London Business School proudly hosts the 16th Global MBA Trophy
a sailing race amongst alumni and students of the world’s top business schools
in Microlimano, Piraeus, Greece
with two days of races & networking events on
23rd and 24th April, 2021
Welcome to the Global MBA Trophy
a sailing race amongst alumni and students of the world’s top Business Schools
This 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
- An opportunity to effectively exercise the skills of high achieving MBAs: Planning and decision making, leadership, teamwork, endurance, effective communication, crisis management…
- A promise of interesting discussions, thought-provoking debates, fun & entertainment
- A stimulating and exciting experience
- An exemplary organisation, offering the best in facilities, sailing waters, race preparation & execution
- A two-day racing and networking event with on- and off-shore activities
- A formal award ceremony attended by distinguished guests: business people, diplomats, politicians and academics
Boat registration and pick up opens at Yacht Club of Greece, Microlimano. Check in point is the YCG secretariat office. A refundable deposit of €500 will need to be paid. Note: Crew lists, sailing CVs and participation fee need to be sent to the Organising Committee prior to boat pick up.
Boat registration and pick up opens at boat home marina, Location and details of deposits etc to be confirmed.
Dress Code: Smart Casual/ Team kit
(No dinner provided)
Briefing and introduction to the race committee, details on the day’s event, skippers' briefing.
First race. 3 races maximum, depending on weather conditions
dinner at Michelin- starred local restaurant followed by dancing. Dress Code: Smart Casual/ Team kit
3 races maximum, depending on weather conditions
Award Ceremony and dinner at the Yacht Club of Greece. Dress Code: Black Tie
How to get there
A Division: To pick up the boats on Thursday, competitors should come to Microlimano, to the office of the secretariat of the Yacht Club of Greece , which is located at the South Western corner of the harbour. The hotel for A division competitors will be announced nearer the time of the regatta.
For more details of how to get here: https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Athens-Airport-ATH/Mikrolimano
B Division: The boats for B division crews will need to be picked up from Agios Kosmas Marina which is within easy sailing distance of Microlimano.
The nearest major airport is Athens International Airport(ATH). This is a long taxi ride away, alternatively competitors can take buses and Metro system trains.
A Division: A Division crews will be hosted at the Cavo D’Oro hotel.
B Division: Accommodation for crew (8 or more) is available on board the boats. Sheets, blankets and towels are provided. B Division boats will be moored at Marina Zea, within 20 minutes walk of Microlimano.
Other links & info
The Global MBA Trophy is excited to announce that the winners of each class of the regatta will win a “Conceptual Sailing” holiday for one person with our sponsor, Jack and Jenny.
The Global MBA Trophy is pleased to announce the following regatta sponsors. We are proud to be associated with these fine companies.
Please click on the link below to view more detailed weather information:
Schools that have competed for the Global MBA Trophy include:
Chicago Booth – Winner 6th edition, April 2011
INSEAD – Winner 15th edition, Apr 2019, 5th edition, Apr 2010 & 4th edition, Apr ’09
London Business School – Winner 9th edition, Apr ’13, 8th edition, Nov ’12 & 2nd edition, Apr ’07
MIP Politecnico di Milano – Winner 14th edition, Apr ’18, 13th edition, Apr ’17.
Skolkovo Moscow School of Management – Winner 10th edition, Apr 2014, 11th edition, Apr 2015, 12th edition Apr 2016
SDA Bocconi – Winner 7th edition, Apr 2012 & 1st edition, Apr ’06
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth – Winner 3rd edition, Apr ’08
Division B – up to 8 crew
Earlybird Price. Deposit €2,000
Division A – up to 5 crew
Earlybird Price. Deposit €1,500
Division A – 6 crew
Earlybird Price. Deposit €1,500
Dinner – Friday Night
Gala Dinner – Saturday night
The registration fee per boat includes:
Hire of boat
Race entry fee and all race organisation costs (setting, racing, protest & redress committees etc.)
Overnight accommodation in local hotel (Div A) or on board the boats (Div B)
Use of the facilities of the marinas
Welcome drinks at launch ceremony
Evening of first day of races dinner & party
Formal award ceremony at the end of the second day of races, dinner and entertainment
Please note that a refundable security deposit will be requested at the time of boat pick up.
Fully refundable deposits in case of COVID19- related cancellation*
Earlybird pricing ends 15 February 2021 (Extended!!)
After 15 February, Division A is €300 more, Division B is €400 more
Balancing payments due 10 March 2021
Division A: Practice Day: €250 by arrangement
Division B: Additional Crew: €350 where possible, by arrangement.
Division B: Professional First mate: €300, by arrangement
*Deposit and balancing payment refundable in full if the event is cancelled or postponed for COVID-19 related reasons before 22nd March 2021. Best efforts to refund as much as possible if it is cancelled or postponed for COVID-19 related reasons after this time.
Download Event Documents here.