LBS wins first three places in Lanzarote

Club-Regattas-©JamesMitchell-160London Business School’s teams scored a 1-2-3 in very strong winds at the MBA Winter Regatta in Lanzarote last week. LBS’s three teams came first, second and third in the six boat regatta.

The crews enjoyed a taste of winter sun and warmth in the Canary Islands, although they faced wind gusts of up to 42 knots in conditions that meant that racing was white- sails only and which verged on survival conditions at times – especially during the return from the racing area on Saturday 21st, and the curtailed racing on the afternoon of Friday 20th. The weather was severe enough to snap the shrouds on the rigging of two boats – one on each day, although thankfully masts stayed upright, and no other damages were experienced. Continue reading “LBS wins first three places in Lanzarote”

The MBA Winter Regatta will be on 19- 22 February

The MBA Winter Regatta returns in Feb 2015, after a year off in 2014. 304741_457669867631742_558387040_n

Giving participants a taste of sunshine and warmth in the middle of the North European winter,  the regatta takes place in the Canary Island of Lanzarote. It promises exciting racing in J80 sportsboats, and great parties in picturesque Puerto Calero.

The Event website is:

Included in the €2,250 package price are: Boats from the 19th – 21st, Accomodation in apartments at the Marina for 3 nights, Breakfast & lunch on Friday & Sat. Drinks and dinner on Thu and Sat, Airport transfer on Sun.

The regatta does not form part of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League. It is organised by Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School. Previous winners were LBS in 2013 and Manchester Business School in 2012.

The details are:

February 19th – February 22nd Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

Event Program:
February 19th Hotel Check-in; Welcome Drinks and Party
February 20th 1st day of Regatta (4-5 regattas)
February 21st 2nd day of Regatta, (4-5 regattas); Celebration drinks and party
February 22nd hotel check-out

2250€/boat (5 people) including accommodation
Xmas special for who confirms the payment by December 25th 2150€/boat

For further details and for registration contact

LBS Young Guns win in Lanzarote

556533_457670474298348_2059683902_nLondon Business School entered five teams in the MBA Winter Regatta, held at Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote on 1 & 2 February, and one of them came out on top.   The Regatta was sailed in a fleet of J80 Sportsboats, crewed by 3 or 4 persons each. The “LBS Red” team, helmed by Nikolaas Van Der Loock won four out of the eight races and came second in the other four. Theirs was the youngest crew in the fleet, with two out of the four on the boat aged in their early twenties as students on LBS’s postgraduate “Masters in Management” course.  Cranfield’s crew, helmed by Jeremy Renwick came second, with two first places, and the podium was rounded out by Rob Cotterill’s “LBS White” team, with one first place.  The remaining race was won by “LBS Black”, helmed by Tony Ellingham.  There were nine boats in all, with crews from Warwick, Rotterdam and IE as well as those from LBS and Cranfield.

The MBA Winter Regatta is not yet part of the MBA Sailing League Continue reading “LBS Young Guns win in Lanzarote”