The Alumni Business Cup 2020: 21 – 24 May; Hamburg, Germany

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The Alumni Business Cup Regatta has announced the date, venue and organisers of its 2020 event:

Date: 21 – 24 May 2020

Venue: Hamburg, Germany

Boats: J/70

Organisation: Kellogg-WHU Sailing Club

Format:To include match racing.

Website – ABC: https://www.abcup.org/

Website – ABC Hamburg 2020: https://www.prantos.com/sailing

INSEAD are the 2017 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions

22449793_870626063096960_908794931433048489_nAfter scoring their third first place of the year at the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta, INSEAD stamped their authority on the league, scoring half the points of their two nearest rivals. The full league table can be found here.

INSEAD won at the start of the season in Lanzarote, in the middle of the year on the Solent, and then at the end of the season at Santa Margherita. In the meantime, they came third at the ABC and 4th at the Global MBA Trophy, and discard their points from the RSM regatta. Continue reading “INSEAD are the 2017 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions”

Warwick, with Kellogg-WHU, claims its first victory in the league

21272688_764980960351263_5940324226430673323_oA combined Warwick and Kellogg-WHU team claimed first place at the RSM regatta in Porto, Portugal. Warwick have not won a regatta until now in the history of the league and WHU’s last victory dates back to the same event in 2012.

This was the first edition of the RSM regatta in its new roaming format: future editions will take place in various locations across Europe, rather than in the Netherlands. It was sailed in First 7.5 sports boats.

The win was down to consistent racing over the seven race series. The crew scoring first and second places in six races and a third in the seventh. Meanwhile, second place Skolkovo’s three first places were marred by an OCS and a DSQ for missing a gate. MIP and Chicago were level on points with MIP coming home with third, having won a race. Continue reading “Warwick, with Kellogg-WHU, claims its first victory in the league”

Skolkovo retain the ABC title

The team from Skolkovo kept hold of the Alumni Business Cup trophy, through a strong performance on the water on the Ligurian coast off Sestri Levante, Italy. They pipped London Business School by just 2 points in the end, after a relatively poor performance in the onshore games, which LBS won.

This was the third regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League.

Evgeniya Semykina’s team won seven out of the ten races, with LBS taking six second places. But the onshore games could not be discarded, and so the regatta came down to the last two races.

Third place was taken by Marc LeBorgne’s INSEAD team, keeping the French School’s claim on the league going strong. HEC, Kellogg/WHU and a second INSEAD boat made up the six- strong fleet. Continue reading “Skolkovo retain the ABC title”

LBS cling onto the top of the rankings

2 (100)London Business School manage to hold onto the top spot in the MBA sailing rankings despite their 6th place at the ABC regatta in Le Havre. Meanwhile the Skolkovo team added a second first place in 2015 to their second place fron 2014 to move up three places to third place.  HEC move up to second place, while Kellogg/WHU drop from second to fourth after missing the ABC.

Rotterdam are the other mover, climbing 2 places to 6th.

LBS owe their position to their first place at the 2014 Cranfield regatta,  third at the 2014 RSM regatta and 4th at the 2014 Bocconi regatta, while Skolkovo are still handicapped by missing the 2014 Cranfield and Bocconi regattas.

Will everything change after this week’s 2015 Cranfield regatta?

Continue reading “LBS cling onto the top of the rankings”

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

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”

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”

HEC shoot up the rankings

HEC, participating at the Cranfield regatta for the first time in many years, shot up the rankings from 19th to 4th, with a creditable 7th place.  HEC have now sailed at 3 of the 5 regattas in the last 12 months.

The rankings take all the results in league regattas in the last 12 months into account.

London Business School’s first place at the Cranfield Regatta sees them stay top of the rankings, where they’ve been since the RSM regatta in 2012.

INSEAD, by not competing at Cranfield for the second year running, racked up a massive 20 points, and stay second in the rankings despite having won both the RSM regatta and the ABC in the last 12 months.

Kellogg/WHU remain third, with their fine third place at Cranfield.

Other climbers in the rankings include BAth, up 7 places to 8= after coming 4th at Cranfield, MIP up 10 places to 12th, having missed Cranfield in 2013 and Aston in the table for the first time at 17=.

School RSM, Lely-
stad
Bocconi
Sta Mar-
gharita
LBS GMT Athens ABC Ile Des Embiez Cran-
field Solent
Total No
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attas
Pos’n Change
LBS 3 16 2 5 1 27 5 1  =
Insead 1 7 3 1 20 32 4 2  =
Kellogg/WHU 5 18 6 4 3 36 4 3  =
HEC/Trium 7 15 9 2 7 40 3 4  +15
Bocconi 7 4 3 7 20 41 2 5  -1  Continue reading “HEC shoot up the rankings”

London Business School Win Cranfield Regatta

2 (100)London Business School retained the Cranfield Regatta trophy in fine style, winning all five races to score a perfect four points  (including discard). The rankings leaders brought their A team and their A game to the regatta, following their disappointing performance at the ABC in France.

Home team Cranfield 3  came second with three second places in the last three races, while third- in- the-rankings  Kellogg/WHU brought home third, coming second in the first two races.

Bath and Cranfield 1 filled out the top five.

The Cranfield Regatta, now in its 23rd year, is the longest – running of the MBA regattas, and  one of the best attended: 19 boats competed for the trophy this year (albeit with 8 from the home school, and one representing State Street Corp.)

the racing took place on the Solent, the stretch of water between the South coast of England and the Isle of Wight. Day one started with winds at 20 knots gusting into the high 20s, leading to poling out of the Genoa on the downwinds.  Spinnakers came out by the end of the day, and Sunday was perfect Spinnaker- flying weather. Continue reading “London Business School Win Cranfield Regatta”