Ahh yes, that one time I flew from Singapore to Portofino for a weekend. Yes, as in Portofino in Italy.
It was the Rolex MBA Regatta hosted by Bocconi. Not even living in the other hemisphere could stop us from going. Gigi, Will and I made a 15 hour journey to join the other INSEAD sailors who came from Fontainebleau (many of whom were with us in the Athens regatta).
There was a lot of hype around this event, and for the most part it lived up to our high expectations! Every day, we set sail amongst 370 MBA students from 19 schools around the world. Then in the evenings, we sipped spritzes in a grand Italian villa, motored to Portofino or partied in black tie in the historic Cervara abbey.
On the downside the Italian weather was a bit disappointing (ma perché Italy?!), especially on the final evening when we were running through a thunderstorm in black tie dress! But when you hear yourself complain about things like that, you know you’re living la dolce vita.
Photos and memories from October 2016.