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2012 MUSTO Skiff Survey, 10th Year Running
NOW CLOSED ... Thanks for all the input

Austrian MUSTO Skiff Class Championships : Sept. 15th-16th, 2012 The last weekend (Sept. 15th-16th, 2012) UYCAs organized the Austrian Class Championships and the Regional Championships of Upper Austria of the MUSTO-Performance-Skiff Class. The international MUSTO Skiff-Class graded the event as European-Cup. On saterday we had overcasted sky and threat of rain, winds up to 10 knots rotating from S to W. For the 3 races of the day PRO Christian Hotwagner (UYCAs) had to send the fleet of 9 boats from AUT and GER repeatedly on new courses. read more >>>

The MUSTO Skiff GBR Southern Series 2012 The MUSTO Skiff Southern series 2012 saw 73 individual competitors racing across 9 events in what was a pinnacle year for the class with the World championships at the Olympic Regatta venue. The series kicked off at Chew Valley in February with just 10 boats at this early stage in the season. Ian Martin showed that his training hours put in over the winter were well spent taking a narrow victory over Jamie Hilton with Dan Vincent in 3rd. Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiffs at Go for Gold Regatta at Black Rock (AUS) Last weekend was the annual mixed class regatta with over 100 boats at Black Rock Saturday was hot. The heat brings all sorts of people to Half Moon Bay. Salman was there for a swim, he was from the Nunawading triathlon club. Salman found the MUSTO Skiff intriguing, he was keen to give it a try, he wondered why somebody would go so far out into the bay without an engine. Race 1, the 10 knot northerly was perfect, Richard was leading by miles but decided to do his own race around the long course. Will showed some rare form leading around the short course from start too finish. Jon had a costly bad tack on the first work, which cost him. Read more >>>

Ovington Boats GBR Inland Championships 2012 It was great to see 40 MUSTO Skiffs turn out for the Ovington Boats Inlands at Grafham Water, the sun shone, although thigh-burning conditions were prevalent for the entire weekend with conditions no more than 10 knots. The skiffs were too keen to get away in the first race and the black flag came out after the first general recall and was used for the rest of the weekend to keep the fleet in check. Daniel Henderson, back from his sabbatical in the 49er, took two well deserved race wins on Saturday to show that he hadn’t lost any of his speed. 49er Olympic campaigner, Alain Sign has recently bought a boat and clearly been practising, taking a race win at his first MUSTO event, with Bruce Keen also taking a win. read more >>>

2013 Europeans NOR Now available. The NoR (draft) has been released to allow you all to start planning. There is also an excellent review by Nigel Wallbank who attended a Worlds at the same venue in his Contender some years ago ... Have a good look >>>

Jamie Hiltion wins the Southern travelers series. results, report to follow

Ovington BoatsOvington Inlands 17th & 18th November 2012 The annual Ovington Inlands are once again returning to Grafham Water SC over the weekend of the 17th & 18 November. Teams in 29er’s, 49er’s, MUSTO Skiff’s, Solution’s, Byte’s, Flying Fifteen’s and for the first time the newest edition to the Ovington boats and Olympic family the 49erFX’s will do battle to become the 2012 Inland National Champions of their class. read more >>>

Six big events in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series 2012/13 Now in its fourth season, this Winter Dinghy Handicap Championship will test sailing skill and sheer persistence across six of the biggest events of the chilly season.... The GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series kicks off with the Draycote Dash on the weekend of 24/25 November 2012. Here are some facts on the Series:

MUSTO Skiff transport options I was looking into options for getting my boat the 100 miles to the inlands championships in a few weeks. My boat is currently at UK Dinghies having some minor work done by Jon so I dropped by to see how it was progressing.
We jokingly talked about how similar the Lotus was to the MUSTO Skiff: Read more >>>

Vote for the MUSTO Skiff in the Y&Y Awards We have be nominated in two categories ... please vote ASAP

Sail Fremantle 2012 sailed on the 27 - 28th October The first fleet regatta for the Western Australian MUSTO fleet ever. This newest of the MUSTO fleets included Arthur Brett, x world champion in Contenders and Windsurfer who was back from the Olympics, 49er & 14ft Skiff and America’s Cup sailor Denis Jones, Laser gun Mark Whittington and Chris Sutherland and Paul Green, the current Laser radial world champion Tristan Brown has just bought a MUSTO but could not sail. read more >>>

MUSTO Skiff 2012 EuroCup Final Standings - another excellent season With 101 entries it is great to see so many people enjoying their skiff racing against their friends throughout Europe. I am beginning to think we should start a family trophy for the class but I think I know who I would have my money on…Not only is Roger Oswald our raining EuroCup champion, but he managed to retain the title for 2012. However, it was not an easy win, with Dutch sailor Paul Dijkstra very close behind in 2nd place and Roger’s team mate Nicolas Duchoud a close 3rd Read the full round-up and results >>>

MUSTO Skiff Timeline To keep some of the newer owners informed of how we got here we have compiled a timeline, can you add to this?

MUSTO Skiff Sail Sandy Regatta Report October 20th-21st 2012 Returning from his 4th place at the Weymouth Worlds, Jon Newman stamped his class on the opening regatta of the Australian summer by taking out the Sail Sandy Open Meeting last weekend, the 20th and 21st of October. Marcus Hamilton, Chris Piele, Robin Dayes (launching his new MUSTO Skiff), Sabre class legend Wayne Bates and Tim Hill, wiping baby vomit from his rash top, joined Jon Newman for the regatta. Read more >>>

Searching for the Holy Grail... a MUSTO Skiff Webmasters Comment ... for anyone who thinks it a pain to get a boat delivered from Newcastle or that their local dealer is a bit of a hike away ... read this tale by Canadian Andrew Mercer ...
Living in Canada, the second largest country in the world, with over 32000 lakes and surrounded by oceans on three sides, you would think one would be able to find a single MUSTO skiff. Think again. read more >>>

MUSTO Skiff German Open Both northern and southern Germans agree upon the beauty of Bodensee and Reichenau Island. Unfortunately, Bodensee didn’t exactly show its most attractive side during the first few days of the MUSTOskiff German Open which was, incidentally, held together with the German 470 Championship. We were greeted by clouds, rain and very little wind. Not exactly ideal for the avid skiff sailor. Read more >>>


MUSTO Skiff Eurocup Report: Kristiansand, Norway 1-2 Sept 2012 During the first weekend of September, Kristiansand at the southern tip of Norway played host to the MUSTO Skiff Eurocup, in conjunction with the Norwegian Open Dragon Championship. Seven MUSTOs started, five local boats and two German ones. The first racing day dawned with clear skies and very light airs, making the committee boat fly the postponement flag for the better part of an hour into the designated racing time. Read more >>>




Coarse adjuster for the trapeze
Ahlmann (GER 370) arrived at the world championships in Weymouth with a very neat and well sorted boat. One of the more notable pimps was a coarse adjuster for the trapeze lines which minimised the amount of extra string flying about the boat. Pimp your skiff >>>


Berlin MUSTO Skiff Trophy 25-26. August 2012 I was looking forward to a nice sailing weekend in Berlin. Attaching the boat behind the car and after a 6 hour drive from Oelde (NRW) to Berlin I could not believe my eyes. First there was this huge city and then a really nice lake. All very centrally. Only in Berlin you´ll get an experience like this. read more >>>


2012 GBR Midlands Rebel Tour The midland Rebel tour was started for a bit of fun, we have two events to go with the second Draycote Dash this year adding the extra event, this is a week after the inlands in November. Andy Rice looks to be in pole position with James Hilton and Sergei Samus in second and third so far. Read more >>>

2012 Dutch Open Championships What an event it was! Two days of coaching, followed by the inaugural Dutch Open Championships. It’s no wonder we needed a good sleep afterwards. The 6th to 9th of September 2012 saw the second Masterclass training camp kindly supported by the MUSTO Skiff Class Association. Class ‘veteran’ Graeme Oliver travelled to Bruinisse harbour in the south of Holland to lead a focused two days of training for 7 enthusiastic sailors. read more >>>





2012 Dutch Training at Bruinisee The Dutch open Skiff Regatta at Bruinisee gave the perfect opportunity to run a MUSTO Skiff training session for the growing Dutch contingent. First, what a fantastic venue, those of you who didn’t get the chance to come really need to get to the next event there, this is a stunning venue! Second, what a great welcome, Tristan and Huud did a great job of organising the training and the venue to give the perfect mix of social, good wind and good water….oh and good beer! read more >>>

UK Travelers Series (South) Update Jamie Hilton eases into the lead from Bruce Keen following the formers win at Lymington. With just the inlands left to count it's all to play for, Bruce can still take the series with a win as long as Jamie dosn't make the top 3 ... I think ... TEAM Datchet seem to have the measure of the battle of the clubs
See the results here >>>

Lymington Town Sailing Club Open 2012 10 mustos met at Lymington Town Sailing Club for an open shared with the D-one nationals. We were met with the forecast 1 knot of wind on Saturday - a forecast that had perhaps reduced the numbers somewhat. However a great event was in store - it just didn't look like it on arrival! The race officer postponed on shore for a short while then made a skilful call to send us out into the only breeze that appeared that day, managing to get 2 light wind races in 4-8 knots of breeze with little waiting around. read more >>>

EuroCup Update Following some stunning sailing conditions in beautiful Kristiansand, the class EuroCup moves on to Austria on the 15th -16th September. Thank you and full marks to the team at Christianssands Seilforening for putting on a well run regatta, which I am sure will attract more competitors in 2013. From the photo's I've seen, I'm eagerly awaiting the report as I think I want to move to Norway! See the results >>>

UK Nationals Championships 2013 Venue and dates announced. More details here >>>

Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club Scottish Skiff Open Meeting 11th and 12th August Fifteen skiffs turned up at Stonehaven for round 4 of the 2012 Scottish Skiff circuit over the weekend of the 11th and 12th August. The event was part of the ASYC Open Regatta. There was a good range of skiffs from three foiling International Moths through to an RS100. The MUSTO Skiff was well represented with nine skiffs sailing. Read more >>>

EuroCup Update We now have the Belgium EuroCup results, It is all very close with the Norwegian round next in late August See the results >>>

MUSTO Skiff Class Secretary Paul Manning's Tales of being a National Technical Officer at Weymouth for the Olympics Most of you know Paul as the MUSTO Skiff Class Secretary and UK Ovington dealer who helps make the class run smoothly and supports the fleet at class events. Prior to this Paul has a long history in the sport and part of that was a phase working for the well know Finn builder Devoti Sailing who originally built Finns in the UK, in Burnham on Crouch. In fact Ben's famous Finn, Rita, was built by Devoti during the time Paul worked for Devoti. Read more >>>

Berlin Skiff Trophy 25-26th As the class continues to develop in Germany, especially in the north, we're working on growing a fleet in the Berlin area. With currently only two boats in a city of 3 million that's surrounded by lakes, there's surely room for a few more MUSTOs! To this aim we're putting word out about the Skiff Open in Berlin on 25/26 August - coming from near or far, we'd be delighted if you could join us for two days of racing on the beautiful Wannsee/ Havel lake, on the south-west edge of Berlin. It's a great piece of water, with regular regattas from the surrounding clubs Find out more >>>

Lee-on-the-Solent open The Lee-on-the-Solent open saw 11 competitors enter the contest for what was to turn into an epic event. The race officer set up for the first race, to be shooed out of the way by some big yachty club from Cowes. The course was reset to the western end of the Lee frontage for another big boat event to set their leeward mark just to windward of our windward mark. This was lucky as the boats that sailed from Stokes bay had under estimated the time it would take to get to the race area and would have been late but for the postponement. More >>>

Australian Local Website Up and running Whilst the dot com website serves the class internationally there are a number of regional local sites as indicated at the top right of the home page. The developing Australian fleet now also has their own website take a look at

Hall of Fame Update In order to maintain the international history of the class the hall of fame has seen further updates to properly record the national championships that have been held around the world. We still need some further updates from the Swiss fleet. As other countries hold bigger and bigger events more will be added as the years go on ... See the hall of fame >>>

EuroCup Update We await the Belgium EuroCup results, but as things stand in the 73 boat 2012 EuroCup series the Swiss and Dutch sailors are heading the table. Nicolas Duchoud leads, followed by Marek Oswald and his dad Roger, closely followed by top Dutch sailor Paul Dijkstra. It is all very close with the Norwegian round next in late August See the results >>>

Thun, Swiss EuroCup 2012

It was a very nice Saturday. 15 Swiss MUSTOs took the road to Thun. Wind from 10kn to 15kn and sunshine. Read more >>>

Dutch Masterclass 2012 Following the great success of the 2010 event - we are planning to organise some coaching in association with the Open Dutch Skiff Trophy, held in Bruinisse NED in September. The ODST will likely be the MUSTO Skiff national championships as well as a local open meeting - so there should be plenty of incentive to sail well. read more >>>

Some thoughts about the 2012 Worlds in Weymouth by the Jury Chairman. I think I can speak for the whole jury to say that we really enjoyed the worlds and the friendliness of the class. Following some personal comments about what I observed. First I really liked the fairness of the competition with everybody who brakes a rule doing his turn. Given the size of the fleet I expected a lot more problems - and screaming - at the first windward mark, but obviously the class consists of experienced sailors who know the benefits of fast sailing versus boat to boat incidents. Read more >>>

ACO MUSTO Skiff Worlds Final Report

Well what a week ... great racing, fantastic socials, wonderful hosts and many friends made throughout the fleet.

In a week which seemed to give everything here is a summary:

- 105 entries
- 11 nations represented
5 social events including; Welcome buffet, hog roast, pasta party, Gala Dinner and curry night
- Royal visit from HRH Prince Charles
- Full range of wind and weather fog, rain, wind ranging from 0 - 35 knots
- Welcoming hosting from WPNSA
- helpful and supportive measurer and international jury
- Highly competent race management from David Campbell-James and his team

- Great support from title Sponsors ACO who joined us to watch the racing and stayed for the Gala Dinner with their special guest Sir Jon Armitt
- A vast range of prizes from event marine sponsor Harken and class sponsor MUSTO
- £1,647 raised for charity CRASH at the dinner auction hosted by double 49er medalist Simon Hiscocks
- Excellent fleet support from the wives and girlfriends who joined the party and were able to watch the racing on class president Keith MUSTO's yacht
- ... and a thrilling competitive single-fleet championships that was won by Bruce Keen

View the full summary >>>


Bruce Keen (GBR) wins the World Championships :: Report from 30/06/2012

The morning after the night before; last night the class hosted a gala dinner for 180 competitors and friends as well as guests of event sponsor ACO who had invited Sir John Armitt Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority. The dinner was a huge success and the assembled were well entertained by double medalist Simon Hiscocks who was the after dinner speaker. Simon also hosted a charity auction in aid of CRASH the homeless charity nominated by ACO. The auction raised £1,600 and special mention must go to Nigel Walbank who not only donated a stunning pair of Bolle sunglasses to the lots, but also very generously bid for two lots totalling £712. The final day of the ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championship dawned with sun and wind and many happy competitors as the conditions here at Weymouth looked perfect for skiff sailing. The wind was a good 16 – 20 knots and the racing was scheduled to be inside the harbour. Read more >>>

Well worth the wait ... EPIC :: Report from 29/06/2012 The 4th day of the ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championship was pretty much as forecast blowing dogs off chains … so it was postponement time. Race officer David Campbell-James held his nerve and rolled through a few postponements. The fleet were eventually released about 4ish for two races in conditions every skiff sailor dreams of … sun and wind. The first race of the day got off first time in 20 knot breezes gusting 25 and the fleet roared off upwind; at the first mark it was Keen (GBR) followed by Schwerdt (GER) and Newman (AUS). Read more >>>

Game of two halves … fog ‘v’ wind The 3rd day of the ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championship started with great promise with sun and wind in the dinghy park and four races ahead. As the fleet launched the wind dropped and became unstable in direction and the race officer rolled into a postponement as the fleet that were expecting full speed action bobbed up and down … then to make matters worse the fog started to roll in. Today was not a day to be the race officer who has been dealt some tough cards. Read more >>>

No wind equals no racing but the fleet still managed some fun The ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championship sailors were held on shore at WPNSA as the wind was very weak and unstable in direction. So as not to waste any time the class association quickly rescheduled the class sailor forum, we don’t hold an AGM as the class chooses to vote through an on-line survey at the end of the year as that gives all owners a say not just those who attend the championships. Read more >>>

Prince Charles visits WPNSA on the first day of racing of the ACO MUSTO Skiff Worlds. As the ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championship sailors readied for launch for the first formal race, the fleet were pleased to form part of a tour of the venue by Prince Charles. The start was delayed to allow the fog to clear and the breeze to stabilise. The fleet started first time with an individual recall and a number of sailors chosing to restart to keep their scores … Read more >>>

Videos and images from the registration and pre-worlds Check out these great videos and images from the pre-worlds Read more >>>

2 races completed in champagne conditions :: Report from 24/06/2012 The ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championships started today with the second of a two day pre-worlds warm up regatta. The fleet were chomping at the bit after yesterday’s delay so as the rain stopped, the sun shone and the breeze did its part to lay on a great playing field inside the harbour at WPNSA. The first race got under way with a huge fleet of MUSTO Skiffs lining up together on the start, there was an individual recall of just two boats as the fleet kicked into gear. Read more >>>

Pre-worlds day 1 :: Report from 23/06/2012 Fast start for some but a slow start for the pre-worlds event. The ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championships started today with the first of a two day pre-worlds warm up regatta. The competitors have been arriving at WPNSA from far and wide and have quickly been passed through the registration and measurement process with the minimum of fuss and assembled this morning for a pre-race briefing from race officer David Campbell-James. Read more >>>

UK travellers Series (South) Update The season is developing well with the build up to the Worlds. There have been 6 events in the series so far; Jamie Hilton leads with a great set of results. See the UK series (south) you can also view these results and those from the EuroCup on the Results page >>>

MUSTO Skiff Open Meeting at Datchet Water Sailing Club 9/10 June 2012 Datchet Water Sailing Club welcomed eighteen MUSTO Skiffs including nine visiting boats to its event on the 9th & 10th of June. This was the final opportunity for the fleet to judge how well their early season training was going against the fleet in a variety of conditions prior to the World Championships in two weeks. Read more >>>

Endeavour Award at the Worlds This will be awarded to the lowest place sailor who has completed every race sailed including discards; so if you OCS, DNF or DNC or any other three letter score your out of the running. you must finish and score a result in every race ... Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiffs at ELYC 15 MUSTO Skiff's descended on ELYC (North Berwick) along with 100+ boats in other classes to enjoy the best way to celebrate the Queen's jubilee: A foam up in 20 knots and big seas. There were a number of relatively new owners in the fleet who get a big commendation for venturing out at all. Day 1 was hard on the body (but as it turned out was just a warm up for big Sunday). Fast out of the blocks in Race 1 were Jamie Hilton, Jono Shelley and Ian Pittendreigh with Alistair Conn making up significant ground from a slow start as the race continued. Some confusion at the end of the second lap meant that the lion's share of the fleet believed that they had finished with only 2 boats rightly continuing for a third lap. Read more >>>

Alpsee-Skiff-Weekend - 2012 19 MUSTO Skiff sailors from Germany, Austia and Switzerland sailed the Aplsee-Skiff-Weekend from 26. to 28. Mai 2012. First day we started around 1pm with a shifty wind from 2-4bf. After three races we went on land for a little break. Two other races in the late afternoon made a perfect sailing day. The all time Alpsee-Weekend winner (9 wins over the last 9 years) Roger Oswald sailed two OCS, but he still believed in his chances of success. Read more & watch the video >>>

EuroCup Results Update After 4 rounds of the 2012 EuroCup series, the well travelled Swiss sailor Nicolas Duchoud leads the 70 entrants from Dutchman Paul Dijkstra. Top youth sailor Marek Oswald is not far behind in 3rd. The Belgium round is next on 2nd – 3rd June and details of this and all events can be found on the Google calendar. See the results >>>

MUSTO Open – Whitstable Yacht Club 19/20th May 2012 18 boats assembled for round 4 of the circuit hosted by Whitstable Yacht club. Despite the glorious sunshine the wind was light and fickle so racing was postponed for an hour on shore then a further hour on the water. The Pro did well to hold his nerve and sure enough the breeze finally stabilised after rotating through 270 degrees a racing commenced just after 2pm in a 5-6kt NE. Mike “Ninja” Palfreman was a man on a mission with super quick boat speed in the light winds. Read more >>>

Tim Chapman awarded Life membership of the MSCA .

Tim was one for the forming members of the class association in 1999 and has been the class "money man" ever since ... that is a 13 year shift and counting. As a member of the class association for such a long period Tim has provided crucial guidance as the class has grown from nothing to a large international class that it is today. Read more >>>

Contemporary Wedding Invitations and Stationery


2012 UK Nationals at Stone SC The first day of the MUSTO Skiff Nationals dawned with chilly conditions in a usually gloriously sunny Essex. Winter kit which has not yet quite been put away for the summer got dusted off for one last outing. 42 boats entered this early event as a prelude to the World Championships which is to be hosted by WPNSA; the worlds looks like it will be an epic event with 89 entries on the board so a 100 boat fleet looks likely. read more >>>

Gala Dinner on the Friday 29th - You must book in advance for WAGS The worlds will be a big event and we will be entertaining some sponsor guests at the dinner. Spaces are limited so please let me know if you would like an extra ticket for the dinner (it is a sit down affair). Additional tickets ar £22.50. Competitors of course get a ticket included in their entry. Book a ticket >>>

Pre-Worlds Coaching :: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 The coaching sessions are now confirmed; you MUST book in advance if your wish to participate. Find out more and book a slot >>>

MUSTO Skiff Regatta in Dongo (Lake Como, Italy) 21th-22th April Last week-end 13 MUSTO Skiffs coming from 4 different countries (Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Great Britain) gathered at the Skiffsailing Club in Dongo (Lake of Como) for the usual regatta, which is now part of the Euro Cup Series. This year we were forced to move this event to the very beginning of the season (while usually it takes place at the end of June) because we didn’t want it to overlap the MUSTO Skiff World Championship in Weymouth which is going to be one of the top events in the history of our class. However, the winter scenery (with most of the mountains still covered in snow) and the cold water didn’t discourage the MUSTO Skiff sailors from joining the regatta. Read more >>>

Black Rock MUSTO Skiff Regatta Black Rock once again hosted the MUSTO fleet for the last event on the 2011-12 season calendar. We shared the course with I14s, B14s and Moths in the annual skiff get together. Saturday turned out to be a much nicer day than forecast with a fairly steady 10knt south-easterly and 25 degrees – not bad for winter sailing. The first race got underway with a big wind shift 5 minutes after the gun, half the fleet tacked onto it, but it never went back, so the race quickly turned into 2 divisions. Not that it mattered all that much, the little guys all finished up the lead group, and setting the trend for the weekend no-one could catch Jon Newman, who led home Tim Hill and an excellent race from Chris Piele. Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiffs at Ullswater Easter Regatta The 3 day regatta had a mixed fleet of 17 skiffs made up of 49ers, 29ers, foiling moth, RS800 and MUSTOskiff’s , on a different course there where 15 Mirrors, 5 Toppers and 17 handicap classes. The lake sparkled with colourful sails. Read more >>>

Stokes Bay MUSTOskiff Open 14th and 15th April 2012 Local sailor Bruce Keen was on good form in the first 2 races and convincingly got 2 bullets, in a shifting north easterly off shore breeze at Stokes Bay. Race 3 was won by Ian Martin from Datchet Water who was putting a good series together. Kit Stenhouse had a port tack flyer in Race 4, the race win went to Jamie Hilton who came off the starboard end of the line immediately tacking on to port and footed fast to the starboard shift at the top of the beat. read more >>>

Free ACO Worlds Polo Shirts Every competitor to enter the 2012 Worlds by 30/4/12 will receive a freeMUSTO Polo Shirt with the worlds logo printed front and back courtesy of ACO. For those attending the UK Nationals they can collect their Polo Shirts there; if you are not on this list you have not entered. List of Entries Find out more >>>

The UK national championships 5th – 7th May at Stone Sailing Club is fast approaching, and we would appreciate everyone who has not yet entered take 5 minutes to send their entry form and arrange payment by either one of the two options as soon as convenient. The club are looking forward to hosting this event and club management team have been in regular contact to ensure everything is prepared. If you are planning tom camp, there is a field in the club grounds. Please enter here >>>

MUSTO Skiffs at TROPHEE BREIZHSKIFF étape N°1 lac du Der 2012 The French Skiff Open 2011 was a great event, even if there was no wind on the water. That’s only because the Breizhskiff team made a perfect job around the sailing. Food, drinks, accommodation and ambiance were superb! The French Skiff Open 2012, same event but with wind :-) and many more boats. This made this years event nearly perfect read more & see the results >>>

Compass Bracket
(Gav Brewer GBR097)

I thought I would send you my pimp to show you can have a compass but not pay an arm and a leg. More >>>



Want to try a MUSTO Skiff? Head for Royal Akarana - NZL Royal Akarana YC has two demonstrator MUSTO Skiff (MUSTO Skiff) boats available for competent sailors that would like to have a go. There is an increasing number of skiffs sailed at RAYC and there are six single handed skiffs that are regularly sailed and raced at the weekends Read more >>>

Update from the German MUSTO Skiff Class Association e.V.
The new season is coming up and how you can take your many emails is, you have all of the starting line. To start to the year we would like an overview of some current issues, where your help is needed and give you one that will appeal. Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiff Open - 24 & 25 March 2012 Rutland Water Sailing Club 18 boats assembled for round 2 of the circuit, with only Bruce Keen and Nigel Walbank travelling up from the South coast given the very light forecast. The PRO was optimistic the races would run and sure enough the fog burnt off around 11:30 to reveal a light 4-5kts SE and brilliant sunshine. Racing got underway about 12:30 and from the gun the pack tacked off and headed right up the first beat with better pressure appearing off the shore. Dave Poston picked the layline and lead round the windward mark but the finish Sten had pulled through to take the bullet with Dave in 2nd and a good result for Luke Draper in 3rd. Read more >>>

Forestay cover (John Colgrave GBR363) Fed up with massy loads of tape on the bow rig adjuster? Looking for a better solution than a bit of bike inner tube. Use a thin bit of plastic tube combined with 2 shroud covers that can just slide up & down, no tape needed. Plus this makes the sheets roll round the forestay on a gybe much easier. More >>>


MUSTO Skiff Black Rock Open Weekend 2012 11 MUSTOs gathered for a hastily reconvened Open Meeting at Black Rock, having been moved on from the scheduled Sail Sandy resail. First time out was super Sabre sailor, Wayne Bates in the demo boat, and returning newlywed (a thousand women sigh) Marcus Hamilton sailing Mario Kart, Jon Newman revving up for the upcoming Worlds at Weymouth and Tim Hill launching his new boat, again named Jet. read more >>>

Sailor Profile: Kev Anderson. 2004 UK National Champion Blast from the past finally fills in his sailor profile questionaire, take a look at what he's up to now and his thoughts on winning Read more >>>>


MUSTO Skiffs at RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012 Our class was well attended over the weekend, with helpers Tim Chapman, Chris Henderson, Dave Poston and Ben Schooling ably supported by UK class chairman Jon Simpson, class marketing man Rick Perkins and international secretary Paul Manning being kept busy by interested sailors and class members popping in for a chat from as far afield as Norway! The new class demo boat was on the stand and loads of kids were helping themselves to the car stickers, no doubt to put on their parents cars as a reminder of what they want when they grow up. We also had a number of sailors who have requested a demo, and we’ll be hoping to get them out as soon as is convenient! Read more >>>


ACO to sponsor the 2012 MUSTO Skiff World Championships The World Championships are to be held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Centre from 23-30 June 2012. ACO is working with the MSCA to develop the biggest event ever held for singled-handed asymmetric trapeze dinghies. The support from ACO will enable a fantastic event programme for the competitors both on and off the water.
The MUSTO Skiff World Championships is the last international regatta to be held at Weymouth prior to the site being used for the Olympic Games. Read more >>>

UK Nationals : Entry form now available Click for form >>>

Breizhskiff's France Open Skiff 2012 at Lac du Der - Pre-registration is open In less than 50 days from now will be held the France Open Skiff 2012 edition at Lac du Der, the first event of the Trophy. Having had the joy to have you with us last year, we hope to see you again this year for this friendly way to spend the Easter week-end, where skiff sailors from many northern Europe countries meet. Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiff Social Media Give away at the Dinghy Show During the UK Dinghy Show the MUSTO Skiff class will be giving away a free MUSTO Hoodie or T Shirt every 20 minutes via our Facebook and Twitter feeds. To collect your free MUSTO T Shirt or Hoodie all you need to do is follow the class on our Twitter Feed @mustoskiff or become a fan of the Facebook Fan Page. Find our more >>>

MUSTO Skiffs at The John Merricks Tiger Trophy 2012 Seven MUSTO skiffs braved the elements for this years JM Tiger Trophy at Rutland. With 150 boats racing keeping clear of traffic was the name of the game. The moths did this best with Ricky Tagg leading overall with 2 firsts at the end of Saturdays racing. In the MUSTO Skiff fleet Richard Stenhouse lead the way round the trapezoid course followed by Tom Wright and Andy Rice. Read more >>>

2012 class rules update Following feedback from the annual class survey, we have updated the class rules to include an amendment to rule C.7.1(b) permitting the re-gripping of the existing non-slip surface of the deck. The new class rules can be viewed on the World Sailing website at and these rules are effective as of 2nd February 2012.

MUSTO Skiff Training – Rutland, 28-29 February 2012 On the weekend of 28-29 Jan 2011, 7 hardy Skiff sailors congregated at Rutland Water with respected sailor and trainer Ian Turnbull - to be put through their paces and learn a few tricks. The motley crew of class-newbies, old hands (including local hero Richard Stenhouse) and those in between completed 7 short (2 lap) races on the first day. We were kept moving by a good 10mph wind and Ian hot on our tails - as he shadowed everyone round to give timely hints, and capture all the right and wrong practice on video for forensic examination later Read more >>>


Sail Number Positioning It's easy to do this correctly ... and it's easy to do it wrong, which is then a royal pain to correct in the dinghy park just before a big event. So why not do it right first time Pimps this way >>>



Pre-Worlds Coaching :: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 Coach : Ian Turnbull, Venue : Weymouth and Portland Sailing Centre, Price : TBA I am planning to run some coaching before the worlds begin. The options for these coaching session are the following, the weekend of the 16th/17th of June (the weekend before the pre-worlds)
or Thurs 21st - Mon 25th of June Book your slot >>>

Jürg Kühni is a well known Swiss cartoonist. He sketched the following “HAPPY MUSTO SAILOR” picture. The picture can be ordered by Heinz Wyss. Find out more>>>



Sport Phillip Marine Harken Australian Championships 2012 16 entries from Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland, and one traveler from the UK made up the fleet for the Aussie MUSTO Skiff Nationals at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron at the southern end of Port Phillip, Victoria. The club had just hosted a 130 strong Sabre Nationals, so they were superbly organized and well equipped for supporting the skiffs. Read more >>>

2012 MSCA Subs Please support your class by paying your class association subs promptly. Pay on-line here >>>

VENUE: Rutland Sailing Club
DATE: 28-29nd Jan 2012
COACH: Ian Turnbull
COST: approx £25 per person per day (depending on numbers)
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Worlds Accomodation Offer We have been working with one of the operators and have secured a deal for some of the accomodation to be used during the Olympics. This wing is part of a bigger complex and during the Olympics this will be home to a top European team. Read more >>




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