INSEAD share the Rolex spoils with Tuck in Santa Margherita

22047993_1957689321112455_4413410634771941142_oThe final regatta of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta, was as usual the biggest event of the year, featuring 50 boats and 400 sailors.

The “A” division was split into an “Open” class of 10 J70s and an “Offshore” class of 9 Beneteau 36.7s.

INSEAD took their third title of the season to win the Open class, capping off a dominant year with three first places out of five. Second place was 2016’s winner of the MBA’s cup, MIT with IESE third.

Tuck, in their only regatta of the year, won a very competitive Offshore class, with two firsts. HEC and Goethe rounded off the podium, winning a race each.

The MBA’s cup was presented jointly to INSEAD and Tuck along with a joint INSEAD/ Bocconi team in the “Cruising” class of handicapped non- spinnaker boats. Continue reading “INSEAD share the Rolex spoils with Tuck in Santa Margherita”

September 24-27 Confirmed dates for Rolex MBA Conference and Regatta

bocconi regattaTheRolex MBA conference and Regattahas confirmed the dates of the 2015 edition: 24 – “7 September.  The event will once again be held on the Ligurian coast at Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy.  This is the annual climax to the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, when the size of the fleet means that a leading team needs to hold its own to be sure of coming in the top places of the league. The event is hosted by SDA Bocconi Sailing Club, and Yacht Club Italiano.

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.