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'Fun and adventures' at the 22nd Cranfield MBA Regatta

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The MBA Sailing Regatta

The 22nd Cranfield MBA Sailing Regatta, held on 5-7 July on the Solent, took place this year in spectacular sunshine and, once again, the University of Bath School of Management entered two crews of Bath MBA students and alumni. The Cranfield Regatta is the oldest event of its kind in Europe and is one of the most eagerly anticipated, competitively charged sporting occasions in the business school calendar.

The annual two day sailing festival, which is open to MBA students and alumni from all over the world, is organised by MBA students from Cranfield School of Management. Sunsail F40 yachts compete in fixed points' races with lots of hospitality and entertainment over the course of the weekend.

More than 200 MBA students took part this year from 19 of the world’s top business schools. This year’s overall winners were London Business School, with Kellogg-WHU in second place and Cranfield in third place.  Both Bath teams put in a sterling effort and completed the competition, despite a number of crew members having little or no experience of sailing.

The regatta provides an excellent networking opportunity, allowing MBA students to meet peers from other leading business schools and to put into practice the leadership and organisational skills they have developed during their studies. For sponsors, alumni and potential recruiters, there is the opportunity to meet some of the most dynamic management students from across the globe.

Rohit Sharma, a full-time Bath MBA student who had no previous experience of sailing, said:

“A weekend spent on water with friends - full of adventures and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would love to do it again".

The Bath crews were:

First crew

1 Stuart Horlock (Coastal Skipper) Alumni
2 Aleksey Sitishev FTMBA
3 Dan Entwistle EMBA
4 Sujeet Chandra EMBA
5 Aoki Chong FTMBA
6 Iman Kayali FTMBA
7 Angelica Florez FTMBA
8 Iain Netteton (Day Skipper) EMBA

Second crew

1 Simon Elsom (Coastal Skipper) External
2 Derin Ulker FTMBA
3 Tiago Ivo Martinho FTMBA
4 Nathan Bryer EMBA
5 Alberto Marun FTMBA
6 Filippo Mantani FTMBA
7 Rohit Sharma FTMBA
8 William Gardiner (Day Skipper) Alumni

Notes to editors

The Bath MBA is a post-experience degree designed for people with a minimum of three years’ relevant management work experience. It looks beyond business processes and techniques to emphasise self-awareness, intuition, cross-cultural sensitivity and entrepreneurship skills, as well as a socially responsible and ethical approach to business and management.

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.