The MBA Sailing League Welcomes Sunsail as Title Sponsor

SS eventsThe MBA Sailing League is excited and proud to announce that Sunsail, the world’s largest sailing holiday company, has agreed to sponsor the league for the 2015 season.

As part of the sponsorship agreement, Sunsail will provide a weekend’s sailing or racing in the Solent off the South coast of England to the business school team that wins the 2015 league. This prize, is worth over €1,400.

The MBA Sailing league will become known as the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League.

MBA Sailing league co-ordinator, Rob Cotterill, said: “Sunsail manage one of the biggest and most competitive regattas of the MBA sailing season, the Cranfield Regatta, so we welcome their decision to partner with the league and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

The MBA Sailing League brings together five sailing regattas and the teams of MBA students and alumni who race in them, encouraging business school teams to compete throughout the season, and rewarding the most consistent and most successful.  The regattas that make up the league are the Global MBA Trophy, held in Athens in April; The Alumni Business Cup, held in different locations Europe in May/June; The Cranfield Regatta held in the Solent on the South coast of England in July; The RSM Regatta, held in the Netherlands in August and the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta held in Santa Margharita Ligure, on the Lugurian coast of Italy in September. Business Schools who have ranked highly in the league include London Business School, INSEAD, Kellogg, HEC, Bocconi and Cranfield.

Founded in 1974, Sunsail is the world’s largest sailing and watersports holiday company, delivering great value sailing holidays with a cutting-edge fleet, in the world’s best cruising grounds worldwide.

Sunsail offers a wide choice of sailing holidays with over 800 yachts in 30 locations worldwide. Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla Sailing holidays, Sunsail also offer Sailing Schools, Team Building and Events, Racing and Yacht Ownership.

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
of Reg-
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”

INSEAD retain the Alumni Business Cup

10338291_10202398420418004_4338455905974301325_nMaarten De Vries’s INSEAD crew won the ABC Cup on the 22 – 25th May for the second year in a row, and the fourth time  since the regatta began in 1992.

The trophy returned to the island of Les Embiez, near Toulon, France.

INSEAD scored an impressive 7 wins out of 10, and take home the ABC trophy and also the Stelton Sailing trophy for best performance on the water.

Second place went to Philippe Lerique’s HEC team, with the podium made up by Marc LeBorgne’s INSEAD team.

Last year’s winners, LBS, could only manage 5th and 6th places.

Continue reading “INSEAD retain the Alumni Business Cup”

London Business School Win the 2013 MBA Sailing League

London Business School have won the MBA Sailing League 182131_361050597296498_1517972939_n-e1344174985834for the second year in a row.  Despite their effective 16th place at the Rolex MBA’s Cup, and their main rivals INSEAD coming home in 7th equal, the INSEAD team could not overcome the handicap of not having sailed at the Cranfield regatta in July. INSEAD come second equal  for the second year in a row, with the Kellogg/WHU team their partners in second place. The top five are rounded out by Cranfield in 4th and Rotterdam in 5th, both there for the second year in succession.

INSEAD climb 2 places above Cranfield who didn’t compete in Italy.  EFPL climb 8 places to 6th, Manchester 7 places to 7th, and Tuck 6 places to 8th equal. Meanwhile Warwick, AUEB, Bath and Henley drop out of the top 10.

LBS won the league by winning at the Global MBA Trophy in Athens, Greece and the Cranfield Regatta in the Solent, UK. They came second at the ABC regatta, in Marseille, France and third at the RSM regatta in Lelystad, Netherlands. Continue reading “London Business School Win the 2013 MBA Sailing League”

EPFL win back – to – back Rolex MBA Regattas

epflThe team from EPFL, Lausanne won their second Rolex MBA Regatta in Santa Margharita Ligure, Italy.  The EPFL team now have back- to- back successes, having been the champions of the same regatta in 2012.

The team from Manchester Business School came second, and the podium was rounded out with Tuck business school; Bocconi’s crew came in fourth.

EPFL won the Beneteau 36.7 fleet, then beat Tuck in the semi- finals, finally beating Manchester in the finals of the match racing.  The Jeanneau Sunfast 37 fleet was won by Tuck. Bocconi came second in the 36.7s, Manchester 2nd in the Sunfasts. Continue reading “EPFL win back – to – back Rolex MBA Regattas”

Insead strike back at RSM Regatta

Insead and LBS have between them won all the regattas of the 2013 MBA sailing league so far. In Lelystad, for the RSM regatta, it was Insead’s turn to bring home the trophy. The Insead team led by Ingrid Van Wees won three of the six races completed, came second in two and third in the last one.  Second place was taken by Yannis Pagoulatos’s Rotterdam School of Management crew, who were consistent through the second day of the regatta, with three 2s and a 1, while coming 3rd in both races on day 1.  The podium was completed by LBS, who couldnt find consistency: Despite two first places and a second, their 3,4,5 on day two cost them dearly. Continue reading “Insead strike back at RSM Regatta”

LBS consolidate their leading position in the MBA Sailing League

182131_361050597296498_1517972939_n-e1344174985834London Business School’s first place at the Cranfield Regatta, along with the no- show from the start of the season’s main competitors, Insead, means that the London school extend their lead at the top of the league from 1 point to 6 points.  Insead, meanwhile drop from second to 5th equal, picking up a massive 21 points as they missed one of the season’s biggest regattas

Coming up strongly are Kellogg/WHU, who’s second place at Cranfield matches their second at the Global MBA Trophy in April.

Also climbing are Cranfield, who jump straight into the 2013 league table at 3, with their third place in their own regatta. The top 5 are rounded out by Exeter, who came 6th at Cranfield. Continue reading “LBS consolidate their leading position in the MBA Sailing League”

Rankings after ABC 2013

for completeness, here are the rankings as they were following the ABC regatta in June:

School Cranfield Solent RSM, Lemmer Bocconi Sta Mar-
gharita
LBS GMT Athens ABC Mars-
eille
Total No of Reg-
attas
Pos’n Chg
LBS 3 3 11 1 2 20 5 1  =
Insead 6 7 9 3 1 26 5 2  =
Cranfield 2 10 3 8 7 30 2 3  =
Bocconi 9 10 2 8 7 36 2 4  =
Leeds 1 10 20 8 7 46 1 5  +2 Continue reading “Rankings after ABC 2013”