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Reports and News 2004

Inland Nationals at Grafham Water Sailing Club - 30-31st October 2004

Seven new faces in the fleet, from South Shields, Calshot, Stokes Bay and Northampton meant a fine turnout of 20 boats for the last event of the season. Grafham Water looked like a fogged up mirror, everyone had rushed to get rigged and changed only to be held on shore by the red flag. After a long chat, it looked like time to head for the bar when a light wind filled in. Read the full report>>>

UK TRAVELLERS SERIES 2004 - Stenhouse wins

Richard Stenhouse wins the 2004 travelers series as the competition hots up. In a year when the level of competition has seen Richard beaten at the UK Nationals and Inlands his season long results show he's still the form horse. Congratulations Richard, we'll all be out to make it even harder next year. Find out more >>>>



In 1990 Northern Skiff sailors Kev Anderson and Ian Trotter cleaned up at the Prince of Wales Cup (POW) in the International 14’s, little did they know that there boat was bugged. The long lost tapes were recently recovered having had their government classification dropped and translated by another ex-14 now MUSTO Skiff sailor Tony Lewis.

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Babbacombe SC Open 16-17 October 2004

October 16th & 17th saw the MUSTO Skiff fleet venturing into the Deep South West for the Babbacombe SC open event. The travelers were rewarded with a picture postcard venue and arguably the best sailing weekend of the year.Read the full report >>>


Kev Anderson wins the Hyde sponsored sail

This year Hyde generously sponsored the MUSTO Skiff fleet with a mainsail. To win the sail you just needed to turn up at major events in Spain, UK, Switzerland and Italy. For each event you attended you got a ticket in the draw, the more events you attended the more tickets you had in the hat. Read more>>>


Training Camp - Lake Garda - September 19th - 22nd 2004 by Mark Rushall

Thanks to the class for asking me to join them on their traditional trip to Malchesne. And particularly to Paul for facilitating the whole thing. Paul's estimate of "about 10 or 15 attendees" was one of the most conservative estimates I have ever heard from a boat builder: I was blown away by the attendance and enthusiasm at the first briefing: I counted 27 sailors including both class champions and newcomers. I'm sorry that time, numbers, and breadth of experience meant that my time was spread fairly thinly. If the class decides to repeat the experience there are many improvements to the formula we can make to take account of this. Read the full report >>>

Kev Anderson wins the Hyde sponsored sail Read more >>>

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Gold Cup Lake Garda Italy- 23rd - 26th September

With 37 boats from 7 nations the recent cold cup event was a huge success. It started with a training camp run by pro coach Mark Rushall and finished with a 10 race services which was dominated by winner Richard Stenhouse. Competition was tough through the fleet with some very challenging classic Garda conditions that tested classes many new comers which was demonstrated by double Olympic Medallist Simon Hiscocks finishing 12th in his first MUSTO Skiff event. Read the full report >>>


Nationals at Sunderland Yacht Club - 27th - 30th August 2004

A good turnout of 30 boats showed up at Sunderland for the Diamond Drilling and Cutting sponsored national championships. Kev Anderson won the event scoring three wins from the six races that uncooperative weather allowed the race officer to run .
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Rutland Training Weekend 7-8th August 2004

A MUSTO Skiff training weekend was held at Rutland SC on the 7/8th August and with a turnout of 11 boats ranging from beginners to the current world champion it was a great spread of talents. The aim of the weekend was not only to help the new guys in the fleet, but also to improve the higher end of the fleet by doing some fine tuning. read more >>>

Lee On Solent Open 17-18 July 2004
On arrival at Lee On Solent anyone could have been forgiven for turning around and going home, with a thick mist and not a breath of wind it looked like it could be a long weekend. However, the sun broke through and with that a South Westerly wind filled in and began to build. By the start of race 1 their was 12 knots of breeze and a building Solent chop, Rick Perkins was first round the windward mark and he lead for two laps before a tactical error up the last beat saw Ian Renilson, Martin Boatman and Graham Oliver slip past. Read the full report >>>

MUSTO Skiffs at the Lord Birkett

The best conditions in years welcomed the ten skiff sailors to the Lord Birkett where 200 boats battle for the coveted Lord Birkett platter.

The course suited the skiffs with the wind blowing down the lake making it in effect a windward leeward. Ian Turnball reveled in the conditions to take an impressive 1st place overall with Richard Stenhouse 2nd and Ian Trotter 3rd. Kev Anderson having got left at the start pulled through to finish fifth. more>

MUSTO Skiff Scottish Championships 2004

The very first Scottish Champion in the MUSTO Skiff class is Ian Trotter from Derwent Reservoir SC. He won a close-fought regatta in wonderful conditions at East Lothian Yacht Club over 5th & 6th June, with 3 races each day. Read the full report >>>

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North Shields Fish Quay Festival on the 30th and 31st of May

Nine MUSTO skiffs were invited by Ovington boats to take part in an event which was held in front of the 2004 annual North Shields Fish Quay Festival on the 30th and 31st of May.
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Whitstable Yacht Club Open - 22 &23rd May 2004
The 19 sailors who made the trip to Whitstable had 5-10 knots of breeze and a slight chop on the racecourse. The first two races saw the usual suspects hit the front with Sten taking the first race and trotter the second. Read the full report >>>

16 Boats battle it out in testing condition at Derwent
A good entry of 16 Skiffs arrived at Derwent and were greeted with grey skies. The first race started in 12 to 15 knots with Martin Boatman leading the pack at the first mark only to hit it which let Ian trotter though to first. Who was in turn past by Kev Anderson down the run. At the finish it was Anderson, Trotter and Ian Turnbull third. Read the full report >>>

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery

When Pat Clear was looking for inspiration to produce the ultimate radio controlled sailing boat it made perfect sense to base it on the ultimate single-handed sailing dinghy, the MUSTO Skiff. Read on >>>

Change of mast components by Proctor

In keeping with their drive to deliver the best possible mast Proctor will be changing the sail feeder and spreader bracket that is fitted as standard on the MUSTO Skiff mast this summer. Find out more >>>

Book a Demo Sail with Rooster
Rooster Sailing are now an agent for the MUSTO Skiff. They will be able to provide South coast sailors (or anyone really) and opportunity to have a go in the MUSTO Skiff before getting your cheque book out. Demo sails will be available every Wednesday afternoon at Stokes Bay Sailing Club. All you need to do is email Cliff at Rooster Sailing and book a slot.

Euros 2004 - Denia Spain - Stenhouse Wins
Richard Stenhouse maintains his position as top dog but only just as the boys from up north push him to the limit. A fantastic event has just concluded in Denia with huge thanks to the Spanish fleet for organising this event. more>>>


The new MUSTO SKIFF class rules explained
Well, they might not be everyone’s idea of essential bedtime reading, but for those of you who are intent on racing in MUSTO Skiff events this year you will need to be familiar with the amendments. So why was there the need to amend them I hear some of you ask. Well, the reasons are varied, but importantly they bring us up to date on a number of fronts. more>>>

Dinghy Show 2004Dinghy Show 2004
Well what a great two days at the Dinghy show. First of all welcome to the newsletter to all those who have signed up since speaking to us at the show. The MUSTO Skiff stand showed boat number 155 which is due to be shipped out to the USA . more>>>


Results of 2003 Sailor Survey
Thanks to all those who completed the survey, this will really help us to drive the class forward and develop a racing and training programme for 2004 that will really hit the mark and maximise attendance. Also it looks like quite a few of you will be buying new boats soon so we better step up the building with our partners
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