Category Archives: regattas

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.

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.

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.



2013 Race Team Confirmed

The crew members for the Henley boat in the Cranfield MBA Regatta are now confirmed as:

  • Steve Ellwood (skipper)
  • Tim Lawson
  • Lynn Ellwood
  • Qi Zhang
  • Tom Brack
  • Joanna Lloyd
  • Carl de Verteuil
  • Robert Schroeder

We are looking forward to getting on the water together and starting to go through our paces. The team are still hoping to also race in Italy in September at the Rolex MBA’s Cup. More news soon!

Preparation for the 2013 season

Our team preparation for the 2013 MBA sailing season is underway with the crew members currently being confirmed. Our hope to take part in the Athens event did not happen due to scheduling issues but we are very firmly focused on the Cranfield regatta in July.


We are pleased to see some rule changes this year with the introduction of two classes, separating the professional skippers from the business school skippered teams. Last year we came 8th in the regatta (out of nearly 30 boats) but if you excluded the Sunsail professional skippers we came in at 3rd. We wait to see the impact of this on the MBA Sailing League.