great parties in picturesque Puerto Calero.

The Event website is: http://mbawinterregatta.wordpress.com/

Included in the €2,250 package price are: Boats from the 19th – 21st, Accomodation in apartments at the Marina for 3 nights, Breakfast & lunch on Friday & Sat. Drinks and dinner on Thu and Sat, Airport transfer on Sun.

The regatta does not form part of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League. It is organised by Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School. Previous winners were LBS in 2013 and Manchester Business School in 2012.

The details are:

February 19th – February 22nd Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

Event Program:
February 19th Hotel Check-in; Welcome Drinks and Party
February 20th 1st day of Regatta (4-5 regattas)
February 21st 2nd day of Regatta, (4-5 regattas); Celebration drinks and party
February 22nd hotel check-out

Cost:
2250€/boat (5 people) including accommodation
Xmas special for who confirms the payment by December 25th 2150€/boat

For further details and for registration contact MBAWinterRegatta@gmail.com

LUM announce their presence at RSM regatta

LUM,  a university from Bari, Italy, continued this year’s pattern of dominating a regatta, winning 8 out of 10 races on the Markermeer off Lelystad.  This was the Italian busines school’s first entry in an MBA sailing league regatta.

The RSM regatta took place on 30- 31 August, with the “A” division competing in matched Maxfun 25 sportsboats.

Second place was claimed by Skolkovo, returning after their success at the Global MBA trophy in Athens, mopping up both the other first places and most of the second spots.

London Business School came in third, and last year’s champions, Insead/ Kellogg WHU were fourth, with a combined RSM and IE team fifth.   Meanwhile sixth and seventh place were taken up by the RSM and Warwick crews who unfortunately damaged their boats on the first day and the prctice days respectively. Continue reading “LUM announce their presence at RSM regatta”

London Business School Win in Athens

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Photo: Tim Williamson

London Business School, helmed by Klaus Rasmussen, won the 2013 Global MBA Trophy on the Faliron Bay, off Microlimano,  Piraeus, Greece.

The regatta was sailed in One- design 25ft “Platu” boats, provided by the Platu Class Association of Greece. The boats are normally sailed by their owners or by professional sailors on the match- racing tour, and were challenging and great fun to sail. Continue reading “London Business School Win in Athens”

LBS Young Guns win in Lanzarote

556533_457670474298348_2059683902_nLondon Business School entered five teams in the MBA Winter Regatta, held at Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote on 1 & 2 February, and one of them came out on top.   The Regatta was sailed in a fleet of J80 Sportsboats, crewed by 3 or 4 persons each. The “LBS Red” team, helmed by Nikolaas Van Der Loock won four out of the eight races and came second in the other four. Theirs was the youngest crew in the fleet, with two out of the four on the boat aged in their early twenties as students on LBS’s postgraduate “Masters in Management” course.  Cranfield’s crew, helmed by Jeremy Renwick came second, with two first places, and the podium was rounded out by Rob Cotterill’s “LBS White” team, with one first place.  The remaining race was won by “LBS Black”, helmed by Tony Ellingham.  There were nine boats in all, with crews from Warwick, Rotterdam and IE as well as those from LBS and Cranfield.

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