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This is the website for International Musto Performance Skiff Class Association.

This is the owners membership organisation for all MPS owners world wide and we hope
you will support your class through joining (note: AUS, GER &
SUI nationals should join their
local association)

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5th World Championships in 2015 : Notice of Race and Entry Forms: The Notice of Race is available and Entry Form open for the upcoming Worlds in Perth. Please visit the Worlds Web Site Official Notices page.

Musto Skiff Focus Day, at Rutland Sailing Club, April 6 th 2014- "a good days sailing with lots of good advice" The conditions were blustery, there was a gust of 30 knots in the morning session. We decided do some 3 boat upwind training, and long downwind blasts . Richard Stenhouse, Tim Olin and Pete Hayward were in the rib. Read more >>>

Stokes Bay Sailing Club – April 12th/13th 2014 - GBR A week ago today, in avid anticipation, I punched in a search for the weekend forecast at Stokes Bay. The prediction read something along the lines of 4knts from the SW veering to the NE as Saturday progressed, and for the Sunday, a big fat zero stared right back at me. Ouch! Still, the boats were loaded on the double stacker, travels plans made; I was committed. Saturday arrived and the journey was made. On approach to the club, driving along Hampshire’s equivalent of Malibu Beach, our eyes were wandering over the Solent looking for reasons to be cheerful. The sun was shining, and quite brightly too; but there was, as predicted, little wind. First decision of note was to order myself up a bacon/egg sandwich, more out of necessity than desire. Out in the boat park, boats were arriving, 18 in all, bolstered with the presence of the RS800s and B14s. I sensed early season optimism, even over hearing a discussion of sea breeze. Read more >>>

Spanish EuroCup date change Due to a couple of unforeseen problems, the Spanish round of the 2014 EuroCup dates have been changed to 30th May - 1st June. Apologies for any inconvenience.

5th World Championships in 2015 :: Perth (AUS) CONTAINER PLANNING It is time to get booked onto the containers for Perth 2015. We will develop this area as things become more apparent, but we want to start by getting a list together of sailors who plan to attend the ACO World championships in Perth and another list of sailors who have paid their non refundable deposit to attend the regatta. We have had a number of shipping quotes but in summary:
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Ammersee-Cup will take place on May 17th and 18th - GER this year the Ammersee-Cup will take place on May 17th and18th. Together with Torsten Bendig from the German Musto Performance Skiff Class Association we tried to find a date that would not be in conflict with other races and the Kieler Woche. As last year you will be able to meet lots of sailors of other fast boat classes. You will sail on one of the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria enjoying a fascinating view onto the Alps. See more information >>>

BERLIN SKIFF BASH '14 29th May-1st June 2014, Lake Muegglesee, Berlin - GER

…, what exactly ‘something else’ is, escapes me for the moment.

What is certain though, is that the BERLINSKIFFBASH this year will be even bigger and better than ever before. Why, I hear you say? Well, read on my fellow sailors to find out! Find out more >>>

Greg Barrington - Australian class measurer As the class continues to expand in Australia, Greg has kindly agreed to become the class measurer in Australia and will be the class measurer at the upcoming Perth World Championships. As an introduction, Greg has kindly written a brief bio of his sailing career. Strange how small the World is, as he sailed Cadet dinghies at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham on Crouch, where the Musto Skiff prototype and initial trials were carried out and where class secretary Paul Manning also sailed Cadets! Greg crewed in a Cadet for a couple of years in the early ‘70s on the Thames and competed at the class national championships which was annually held at RCYC Burnham. He then windsurfed for a couple of years during the mid ‘80s on Grafham Water, sailed Lasers and Fireballs during the mid ‘90s on Lake Naivasha in Kenya and has been sailing Contenders since the turn of the century in Western Australia. On the technical/measurement front, Greg has been on the Contender class technical committee since 2006, becoming a national measurer in 2008 and international measurer in 2011. Greg's will be joining the class technical committee and we look forward to having another experienced individual on the team.

Musto Skiff Rutland Open Meeting 22-23 March 2014 - GBR After the last few weeks of spring conditions, the winds returned for the first Musto Skiff Open of the year at Rutland Sailing Club, held along with the B14 and Cherub fleets. The fleet of 18 Mustos launched into what looked like great conditions, hoisted the kites and set off downwind to the bottom of the lake. When there and looking back upwind to the shore it was a different picture, although as said before the launch if the boats weren't built for this then they would have put smaller sails on! So onto the racing, and a test to see who had been training over the winter. Read more >>>

Harken announce sponsorship of the Musto Skiff Nationals 2014! - GBR Harken UK are delighted to announce their support for the Musto Skiff 2014 National Championships due to be held at Stokes Bay Sailing Club from the 14-17th August. Harken will be providing a range of participant packs and highly sought after prizes during this competitive four day event! The Musto Skiff Class, built by Ovington Boats Ltd. and fitted with Harken deck hardware, is designed for high performance competitive racing. read more >>>

Port Melbourne Yacht Club hosted the 2014 Musto Performance Skiff Championships over the 10th, 11th and 12th of March - AUS Port Melbourne Yacht Club hosted the 2014 Musto Performance Skiff Championships over the 10th, 11th and 12th of March in balmy weather and bright sunshine. A small, but highly competitive fleet welcomed back Jono Neate, fresh from his agonisingly close 2nd place at the International Contender World Championships, and Olympic coach and two time International Contender World Championship, Arthur Brett from Perth, who's purchased a second boat to sail on his visits to Melbourne. read more >>>

BERLIN SKIFF BASH '14 29th May-1st June 2014, Lake Muegglesee, Berlin - GER Berlin Skiff Bash '14 - preparations are afoot to welcome the northern European MPS class to Berlin for a 4 days of training and regatta on lake Muegglesee on the eastern fringes of the German capital. Frithjof Schwerdt is lined up to lead two days of training (29-30th May) followed by two days of racing. This is the perfect opportunity to get the season off to a great start with the bonus of a day or two seeing what Berlin has on offer! Find out more >>>

2014 GBR MPS Circuit Promo So the 2014 season is now upon us with Rutland just round the corner so it’s time to start booking the sailing weekends in the calendar! Early signs are looking good for the season ahead with 12 boats out at Datchet and 7 at Rutland last Sunday. There were 59 individual competitors on the UK circuit last year, with 73 in 2012 and 69 in 2011 so it would be great to push numbers up again. Speaking of which there are some new comers and old hats returning to the fleet. Griff Tanner has joined Datchet and there is another recent Laser convert David Ayre. Ben Clegg has imported a boat from UAE and Christian Reynolds and John Reekie have both bought new boats. Duncan Hepplewhite of Ovington informs me that numbers will hit 520 very soon. Read more >>>

Kieler Woche Musto Skiff - free accommodation provided by ACO Kieler Woche is approaching and to help your planning our class sponsor ACO has put together a great accomodation offer. There is free accommodation available for all sailors on a first come/first serve basis. There is a total of 12 rooms available (5 of which double). Please get in contact with Iver Ahlmann for booking

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Musto Performance Skiff Training Focus Day at Rutland SC- GBR The Focus day at Rutland was a big success with the help of the Rutland team helping making the day go smoothly. With five people on the start line for the first club race, Kit asked if we wanted some quick fire short w/l course and start practice instead, this was a better option for us so the club racing was left to later in the day and Kit went into multitasking mode, she is now starting to master putting a whistle in her mouth as part of her starting procedure as well as getting good starts herself. More >>>

Musto Performance Skiff at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014 - GBR The big talking point for the class and for other onlookers was the announcement that ACO Water Management has agreed to continue to sponsor the classes major international championships for the next three World Championships starting at Perth (Western Australia) in January 2015. Closer to home, the UK fleet are busy preparing for their National Championships hosted by Stokes Bay Sailing Club on 14th – 17th August and sponsored by Harken. As well as their nation wide coaching and training programme sponsored by Noble Marine Insurance. Read more >>>

Noble Marine Insurance class coaching and focus days - GBR GBR class association - improving your skills in 2014. Nobody is going to say our class is an easy boat to sail; in fact, many sailors join the class for a challenge. The class has always recognised this and in 2014 the GBR fleet has again arranged a number of professional coaching as well as sailor led 'focus' dates around the UK. All the dates will appear on the calendar, but a summary of the dates and venues are as follows: Read more >>>

ACO to sponsor the next three Musto Skiff World Championships Bookmark and Share

The next three World Championships are to be held at Perth (Australia), Lake Garda (Italy) and a European Venue to be selected. ACO is working with the MPSCA to develop the best series of world championships ever held for singled-handed asymmetric trapeze dinghies. The support from ACO will enable fantastic event programmes for the competitors, both on and off the water. Following a hugely successful World Championships at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy UK in 2012, attracting 105 entries and an equally successful European Championships at Attersee in Austria, ACO have agreed to a longer term relationship with the only ISAF international high performance trapeze skiff class. Read more >>>

5th World Championships in 2015 :: Perth (AUS) Lots of behind the scene work is happening to make the Worlds a success and great experience for our overseas guests. This website is where everything to do with the Perth Worlds is posted We will also update key items on the International site.
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3 piece mast Following last years class survey feedback, Ovington Boats has worked with Selden to produce a 3 piece mast. The bottom section remains identical to the previous specification but the top section can now be removed at the hounds (forestay and shroud) step down join. This means that a broken taper can be replaced without the need to replace the parallel section from the hound join to the spreaders. Clearly it is essential that the bend characteristics remain the same and to this end, the product has undergone a successful testing period. For more information, please contact Ovington Boats or your local dealer.

10 reasons to come to the French Open Skiff event at Lac du Der over Easter

1. 2 days coaching (Ben Schooling / Ian Martin) and 3 days racing
2. 30 boat fleet in 2013 (including RS700’s) – 80+ boats overall.
3. Great early season training
4. Large open expanse of water with easy launching
5. Accommodation and meals all on site
6. No days holiday required from work
7. Easy 4hr drive from Tunnel
8. Friendly environment, relaxed atmosphere
9. Fun socials with a Trans-European vibe
10. Great cycling round the lake after sailing

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Sailor Profile: Nicolas Duchoud . 2012 GER Open National Champion
Here is a Q&A that was completed by MPS 2012 GER Open National Champion Nicolas Duchoud

What got you into the MPS class?
I wanted to sail single handed again. I had to choose between competition (Laser), fun (Moth) and the overall package (Musto Skiff). I was lucky that a mate just sold me his Musto Skiff SUI 109

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Australian National Championships 4th – 8th January
After a one point loss in the 2013 Nationals, could Jon Newman collect the prize that has eluded him for four years or would the three day a week training program Marcus Hamilton had been following allow the multiple World and National champion a real shot at the Musto Performance Skiff Australian National Championships. That was the question... The Musto Performance Skiff Fleet came from Melbourne, Perth and country Victoria with one view, to race hard and prepare themselves for the 2015 Worlds in Perth next year, fine tuning to race pace, will this be a classic Ashes grudge match or will the Aussies be triumphant? Game on! Read more >>>

2014 Life Members - Congratulations

It is with great pleasure that the international class committee of the Musto Performance Skiff class has voted to present Roger, Iver & Richard with lifetime membership of the class in gratitude for the hard work they have given the class. Without doubt, the development of the class would not have achieved such success without the support of people like Roger, Iver & Richard. Read more >>>



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2014 EuroCup Details

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Pimp my skiff
Inspired by the cult MTV series "Pimp My Ride" this section of the site shows you those little mods made by various owners to their boat. Please send us your mods to feature in this section.

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What the Sailors say
I brought an MPS and am very very pleased with my choice.
It has re-vitalised my sailing”

Ian Renilson: Contender Champion

The Best Fleet Racing
In a recent survey it was revealed that almost 40% of MPS sailors are past champions in other classes.

How to sail a Musto Skiff 
by Richard Stenhouse, Multiple Champion.

Simon Hiscocks diary from the Musto Skiff Gold Cup
Double Olympic 49er medallist Simon Hiscocks recently joint the Musto Skiff fleet to compete in the Gold Cup at Lake Garda as part of his post Olympic relaxation. During the event he maintained a diary of his experiences which were recently published in the UK sailing magazine Yachts and Yachting . For those of you who missed the magazine here is the article, for those of you who did read it - here is the unedited version.

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