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Grafham GP Winter Series – 29th Dec 2013 - GBR
MUSTO Skiffs block out the top with 11 boats in attendance
9 Datchet MUSTO’s made the trip to Grafham to join the 2 locals Dave Annan and Luke Draper for the 3rd event in the popular GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series. After seemingly endless days of stormy weather – which forced the postponement of the Brass Monkey 2 days prior – the fleets were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and steady 10-14kt breeze and a record entry of 185 boats. Read more >>

2013 MUSTO Skiff Survey, 11th Year Running The 2013 MUSTO Skiff Survey is now closed and the results indicate that we have a great future ahead. Thank you to all those who took the time to complete the survey. This is the 11th year we have conducted the survey.

Below are some key points from the survey, with a link to the full results at the bottom;

Survey Overview
- Responses from 23 countries, solid growth of activity being show in most countries
- 32% of responses came from people who don't own a MUSTO Skiff
- There is a growth of the youth section - Good to see younger sailors joining

Read more >>>

Same-same but different… GER-000 „Kleiner Hai“ - The prototype boat Webmasters note: Every class starts with a prototype; these usually end up on a bonfire or abandoned in a dinghy park to rot away ... but Frederick Feulner has put a fantastic effort into putting boat number 000 back on the water. Living in Kiel near the water, sailing since 1998, I was in dire need for a new boat. Helping out in Joachim „Schappi“ Harpprechts boat storage on one foggy winter day I found the dusty hull of the MUSTO Skiff prototype. As I am a big friend of a sustainable „choose to reuse“ policy, I was interested in starting a new project: Getting the prototype back on the water within the next season. Read more >>>

Sailor Profile: Julian Ramm(GER)
Here is a Q&A that was completed by 2013 GER Champion Julian Ramm

What got you into the MUSTO Skiff class?
Iver and the well engineered design of the MUSTO Skiff

What have you sailed previously?
49er and 29er

How old, tall and heavy are you?
30, 1,8 m and 73 kg.
Read more >>>


MUSTO Skiff Class Training Event :: GBR Thanks to Sten and Kit again for some great sailing again, they must have a good standing with the wind gods as we had a perfect day for the time of year Nov /Dec, with sunshine and the perfect wind for the level of training required they did the normal thing of providing the Sten and Kit format of fun and learning like they have done for years now. Read more >>>


AUS :: MUSTO Skiffs at the Kingston Sprint Series at Sandringham The Victorian MUSTOskiff fleet sailed together for the Kingston Sprint Series at Sandringham over the weekend. In attendance were locals David ‘Disco’ Taylor, Robin ‘Daisy’ Dayes; the Newman brothers, Jon with a winter ‘brooding pouch’, Paul having taken possession of Tim Moorhouse’s boat along with Wayne Bates from Blairgowrie, Marcus Hamilton returning to the class having finally fixed his knee and Tim Hill, both now sailing at the top end of the bay at Port Melbourne. Read more >>>

GBR :: Stenhouse coaching at Rutland 30th November This coming Saturdays coaching with Richard and Kit is attracting a great entry. So much so that we've now arranged for a second coach boat to manage video footage. If you are thinking about coming along and not yet confirmed with Paul Manning please do so. Whether a newcomer or experienced sailor, you'll learn how to get more from your skiff in a friendly environment. Please be ready for sailing at 10:00.

2nd GBR EuroCup Venue Added: Derwent has been added as a 2nd GBR leg to the 2014 EuroCup ... this will make it a bit easier for GBR sailors with a slight aversion to crossing the channel to qualify for the EuroCup (you need 3 to qualify). There is an excellent roster of events lined up to help sailors prepare for the Perth Worlds in a years time ... the highlight will be Kieler Woche no doubt . View the schedule >>>

2013 MUSTO Skiffs GBR Travellers Series Report The 2013 UK travellers series did not get off to an auspicious start when the first event at Rutland had to be postponed due to snow and ice. Something to do with the number thirteen? The rescheduled event in the middle of the summer turned out to be a real eye opener sailing in a shorty and enjoying drinks on the club balcony in the evening. This turned out to be the only event that the well travelled pair from Datchet of Jamie Hilton and his trusty lieutenant Ben Schooling didn't make it to. Read the full report >>>

Ovington Boats Inland Championships 2013 :: GBR A light but stable breeze greeted the 28 entrants at Grafham Water Sailing Club and with the usual professional management of the club, the 140 odd boats launched for their days racing on time on three race course areas. On Saturday, four races were held back to back with our class sharing the course with the 49er and 49erFX fleet. This was an official ranking event for them and it's nice to see the Olympic wonnerbies in action before they depart for Rio. Can't think why anyone would want to go to Rio but hey, that's up to them... Full report >>>

Top 5 for the GBR travellers series were:
1st - Ben Schooling 12.0
2nd - Jamie Hilton 20.0
3rd - Alastair Conn 24.0
4th - Dan Trotter 28.0
5th - John Evans 32.0
Full results here >>>

Host bids for the classes 7th World Championship in 2016 The class invites European nations to put forward their bid to host this prestigious championship. Please send Paul Manning, international class secretary, your bid application to with an overall plan of your regatta proposal to include venue (both sailing area and onshore facilities / accommodation), event date and a general outline of your regatta plan. The closing date for proposals is 10th January 2014. More information on the classes long term event planning can be found here

2013 MUSTO Skiff Survey, 11th Year Running The MSCA Class survey is now entering its 11th consecutive year. The class uses the survey to understand the opinions of the members and prospective owners. So .. regardless of whether you own a MUSTO Skiff or not please take a bit of time to share with us your opinions. The results will be published in December for all to review. Thank you in advance for your time and opinions. Please complete the 2013 survey >>>

Those planning for Perth(AUS) Worlds please note a minor change in the regatta scheduled dates ... Details >>>

GJW Direct Sail Juice Winter Series 2013 / 2014 The brilliantly organised Sail Juice Series starts in just over two weeks with all events added to our calendar and more information on the official series site here . Traditionally our class has been a big supporter of this series and has regularly had sailors such as Ben Schooling, Jamie Hilton, Andy Peake and Richard Stenhouse featuring in the top 10 overall. If you want a good excuse not to go Christmas shopping then this comes highly recommended!!! read Ben's report here

Sailor Profile: Frithjof Schwerdt. 2013 European Champion Bookmark and Share

Here is a Q&A that was completed by MUSTO Skiff Frithjof Schwerdt. 2013 European Champion

What got you into the MUSTO Skiff class?
I was sailing Laser for nine years and wanted to try something else . It had to be faster, more ambitious and without hiking. So I discovered the MUSTO Skiff.

What have you sailed previously?
I have sailed Laser and 49er.

How old, tall and heavy are you?
I am 25 years old, 186 cm tall and have a weight of 80 kg.
Read the full profile >>>

Kiele Woche 2014

The MUSTO Skiff class has again be invited to be a class at the Worlds biggest sailing regatta.

Thanks to some great support from the German fleet and Holger Jess, we have the opportunity to have a memorable regatta at this prestigious venue including TV broadcasts and GPS race tracking
Read more >>>

Sailor Profile: Paul Dijkstra (NED). 2013 Dutch and German Open Champion

Here is a Q&A that was completed by Dutch and German Champion Paul Dijkstra

What got you into MUSTO Skiff class?
I sailed 49-er before but wanted to sail a boat alone. The MUSTO Skiff was perfect for that. And I still think it is the coolest boat there is!!!

What have you sailed previously?
Flits, Schakel, 29-er and 49-er,

Read the full profile >>>

AUS :: MUSTO Skiffs at Sail Sandy Regatta - 19th & 20th October Sandringham Yacht Club Over the weekend of the 19th & 20th October Sandringham Yacht Club hosted the annual Sail Sandy Regatta. The regatta is intended to promote the skills of OTB sailors competing in large fleet racing. A total of 170 boats and their crew gathered with fresh breezes forecast. read the full report >>>




10 reasons why I chose to race a MUSTO Skiff:

10 reasons why I chose to race a MUSTO Skiff: by Ben Schooling

1. I’d been sailing the RS800 for 8 consecutive seasons with 3 different crew / helm partnerships and I was basically looking for a new challenge. I was struggling to train regularly (if at all) with my crew George Kingsnorth and wanted to do more sailing. I might add the RS800 is still a great class and I’ve returned to compete at the Nationals and Garda the last couple of years and aim to continue to do so.
Read the other 9 >>>



Sailor Profile: Roger Oswald. 1 x National, 4 x EuroCup

Here is a Q&A that was completed by EuroCup Champion Roger Oswald

What got you into MUSTO Skiff class?
After many years of sailing in teams I wanted to give it try with one hand sailing. MUSTO Skiff has been fascinating me ever since.

What have you sailed previously?
505, 18ft Skiff, 49er, RS 600

How old , tall and heavy are you?
Born 1961, height 1.85m, weight 80kg

Read more >>>


MUSTO-Skiff / German Open- Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer
25 competitors from 4 nations attended.

German nationals started on friday on lake "Steinhuder Meer" with norhtern German autumn conditions.First rain and glassy water stopped the fleet from starting. But soon with a building breeze the fleet was sent out. Read more >>>



NOR EuroCup Leg : Kristiansand During the weekend 24-25 of August, beautiful Kristiansand at the southern tip of Norway once again welcomed MUSTO Skiff sailors to an exciting Eurocup regatta. Five MUSTOs started, three local boats and two German ones.
Read the full report >>>



BEL EuroCup Leg : Falling leaves 2013 The Falling Leaves Skiff regatta in Ophoven (BEL) over the weekend of 5/6 October would decide about the 2013 Eurocup winner. Ben Schooling eventually didn't show up, so local Paul Dijkstra would battle it out with Roger-from-the-Alps. We welcomed 2 newcomers to the fleet Read the full report >>>

EuroCup series overall A very close end to year of the EuroCup series saw two place changes in the top 4 overall at the Belgium Falling Leaves regatta. It would seem that if you are planning on a EuroCup campaign you need to consider this event in 2014. The dates are already set for 4th – 5th October! Again a worthy, and well travelled winner, sees Roger Oswald win the series from Swiss compatriot Nicolas Duchoud, who is apparently stuck in the mountains somewhere doing national service (I could think of worse things to be doing). Holland’s Paul Dijkstra just overtook the UK’s Ben Schooling to take 3rd place by one point, followed by Alexander Greil from Switzerland and a group of German and UK sailors headed by class chairman Iver Ahlmann. This series continues to attract an excellent turnout, with 106 boats scoring at least one result and quite a few taking part in more than the 3 results that count for the series, so if you are thinking about what to do next season, why not team up with some friends and travel to some of Europe’s friendliest sailing venues!. Next seasons dates will appear on the Google calendar as well as the events dedicated webpage. Read the results >>>

GBR: Ovington Boats MUSTO Skiff Inland Championships 16th - 17th November. The last round of the UK travellers series is the non discardable Inland Championships. Hosted by Grafham Water Sailing Club and Ovington Boats, the event attracts entries from all over the UK. Chris Turner, Duncan Hepplewhite and Nathan Batchelor will be attending from Ovington Boats, as well as support from the class association. With other Ovington classes the event is a real spectacle of high performance sailing and attracts some of the best skiff sailors in the country. For information on entry and accommodation, please contact the club at

ACO MUSTO Skiff European Championship 2013 at Union-Yacht-Club Attersee

Frithjof Schwerdt (GER) wins the European Champions 2013.

From Sunday 1st September to Friday, 6 September 2013 the event took place in the Union Yacht Club Attersee. From Monday to Friday twelve races were sailed on the western shore of Lake Attersee. read more >>>

MUSTO Skiff Open :: High Performance Open Meeting at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club (28th/29th September 2013) - GBR Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club hosted it's annual High Performance Open Meeting on 28th and 29th September. The event was part of the MUSTO Skiff national series as well as the Scottish Skiff series. The fleet comprised of fourteen MUSTO Skiffs, including seven local boats and seven visitors, and one local 49er. Saturday brought some great skiff sailing conditions with sun and a 15 knot breeze. With stronger winds forecast for the Sunday the race officer elected to hold four races on the Saturday, leaving two races for the Sunday. Read more and see the full photo gallery >>>

GBR Series “So the pack has shuffled in the 2013 MUSTO Skiff UK Series after a great event at Derwent Reservoir. Congratulations to Alastair Conn who has taken the lead but with the non-discardable Inlands remaining there are still 5 boats who could take the title. Well done to Grand Masters John Evans and Nigel Walbank who’ve made it into the top 5 and welcome back to class legend Ian Trotter. There are representative from 5 different clubs in the top 10 (Datchet, Derwent, Lymington, Rutland and Stokes), and there are 56 competitors on the circuit so far this year. Let’s try and get as many as possible to the Ovi Inlands on 16/17th November. I look forward to seeing you all there!” Results >>>>

GBR Stenhouse coaching weekend back by popular demand Richard and Kit Stenhouse have arranged a training day on Saturday 30th November at Rutland Sailing Club. Training will take place from 10am till 5pm Boats to be rigged by 10am. Thanks to the UK class associations support, we are able to offer this great opportunity as follows: Book ASAP >>>

Rule 42 sub-committee Following some debate regarding rule 42 in the class, we are looking for volunteers within the fleet to help by sitting on an international sub-committee to look into the best way forward for our class and rule 42. Currently, we have two UK class members who have volunteered, so we are ideally looking for members from mainland Europe, Australia and North America. Read more >>>

Re-election of class officers
Each year the MSCA members vote for the class officers.
The officers of the International Committee are listed here >>>
The Chairperson of the Regional Committees are listed here >>>
Each Regional Committee chair holds a general committee seat on the International MSCA and has a vote on all issues. Read more >>>

EuroCup Scores Update Following the European championships on Lake Attersee, the EuroCup has reached 107 entries for the season. With sailors from 4 nations in the top 5 overall, it’s still all to play for going into the last regatta in Belgium on the 5/6th October. read more >>>

UK Series “With 2 events left on the UK series the title is still wide open. Derwent is next on the calendar 28/29th September then the Inlands at Grafham 16/17th November (which is non-discardable) so still all to play for! Congrats to Tim Chapman and Mark Cooper who’ve made it into the top 5 through good attendance! Hope to see as many of you as possible at the remaining events. See the results >>>

Three Races More with Thermal „Wind of Roses“
Thursday morning dawned foggy, and there was some concern over whether the wind would appear at all as a day on shore was not a welcome prospect. The fleet put the time to good use as the jury kindly ran a forum to discuss the rules that they would be looking for whilst judging on the water to help clarify the disqualifications from the previous day.
By 11:30am the sun had burnt through the cloud and the wind of roses has started to blow. The fleet launched and race 8 got underway at 12:45 in a 10-12kt northerly the same as the day before. Dave Poston led the fleet out to the right hand side of the course but tacked just shy of the layline to allow Ben Schooling to round first from Jamie Hilton. The positions stayed the same to the finish with boats from Datchet Water in the UK finishing 1,2,3 and Catharina Guada scoring an excellent 4th place.
Read more >>>

European firmly in British hands!
Even today, three races were sailed again in perfect conditions!
“Wind of Roses” from two to four Beaufort 46 today sent a strong field of 46 participants of the MUSTO Skiff European Championship on three more races. All three races unfolded in the first attempt.
Jamie Hilton (GBR) finished second twice and takes over despite place 15 in the last race the overall lead. Read more >>>

Zieher out of luck!
Nicolas Duchoud is at the top!

In perfect conditions today four races were sailed! In thermic “Wind of Roses” today four races in eight to twelve knots of wind (two to three Beaufort) were sailed. For the participants it was a highlight. Read more >>>

Today, patience was needed!

Today unsteady wind from south and west made a regular race for the European Championship impossible. From 10.00 am onwards the participants walked restlessly up and down on the shore in the Union-Yacht-Club Attersee and looked over the beautiful lake. But that did not help, it was not enough. read more>>>

Spectacular races on lake Attersee

Jamie Hilton (GBR) is in the lead after three races!
From Sunday September 1st to Friday September 6th 2013 the MUSTO Skiff European Championship will take place in Union-Yacht-Club Attersee. UYCAs is very happy to welcome 48 athletes from seven different nations. From Monday to Friday a total of twelve races is notified. Starting from a total of five races the worst result can be discarded. The fourth race is scheduled for Tuesday. Read more >>>

Pre- Europeans EuroCup Event

Moritz Zieher(AUT) won the EuroCup at Lake Attersee. He is now one of the favourites for the European Championship 2013.

The Austrians are hoping for good results during the 2013 MUSTO Skiff European Championship.

From Sunday September 1st to September 6th 2013 the 2013 MUSTO Skiff European Championship will take place in Union Yacht Club Attersee. UYCAs is very happy to welcome 48 athletes from seven different nations. From Monday to Friday a total of twelve races is notified. Starting from a total of five races the worst result can be discarded. The MUSTO Skiff class was designed by Dr. Joachim Happrecht in 1999. In 2001 the first European Championship was held . read more >>>

ACO presents the MUSTO Skiff European Championship 2013

For the second time, drainage engineering specialist ACO sponsors an international regatta for the single-handed dinghy

From 31 August to 6 September 2013, 60 sailors from 10 countries will compete in 12 races on Lake Attersee in Austria for the MUSTO Skiff European Championship title. Event organizer Union-Yacht-Club Attersee (UYCAs) and the Austrian MUSTO Skiff Class Association are the hosts of the European Championship. Additionally, they will also stage a two-day Eurocup on Lake Attersee preceding the European Championship.
Read the full release >>>

Selden Mast Revisions During the life of the class the MSCA has continued to work closely with the builder, Ovington Boats and their key suppliers of critical components to ensure the class continues to be the best it can and to revise any items that may suffer excessive wear, tear and breakage read more >>>

EuroCup goes to the land of the midnight sun The Norwegian fleet welcomed an enthusiastic group of sailors from Germany and with superb sailing conditions and around 800 images, they clearly had a great time! See the full results >>>

MUSTO Skiff Open Meeting at LOSSC 17/18 August 2013
The weather forecast was dire so it was not surprising that only eleven boats had registered by the start of racing on Saturday – not surprising, but no less disappointing for the host club. They had a borrowed yacht for the committee boat, had a full race management team, half a dozen on the beach to assist with launching and recovery, six people in the RIBs, a registration team and a galley team, all for eleven sailors. Read the full report >>>

MUSTO SKIFF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 - Update 30/7/13 Since the beginning of the month we have fantastic sailing conditions on Lake Attersee. The "Wind of Roses (Rosenwind)" comes with a fantastic constancy almost daily (up to 5 Bft.) along the whole lake. And the hours of sunshine we have almost lost count - some people call it the summer of the century! read the full details of the latest update >>>

Europeans - Social Programme
Sept. 1st, 2013 / 0600 pm – opening ceremony in the very heart of Attersee.
This includes price giving for the prerace, short speeches by dignitaries (mayor, president of UYCAs,
senior rep of MSCA ,…), young sailors of UYCAs will come by boat to present the national flags of all nations participating in the event. The whole ceremony will have a musical accompaniment of thelocal band of Attersee. After the official opening of the Euro all sailors and guests will find stalls of local cuisins to join, talk, have some food or drinks – just to come together for the following event. If there will be rain we´ll have the ceremony in our club hosted by the club´s restaurant.
See the rest of the plans >>>

Continued International Growth for the MUSTO Skiff After a mammoth 2012 World Championships with 105 boats racing representing 11 separate countries, 2013 has seen continued worldwide growth for the MUSTO Skiff class. A container of 5 boats has been loaded this week destined for Newport, Rhode Island in the USA for our new North American dealer Bennett Yachting We are building another batch of 5 boats destined for Cape Town, South Africa who are in the process of establishing a new class association Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiffs were welcomed by SCLW sailing club at Walchensee :: GER This year the MUSTO Skiffs were welcomed by SCLW sailing club at Walchensee for the first time. The club, which is within an hours drive from Munich, has attracted three MUSTO Skiff sailors over the last two years. The sailors, as well as wind surfers and kite surfers, appreciate the thermal breeze on sunny days. Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiff Open :: Rutland SC 3-4 August - GBR The re-scheduled Rutland open was held on the 3rd and 4th August with a perfect weather forecast of a force 3 to 4 with sunshine and very warm for both days to suit most sailors. On Saturday we had just that, Champaign sailing condition with a perfect wind being inland of course, the race officer set a perfect W/L course with the start line near the port side of the lake, this put lots of pressure for good tacking as a pin end start would mean a tack after a few minutes with lots of boats close together and started the snakes and ladder type of weekend to follow, the gusts from the left that took its toll on people gybing all day Saturday. read more >>>

Class passes boat number 500 Following the delivery of a batch of boats to US dealer Bennett Yachting and the sale of new boats in the UK, Germany and Australia, the class has passed another milestone. Boat number 500. I understand Chris Wright (501) is thinking of calling his boat "I heard it through the grapevine" or some other reference to a classic jeans advert or perhaps a darts reference ...

EuroCup is hotting up, like the summer! Following a fabulous Kieler Woche, the next EuroCup regatta will be in the land of the midnight sun. Geir Odmar and the local sailors have recently been joined by Jamie and Natalie Hilton who have moved for work to what looks like a village out of a fantasy story!!! Wow. Read the full results >>>>

Free £20 Gift Pack when you spend £100 on Harken Small Boat Blocks or Cleats
Free £20 Gift Pack when you spend £100 on Harken Small Boat Blocks or Cleats

With the regatta season well under way and our Tech Service Van out on the road. We thought it would be a good time to announce our August Offer. To coincide with the busiest month for events ( across the country we are offering all sailors the opportunity to receive a complimentary gift from Harken throughout August.

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MUSTO Skiffs Hit South Africa
The International progress of the MUSTO Skiff class continues and now there is a dedicated RSA website and Facebook Page Find out more >>>

Shroud Bolts (Ovington Boats)

Over the years there have been a few notifications of the heads "popping" off the bolts that hold the chainplates to the gunwales.

Based on the feedback from the sailors and the results of the on-line sailor survey Ovington Boats have now produced an M8 retro fit bolt kit.

All new boats from (Aug 2013) will be supplied with M8 bolts as standard.

If you wish to upgrade your MUSTO Skiff (which is recommended) you can order a kit direct from Ovington Boats. read more >>>



Kieler Woche 2013 The MUSTO Skiff Euro Cup fleet had 20 entries at Kieler Woche 2013 with competitors travelling from as far a field as Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Great Britain and of course Germany. The atmosphere at Kieler Woche was electric and the view over the Baltic race courses was spectacular with this being the largest sailing event in Europe with 4,500 competitors in various craft taking part.
Read the full report >>>

Sailing in a spectacular scenery - Walchensee July 27 & 28 2013 Who does not come up with a big smile on his face when he thinks of the Lago di Garda in Italy - the lake provides almost perfect sailing conditions with a constant wind between the mountains. Hard to imagine, but the Great Lake has a little brother who is well hidden in the Bavarian Alps and who must not fear comparison. Still almost a secret among sailors, the Walchensee offers sailing in spectacular mountain scenery. Read more >>>

EuroCup 2013 With 8 nations currently being represented and 76 entrants the EuroCup is currently being led by World Champion, Bruce Keen (GBR), closely followed by Switzerland’s Roger Oswald and Paul Dijkstra from The Netherlands. Will it be all change once the Lake Como round from Italy is added? See the overview >>>

2013 GBR MUSTO Skiff Circuit We are now at the half way point of the UK Series and with 3 events sailed it’s Jamie Hilton of Datchet Water who’s looking strong to add to his Southern series title from 2012! With 3 qualifying events left all 48 current competitors in the 2013 series can still qualify through sailing 1 or more of the below:
• Rutland rescheduled: 3/4th August
• Derwent: 28/29th September
• Grafham Inlands (non discardable): 16th/17th November
Read more & see the results so far >>>

Noble Marine Insurance MUSTO Skiff National Championship 2013 The MUSTO Skiff National Championships saw a 40 strong fleet enjoying fantastic conditions off Highcliffe Sailing Club from 13th - 16th June. The championships started with a postponement then a cancellation of racing for the day due to high winds. With the competitors eager to make up for having lost the first day due to strong winds. Four races were sailed on Friday in a westerly 10-14 kts with glorious sunshine and a healthy swell entering the Western Solent. Read the full report >>>

Europeans Entries Open NOW - Please enter ASAP.

Here are some direct links to the entry pages. Please note that you have to enter the pre-Europeans and Europeans separately as these are two separate events.
Event Website >>>
Direct Link to the Pre-Europeans Entry >>>
Direct Link to the Europeans Entry >>>
Flight Information >>>
Transport of Boats >>>
Latest News on the Europeans >>>

Plan your trip - things to see and do near Attersee. The organisation of the Europeans is progressing well with many social events planned around the event. The word is a number of you will be extending your visit and bringing family with your so with that in mind the hosts have put together this fantastic guide of things that you cand do near Attersee before and after the event and also to give your family plenty to do during the regatta should watching MUSTO Skiffs race not be their cup of tea. read more >>>

MUSTO Skiff UK Series Updates - GBR
Calculations by Ben Schooling. Here are the updated positions; the nationals this week will add further entries to both series. More >>>

SPORTS MASSAGE AND PHYSIOTHERAPY Back by popular demand.... As I am sure you are all aware, injuries are fairly common during these events whether it is a niggle from training, overuse injury or trauma (on and off the water). But do not worry, we are here to help! We will come armed with massage oils, deep heat, freeze spray, rigid tape, kinesio tape, acupuncture needles and strong arms. We will be offering physiotherapy treatment and sports massage to competitors, family of competitors/support teams and club members throughout the GBR MUSTO Skiff Nationals. read more >>>

On holiday in North Berwick - GBR Stunning conditions prevailed as East Lothian Yacht Club once again played host to the Scottish MUSTO Skiff Championships (and leg 2 of the UK series). Launching in 8kts and glorious sunshine, racing got underway in the easterly bay under the backdrop of the ever spectacular Bass Rock, with the fleet of 7 skiffs enjoying perfect weather and a building breeze. Read the full report >>>

SUI EuroCup Leg The first day permitted no racing but lot of rain. The Yacht Club Thun had a nice hospitality with a restaurant where the swiss musto fleet of 17 sailors socalised and talked for several hours. The second day everyone was happy that the rain stopped and the wind started to blow. The whole fleet was ready and concentrated to give the best. It is a joy to see so much effort and motivation through the whole swiss fleet. Read the full report >>>

You did take part in Kieler Woche 2011 and we skipped the invitation for 2012 due to the Championship.
This year MUSTO Skiff is invited again! Tomorrow the Early Entry Fee will become invalid, so please take your chance to enter before it will be more expensive. We developed the event in Kiel-Schilksee. For example the German Class Federation will invite you to a BBQ, the OA offers good food to every sailor for a small price (5€), all lounges are open for sailor and our sponsors will invite you. The MUSTO Skiff will sail on Sunday on our new TC course and we offer daily sailing analytics to you. Please enter online and be part of the biggest sailing event in the word!

MUSTO Skiff ready to sail only £9,995 Time to upgrade your MUSTO Skiff? Due to the huge demand for used MUSTO Skiffs both in the UK and Worldwide Ovington Boats are running a promotion on new boats. Read the full details >>>

UK Nationals : GBR EuroCup Leg New information on the social programme and Harken "pit stop" service available to competitors Find Out More >>>

Pizza to Battered Fish
24 hours later and 1,300 kilometre further north I arrived in Kiel, where – after a diet of pizza at the Dongo Skiff Festival – I had my first battered fish. The first impressions I received upon arriving at the sailing arena were of countless sailors boats with sponsor logos and a harbour shuttle service. Read more >>>>

Travelling to a regatta in Europe - Top 10 things to remember by Paul Manning Many sailors may be attending this Championship as their first major international event, so I thought it might be of assistance to note down a few points of things easily forgotten or overlooked. Read more >>>

GER EuroCup Leg - Kieler Woche For those wanting to avoid paying an extra 50Euros for late entry, make sure you register for Kieler Woche before the 31.5. Follow the link below to register (unfortunately entering is a bit tricky, one has to complete a user profile first) As the highlight of the EuroCup, Kieler Woche EuroCup is this seasons second most significant regatta following the Europeans at lake Attersee. The format is a four day event running from Thursday to Sunday. Find out more >>>



Joachim Harpprecht (Godfather and designer of the MUSTO Skiff)
gives a preview of what MUSTO Skiff sailors can expect to enjoy when they attent the Europeans at Lake Attersee in September Read more >>>





UK Nationals / GBR EuroCup Leg NoR and Social programme now published ....

NOR >>> Further information and details >>>


UK Series Event 3: Stone Sailing Club 18/19th May. - GBR 16 boats arrived to take part in round 3 of the UK series at last years’ nationals venue, Stone Sailing Club. As per forecast the breeze was light 5-8kts with 10 degree shifts and despite a chill in the air it was certainly fully heated racing! Sailing on the same course as the K6’s proved tricky with the fleet needing to be on their guard to avoid the large wind shadows upwind and down. The red mist was seen to descend upon several of the fleet, especially at the leeward mark pile ups! More >>


2014 GBR Nationals Warm-up ... If you fancy getting afeel for the 2014 venue why not sail in their regatta. read more >>>


SBSC MUSTO Skiff Open Report – 20/21 April - GBR The last two world champions and 21 other sailors defied a light forecast for the Stokes Bay MUSTO Skiff Open on the 20/21 April. The first two races were held in 5-7 knots and top breeder/proud dad Tim Chapman looked on as another from his stable, this time Ed, won the first race of his first open meeting in spite of mounting pressure from Dan Henderson and Bruce Keen, the last two World champions. Read the full report >>>





Dutch EuroCup 2013

31 May, 1 - 2 June 2013 - Further details have been added to the Dutch EuroCup Page >>>

MUSTO Skiff Eurocup Spain 2013 The MUSTO Eurocup was held on the 6-7th April at Club nautico Arenal on the east side of Palma bay. The sailing area was bustling with World Sailing Olympic classes finishing off there fantastic Princess Sofia regatta and the sunny, breezy conditions that dominated the week held out for the skiffs. The class in Arenal were delighted to welcome current world champion, Bruce Keen to sail in the event. As always, the friendly class are always willing to encourge racing at this top international venue and do what they can to help out with the lending of boats and finding accomadation. Read the full report >>>

Coarse adjuster for the trapeze
(Iver Ahlmann (GER 370) )

Iver 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 >>>

EuroCup 2013 Whilst northern Europe shivers in the coldest late winter and early spring since before most of us were born, two EuroCup regattas have been successfully sailed. The French regatta at Lac du Der and the Spanish EuroCup at Club Nàutic S’Arenal (Palma Bay) were greatly enjoyed by all competitors and I am reliably informed that Palma was warmer than Stokes Bay and Kiel! For the early standings in our series please see >>>

Danish EuroCup - Online Registration now open
The inaugural Danish EuroCup (18/19.May) is now only six weeks away and online entry has just opened. Four boats have already entered and up to ten MUSTO Skiffs are expected to compete in SailExtreme, one of Skandinavias largest multi class events. The venue is on the baltic sea on the east coast of Denmark in Kerteminde, one of Denmarks top dinghy sailing spots. Camping is a available as well as a common Saturday night dinner More details >>>


MUSTO Skiff Vic States 2013 - Final Report For the first time ever the Australian MUSTO Skiff fleet headed to Metung for their 2013 Victorian State Championships. 15 boats from competed, making this the largest regatta this year. The fleet welcomed two sailors back from short breaks outside the MUSTO fleet - Jono Neate back from a break building his kitchen, sailing Marcus Hamilton's boat loaned on account of a bad knee - and Jon's brother Paul borrowing Brett William's boat. Chris Sutherland won the most travelled award trekking from Perth for the weekend. Read more >>>

France Open Skiff - Lac du der MUSTO Skiff EuroCup 2013 This year edition of the Lac du Der event was the 10th. It was also the biggest attendance with 67 boats. The central position of the lake in Europe and the good promotion and animation job done by the French organizing team is making the date bigger and bigger every year. For the third year, it was a MUSTOSkiff eurocup event, and 8 MUSTOskiff travelled from Swizerland, Netherland, France, and Great Britain to compete against each other. In addition, a solid RS700 fleet in real time completed the racing panel. Read more >>>

BERLIN SKIFF BASH 11-12th May 2013, Berliner Yacht Club Following on from the resounding success of the first Berlin MUSTO Skiff Open in Berlin, get ready for the 2013 BERLIN SKIFF BASH! A big turnout is expected from the German and Dutch fleets, it'd be awesome if we could welcome some from even further afield to this wonderful city with a top sailing venue in it's back yard! Read more >>>

GBR - Rutland open re-scheduled Following the postponement of the Rutland open due to bad weather, the event has been re-scheduled for the 3rd - 4th August.

GER EuroCup : Entry to Kieler Woche is now open. Make sure you enter early to participate in the early entry fee. Our Russian friend Yaroslav has already confirmed his attendance, so there are no excuses Kiel is too far for anyone! Note that you need to create an account to complete registration.

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GBR - Rutland Open Cancelled. Due to the bad weather conditions and forecast the event is cancelled. It will be rescheduled in due course. See more >>>

Top Covers from Ovington Boats From recent feedback Ovington Boats have become aware that the last batch of top covers have not lasted as well as one would expect. Read more >>>>

2013 GBR Scottish Skiff Series Scottish events coordinator Alistair Kerr has been working hard to get all the regattas in place for 2013 and has done an excellent job! Read more >>>

France Open Skiff - Lac du der MUSTO Skiff EuroCup 2013 Currently there are 91 entries from different skiff classes for the Lac du Der regatta
Interest has grown so much that the organisers have decided to ask a third coach to help out with the single handed classes. Read more >>>

Using wind, tide & strategy to get ahead On Friday the 19th April, thats the evening before the musto open at Stokes. Russ Clark is giving a talk entitled ' Using wind, tide & strategy to get ahead ', see the poster.

Russ Clark's Stokes Bay coaching - GBR The excellent coaching weekend run by class and Olympic coach Russ Clark will be over the weekend of 27th - 28th April at Stokes Bay Sailing Club. If you have not had the opportunity to take part in one of these events, they are very strongly recommended as Russ' relaxed but very professional style will make you a better sailor! Book a space ASAP

2013 GBR MUSTO Skiff Circuit So the 2013 season is now upon us so it’s time to start thinking about checking in with the WAGs and booking off the sailing weekends! The Committee have put their heads together and come up with a new format this year to try and encourage more boats to compete and be eligible for one UK series rather than a split Northern and Southern Series. There will be 4 events to qualify which will include the Nationals and Inlands as requirements plus any 2 other from the list below: Read more >>>

2013 Datchet Open - GBR 3 C and 3 knots of breeze ... 3 is NOT the magic number .... 13 brave and enthusiastic skiff sailors arrived at Datchet to be greeted with both the thermometer and the wind gage reading 3. The race officer rightly postponed and later cancelled sailing for the day. With the boat show on at the same weekend the majority of the fleet... went sailing anyway! Informal racing round a short course in 0-3 knots of wind is surprisingly fun... you just have to decide the windward mark after the start. The fleet came in for brownies (thanks Jules!) and an early night as an early start was scheduled for the next day Read more >>

Facebook Group for the Europeans There is a Facebook group now set up for the European Championships. Search "MUSTO-Skiff-EURO 2013" to find the group.

RYA Dinghy Show 2013 - GBR The annual UK season opening show last weekend is always a lot of fun to catch up with friends and see the latest equipment as well as some interesting designs. I’ve got no idea how many years I have been going, but I always look forward to the first weekend in March! Our show boat was ESP 494, this boat is going to Minorca Sailing to increase their fleet to 5, so if you were one of the many who popped by to ask about the class, why not take a holiday with Minorca Sailing and have some warm weather sailing in a skiff to see what you think? Read more >>>

GJW Direct SailJuice Series 2013 Paul Manning asked me to write a few words about my experience of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series over the Winter. As the website describes; “The series is based around six of the UK's biggest winter handicap events. Sailors from many different dinghy fleets now consider this series as one of the main goals of their winter racing. With great prizes on offer, it attracts some of the best sailors in the country to compete against each other”. This year saw over 800 separate competitors and over 200 taking part in 2 or more events with several of the events reaching record breaking capacity. More >>>

2013 Class membership Please can I remind all sailors that their annual membership was due on the 1st January and would appreciate members joining before competing. It's very easy, just go to select your nation and follow the instructions. International class secretary.

MUSTO Skiff at the RYA Dinghy Show 2013 The excellent annual RYA Dinghy Show will be this weekend, 2-3rd March, at Alexandra Palace. The MUSTO Skiff will be on the Ovington Boats stand C76 in the main hall and the class will be showing a new boat destined for Minorca Sailing. This will be the 5th boat for their superb sailing holiday centre at idyllic Bay of Fornells, so if you fancy a go why not get in touch with Minorca Sailing on stand A2. Ian Aldridge, Minorca Sailing Manager commented "We have 5 skiffs and I have to say they are the best designed and best built boats I have ever come across. The fact that we have one which is 7 years old is testament to the quality of the boat in terms of design and construction. I recommend that anyone should have a go on one. My thanks to the boat builders at Ovington and the designers". We hope to see you at the show ... or for those who want to race the Datchet Open which is also running this weekend.

GER EuroCup Leg :: Kiel. NOR Now available >>>

2013 Euopeans

To all participants of the MUSTO Skiff-Euro 2013 the organization team wishes a

The event website is now live

2012 Class Survey Product Evolution Following the 2012 sailor survey, the following has been approved by the class:
1. 2.5mm diameter lower shrouds may be changed to 3.0mm diameter shrouds of the same material (1x19 stainless steel wire)
2. The shroud bolts may be changed from 6mm diameter to 8mm diameter stainless steel bolts or machine screws Read more >>>

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How to progrip the wings by Max Doehler GER 403

After 4 years of use the original grey antisliptape on my wings was completely worn off. Therefore I decided to take the time to change it for Progrip.I believe ProGrip is superior to the grey tape because it provided better grip, it dosn't wear out your clothes or skin, it looks better and is cheaper. But it is less robust to damage. Read more >>>

2013 Tiger Trophy The 20th Rutland Challenge for the John Merricks Tiger Trophy was run over the weekend of 2nd – 3rd February at Rutland Water. This annual early season event always attracts huge entries and although the forecast was for cold weather (max. 4 degrees) and a fresh North wind on top 210 dinghies varying from 18ft skiffs to Toppers and split into 2 fleets took to the water on the first day. The Saturday is made up of 4 short races split into fast and slow handicap and the Sunday is a 2 hour pursuit race.
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Class Rules Following feedback from the 2012 class survey, the class committee in conjunction with World Sailing have amended, approved and published the 2013 class rules. Read more >>>

The 2013 season EuroCup regattas start in France and Spain. All the events will appear on the Google calendar, with a quick link on the homepage. The French EuroCup will be at lovely Lac du Der in the Champange-Ardenne region with regular coach Peter Barton. You might even get a bit if wine tasting in! Registration is carried out online. The Spanish EuroCup continues to form part of the World Sailing grade 1 Princess Sophia regatta. Based at Yacht club El Arenal on Palma Bay. World Champion Bruce Keen is confirmed as a participant, so if you fancy some black paella and the chance of early Mediterranean sunshine, then this is the one for you! More details on ESP

Ever fancied looking like a pro on TV? At Kieler Woche 27-30th of June this year you will have a chance because the organisers are putting on a race course with full TV coverage. There is rib, helicopter, GPS tracking coverage, just like you saw at the Olympics in Weymouth! The images are live broadcasted on local television, but are also available as streams online. The course is allocated to a different class every day and the MUSTO Skiffs have already been allocated a slot. Check out this video showing you the Kieler Woche 49er Medal Race in 2011. Find out more >>>

2013 MUSTO Skiff North Americans The 2013 MUSTO Skiff North Americans will be held July 1 to 7 at Huntington Lake. Huntington Lake is located in California's sunny and beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. The daily mountain wind is very reliable and typically 10-14 knots between noon and 4 pm, ideal for sailing a MUSTO skiff. Read more >>>

New USA owners website launched. Great work by Hays Clarke to pull together a new website for the MUSTO Skiff sailors in the USA. Visit the site


New Vice Chairman: Nicolas Duchoud

Following the vote on the class survey, the MSCA welcomes Nicolas Duchoud as the new Vice Chairman of the International Class Association. He will also act as the Swiss National Representative.

Big thanks go to Andy Peake who had previously held the role of Vice Chairman for many years. He has moved on to sail RS800 with his fiancé.

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Sailor Profile: Will Phillips. 2013 AUS National Champion Bookmark and Share

Here is a Q&A that was completed by MUSTO Skiff AUS 2013 National Champion Will Phillips

What got you into the MUSTO Skiff class?
Great competition against good sailors. I also enjoy the boat handling challenge.

What have you sailed previously?

How old, tall and heavy are you?
Im 25,186cm and 78kg

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3rd Australian MUSTO Skiff Championship 2013 - Final Round-up The MUSTO Skiff Australian Championships has been action-packed throughout the week-long competition. In the end, Will Phillips claimed the title by tallying one more point ahead of runners-up Jon Newman and Tim Hill. Will Phillips is the new MUSTO Skiff Australian Champion, he won by one point from Jon Newman with Tim Hill third. All are from Victoria. For Will it was a good fortnight, as he came to Perth the day after winning the 49er National Championships. The championships over five days, from January 4 to 8, was sailed on Melville Water Perth from Mounts Bay sailing club. The significance of sailing in Perth is that it’s the first time outside Victoria and reflects the growth in Perth from one to eight boats in a Year. Read more >>>




Sailor Profile: Tim Hill. 2010 AUS National Champion Bookmark and Share

Here is a Q&A that was completed by MUSTO Skiff AUS 2010 National Champion Tim Hill

What got you into the MUSTO Skiff class?
>>I'd sailed contenders before and was burnt out and a little bored with them, the mustoskiff seemed the right step to take next.

What have you sailed previously?
>>international contenders, I-14s, 505s

How old, tall and heavy are you?
>>6' 1" 83 kgs

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Sailor Profile: Jono Neate. 2012 AUS National Champion

Here is a Q&A that was completed by MUSTO Skiff 2012 AUS National Champion.

What got you into the MUSTO Skiff class?
>> the growing Australian fleet

What have you sailed previously?
>> international contender

How old, tall and heavy are you?
>> 191cm, 88kg

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3rd Australian MUSTO Skiff Championship 2013 - Day 5 With no racing possible on Day 4, 3 races were scheduled for Day 5, with a steadily building sea breeze forecast for the middle off the day. RACE 8 The fleet left the beach in light conditions, the wind swinging from gradient to sea breeze direction and settling in at 8 knots as the fleet started. The breeze swung right off the line, favouring boats at the boat end, before bending back to the left as the leaders approached the port tack lay line. Newman, Hill, Green, Sutherland and Phillips led the fleet back to the starboard approach and onto the first run. Newman found pressure on the right hand side of the run to lead to the bottom gate from Phillips and Hill. Read more >>>

2012 MUSTO Skiff Survey, 10th Year Running The 2012 MUSTO Skiff Survey is now closed and the results indicate that we have a great future ahead. Thank you to all those who took the time to complete the survey. This is the 10th year we have conducted the survey. Below are some key points from the survey, with a link to the full results at the bottom;
Survey Overview
- Responses from 22 countries, solid growth of activity being show in most countries
- The representation of GBR sailors has dropped to just 40% reflecting the strong international growth of the class
- 27% of responses came from people who don't own a MUSTO Skiff
- There is a growth of the youth section - Good to see younger sailors joining Read more >>>

3rd Australian MUSTO Skiff Championship 2013 - Day 3 Day 3 Australian MUSTO Skiff Championship concludes in dramatic fashion 2 boats protested by the Race Committee for not signing on before going afloat, despite one of these boats returning ashore to sign later and still making the start of both race, and a third boat returning undetected and not protested by the Race Committee. read more >>>


3rd Australian MUSTO Skiff Championship 2013 - Day 2 Day 2 Australian MUSTO Skiff Championships held in the slowly building Fremantle Doctor, in warm sunshine, 38 degrees and 27 degrees water temperature. read more >>>



3rd Australian MUSTO Skiff Championship 2013 - Day 1 Venue : Mounts Bay Sailing Club - Perth (AUS) This is the venue for the next World Championships The 3rd Australian Must oskiff Championship got underway in warm, sunny conditions and clear skies. 3rd place getters in each heat provide these race reports. RACE 1 report by Marcus Hamilton The first race of the Perth nationals got underway cleanly after an initial general recall by the over excited fleet. The fleet split with Denis Jones/ Marcus hamilton/ Tim hill/Robin Dayes looking for the fabled left hand shift. The balance of the fleet working the shifts to the right. When the fleets converged it was the Western Australians who were shining. Arthur Brett in the lead, followed by Jones & Thor Schoenoff. More >>>

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