IE Instituto de Empresa students win trophy at the MBA’s Cup Regatta
The IE Sailing Team, and their yacht “Favela Chic”, won 2nd place at the MBA’s Cup Regatta held on September 23rd and 24th in Santa Margherita Ligure, near Genoa, Italy.
Its eight member crew hailed from seven different countries and was skippered expertly by Johannes Tinsobin. This year, the prestigious regatta brought together around 400 MBA students and alumni from the leading business schools in Europe and the US. Crews and spectators from the 15 participating schools shared their passion for sailing and soaked up the atmosphere in one of Italy’s most picturesque harbours.
The IE team comprised IMBAs Johannes Tinsobin (Austria), Niels Bjerregaard (Denmark), Edward Ungar (UK), Carlos Vazquez (Spain), Eiliv Bugge Fougner (Norway), Laurence van Lancker (Italy), Chris Wheatley (UK) and Manfred Hick (Germany). They delivered consistently good results throughout all four races (including two 2nd place finishes) and sailed their Jeanneau Sun Fast 37 to second position overall.