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Skippers report from the Global MBA Trophy regatta in Athens


Crew: Steve Ellwood (Skipper), Lynn Ellwood (First Mate), Robert Schroeder, Tom Brackenbury, Carl de Verteuil (Team Organizer) and special guest Joost Kamermans, Rotterdam MBA.


The boat: Beneteau Platus 25

The venue: The Yacht Club of Greece

Situated on the Piraeus coast of the Saronic Gulf, on the hill of Koumoundouros Microlimano, an ancestral heritage site, built on the foundations of the ancient temple of Artemis, as well as parts of Kononeion walls. Yacht Club of Greece was established since 1933.

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Confirmed crew for Cranfield 2014

The Henley crew for the Cranfield Regatta 2014 in July is:

  • Steve Ellwood (skipper)
  • Lynn Ellwood
  • Tim Lawson
  • James Andrew
  • Robert Schroeder
  • Stuart Nightingale
  • Jo Lloyd


Welcome to James and Stuart our newest team members. We are still looking for a final crew member so if you are either a Henley alumni or current MBA student then please get in touch.

Team ready for Global MBA Trophy

global_mba_trophy_logoHenley Sailing team are looking forward to the Global MBA Trophy to be held in Athens from April 24 to 26. The Henley crew for this event include Carl de Verteuil, Steve Ellwood, Lynn Ellwood, Tom Brackenbury and Robert Schroeder who are all Henley MBA alumni.

Full details of the event can be found at Henley is participating in the Division A Platu 25 event. This is a high profile regatta with participating schools that have included Wharton, Insead, Kellogg and Stern in the past. This year the event is organized by London Business School.

Now recruiting for 2014 crew

DCIM100GOPROThe Henley Sailing group is now recruiting for the 2014 regattas. We are hoping to take part in two events this year in the UK and Greece.

The Global MBA Trophy will take place at the Microlimano harbour in Piraeus, Greece on the 24th, 25th and 26th of April. Our crew hopes to do well in the 25ft Platu one-design class.

On the 4th, 5th and 6th July 2014 the Cranfield MBA Regatta is being run. Again this is based out of Port Solent and will consist of the usual Sunsail F40 yachts in a matched fleet.

We still have crew positions available for the Cranfield event so please get in touch if you are a keen sailor and a past or present MBA student at Henley Business School.

Henley members join Clipper Race

Two Henley Sailing crew members, Tim Lawson and Lynn Ellwood, are joining the next Clipper Round The World race in 2015/16.


The race is considered the longest in sailing, covering over 40,000 miles and taking over 10 months for the full circumnavigation. More news soon as the training begins!



Clipper was started by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who was the first person to sail single handed around the globe without stopping.

Cranfield dates for 2014

The team at Cranfield SOM have announced that the Cranfield MBA Regatta will be held on the 4th to 6th July 2014. The format appears to be similar although no visit to Cowes this year – an evening in Portsmouth instead. Any Henley MBA students or alumni who are interested in taking part, please make contact as soon as possible.

For more details see the SOM web site.

Cranfield MBA Regatta 2013 results

Well, we had an excellent regatta with stunning weather all weekend. Hot and sunny every day, the only downside was the lack of wind! The Henley team did very well with an overall result of 11th place. However, the real result was that we were 5th in the MBA class behind LBS, Kellogg/WHU and two Cranfield boats. (The MBA class excludes the professional skippers)

The black dots on the results sheet indicate the professional skippers.

Henley team recruiting for Rolex MBA’s Cup

The Henley Sailing team are hoping to take part in the Rolex MBA’s Cup in Italy this coming September. The regatta is part of the MBA Sailing series and is being held in Santa Margharita Ligure this year. The event takes place between 26 – 29 September 2013.

If you are a Henley alumni, current student or staff member and  interested in finding out more then please contact Carl de Verteuil who is organising our attendance at this event. Carl can be contacted at


Teams prepare for the Cranfield MBA Regatta

All teams competing in the 2013 Cranfield MBA Regatta are in their final preparatory stages. There is a lot of information on the Cranfield Facebook page about the regatta and those who have competed in the past are featured prominently. This can be accessed here:

Cranfield Regatta on Facebook

The Henley team is looking forward to the event. We have not been together for nearly a year so it will be good to catching up properly. Henley is supplying a new set of branded shirts so we should all look smart this year in our matching team colours.