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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LBS and Insead share the top spot in the 2012 League

London Business School’s win at the ABC, combined with their 5th place in Athens means they are level on points with 2011 MBA Sailing League champions Insead after two events.

IMD’s second place in LA Trinite Sur Mer brings them into third place in the standings, three points behind the joint leaders. Fourth and fifth place go to ABC 5th & 6th place HEC and WU.

Meanwhile, Bocconi’s 13th place at the ABC means they fall down from the number 1 spot they occupied down to joint 9th, and MIP’s 11th place means they fall from 2nd to equal 6th.



School LBS GMT Athens ABC LA Trinite Sur Mer TOTAL Position Number of Regattas change
Insead 3 3 6 1= 2 +2
LBS 5 1 6 1= 2 +4
IMD 7 2 9 3 1 +4
HEC/ Trium 7 5 12 4 1 +3
WU 7 6 13 5 1 +2
MIP Milano 2 11 13 6= 2 -4
Rotterdam 6 7 13 6= 2 =
IE 7 7 14 8 1 =
Bocconi 1 13 14 9= 2 -8
Warwick 4 10 14 9= 2 -5
Kellogg/WHU 7 8 15 11 1 -4
Oxford Said 7 12 19 12 1 -5

London Business School retain ABC title

London Business School won the Alumni Business Cup for the the third time in succession on this 20th edition of the regatta.  The regatta, sailed from the 7th to the 9th June 2012,  returned to La Trinite Sur Mer, in Brittany, where it had been staged from 1993 to 1996. The Brittany weather, unfortunately, also returned, making for a wet and windy week:  Racing was abandoned on the Thursday because of strong wind warnings.

Friday saw wet and windy racing with spinnakers banned by the race committee.  Four races were run  – all upwind – downwind. The overnight podium was IMD, Insead (De Vries) and LBS. Continue reading “London Business School retain ABC title”