INSEAD are the 2017 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions

22449793_870626063096960_908794931433048489_nAfter scoring their third first place of the year at the Rolex MBA’s Conference and Regatta, INSEAD stamped their authority on the league, scoring half the points of their two nearest rivals. The full league table can be found here.

INSEAD won at the start of the season in Lanzarote, in the middle of the year on the Solent, and then at the end of the season at Santa Margherita. In the meantime, they came third at the ABC and 4th at the Global MBA Trophy, and discard their points from the RSM regatta. Continue reading “INSEAD are the 2017 Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League Champions”

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”

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

LUM announce their presence at RSM regatta

LUM,  a university from Bari, Italy, continued this year’s pattern of dominating a regatta, winning 8 out of 10 races on the Markermeer off Lelystad.  This was the Italian busines school’s first entry in an MBA sailing league regatta.

The RSM regatta took place on 30- 31 August, with the “A” division competing in matched Maxfun 25 sportsboats.

Second place was claimed by Skolkovo, returning after their success at the Global MBA trophy in Athens, mopping up both the other first places and most of the second spots.

London Business School came in third, and last year’s champions, Insead/ Kellogg WHU were fourth, with a combined RSM and IE team fifth.   Meanwhile sixth and seventh place were taken up by the RSM and Warwick crews who unfortunately damaged their boats on the first day and the prctice days respectively. Continue reading “LUM announce their presence at RSM regatta”

London Business School Stay top of the league

LBS-Sailing-LogoDespite INSEAD’s win at the ABC regatta,  London Business School’s second place keeps them at the top of the 2013 league, albeit with only 1 point seperating them from INSEAD.

The League table for 2013 only contains results from two regattas so far: the Global MBA Trophy and the Alumni Business Cup.

Kellogg/WHU, who were part of the “MBA Fastnet” team at the ABC, drop one place to third. AUEB also part of that team drop to fourth. HEC’s third place at the regatta means they come into the league in 5th place, level with Warwick, who missed the action in Marseille.

School LBS GMT Athens ABC Marseille TOTAL Position Number of Regattas change
LBS 1 2 3 1 2 =
Insead 3 1 4 2 2 +1
Kellogg/WHU 2 6 8 3 2 -1
AUEB 3 6 9 4 2 =
HEC/ Trium 8 3 11 5= 1 +3
Warwick 4 7 11 5= 1 -1
Rotterdam 6 6 12 7 2 -1
Columbia 8 6 14 8= 1 =
IE 7 7 14 8= 1 -1

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”

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”