Victory for MIP in Pireaus

The team from MIP Politecnico di Milano almost had the perfect regatta, securing first place in the first five races, before dropping to third for the final competition. Ugo Alvazzi del Frate’s crew held off strong challenges from Skolkovo and Bocconi, who finished second and third respectively.

The regatta, the second of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League series, was held in the waters of the Faliron Bay, off Mikrolimano harbour in Pireaus, the port of Athens on the 28th and 29th April. racing was on Platu 25 sports boats, and was supervised by the Yacht Club of Greece, in whose amazing club house, the final prizegiving and dinner took place.  Continue reading “Victory for MIP in Pireaus”

Insead hold onto top spot in the rankings

Insead’s 6th place at the Cranfield Regatta was enough for them to hold onto the number 1 position in the MBA sailing rankings.  They are three points ahead of London Business School, whose 3rd place on the Solent brings them above Bocconi into second. Warwick and Leeds round out the top five, climbing as MIP Milano and Manchester drop out.

The MBA Sailing Rankings are based on the past rolling 12 months of MBA sailing, so are currently made up of the 2011 Rolex MBA’s cup, the 2012 Global MBA Trophy, 2012 ABC and 2012 Cranfield regatta.

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LBS and Insead share the top spot in the 2012 League

London Business School’s win at the ABC, combined with their 5th place in Athens means they are level on points with 2011 MBA Sailing League champions Insead after two events.

IMD’s second place in LA Trinite Sur Mer brings them into third place in the standings, three points behind the joint leaders. Fourth and fifth place go to ABC 5th & 6th place HEC and WU.

Meanwhile, Bocconi’s 13th place at the ABC means they fall down from the number 1 spot they occupied down to joint 9th, and MIP’s 11th place means they fall from 2nd to equal 6th.



School LBS GMT Athens ABC LA Trinite Sur Mer TOTAL Position Number of Regattas change
Insead 3 3 6 1= 2 +2
LBS 5 1 6 1= 2 +4
IMD 7 2 9 3 1 +4
HEC/ Trium 7 5 12 4 1 +3
WU 7 6 13 5 1 +2
MIP Milano 2 11 13 6= 2 -4
Rotterdam 6 7 13 6= 2 =
IE 7 7 14 8 1 =
Bocconi 1 13 14 9= 2 -8
Warwick 4 10 14 9= 2 -5
Kellogg/WHU 7 8 15 11 1 -4
Oxford Said 7 12 19 12 1 -5

Insead stay top of the rankings

INSEAD’s   third place at the Global MBA trophy in Piraeus consolidates their position at the top of the MBA Sailing rankings as we begin the 2012 season.  Indeed, as they came 4th in 2011, it makes their score one point less than at the end of 2011.

Bocconi and LBS are lying second and third respectively with 22 and 23 points, while Manchester and Cranfield benefit from the smaller number of qualifying boats in Greece and move up to 4th and 6th respectively at the expense of MIP Milano and Warwick who drop to 5th and 7th respectively. Only the 6 boats in the “A” division at Athens could qualify for the trophy, and so only those boats competing in the A division could gain points for the league.


Other big movers are Wharton, Chicago and HEC/Trium who missed Athens this year and so drop 4, 10 and 7 places respectively.

School ABC Venice Cranfield Solent Bocconi Sta Margharita LBS GMT Athens Total Number of Regattas Position Change
Insead 3 1 7 3 14 4 1  =
Bocconi 13 3 5 1 22 3 2  =
LBS 1 4 13 5 23 4 3  =
Manchester 13 7 11 7 38 2 4  +2
MIP Milano 7 12 20 2 41 3 5  -1  Continue reading “Insead stay top of the rankings”