In the end of September, the IE Sailing club once again gathered together IE current students and alumni from all parts of the world to join the final event of the MBA Regatta season in Europe – the Rolex MBA Conference and Regatta 2017. In the beautiful Liguria region, at the port of Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, during three days 400 participants, from 20+ business schools, sailed, networked and enjoyed the Italian coast. That weekend was the first touch with sailing for many of the participants and as usual for MBA sailing events skilled sailors willingly shared their knowledge and experience, hence many novices fell in love with sailing forever. Sailing gathers an extraordinary crowd of people who sail, smile and party to cater for an unforgettable experience, and this regatta was no exception. It was an excellent opportunity to accomplish three things simultaneously – practice or learn about sailing; meet alumni and current students both from IE and some of the other 20 business schools and enjoy the marine lifestyle and exclusive locations of the Rolex MBA Regatta. Looking forward to seeing you in the first event of the MBA sailing season in 2018 – the IE winter regatta. (link here to post about IE regatta).
IE participation per boat class
– Open Class, boats J70s, IE reached 5th place
– Offshore Class, boats First 36.7 – no
– Cruising Class, boats Sun Odyssey, Bavaria, etc. two IE boats, 6th and 29th place after day 1; day 2 info missing