The RSM Regatta, which was due to take place on 2- 5 July 2020 was cancelled despite the efforts of the organisers. Not enough crews could make the original dates or the proposed new dates in August for the event to go ahead. Quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from Portugal meant that many teams were unable to participate.
The regatta had introduced special rules to deal with the Coronavirus, requiring all participants to have undergone a Covid 19 test in the 72 hours prior to the regatta and to have tested negative.
The Bocconi MBAs conference and regatta, due to take place at the end of September, will also not take place this year due to the impact of Covid 19 on gatherings in Italy, and increased travel restrictions around the world.
The 2016 Rolex Regatta and Conference will be on the weekend of September 29- October 2. The event is organiused by SDA Bocconi business school, and Yacht Club Italiano, and takes place in the super- picturesque Ligurian coast of Italy at Santa Margherita di Ligure.
This is the annual climax to the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League. The number of participants means that a school needs to do well here to compete in the league.
Participation is by invitation only.
The A Division is split between Beneteau 36.7 and Jeanneau Sunfast 37 yachts, who race on Friday and Saturday before the top boats face off in sports boats in a match racing finale. The B division is made up of a mixture of boats who sail without spinnakers under a handicap system.
The onshore events are lavish, with welcome drinks on the Thursday, dinner and party on Friday and the legendary gala dinner on Saturday night.