London Business School are the 2016 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions

182131_361050597296498_1517972939_n-e1344174985834Following their fourth place at the Rolex MBAs Cup regatta in Sta Margherita, LBS finish the year on 19 points, four ahead of Skolkovo who did not participate in Italy.

London Business School won the Cranfield regatta and came second in Athens, while coming in fifth at the ABC and missing the RSM regatta.  Skolkovo won three out of the four regattas they participated in, coming second at Cranfield.

INSEAD are third with 29 points, while MIT Sloan surge up the table to 6th following their victory at the Bocconi regatta. Continue reading “London Business School are the 2016 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions”

Skolkovo win their third Global MBA Trophy

IMG_8123 - resizedSkolkovo Moscow School of Management came away from the 12th Global MBA Trophy in Mikrolimano, Pireaus, Greece with their third victory in three attempts. Their number 1 team put on a flawless display on day 1 of the regatta, finishing with three first places, and they rounded off day two with three seconds. This was 2016’s first regatta in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League.

London Business School won second place, by winning the last race, and coming home second in the first two. INSEAD were third, while Skolkovo’s second team were punished for inconsistency, finishing fourth despite winning two races.

114 sailors arrived in Mikrolimano to sail on the 11 Platu 25s that made up the “A division, and the 7 Beneteau 49s in the “B” division. The regatta began with unseasonably strong winds on Thursday 21st April, which meant that crews were prevented from practicing by a “Lima” flag on the Yacht Club flagpole. Forced to enjoy the warm sunny weather, the sailors registered for the event, attended the briefing and then gathered at the Yacht Club of Greece’s magnificent clubhouse overlooking Pireaus and Faliron bay. Continue reading “Skolkovo win their third Global MBA Trophy”

Alumni Business Cup will be on 9- 11 June in St Petersburg

St Pete sailingThe 2016 Alumni Business Cup regatta will take place at St Petersburg, Russia on the Gulf of Finland on the 9th- 11th June

This is the second event of the 2016 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League

Find out more on the Regatta page here and soon on the regatta website here: http://www.abcup.org/
– One Design 25ft Platu 25 boats
– Really good MBA competition: Take on last year’s winners, Skolkovo in home waters
– 3 days of racing

– cocktails and dinner parties in the evenings
– Hotel accommodation and meals included
– The infamous “Onshore games”

Costs: – the participation fee for a 5-person crew team is: 2,200 euro (i.e. €440 per person). The fee per
additional crew member or accompanying partner will be €200/person (bringing the cost down to c.€400
per person for a team of 6).

Accomodation is an additional €180/ person for Wed – Sunday, or teams can book their own accomodation

Booking: The fleet is composed of 9 boats and they will be allocated on a first paid first served basis. We
expect that the fleet will be fully booked by the end of April.
The booking process is as follows.
o Transfer the € 1,000 (one thousand euros) initial deposit to the ABCA account
o Confirm your booking by registering on the website (www.abcup.org)

Global MBA Trophy 2016 will be on 21-24 April

The 2016 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League is underway!

The 2016 Global MBA Trophy will take place at the Microlimano harbour in Piraeus, Greece on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of April.

Will the Skolkovo team make it 3 victories in a row? Will someone else take their crown?

Find out more on the Regatta page here and on the regatta website here: http://www.globalmbatrophy.com/gmt/

This is the 12th edition of the regatta.  There will be 2 divisions: Division A sailing identical 25ft Platu one- design boats (up to 6 persons per boat) and Division B sailing approx 40ft boats (type tba, up to 8 persons per boat).   Accomodation is ashore for Division A, and on the boats for Division B.

Division A results will count towards the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, and help participants qualify for the €1,400+ League prize.

The usual fantastic on- shore events will be provided.

Skolkovo are the 2015 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions

skolkovo logoMoscow’s Skolkovo School of Management, in only their second year participating in the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League have emerged as champions.

Despite being unable to compete at the Rolex MBA’s Regatta in Santa Margharita Ligure, and so scoring a maximum 19 points for that regatta, their consistent first and second places in the other regattas of the season has meant that they out- score London Business School, whose joint seventh place in the Bocconi – organised regatta gives them 25 points to Skolkovo’s 24.

Skolkovo have taken the league by storm in 2015. where they were able to compete, they won in Athens, Le Havre and Medemblik, and were second to a local pro skipper in the Solent. Continue reading “Skolkovo are the 2015 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions”

Home Team win the Cranfield Regatta

2 (271)Cranfield Business School won the 2015 edition of the Cranfield Regatta, winning three races out of the five. This season’s leading team, Skolkovo could only manage second place, winning the two other races. INSEAD came in third, while 2014 winners, LBS came in 4th.

The Cranfield team was led by a professional skipper and first mate, provided by the charter company.

The Cranfield regatta marks the mid point of the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League, and is sailed on the waters of the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the Mainland on the South Coast of England. The waters are famous for their tricky tidal currents, and frequent traffic – whether it be other racing yachts or massive cargo ships.

The Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League’s sponsor, Sunsail, provided the boats, the race committee and a lot of the organisation. The boats are Sunsail’s matched fleet of Beneteau F40s, which provide a different challenge to the smaller boats seen in most of the series’s regattas: Crews of 8, 42 ft boats and large symetrical spinnakers with dip-pole gybing. Continue reading “Home Team win the Cranfield Regatta”

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