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The 23rd Cranfield MBA Regatta

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The 23rd Cranfield MBA Sailing Regatta was held on 4-6 July on the Solent and 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 Regatta is an annual two-day sailing festival of Sunsail F40 yachts competing in fixed points' races with hospitality and entertainment. The event is open to MBA students and alumni from all over the world, and is organised by MBA students from Cranfield School of Management.

This year’s overall winners were London Business School, with Cranfield in second place and Kellog/WHU in third place. The two yachts representing Bath completed the competition in fourth and fifteenth place.

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. This year saw the crew wearing sailing vests sponsored by Intel, who are part of the School’s Corporate Partners scheme.

Bath FTMBA Academic Rep, Christopher Starling commented:

'The Cranfield Regatta was a great experience for Bath MBA students to compete alongside other top universities in a showcase event. It was challenging yet rewarding and one of my personal highlights of the MBA.'

The Bath crews were:

First yacht - 4th place

1 Stuart Horlock (Coastal Skipper) Alumni
2 Paul Morris EMBA
3 Hannah Grech EMBA
4 Craig McGuire EMBA
5 Siqi Li FTMBA
6 Cheng Gong FTMBA
7 Veronica Moya FTMBA
8 George Rodwell (Coastal Skipper) FTMBA

Second yacht - 15th place

1 Iain Milne (Coastal Skipper) Alumni
2 Iyra Zainalabidin FTMBA
3 Chris Starling FTMBA
4 Jeremy Wells FTMBA
5 Daniel Brutto Alumni
6 David Molina FTMBA
7 Irene Wu FTMBA
8 Ian Nettleton (Day Skipper) EMBA

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.