Cranfield School of Management will be hosting the 26th Cranfield MBA Regatta over the weekend of 14 to 16 July in the Solent, a stretch of sea separating the Isle of Wight from the UK mainland.

The Cranfield MBA Regatta is the oldest event of its kind in Europe, bringing together MBA students from across the world in one of the most eagerly anticipated, competitively charged sporting occasions in the business school calendar. Organised by MBA students from Cranfield, the Regatta is a two-day sailing festival of Match F40 yachts competing in fixed points' races with hospitality and entertainment over the course of the weekend.

The Cranfield MBA Regatta provides an excellent networking opportunity. It allows MBA students to meet their peers from other leading business schools and put into practice the leadership and organisational skills they have developed, and for sponsors, alumni and potential recruiters to meet some of the most dynamic management students from across the globe.

Event Programme

From 08:30 Boats available for charter on a “self arranged self funded basis” for practice sailing.
18:00 Allocation of Sunsail Skippers to their crews
19:00 Opening event, registration, yacht handover, dinner at Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club, disco and fancy dress.
22:00 Sleep on board yachts overnight

Business Schools

The Cranfield MBA Regatta aims to bring together MBA students, alumni and corporate groups to work effectively as teams under pressure, harnessing the wind and waves in an enjoyable and exciting environment. It is a great opportunity for students to network and share a great experience.

The Regatta is open to MBA students and alumni from all business schools. Previous sailing experience is not required as long as you are willing to meet new people and are ready to enjoy a new adventure. The number of boats is limited to 25 and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Entry fees TBC shortly, for further information please contact: cranfieldregatta@cranfield.ac.uk

  • Charter of Sunsail F40 from 19:00 14 July 2017 to 17:00 16 July 2017
  • Rent of up to 8 sets of waterproofs from Sunsail
  • Berthing of yacht at Port Solent & Cowes
  • Social Event at Port Solent on Friday 14 July 2017
  • Networking/social event at Cowes 15 July 2017
  • Prize giving at Port Solent on Sunday 16 July 2017

Crew arrangements are at your discretion. 8 members are required: 6 crew, 1 skipper and 1 first mate with the following qualifications for skipper and first mate:

  • the skipper must have sailing experience at least equivalent to RYA Coastal Skipper and 100 miles racing experience (evidence of which must be provided at the time of entry)
  • the first mate must have sailing experience to the level of RYA Day Skipper or equivalent

At least 4 crew members must either hold, or be studying for, an MBA from a business school that holds AMBA, EQUIS or AACSB accreditation.

If you need to hire a skipper and first mate please contact Michael Hlavaty at Sunsail UK directly (michael.hlavaty@sunsail.com).

If not using a Sunsail skipper a returnable security deposit of £3,000 will be required via a credit card impression on the weekend of the Regatta.

Each Regatta participant will need to bring:

  • sunglasses, a hat and sun block
  • shoes with non-marking soles
  • sleeping bag or something to sleep in
  • soft kit bag
  • smart/casual clothes only
  • sea sickness pills

Business schools to have previously participated:

MBA regatta

Corporate Groups

The Cranfield MBA Regatta is inviting corporate groups to enter their MBA graduates. This is a fantastic opportunity for corporate groups to advertise themselves, meet MBA students from a number of different business schools and showcase their corporate culture and teamwork skills in an enjoyable and unique environment. Previous sailing experience is not required as long as you are willing to meet new people and are up for an adventure.

Entry fees TBC shortly, for further information please contact: cranfieldregatta@cranfield.ac.uk

  • Charter of Sunsail F40 from 19:00 14 July 2017 to 17:00 16 July 2017
  • Rent of up to 8 sets of waterproofs from Sunsail
  • Berthing of yacht at Port Solent & Cowes
  • Social Event at Port Solent on Friday 14 July 2017
  • Networking/social event at Cowes 15 July 2017
  • Prize giving at Port Solent on Sunday 16 July 2017

Crew arrangements are to your discretion. 8 members are required: 6 crew, 1 skipper and 1 first mate with the following qualifications for skipper and first mate:

  • the skipper must have sailing experience at least equivalent to RYA Coastal Skipper and 100 miles racing experience (evidence of which must be provided at the time of entry)
  • the first mate must have sailing experience to the level of RYA Day Skipper or equivalent

At least 4 crew members must either hold, or be studying for, an MBA from a business school that holds AMBA, EQUIS or AACSB accreditation.

If you need to hire a skipper and first mate please contact Michael Hlavaty at Sunsail UK directly (michael.hlavaty@sunsail.com).

If not using a Sunsail skipper a returnable security deposit of £3,000 per yacht would be required via a credit card impression on the weekend of the Regatta.

Each Regatta participant will need to bring:

  • sunglasses, a hat and sun block
  • shoes with non-marking soles
  • sleeping bag or something to sleep in
  • soft kit bag
  • smart/casual clothes only
  • sea sickness pills

2016 Results

Final standings for the 25th Cranfield MBA Regatta:

MBA regatta results

Opportunities to Sponsor

Please contact Michele Gray to discuss any of the packages listed here or a more tailored option for your organisation:

Michele Gray
Head of Corporate and Foundation Relations
(Sponsorship and Philanthropy)
Direct Tel: +(0)1234 754377
Email: michele.gray@cranfield.ac.uk

How to register

For registration please send an email to: cranfieldregatta@cranfield.ac.uk