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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

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

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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 www.globalmbatrophy.com. 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.

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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!

 

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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.