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.
Moscow’s Skolkovo school of management finished the season in a commanding position at the top of the MBA Global Sailing League. With three regatta wins and two third places, including their score at the season’s finale in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, they scored consistently well to come out 7 points ahead of second-placed INSEAD. London Business School finished the season in third place. Continue reading “Skolkovo are the 2019 MBA Global Sailing League Champions”
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.
The Rotterdam School of Management regatta in Porto, Portugal, saw Skolkovo bring home their third victory of 2019. It was done emphatically with three first places out of the four races. LBS’s two teams came in second and third. Continue reading “Skolkovo take Porto crown”
Skolkovo brought in their second victory of the 2019 season with the win in Capri at the Alumni Business Cup, organised by MIP. It was a close- fought regatta, the Russian team winning by 4 points thanks to two race wins and a win in the shore games, against INSEAD 2’s three race wins, but inconsistent form in races 3 and 4 cost INSEAD 2 the regatta. LBS 1 round out the podium. Continue reading “Skolkovo victory in Capri”
The Global MBA Trophy, in its 15th edition, moved to England and the Isle of Wight for an offshore version: A 50nautical mile circumnavigation of the island. The race took place on Friday 26th April, setting off early at 0800 to catch the best tidal currents and was raced hard through the Solent and around the South side of the island.
The front of the fleet was a battle between home team LBS, Skolkovo and INSEAD, with LBS leading up to the last mark, where they decided to not drop their spinnaker, only to see INSEAD slip inside them and away. The Paris school held off London for the last couple of miles into the finish. Continue reading “INSEAD win the Offshore Trophy”
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.