The RSM MBA Regatta returns to Portugal in 2018

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The 2018 Rotterdam School of Management MBA Regatta will return to Porto, in Portugal. The dates were announced as Thursday, 30th August to Sunday September 2nd, maintaining it’s place at the end of summer. It will be sailed in Platu 25s.

More details at the regatta page on mbasailing.com: https://mbasailing.com/regattas/rsm-mba-regatta/

Also at the event website: https://www.rsmsailing.com/event/rsm-mba-regatta/

Warwick, with Kellogg-WHU, claims its first victory in the league

21272688_764980960351263_5940324226430673323_oA combined Warwick and Kellogg-WHU team claimed first place at the RSM regatta in Porto, Portugal. Warwick have not won a regatta until now in the history of the league and WHU’s last victory dates back to the same event in 2012.

This was the first edition of the RSM regatta in its new roaming format: future editions will take place in various locations across Europe, rather than in the Netherlands. It was sailed in First 7.5 sports boats.

The win was down to consistent racing over the seven race series. The crew scoring first and second places in six races and a third in the seventh. Meanwhile, second place Skolkovo’s three first places were marred by an OCS and a DSQ for missing a gate. MIP and Chicago were level on points with MIP coming home with third, having won a race. Continue reading “Warwick, with Kellogg-WHU, claims its first victory in the league”

Skolkovo Return to Winning Ways in Medemblik

11949693_10206455713044455_2088952474_nSkolkovo sent two teams to the RSM Regatta in Medemblik, The Netherlands, and came away with first and second places. Third place was taken by RSM’s Alumni B team.

The regatta was made up of 36 races, each pitting a different combination of six of the 9 teams against eachg other, while rotating the teams among the boats. Each team sailed 24 races across the two and a half days of the regatta.

The winning team, Skolkovo 1, won 16 of the races, coming second in 6 and 3rd in just 2, to post a total of 34. Their compatriots in team Skolkovo 2 won 11 of the remaining races, ending the regatta with 43 points. RSM’s Alumni B team won 4 races, with 60 points. The remaining three races were taken by LBS Blue, who came in 4th.

The regatta was sailed in the 2012 Olympic class of Elliott 6metres boats, with crews of 3 or 4.

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LBS cling onto the top of the rankings

2 (100)London Business School manage to hold onto the top spot in the MBA sailing rankings despite their 6th place at the ABC regatta in Le Havre. Meanwhile the Skolkovo team added a second first place in 2015 to their second place fron 2014 to move up three places to third place.  HEC move up to second place, while Kellogg/WHU drop from second to fourth after missing the ABC.

Rotterdam are the other mover, climbing 2 places to 6th.

LBS owe their position to their first place at the 2014 Cranfield regatta,  third at the 2014 RSM regatta and 4th at the 2014 Bocconi regatta, while Skolkovo are still handicapped by missing the 2014 Cranfield and Bocconi regattas.

Will everything change after this week’s 2015 Cranfield regatta?

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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”

London Consolidate on top of the rankings

182131_361050597296498_1517972939_n-e1344174985834London Business School’s first place in the Global MBA trophy means that they consolidate their place at the top of the MBA Sailing rankings, with their lead growing to 8 points over INSEAD.

Second Place in  Athens’ Kellogg/WHU climb 3 places in the rankings to 8th. 3rd place INSEAD remain at second, while AUEB re- enter the rankings at 24th.

Bocconi, who missed the Athens regatta this year, while winning in 2012, slip one place to 4th while Cranfield rise to third. Continue reading “London Consolidate on top of the rankings”

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.

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