1999 - Cowes (England)
Organisers: Alumni of the Cranfield Institute of Management : Rob Lambert, Paddy Caiger-Smith
SAILING PROGRAMME :
Thursday : Registration, Practice race, victualling
Friday : 3 races, last leg to end at the entrance of the Hamble river (mooring at Port Hamble)
Saturday: 2 races, berth at East Cowes.
Sunday : 1 race back to Port Solent
Supervision : Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club
Boats : Sun Fast 36 (Jeanneau) chartered by Sunsail
SHORE EVENTS :
Thursday : Champaign reception on board Warrior, a 19th century warship and british dance competition.
Friday : Gala Dinner at the Royal Air Force Yacht Club, yacht modeling competition.
Saturday : at East Cowes : Cook-on-board competition, lighthouse building competition.
Sunday : Prize giving lunch
The lighthouse models were tested for stability against Mrs Caiger-Smith hair dryer... challenging!
No serious hang-over was reported following the Cook-on-Board competition, yet some of the meals served were exotic and spicy!
The key question during the Sunday prize giving lunch was : "will the poular pressure applied on the alumni from Bocconi strong enough for them to produce the long awaited first Mediterranean edition of the ABCup?".