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?

Continue reading “LBS cling onto the top of the rankings”

Focus switches to France for the ABC

10338291_10202398420418004_4338455905974301325_nThe Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League action moves to Le Havre in Normandy, Northern France for the Alumni Business Cup regatta, which starts on Thursday 28th May.

Eleven teams, each sailing 24ft J80 keelboats will take to the water on that Thursday.  Racing continues for three days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

INSEAD have made this regatta their own since 2013, winning the last two events.  Will the reigning champions, led by Maarten De Vries be a match for the 2015 on- form team – Skolkovo – who come fresh from winning the Global MBA Trophy?  INSEAD are fielding three teams, the second of which is led by Marc Le Borgne who sails J80s regularly and knows the local waters, and so should do well. 2014’s second place team, HEC is fielding three teams, while current MBA league champions, LBS are fielding two and a joint team with Manchester Business School. Rotterdam School of Management will also hope to be in the mix.

The full list of participating teams is:

A Division:

  • LBS Blue
  • LBS Red
  • MBS/LBS joint
  • HEC 1
  • HEC 2
  • HEC 3
  • INSEAD 1
  • INSEAD 2
  • INSEAD 3
  • RSM
  • Skolkovo

Final Line – up for Global MBA Trophy: April 17-18

249494_10151647074883408_190244245_nTwelve 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 full list of participating teams is:

A Division:

  • Chicago
  • IE -1
  • IE-2
  • INSEAD
  • Kellogg/WHU
  • LBS
  • LUM
  • MIP
  • RSM
  • Skolkovo -1
  • Skolkovo – 2
  • Warwick

B Division:

  • IE
  • LBS
  • Mixed Team

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”

RSM Regatta 2015 will be on 28 – 30 August

MaxFun-2.previewThe 2015 RSM Regatta returns to Lelystad on 28- 30 August 2015.

This is the fourth regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League.

Details of the regatta are available on the regatta page, and on the regatta website.

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.

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”

Insead strike back at RSM Regatta

Insead and LBS have between them won all the regattas of the 2013 MBA sailing league so far. In Lelystad, for the RSM regatta, it was Insead’s turn to bring home the trophy. The Insead team led by Ingrid Van Wees won three of the six races completed, came second in two and third in the last one.  Second place was taken by Yannis Pagoulatos’s Rotterdam School of Management crew, who were consistent through the second day of the regatta, with three 2s and a 1, while coming 3rd in both races on day 1.  The podium was completed by LBS, who couldnt find consistency: Despite two first places and a second, their 3,4,5 on day two cost them dearly. Continue reading “Insead strike back at RSM Regatta”

London Business School Win in Athens

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Photo: Tim Williamson

London Business School, helmed by Klaus Rasmussen, won the 2013 Global MBA Trophy on the Faliron Bay, off Microlimano,  Piraeus, Greece.

The regatta was sailed in One- design 25ft “Platu” boats, provided by the Platu Class Association of Greece. The boats are normally sailed by their owners or by professional sailors on the match- racing tour, and were challenging and great fun to sail. Continue reading “London Business School Win in Athens”

Meet the MBA Fastnet 2013 Team!

The crew of the MBA Fastnet 2013 team have been busy preparing already for their Fastnet campaign with two successful training weekends at Team Heiner HQ in Lelystad, The Netherlands under the guidance of Roy Heiner and team.

The Team on the First Weekend

The team, in no particular order:

  • Moritz Vielhauer (Columbia)
  • Herman de Knop (Columbia)
  • Ina Spiess (WHU / Kellogg)
  • Grania Holzwarth (WHU / Kellogg)
  • Sascha Hocherl (WHU / Kellogg)
  • Benjamin Grosman (LBS)
  • Christian Hausmann (LBS)
  • Iris Co (Schulich / RSM)
  • Berend Groeneveld (RSM)
  • Erwin van Helden (RSM)
  • Andrei Grigorian (RSM)

 

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Our first training weekend saw the team in Maxfun 35’s and J109’s training in some “fresh” conditions, as well as going through some onshore theory.

The second weekend was on a Maxfun 35 in January 2013, with “fresher” (i.e. colder) conditions providing opportunities for more training.

More details on the crew as well as past and future training to follow soon!

 

 

 

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”