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
8th and 9th April, 2022

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







Practice Day

Practice day for individual crews, by arrangement with the regatta organisers


Practice day

Practice day for individual crews, by arrangement with the regatta organisers


Boat registration and pick up

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

Boat registration and pick up opens at boat home marina, Location and details of deposits etc to be confirmed.


Welcome Drinks at Yacht Club of Greece Clubhouse

Dress Code: Smart Casual/ Team kit


Skippers Briefing

Briefing and introduction to the race committee, details on the day’s event, skippers' briefing.


First Race

First race. 3 races maximum, depending on weather conditions


Dinner at Varoulko restaurant

dinner at Michelin- starred local restaurant followed by dancing. Dress Code: Smart Casual/ Team kit


First Race

3 races maximum, depending on weather conditions


Award Ceremony and dinner

Award Ceremony and dinner at the Yacht Club of Greece. Dress Code: Black Tie


Boats check out

Boats Check out. Deivsion B boats to be vacated by 09:00,


Guests depart

(No dinner provided)






Microlimano, Piraeus, Greece

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:

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.

Other links & info

Athens International Airport

Athens Metro






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.






Weather Info

Please click on the link below to view more detailed weather information:

Windfinder Piraeus




Participating Schools

Schools that have competed for the Global MBA Trophy include:

Athens University of Economics and Business

Cambridge Judge Business School

Chicago Booth – Winner 6th edition, April 2011

Columbia Business School

Cornell University the Johnson School

Cranfield School of Management

HEC Paris

Henley Business School

INSEAD – Winner 15th edition, Apr 2019, 5th edition, Apr 2010 & 4th edition, Apr ’09

IE Business School


London Business School – Winner 9th edition, Apr ’13, 8th edition, Nov ’12 & 2nd edition, Apr ’07

Michigan Ross School of Business

MIP Politecnico di Milano – Winner 14th edition, Apr ’18, 13th edition, Apr ’17.

NYU Stern

Rotterdam Erasmus School of Management

Said Business School University of Oxford

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

Trium Global Executive MBA

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth – Winner 3rd edition, Apr ’08

Warwick Business School






Buy Tickets


Division A – up to 5 crew

Early Bird price. Deposit €1,500

  • Platu 25 racing boat
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Division A – 6 crew

Early Bird price. Deposit €1,500

  • Platu 25 racing boat
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Division B – up to 8 crew

Early Bird price. Deposit €2,000

  • Bavaria 46 cruising boat
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Dinner – Friday Night

  • Additional Guest
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Gala Dinner – Saturday night

  • Additional Guest
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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
Prize giving
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 31 January  2022

On and after 1 February, Division A will be €300 more, Division B €400 more.

Balancing payments due 3 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 7th March 2022. Best efforts to refund as much as possible if it is cancelled or postponed for COVID-19 related reasons after this time.






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