The Sauder MBA Sailing Club was created in 2003 by avid sailors from the Sauder School of Business to share and foster a passion for sailing.

Mission Statement

  1. To apply teamwork capabilities of MBA students in both a mentally and physically competitive environment and to foster decision-making skills under high pressure.
  2. To share and transmit the passion for sailing among Sauder MBA students and alumni.
  3. To compete in world-renowned national and international regattas. To increase the brand awareness of the Sauder School of Business.

CYA Sailing Lessons

The sailing experience is one of the strong differentiators of the Sauder School of Business. To build a solid skill base, the MBA sailing club organizes sailing lessons for the MBA class. Each year, about 20% of the class participate at the lessons taught by certified CYA sailing instructors and complete their Pleasure Craft Operator Card and CYA basic cruising license.

Regattas in Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the best sailing spots of the world. Every week the club members enjoy sailing in English Bay and regularly participate in local regattas in Vancouver. The participation at theses regattas is an ideal opportunity to increase your sailing skills and build strong teams.

Rolex MBA Regatta & Conference in Italy

Every year the club puts together a team to go to Italy and attend the prestigious MBA Regatta organized by SDA Bocconi Business School. This event attracts business students from all over the world and presents a great opportunity to promote the Sauder School of Business internationally.  The Sauder team placed third in 2010 and 2009. 2011 was a huge year for the team winning the competition and bringing home the gold! Amazing!  

See The Rolex MBA's Conference and Regatta 2015 official youtube clip here: (

Sailing Club President: Rodrigo Lopes

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