Sail with us in 2018

If you are an alumni or current student of Henley Business School or Reading University and keen on sailing then we would like to speak with you about joining us during the 2018 season.

We plan to do at least the Cranfield MBA Regatta on 13th to 15th July and probably more of the MBA series as well.

Please contact the Alumni office at Henley for more details at

Please provide an indication of your sailing experience and one of the team organisers will contact you back.


2017 Team Confirmed

The Henley team for 2017 are confirmed as:

Robert Buckley (Skipper)
Michiel Commandeur (First Mate)
Anthony Parker
Rachelle Gaskell
Richard Leech
Vanita Chavda
Marcin Korobczak
Eva Soto-Perez

The team will compete in the 2017 Cranfield MBA Regatta which is to be held in July in the Solent, UK.

Team now fixed for Cranfield Regatta 2016

We now have our crew confirmed for the 2016 Cranfield MBA Regatta. This annual event is the largest in the MBA sailing calendar and takes place in the Solent, UK. The dates are Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10 so please drop by and wish us good luck if you are in the area!

The team are:
Richard Hanslip (Skipper)
Carl de Verteuil (First mate)
Tom Brackenbury
Michiel Commandeur
Keer Lai
Tom Lethaby
Robert Schroeder
Qi Zhang

Please contact Carl de Verteuil for more details.

Looking forward to the 2015 season

We’re ready for another season of challenging regattas. Henley’s sailing team is a regular participant in the MBA Sailing League and in 2014, finished 7th out of 27 business schools. Our aim is to do even better this year!

We’re kicking off the 2015 season with two events and are appealing to all Henley sailors with some experience and lots of enthusiasm to make yourselves known.

The first event is the Global MBA trophy which takes place in Piraeus, Athens (April 16th to 19th) with two days of races in two separate categories. You can find full details of the event at the following link: If you are interested in joining us at this event, please contact Carl de Verteuil at

The second event is the Cranfield MBA Regatta which takes place on the Solent, UK (July 10th to 12th). We plan to enter an 8 person crew, sailing on Sunfast F40 boats. This is usually the biggest event of the MBA Sailing series with up to 30 boats from business schools worldwide entering. If you are interested in this event, please contact Tim Lawson at

Both events are an excellent opportunity for networking, for enjoying some challenging competition against some of the world’s top business schools and of course, for a bit of partying!

For more information about the Henley Sailing Team and how to join our events, please get in touch. Note that our events are only open to those who have completed or are currently studying an MBA at Henley Business School.

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


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!

Team for 2012 confirmed

The Henley team for the 2012 regattas is confirmed as:

Tim Lawson (Team Leader)
Steve Ellwood (Skipper)
Michiel Commandeur (First Mate)
Joanna Lloyd
Tom Brack
Lynn Ellwood
Alison Fellows
Carl de Verteuil

Our team coach is Paul Bennett.

Recruitment for 2012 under way

We are looking to put together the crew to compete under the Henley Business School banner in the 2012 Cranfield MBA Regatta. This will be on the 6th to 8th July 2012 and will depart from Sunsail in Port Solent, Portsmouth. There will be a stop over in Cowes on the Saturday night. The boats used will Sunsail’s fleet of Beneteau First 40 yachts.

The Henley team will usually have at least one practice weekend ahead of the regatta – details to be advised later. If you are interested in taking part, please reply to the author.