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Team confirmed for Cranfield Regatta 2018

The Henley team for this years Cranfield MBA Regatta is confirmed as:

Rob Buckley (skipper)
Tim Lawson
Rachelle Gaskell
Michiel Commandeur
Richard Leech
Kirsty Parker
Robert Schroeder

We still have one vacancy to make up the final crew of eight so please make contact if you are interested. More news soon!

Cranfield Regatta 2017

A keen and well dressed team represented Henley Business School at the 2017 Cranfield MBA Regatta in July. While our result was not the best we more than made up for it with our enthusiasm out on the water!

The members who took part (left to right in photo) were…

  • Anthony Parker
  • Rachelle Gaskell
  • Richard Leech
  • Michiel Commandeur
  • Vanita Chavda
  • Marcin Korobczak
  • Eva Soto-Perez
  • Robert Buckley

Also representing Henley on other boats and not in the photo were Rupa Ditta and Clare Lyons-Collins. Adam Stone joined us for the training sail on the Friday.

For those interested, the flags we are holding spell out the Henley name:
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More photos of our team on the water and the event follow.

2016 Cranfield Regatta race report

Henley Business School participated in the 2016 Cranfield business schools regatta, an annual event that takes place on the Solent where some of the major UK and international business schools compete against each other in matched Beneteau First 40 yachts in what is some very tough and competitive racing.

Our team was comprised of our skipper, Richard Hanslip, first mate and organizer Carl de Verteuil, Tom Brackenbury, Michiel Commandeur, Tom Lethaby, Robert Schroeder, Qi Zhang and Lai Keer.
Thanks to a great team effort and some fine skippering by Richard we finished third overall with two wins, two third places and two fifth places. We could have finished second or even first had our first win not been disqualified as a result of a protest by the overall winners of the event – London Business School – with respect to a very obscure rule we had apparently breached but which would have had absolutely no influence over the final result of that particular race.

Winds were fairly stiff, 18 knots gusting to 25 knots. Our use of the spinnaker was limited but when we are allowed to use it, we were brilliant at hoisting and gybing thanks largely to some great mentoring from our skipper.

We had a great weekend with plenty of hard racing, some fine evening games interspersed with a few sea shanties and mingling with the various alumni from the participating business schools.

Cranfield MBA Regatta 2014 results

Our team had a great time at the regatta coming in a respectable 8th out of 19 boats. A frustrating last race where our spinnaker became trapped under the yacht meant that the chance to push ourselves up the leaderboard disappeared. Hats off to the LBS crew who came first in every race with a great demonstration of how it should be done.

Ready to race at Cranfield MBA 2014

cranfield_2014_logoAfter a successful regatta in Athens the Henley team are looking forward to the Cranfield MBA Regatta. We are planning to train on Friday 4th July and join the other crews that evening for a BBQ ahead of racing on the Saturday and Sunday.

Our confirmed crew is:

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

We are looking for enthusiastic crew members for next years regattas so if you are either a Henley alumni or current MBA student then please get in touch.

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.

Continue reading Skippers report from the Global MBA Trophy regatta in Athens

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.