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ACO 8th MUSTO Skiff World Championship 2017 Club Nàutic S’Arenal (Bahía de Palma, Spain)

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ACO 8th MUSTO Skiff World Championship 2017 Club Nàutic S’Arenal (Bahía de Palma, Spain) - Measurement and Registration. The pre-worlds regatta is tomorrow but at the Club Nàutic S’Arenal the competitors are gathering in preparation for the regatta. The regatta has a total of 64 entries from 13 different nationalities which are spread over 5 ifferent continents. The club is welcoming all the guests from around the world and they are quickly being taken through the measurement and registration process. Each boat is being fully scrutinised by international measurer Rob Taylor to ensure all boats are class legal guaranteeing a level playing field for competitors. Read more >>>

ACO 9th MUSTO Skiff World Championship 2018 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (Melbourne, Australia) Whilst everyone is on their way to Palma it is also time to start thinking about what happens after Palma ... the 9th Worlds will be hosted by the Australian fleet and they will be keen to tell you all about the event in Spain, but just to give you a preview take a look at the provisional details.

 

Musto Skiff 2017 – 13/14th Mayl 2017 Datchet WaterSailing Club A well know inland sailing location home to many Musto Skiff sailors, over 20 Skiff sailors arrived to sun and breeze, perfect sailing conditions! The first challenge of the weekend for every sailor started before they got a chance to leave the shore line. Launching the skiff is testing but launching in a head on breeze whist attempting to stand on an extremely slippy slipway certainly was an interesting way to start the weekend. Read more >>>

Travelling to the World Championships However you are planning to travel to Palma for the upcoming ACO World Championships, please take a moment to read this document, as it may help with your even planning. Read more >>>

VICTORIAN MUSTOSKIFF CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 :: AUS
16 Victorians travelled to the venue for the next Australian Worlds to Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron for an unseasonable break to our extended summer.  Rather than sunshine competitors were greeted by a 20-25 knot south westerly which local legend Richie Robertson promised to be sparkling flat water conditions, as close to ‘absolutely perrrrfect’, as you can get. In reality, as mist drizzled in horizontal sheets, conditions were more than challenging, making the race course closer to a game of Mario Kart than racing. Read more >>>

2017 Worlds Social Programme Anyone who has been to a championships hosted in Mallorca will know what to expect; those who have yet to enjoy the fine hospitality on offer have a treat ahead. As well as the usual on-the-water programme for the racing we are providing an opportunity to enjoy the fine hospitality of the Club Nàutic S’Arenal. See more >>>

Worlds - Regatta Support by Ovington. The Ovington van will be leaving the factory on Sunday the 20th of May, arriving in Palma the morning of Wednesday 24th of May. If you would like to place any orders for equipment to be delivered to the event (carriage free) please contact; Nathan Batchelor Nathan.Batchelor@ovingtonboats.co.uk or John McAfee john.mcafee@ovingtonboats.co.uk There will be a degree of spares on the van to cover any emergencies during the event. I am looking forward to meeting you all out there!

New Class Rules now published ... As you saw in the survey, the technical team spent a lot of time reviewing the class rules to bring them into line with what has been happening in the class. We looked at the way that lots of people have rigged and pimped their boats. Various pimps have been made to the boats over the last 10 years to make the boat easier and more fun to sail and rig; many of which are on the Class Website. Also, the format of the original rules was cumbersome and they had some deficiencies (along with all other classes) arising from the format required by World Sailing and changes in their Regulations. Read more >>

Musto Skiff at the Ullswater YC for the first Scottish Skiff Series - 2017 A weekend that had it all (apart from a steady force 4)....12 Musto Skiffs joined the 3 Day Easter Regatta at Ullswater YC for the first Scottish Skiff Series event. In an interesting format the Skiffs shared a line and racecourse with a 30 strong mixed A symmetric fleet including SB20, VX1 and 49er amongst others. This gave the feel of a busy start line and put a premium on who you started next to and who you arrived at the marks with. Read more >>>

Two spaces have become available on the Sailboat Delivery trailer for Palma. If you've yet to sort transport then please book asap. Price £700 please contact Pippa or Abby on below details to book your slot. 01243 377633 or abby@sailboatdeliveries.co.uk

Musto Skiff 2017 – 08/09th April 2017 Stokes Bay Sailing Club :: 35 boats do battle ....
A record open entry of 35 Musto Skiffs took to the water for round two of the UK Series at Stokes Bay Sailing club, the home of the Musto Skiff class. As per Rutland the fleet was joined by the RS800’s, B14’s and 4000’s (in place of the Cherubs) which made for a great atmosphere and buzz around the club with +70 boats rigging up in anticipation of a great weekend of racing. It also meant that the club were a little short of marks for both courses which was to prove costly for one competitor! Read more >>>

Musto Skiff 2017 Derwent Training
5 visitors travelling from Yorkshire dales and Loch Lomand joined 8 local boats on Saturday the 8th of April for an action packed weekend of training. The wind and sun gods were informed that we required sun and a gradually increasing wind over the weekend. The weekends coaching was taken by Ian Turnbull from Rope4boats and his glamorous assistant Alistair Conn. The theme for the weekend was lots of starting practice focusing on holding your lane after the start. Short compact lines were the order of the day making the 14 boat fleet feel like a replica for a worlds start line. Saturday concluded with a 1hour debrief followed by a trip to the pub. Read more >>>

MUSTO KITS OUT THE NEW GENERATION OF SAILOR WITH THEIR 2017 DINGHY COLLECTION Musto present their return to dinghy sailing with a collection designed to meet the needs of the world’s most demanding boats, and the new breed of performance athletes that sail them. In order to do this, the world's no 1 sailing brand has worked directly with their partner Groupama Team France to produce one of the most forward thinking-collections ever created. Read more >>>

Musto Skiff 2017 Rutland Open - 25-26 March 2017.
24 Mustos gathered at Rutland for a fantastic start to the season - 2 days of sun and wind, and some very close racing! Race 1 got underway in a 12-15 knots NE breeze, with the sailors unsure which way up the beat would pay. The answer was to sail the shifts and say in pressure - very tricky to get right! Stuart Keegan made the best of it to round the first mark first, closely followed by Alex Knight,  Dan Kilsby and Dave Poston. The four fought it out changing places several times, with Dan taking the win from Alex and Dave. read more >>>

Musto Skiff 2017 AUS Nationals Race Reports
Overall a great regatta even though the wind and regatta planning didn’t align.  ex World Champion Jon Newman showed he is still on top.  Thor again fast and consistent.  AST sailor Will Phillips sailed brilliantly on day 1 and found the racing really relevant to his Olympic training. Day 1
The wind on the course was between the below two systems and oddly sometimes the RHS paid and sometimes the LHS, plus shifts in the middle.  Really fun racing. Read more >>>

1st Pre-Worlds training regatta - Club Nàutic S’Arenal (Bahía de Palma, Spain) Club Nàutic Arenal hosted their Olympic classes training regatta over the weekend of 9th - 12th March. The strong local Musto Skiff class were invited to join in as part of their build up to the World Championships in May. The Olympic classes are in Arenal as part of the build up to the prestigious annual Princess Sofia regatta, one of the major World Sailing regattas. Read more >>>

New boat finance  Ovington Boats have arranged a finance package with Pegasus Marine Finance for those looking to buy a new boat and spread the cost over a period of months. The link provides you with the option to have the flexibility of entering both the amount to borrow and the period of borrowing to tailor your needs.Click here for details. If you require further information, please contact the sales team at Ovington Boats to discuss.

Pre-Regatta Training with Russ Clark sponsored by ACO We are pleased to announce we have booked Musto Skiff sailor and highly experienced coach Russ Clark (GBR) to provide coaching in the build up to the 2017 World Championships in Palma. This coaching will be aimed to support all sailors, from the first timers at a world championship to those who wish to pick up some coaching tips to refine their performance. Find out more and book your space >>>

Musto Skiff class at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017
The class has been a regular of the annual RYA dinghy show ever since it first appeared there as a prototype back in 2000. At the time, I recall it created a huge amount of interest from the public and press, with one very well known sailor commenting that it would be impossible to sail as you simply don’t have enough arms! ctor that is always a draw. Read more >>>

High demand for Palma charter boats If you are not planning on sailing at the Palma Worlds, please can you drop Paul Manning a line if you would be interested in chartering your boat. We are getting an increasing number of sailors from Australia who are keen to sail and would like to tie up as many teams as possible. Email Paul >>>

Musto Skiff Harken UK National Championships
The website and NOR for the Musto Skiff Harken UK National Championships is now live at http://musto-skiff-nationals-2017.sailbrightlingsea.com with a newsletter you can sign up to now and online entry opening soon. Brightlingsea Sailing Club is a very friendly and professionally run club, with racing taking place in the Colne and Blackwater estuaries providing quality tactical racing. The club will be open all day for families and Colchester (the countries oldest recorded town and capital in Roman times) is just up the road, where you can visit the castle or pop in to see the animals at Colchester Zoo!

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