The Skolkovo teams at the Global MBA Trophy in Piraeus, Greece brought home first and third place in an impressive show of strength in the Platu 25 class.
This was the first regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League 2015.
Skolkovo 1 led from the start of the regatta and brought home a 1-1-(2)-1-1-2 to win the trophy with 6 points, comfortably ahead of second place LUM with 8.
LUM won the two races that Skolkovo 1 didn’t, came second in 3 others and discarded a DSQ.
Skolkovo 3 scored 14, coming 3rd in all but one races.
The regatta, in its 11th edition, took place on the waters of Faliron bay in Piraeus, with the on- shore activities centres on the harbour of Microlimano. The event was organised by London Business School, with the race committee and other support provided by the Yacht Club of Greece, the boats by the Greek Platu 25 owners association and logistics by Sail PROmotion.
The first day of sailing saw brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies, which conjured up an early sea breeze, so that the races could start on time at 12:00, and take place with steady southerly winds. Skolkovo 1 won the first two races of the day, and came second to LUM in the third. Continue reading “Skolkovo Retain the Global MBA Trophy”
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.
The venue is the Markermeer, in the middle of the Netherlands, about an hour’s drive from Amsterdam.
Sailing in the A division is on 4-5 person Maxfun 25 boats., in the B division in Bavaria yachts.
The competition is getting stiffer – with LUM and Skolkovo both putting in strong performances in 2014
Racing is on the Saturday and Sunday, with Friday for practice. Dinner is provided on Friday and Saturday, along with Breakfast and Lunch on Sat and Sun. Accommodation aboard a “clipper” sailing ship for division A and on board for division B.
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”