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Kieler Woche Musto Skiff - early entry closing 1st of June / beds still available. We are now up to 14 registered boats for the regatta and 5 further pending (as they have registered for accommodation). Please note that the early entry closes on 1st of June, its 55Euros extra after that!There are still beds available at ACO, so please get in touch if you need one.
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Carnac Worlds : Late entries will be accepted subject to a 30% surcharge from 26th May 2016 Don't leave it too late; please get your entries in on time ... Details >>>
After the 3 events the UK Series is tight at the top! With predominantly light wind events so far this season it's a battle of the lightweights with Ben Schooling narrowly leading from Mike Palfreman both posting consistent top 5 results. Fleet newcomer Andy Tarboten fresh from his win at Datchet rounds out the top 3. The fleet is in great shape this year with 40 boats so far competing, an average entry of 26 boats and 8 new or returning faces on the circuit. The focus is now firmly on the Worlds in Carnac and the UK Series picks up again in mid July at Felpham. See the results >>>
MUSTO Skiff at the Scottish Skiff Ullswater Open 14-15th May (GBR) The first Scottish Skiff event of the year was held at Ullswater on the weekend of the 14-15th of May. Around 10-12 boats arrived from the North of England and Scotland with the furthest travelled coming from Aberdeen in Jono Shelley. The fleet were greeted with a light and patchy breeze for the island race resulting in marathon and not a sprint of a race with some snakes and ladders thrown in. Read more >>>
MUSTO Skiff Open Datchet Water Sailing Club 14-15 May 2016 (GBR)
23 Musto Skiffs were met by glorious sunshine as we congregated at Datchet Water Sailing Club for the third round of the UK Circuit. With the world championships in just three weeks the sailors were keen to hone their racing skills! Six fun races were held in 3 – 15 knots of wind with some very entertaining shifts. It was quite common to see two boats within a few boat lengths of each other going the same direction - but on opposite tacks! This made consistency and keeping a cool head the name of the game; it was never over until the line! Read more >>>
2016 EuroCup update After 4 rounds of the 2016 EuroCup season there is a big spread of nationalities in the top 10, with Swiss sailor Nicolas Duchoud leading the way from a group of UK, German and Spanish. The next event will be in Belgium followed shortly after by the World Championships in Carnac. See the results>>>
Pre-worlds Coaching by Russ Clark We are please to advise we have booked highly experienced coach Russ Clark (GBR) to provide coaching during the pre-worlds.This coaching will be targetted to the sailors who are first timers at a world champoionships and those who typically finish towards the back of the fleet.If you wish to participate in the coaching programme you need to:
MUSTO Skiff Training at Stokes Bay (GBR) 2016 sponsored by Noble
Coaching went well yesterday at Stokes, great conditions until the 29kt squall pitched up! 15 boats out, 10 locals and 5 who traveled. Stokes Bay Coaching Sat 30th Apr: 5 boats traveled to join the 10 locals for the Noble Marine Sponsored Musto Skiff Coaching at Stokes Bay with Ben Schooling ably assisted by Mike Palfreman. The forecast was for a light NE but the fleet were met by a more steady 8kt Westerly which built through the morning. Read more >>>
Musto Skiff German Open 2016 End of July the Musto Skiffs will celebrate the climax of the German racing season – the German Open 2016 at Travemunder Woche. The event, which besides the German Open also counts as Eurocup and part of the German Racing Circuit, expects 35-40 skiffs, among them the best of the European community and the majority of the German fleet. Read more >>>
Mast Update 20/04/2016 This update is to advise owners on the current thinking with regards to the mast. As you all know Ovington Boats, working hand-in-hand with the association are always looking to improve and develop the boat to maintain the MUSTO Skiffs position as the most accessible high-performance dinghy with a low cost of ownership.
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GBR EuroCup Leg
1 Stokes Bay Sailing Club 2016
Shared with the 4000’s, RS800’s and B14’s 32 Musto Skiffs boats entered the Stokes Bay open making a fantastic total of almost 80 boats across all four fleets. It was difficult to put your finger on what the conditions were exactly on Saturday but it was something along the lines of a shifty North Westerly 5-12 knots offshore. Read more >>>
MUSTO Skiff Training - Stokes Bay Sat 30th There will be coaching taking place at Stokes Bay on Sat 30th April. This will be co-ordinated by Ben Schooling but will be an open forum style session to share ideas. The format will be two on the water sessions on Sat to focus on starting, boat handling and race management in the run up to the Worlds. Sunday we will be to join in with club racing with a further afternoon session if we have the energy! This is open to all and we can tailor the session based on numbers/forecast/ability. Cost will be £10 per head (non-members of SBSC will have to also pay a day sailing fee of £5 per day) to cover the RIB hire. Please can you confirm if you intend to join by posting on the forum >>>
MUSTO SKIFF ESP EUROCUP 2016
Club Náutico El Arenal 9 Mustos from Mallorca, mainland and Germany arrive to club Nautico Arenalon 16-17 weekend with a spring temperature (25C), sun and sea breeze. It was clearly going to be a tough battle between Sergio Gonzalez, Justo Martibez and Andi Lachenschimid in a thypical "Embat" conditions (sea breeze from SW) Read more >>>
MUSTO Skiff Open Rutland Sailing Club 2nd – 3rd April 2016 (GBR)
The 1st of the UK MUSTO Skiff Series took place at Rutland water on the weekend of the 2-3rd of April. 22 eager MUSTO Skiffs attended the 1st of what will promise to be a thrilling. The event ran alongside the B14, Cherub and RS700 Open. The MUSTO class opted to ask the only 2 RS700’s if they wanted to sail on the same course to speed the race turn around up and for some friendly racing. Sailors were greeted with a 6-12 knot shifty race course with the MUSTO’s and 700’s competing on the windward leeward race course while the B14’s and Cherub’s were on the outer loop Read the full report >>>
France Eurocup #1 Lac Du Der Eight MUSTO’s from 4 Nations arrived at Lac du Der in France over Easter for the first round of the 2016 MUSTO Skiff Eurocup. The event forms part of the Breizhskiff European Series made up of 10 events and so there were 40 other boats on the race course from RS100’s to 49ers.Full report >>>
Noble Marine UK MUSTO Skiff Coaching Series 2016 (GBR)
The U.K. MUSTO Skiff class in association with Noble Marine Insurance are very pleased to announce this years coaching programme.
We look forward to seeing new and old faces alike, with the coaching concentrating on improving existing skills but also supporting new and less experienced sailors in getting the most out of their skiffs. See more >>>
MUSTO and Ovington Boats have signed a renewed contract securing MUSTO as the title sponsor of the class for the next 5 years. The MUSTO Skiff Class Association (MSCA) are delighted to announce MUSTO have renewed their title sponsorship of the class for the next 5 years. MUSTO have been the title sponsor from the very birth of the class when Nigel MUSTO spotted the prototype boat designed by Dr Joachim Happrecht that was displayed at the Hamburg Boat Show back in 1999.Read more >>>
MUSTO Skiffs Portsmouth Yardstick cut 3 points to 847
At the 2016 Dinghy Show the RYA announced a further 3 point cut to the MUSTO Skiff PY and the number is now 847.Read more >>>
Heinz Wyss has created this supurb model of a MUSTO Skiff.
Take a look at these photos of this supurb model create by Hene of his MUSTO Skiff ... incredible details ....See more photos >>>
Update and accomodation offer for Kiel WeekKieler Woche is approaching and to help your planning our class sponsor ACO has put together a great accomodation offer. Our class sponsor ACO has put together a great accomodation offer There is free accommodation available for all sailors on a first come/first serve basis. There is a total of 10 rooms available (some of which are double). Please get in contact with Iver Ahlmann for booking (firstname.lastname@example.org). This accommodation is part of the ACO campus in Büdelsdorf and is 30miles/35min away from the Kiel harbour. Read more and book your free space >>>
MUSTO Skiff at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2016 The class had a very busy show, especially Saturday where at times the stand was packed with visitors ability being assisted by class volunteers.
It was especially good to see Iver, Max and Hannes from Germany and I know Max and Hannes were very impressed with the show having not visited previously.
The new demo boat has now been taken to Datchet and will be available for sails going forward, so if you are interested in the class, please drop Paul Manning a line to arrange. It's that time of year when the used boats start to get snapped up, 2 UK boats went over the weekend alone, and new boats are being built by Ovington for orders and stock, with 4 or 5 boats looking to join the UK fleet this spring already.
Th first EuroCup event at Lac du Der is at the end of the month, followed by the traditional first UK open at Rutland at the beginning of April, so it's time to dust off your sailing gear and check your kit over!
I wish you all an enjoyable and successful sailing season and hope to catch up soon.
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