Musto Skiff

2017 Musto Skiff GBR Series Review

The 2017 UK Musto Skiff Series was the best attended this decade with nearly 90 individual sailors competing in one or more of the 10 events! The table below shows the stats over the last 7 years:

2011 Circuit


2012 Circuit


2013 Circuit


2014 Circuit


2015 Circuit


2016 Circuit


2017 Circuit


The series went down to the wire with 4 sailors in the running after round 9 at Stone SC. Tom Wright and Dave Poston couldn’t make the Inlands so it became a two horse race between Dan Kilsby and Ben Schooling. Kilsby was looking favourable overnight leading the pack but the UK Chairman managed to claw back on the Sunday to take the title for the 4th season in the last 5.

Highest placed newcomer goes to Tom Taylor of Datchet Water in 16th place and a special mention goes to our very own media man Jason Rickards in 15th place overall who attended an impressive 8 of the 10 events!

There were 9 new comers to the fleet since last season, plus a few returning legends such as Russ Clarke and Andy Peake. There have also been cameo appearances from rockstars such as Pete Greenhalgh, Ben McGrane and Chris Rashley. The feedback from these multi-fleet champions is the standard and quality of racing is impressively high.

With so many top sailors flocking to the class it is clearly a great time to be sailing a Musto Skiff. Clubs such as Netley and Yorkshire Dales have growing fleets and Jono Shelley has organised a comprehensive Scottish / Northern circuit for the 2018 season. For the Nationals the fleet will be visiting the delights of Weymouth Harbour from the friendly Castle Cove Sailing Club and early indications are this will be a +70 boat event!

Thanks to everyone who made the effort to travel and support the class circuit throughout 2017. Here’s to another fantastic season ahead in 2018, let’s see if we can encourage your fellow club Skiff sailors to travel and push the attendance numbers into triple figures!

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