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Rolex MBA Regatta

Written on October 10, 2017 by Campus Life in Social, Sports

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).

Additional info:

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


IE Winter Regatta

Written on March 21, 2017 by Campus Life in Sports

The IE Sailing Club celebrated the 5th year of the IE Winter Regatta in Lanzarote, with temperatures reaching the 30ºC! This year the number of participants increase almost 100%, from 50 to 95 participants. Four European top business schools participated in this year’s edition: LBS, INSEAD, RSM and IE! Many beginners had the chance to try for the first time this incredible sport  that promotes team building and can be practiced at any age. Definitely it was a weekend to remember and repeat once again in 2018!! A big thank you to our sponsors: Campus Life, Global Alumni Relations and Hotel Costa Calero!


IE Sailing Club Networking Party

Written on February 17, 2017 by Campus Life in Social


The IE Sailing Club wants to thank all the people who were able to attend the IE Sailing Club Welcome Party at Callejon de Serrano last Friday 13th of January! It was an amazing night, the Club was Sold Out!!! And we were all able to do some networking while having fun with our classmates

We hope to see many of you in March for the IE Winter Regatta in Lanzarote, or in the next Regattas of the MBA Sailing League, stay tuned to book your spot to sail with us on the IE Clubs website!!

Best luck to you all! And hope to see you soon!


The IE Sailing club is more than a sport, it is a lifestyle!

Written on July 15, 2016 by Campus Life in Sports

I was hooked after being part of the Lanzarote regatta and I was excited to participate in the next one as soon as possible. The next opportunity was the IESE spring games in Barcelona, and the club was needing a Spanish speaker to help them coordinate. I was up for the challenge and thankfully the president and my crew members where always helping and made the decisions easy.Being Sailing Club Coordinator is an adventure, but it’s not all easy.  I’m talking about things like coordinating boats, skippers, transportation, accommodations (for all the crew members), transportation inside the city and then the parties. Scheduling is requires to be done weeks ahead before the event starts, which is a lot of while when added on top of the MBA.

The performance from IE at the games was amazing.

This is what happened at the games:

We had great skippers, as well crew members. After the first day (2 races) Team B was leader and Team A was in 3rd place. The weather conditions were just perfect. The next morning the wind conditions were difficult because the lack of wind. The races had to be shortened because there was going to take too much time. As the morning passed the wind kept increasing, the competition was fearless. LBS was on the chase for the gold, making great performances and finishing at the top places in almost all races. At the end Team A was able to keep up and bring back the gold for IE! Team B placed as well, bringing home the bronze. Like most things about the IE Experience, being part a part of this club will change your life not only at IE, but forever. The bonds that are created during a regatta/ armada are one of the strongest you can build; everyone on the boat is neededYou truly rely on your team members because one small mistake or “tag” decision can be the difference between winning or loosing.

Sailing is unique sport and at the end your teammates become your family I will carry my memories from the IE Sailing Club with me long after my time in Madrid has ended.


IESE Spring Games: Sailing Chapter

Written on April 25, 2016 by Campus Life in Sports

Only a few weeks ago IESE hosted once again Spring Games in Barcelona.sailing

IE Sailing club could not miss this opportunity to compete with sailors from other business schools and maybe even bring Gold Medal to IE.

sailing3This year there were ten boat from top MBA business Schools such as INSEAD, LBS and others.

IE participated on two boats and the crews consisted both of current students and alumni. Some of the sailors were experienced marineros, while others raced for the first time but everybody showed great enthusiasm and team spirit.

The regatta lasted for two days: on Saturday and Sunday. Even on the first day – on Saturday rounds IE crews showed great results – we came 1st and 3d.


sailing2In the evening we danced the night away in a night club but on Sunday morning everyone was up and ready again to compete for the Gold. The second day of the competition was even harder, low wind during the first 2 races. It was a fierce competition between LBS, IE and IESE.

As for the results….sailing4 We made it!!! IE Sailing Club won IESE Spring Games 2016 and brought home 1st and 3d places!

Big thanks to all the Students and Alumni who joined for the good vibes and amazing team work!

IE Sailing Club



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