Rolex MBA ‘s Conference & Regatta 2017
Since 2007, our GBS and a joint DUKE-GBS boat have been featured in the Sailing Regatta organized by SDA Bocconi and Yacht Club Italiano.
Sponsored by Rolex it is a first class event of four days including two races, a Crew party, a Gala dinner, a Conference, a visit to Portofino by ferry and of course a lot of fun!
This year’s regatta takes place from September 28th to October 1st in Santa Margherita Ligure & Portofino in Italy.
We have ohne free spot on the Goethe boat gor this year, please write us an e-mail describing yourself/ sailing experiences if and and why you'd like to join the team. We are are also happy to welcome newbies who are willing to learn. E-Mails can be send to Lisa.Domres[at]gmx.de and Thorsten.Schopf[at]gbs-alumni.com
Price: 550 Euro per person for the programme, evening events & boat for 4 days and nights (excluding fuel and transportation). Usually we start Wednesday after work by car pool and return Sunday evening.
Please be invited to contact us and share the amazing experience and networking with the top universities around the globe as well as Goethe Business School alumni from the Duke-Goethe MBA, Goethe Full Time MBA as well as GBS Master of Finace programs!
Lisa & Thorsten
PS: Here some links to impressions from last years events on YouTube:
Also in 2015 Goethe Sailing Masters participated in the world’s most popular MBA sailing event
The Goethe Sailing Masters crew met on a rainy Wednesday evening after work to drive to Milano, not only to escape to the sun for a long weekend, but to participate in the annual Rolex MBA Conference & Regatta in Santa Margherita Ligure.
In 2015, the crew consisted of three female and five male Goethe students and alumni of various nationalities, aged between 23 and 49, from Goethe Business School Executive MBA as well as Full-time MBA and Master in Finance classes 2007 to 2017 - a truly diverse crew.
For the 12th time since 2003 and for the 5th time with a Goethe team among the participants, the event took place in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, and was organized by students from SDA Bocconi and the Yacht Club Italiano. Over 400 students and alumni from more than 20 top business schools from countries across Europe, Americas and Asia took part in the conference and sailing event.
After three days of daytime sailing and nightly network or celebration events, on the last evening, ahead of the gala dinner, a conference on “In search of equilibrium: Standing against the winds of an unpredictable environment” took place followed by the award ceremony.
Despite not all having sailed together as a crew previously, the Goethe crew demonstrated efficient teamwork during sailing, beating crews from Harvard, Insead, HEC or Duke in individual races. This was possible due to excellent leadership, team building, decision making and flawless execution, as learned and applied through the time at Goethe Business School.
The event was a lot of fun but also an excellent opportunity to promote the Goethe Business School and create awareness for the program amongst business leaders and other business schools' students and alumni while networking with them. The crew proudly displayed the Goethe logo on their polo shirts and flags.
We are very much looking forward to the participation of the Goethe crew in this event again in 2016. Please contact Thorsten Schopf (thorsten.schopf(at)gbs-alumni.com) with any questions.
The crew of 2015 thanks Goethe Business School for their support relating to this event.
Some impressions from 2015
Goethe Pirates 2014 in Santa Margherita, Ligure
Also in 2014 and for the second time in a row already, Goethe Business School (GBS) sent a team to the Rolex MBA Sailing Cup. A total of 16 students and alumni of the classes 2006 to 2016 from GBS and Duke, respectively, proudly represented GBS at the event which took place for the 11th time and was hosted by Bocconi Business School.
Goethe Sailing Masters got started with only a few sailing enthusiasts in 2013 but ever since the group of fans and team members has not ceased to grow. The initial goal of the founders Carola Wondrak (Bachelor WiWi) and Thorsten Schopf (GBS Duke Goethe EMBA 2007) to participate in the famous SDA Bocconi regatta together with a team representing GBS and Goethe University alumni seems to be reached more than ever. With one boat in 2013 and members for two boats in 2014, the community is growing strong.
No wonder – the team members were selected carefully to have a great spirit between the pirates on board. More than that, sailors were able to network with people from all the different Ivy League schools at dinner and the after party. After exhausting races, food, brain food, dancing and drinks were the perfect preparation for the following day.
For those who could not join the team, there is no reason to throw in the towel - the flags are hoisted on! All master students and alumni are invited to join!
(C.W. & T.S.)
Some impressions from 2014
We started in 2013
With the beginning of summer 2013, Goethe Sailing Masters, founded by Carola Wondrak (Bachelor WiWi) and Thorsten Schopf (GBS Duke Goethe EMBA 2007), were initiated. Initial goal of this initiative was to participate in the famous SDA Bocconi regatta together with a team representing GBS and Goethe University alumni.
Goethe Sailing Masters got started with only a few sailing enthusiasts but ever since the group of fans and team members has not ceased to grow. For those who could not join the team in fall 2013, there is no reason to throw in the towel - the flags are hoisted on!
Encouraged by the great spirit which bonded the sailors during their first joint event, the idea came to again participtae in the regatta the following year. Moreover, it is also planned to participate in a different regatta in spring. All bachelor and master students are highly welcome to join!