For the second year running, the crew from MIT Sloan won the Rolex MBA Conference and regatta. They were held close by a strong Bocconi team.
The regatta, as always, took place off the Ligurian coast, based out of Santa Margharita Ligure, Italy.
The MIT crew had come first in the Beneteau 36.7 division on Friday and Saturday on countback, on the same points as Bocconi, both teams winning two races and coming second in two.
They had a blip in Sunday’s semi- final, coming second to the team from IMD, but went on to win the four boat final, pushing Bocconi, who had won their own semi final, into second place.
League leaders Skolkovo were not qualified to participate.
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EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne’s crew won the 2012 Rolex MBAs Conference and Regatta at Santa Margharita Ligure. It was only the second time the school had competed at the regatta.
EPFL won the Jeanneau 37 fleet, and then went on to win the match racing final against hosts SDA Bocconi, having beaten Cranfield in the semi- finals. This was Cranfield’s second participation in the regatta, and the second time that they’ve made the podium.
The Benneteau Fleet was won by Boconni, with Cranfield second and RSM third, while IE were second in the Jeanneau fleet, their best showing yet at the Rolex Regatta with Tuck in third.
2011’s winning team from Sauder could only manage 10th in the Benneteaus, while MBA Sailing league leaders LBS came one place behind their closest rivals, Insead in 6th and 5th respectively in the Jeanneaus. Continue reading “Lausanne win the Rolex Regatta”
Sauder Business School from the University of British Columbia, Canada beat Columbia Business School in the match race final of the Rolex MBA’s Conference and regatta. The Sauder team had come second in their fleet, then won two rounds of match racing to lift the trophy. The Conference and Regatta, organised by SDA Bocconi Sailing club is now in its 8th year, and was held in Santa Margharita Ligure, Italy on the weekend of 22nd – 25th September 2010.
Winning the MBA’s cup takes luck and skill: Luck to choose the right boat, allocated by lottery at the start of the weekend, and skill to take advantage of having the right boat. The regatta consists of an “A” division of 19 boats, racing with spinnakers and a “B” division of of 24 boats racing without spinnakers.
The losing semi- finalists in the A division were Warwick and IESE, with Warwick coming 3rd, having won the petit- final. The B division was won by the home team, SDA Bocconi.
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