Global MBA Trophy Regatta

29 May 2014

Global MBA Trophy Regatta

For the past decade European business schools have held various sailing regattas around Europe. Having participated in the last four events hosted by Cranfield School of Business, this year the Henley sailing team decided to embrace the challenge and attend several MBA regattas on the circuit.

 

For the past decade European business schools have held various sailing regattas around Europe. Having participated in the last four events hosted by Cranfield School of Business, this year the Henley sailing team decided to embrace the challenge and attend several MBA regattas on the circuit.

The Henley team was delighted to finish fourth out of a fleet of eight boats in the Global MBA Trophy series held in Mikrolimano (Pireaus), Greece - an honourable result considering it was the team’s first participation in this event. 

The team’s first day was spent training and acclimatising to the Platu 25, a very sensitive and twitchy boat similar to a dinghy, requiring careful movement and weight displacement by crew members.  Sailing was delayed on the first day of racing, with the wind gusting to over twenty knots; the team was eventually let go out with reefed mainsails and solent gib, finishing third and fourth in the two races of that day.

On the second and final day of racing, the wind conditions were next to perfect.  With the team being allowed full sail area, genoas and spinnakers, they finished respectively third and second, giving the Henley team an overall position of forth place. 

 

The team will be re-forming for the Cranfield MBA Regatta 2014 hosted out of Port Solent UK on 4-6 July 2014, followed by the RSM MBA Regatta in the Netherlands on 29-31 August 2014.

 

Skipper - Steve Ellwood MBA-2015

First Mate - Lynn Ellwood MBA-2015

 

Crew:

Robert Schroeder

Tom Brackenbury

Carl de Verteuil

Joost Kamermans (special guest, Rotterdam MBA)

 

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