The mixed team (including one crew member from INSEAD, and one from Oxford) came top of the points table at the RSM regatta in Porto, Portugal last weekend. They had a dominant first day, with 3 first places, and managed to hold onto first place with 2 second places on day 2.
The podium was made up of Kellogg/WHU, who found their mojo on day two, finishing the regatta with three bullets to end up second, and RSM who scored consistently to finish third, level on points.
Chicago Booth complete the list of competitors, with Skolkovo scored DNC in all races, after having to pull out due to international travel issues.
After 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.
A 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”
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.
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.
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Twelve 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.
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”