Global MBA Trophy 2019

The team enjoyed an excellent weekend of sailing in the Solent including a special ’round the island’ race. The event was held between 26th and 28th April 2019.

Very high winds meant that some of the sailing was reduced on the Saturday but overall a really enjoyable time.

The Global MBA Trophy – Sunsail Regatta Fri 26 and Saturday 27th April 4024 Henley
Left to Right: David Cummings (Skipper), Michiel Commandeur, Tim Lawson (First Mate), Pete Muggleton, Mandy Mitten, Tom Brackenbury, Rob Buckley. Not in photo: Dave Lewis

See our photo gallery for more pics from this event.

Team confirmed for Global MBA Trophy 2019

The Henley Business School team for this years Global MBA Trophy is confirmed as:

  • David Cummings (Skipper)
  • Tim Lawson (First Mate)
  • Pete Muggleton
  • Tom Brackenbury
  • Michiel Commandeur
  • Rob Buckley
  • Dave Lewis
  • Mandy Mitten

The Global MBA Trophy is a high profile, international sailing event that brings together accomplished business men and women from across the world – alumni of the world’s best business schools, who come together to sail in the name of their School.

We encourage alumni, current students and staff of Henley Business School or the University of Reading to join our team so please make contact if you are interested.

More news soon!

Cranfield MBA Regatta 2018

The team enjoyed a smaller, but very competitive Cranfield Regatta in July 2018. Our squad this year consisted of:

  • Robert Buckley (skipper)
  • Tim Lawson (first mate)
  • Robert Schroeder
  • Pete Muggleton
  • Richard Leech
  • Marina Allinson
Drinks at RORC in Cowes

We came 5th out of 8 boats out on the water and were awarded the ‘Spirit of the Regatta’ award for our enthusiasm and determination to have a fun weekend!

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.

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