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Grafham Water MUSTO Skiff Inland Championships Despite an interesting weather forcast twenty eight MUSTO Skiff’s arrived for the 2006 inlands. A sunny day greeted the fleet on Saturday with twenty knots of breeze and gusts of a bit more. The race course was shared with the 49er and b14’s with the MUSTO sailing the outer course. The first race was won by Richard Stenhouse followed by David Poston, Ian Trotter and Ant Chapman proving that light weights can still do well in windy weather. Brian Greensmith came in 5th after the confusion as to which mark the fleet should be rounding . Read the full report >>>

Travellers Series Updates With the all events for 2006 now behind us we have the final results for the UK & Scottish Travellers series. Richard Stenhouse put in a stong performance "down south" whilst Ian Trotter took the Scottish series. Turnouts were excellent with 69 entries in the UK series and 24 in the Scottish series. A big thanks to Gavin Homer for pulling together all the results. UK Series Scottish Series

Coaching course for top MUSTO Skiff Sailors As everyone one knows the willingness to learn and share ideas are one of the cornerstones of the success of the MUSTO Skiff class. There can be few classes where the top sailors are so keen to help others have a very good bash at beating them; and to further this at Rutland Sailing Club last weekend a number of top MUSTO Skiff sailors honed their coaching skills under the guidance and assessment of top RYA Coach Instructor Mike Hart. Read more >>>

Winter Storage For many of you the thought of storing away your MUSTO Skiff for the winter is complete madness - but there are some who like to have a break so here are a few top tips to put your boat away for the winter ... Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiff Party and Exhibition Racing Hosted by Ovington Boats - December 9th Ovington Boats in association with MUSTO Ltd invite all MUSTO Skiff owners, suppliers and friends of the class to the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham on Crouch, Essex on Saturday 9th December to enjoy an end of season party which will be combined with some exhibition races for the Burnham Icicle Trophy. The Burnham Icicle Trophy was originally presented as the premier dinghy winter trophy, it has been kindly offered to the class by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club for this event. The MUSTO Skiff has again had a very successful season, and we would like to thank all those involved in the project for their continued support. Read more >>>

2006 Survey Data - Thanks to all who took the time to complete the annual survey - very interesting results as usual; loads of people planning to join the class and many folk looking to attend the Worlds in Garda - 80+ fleet looks on the cards. View the data >>>

Ian Renilson wins MUSTO Champion of Champions. East Lothian were the hosts for the event for all Scottish champions and Traveler Series champions, the MUSTO Champion of Champions, also sponsored by Bosuns Locker and RYA Scotland. Held on the 21st and 22nd of October, North Berwick’s famous microclimate defied the gloomy weather forecasts to provide sunshine and good winds on the Sunday. Four races on the Sunday followed one very light weather race on the Saturday. Full report on Y&Y.com >>>

MUSTO Skiff Podcast for the iPod Do you ever need a fix on the train or want to show your mates what sailing is all about? Well it’s easy to do now as you can download the MUSTO Skiff DVD from 2004 which has now been formatted for the iPod (thanks Ted Mount). It’s a big download (30M) but well worth it! Download page >>>

2006 Regional Review - Midlands by Richard & Kit Stenhouse. The MUSTO skiff fleet in the Midlands as with fleets else where is on the increase. The newest member is Steve Tylecote joining the Rutland fleet, now 11 boats. Steve will add a new dimension to the racing as he is the current Firefly National Champion and came 2nd team racing at the ISAF World sailing Games. Read more >>>

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2007 Major Fixtures. We are delighted to announce that the 2007 World Championships and UK Nationals venues have now been confirmed. MSCA Fixtures Sec Ant Chapman said "We have worked hard to secure top venues for the 2007 events, with a huge response from the recent sailor survey we hope to see in excess of 80 boats at Garda next year from many nations ,,," For more details follow Worlds Page or UK Nationals Page.

MUSTO Skiff's Endeavour Challenge. As Sten was on holiday and I am still European Champion I had the privilege to represent the MUSTO Skiff class at this years Endeavour Trophy. Myself and Grahme Vials turned up bright and early on Friday morning and took delivery of our brand new Topper Xenon.We rigged it as quickly as possible in the pouring rain,then ran inside.Here we were given a briefing by Harvey Hillary and then sent on the water for an excellent days coaching. Read more >>>

2006 Scottish Skiff Racing Championships The 2006 Scottish Skiff Racing Championships were held at Largs Sailing Club over the weekend of the 31st September / 1st October. The event was also the last of five in the Scottish Skiff Grand Prix Circuit and attracted an amazing turnout of 39 skiffs. In the biggest individual class 8 Scottish MUSTOs were joined by three from England, including last years UK champion Ian Trotter who had already wrapped up 1st place in the Grand Prix prior to this event. Read more >>>

Record breaking competitors at the Open Dutch Skiff Championships!!! In the weekend of 30th September and 1st October 2006, the Open Dutch Skiff Championship regatta was sailed at the Grevelingenmeer in Bruinisse. In the Open Skiff class the main battle was between the 49er team Nicolas Heiner/ Ferdinand van West and the MUSTO’s sailors Harry Hensen and Mathijs ten Berg, with the Skiff Trophy going to the 49er team sailing a superb event! Considering the overwhelming big grins from all competitors it can only be concluded that the event was a great success and will become a phenomenon in the years ahead Read more >>>

Pimp my Trapezes - Ian Renilson shares his trapeze system and this also includes an excellent instructional guide as to how to splice the trapeze lines for height adjustment. See more >>>

 

 

 

Ian Trotter joins the MSCA Committee as Training Officer. Class chairman Paul Clark said "The class training initiatives run by the class since I have sailed in the class have been excellent. We have enjoyed coaching at Gold Cup events at Lake Garda (2004) and Denia (2005) and in 2006 the class set up a dedicated weekend of training events spread across the UK, run by the top sailors in the class. To draw together the different ideas and techniques used across the fleet and to help drive the training and development forward we have asked Ian Trotter, 2005 MPS UK National Champion and 1990 POW Cup winner, to take on the role of Training Representative. The class plan to continue the dedicated training weekend idea in 2007, so keep your eyes peeled for the new calendar later in the year so you can mark that date off in your calendars"

2006 Regional Review - Scotland by Ian Renilson The 2006 season got off to a flying start for MUSTO Skiffs in Scotland with 6 brand new boats being ordered very early in the year. Along with a couple of second-hand boats that brought the total number of MUSTO Skiffs in Scotland to an incredible 15 boats - which is amazing for an area where sailing is such a small sport. Since then we lost a few of boats mostly due to relocations - no-one moved to another class which is encouraging, and 2 are sailing their MUSTO Skiffs in England (boo hiss). Now - as the season draws towards a close - people are looking at what they will sail next year and we have already had two further newcomers - Mark Goalen at Aberdeen and Ronnie Millar at Dalgety Bay. I am sure there will be more before next season. Read more >>>

Holt Tide Ride 2006 - Kit Stenhouse wins the final to take 3rd overall. Kit Stenhouse won the final of the Holt 2006 Tide Ride to give her 3rd overall, a good day for the family as husband Richard finished 2nd giving him 1st Overall. 12 MUSTO Skiffs and 15 RS700s raced off scratch and MPS finished 1st to 5th overall, a convincing win over the RS700. The Holt Tide Ride is a special event of high octane racing: six knots of tide, and a short windward leeward course with a double gate ensures spectator action. Read more >>>

Don't lose your pins ... Don't risk losing your pins overboard - clip the elastic in correctly and you will never need worry. When putting your pins in make sure the elastic goes between the wing bar and the deck eye then push the pin through. If you just push the pin through and then hook the elastic over the pin end the elastic can get get knocked off and the pin fall out - you have been warned. More >>>

Herbstpreis I in Brunnen (Urnersee) A record of 21 boats were registered Saturday morning in Brunnen by far the biggest class. Unfortunately the wind was not up to standard (Urnersee is well known for its consistent thermical wind conditions – but good weather is condition). Anyway a first race was started after a wild ride down to the starting line in a Beaufort 6 gust which gave way to a mild 5 – 10 knots first beat. Urs Scherrer chooses the right side of the lake and was leading the pack by about 100 m at the first mark. Read more >>>

 

 

UK NATIONALS The impressive turnout of 47 boats was treated to a warm welcome and excellent hospitality at Filey SC for the Greatkit MUSTO Skiff UK National Championships 2006. The boats came from 23 clubs spread all over mainland UK - from Peterhead in North East Scotland to Torbay in South West England. Event sponsor Greatkit provided excellent prizes and mementos in the form of Gerber gear, and the class association kept the fleet informed of the latest information & results with an innovative and very useful text messaging service. Read the full report >>>

MUSTO Skiffs in Paradise A strong field of 17 boats from 4 nations met for the MPS in Paradise premiere Silvaplanasee (StMoritz, Switzerland, altitude 1856m). The first two days were dictated by the light winds. One day two we managed to get in one race, after two abandonments. Urs Schurrer started well, but in such light mountain air conditions, there were many place changes. Martin Mayrhofer managed to take the gun, followed by Dieter Brunner and Urs Rothacher. Read more >>>

 

Hyde winners Class sail maker Hyde sponsored two raffles this year (one drawn at Travamunder and the other at Filey) and the lucky winners are already putting their prizes to work. The winner at the Gold Cup in Travamunder was Martin Sattelkau from Germany and at Filey it was Hugh Shone.Thanks again to Richard Franks and Hyde Sails for their continued support for the class. Read more >>>

Open Dutch Skiff Trophy: 30 September till 1 October 2006 Find out more details >>>

UK Nationals Text Information Service. At this years UK Nationals competitors will be able to sign up to receive free text messages keeping them informed about the event. This service is being sponsored by Ovington Boats marketing supplier Force 5 Marketing. Messages will give competitors information on all topics from social activities to results updates. Please note that these are unofficial updates and are not formal announcements from the race committee. More
To sign up Text "mustoskiff" to 07786 200350

 

Gold Cup 2006 A fleet assembled from 5 different countries (GBR, GER, SUI, NED, ESP) gathered for the 2006 MUSTO Skiff Gold Cup which was held as part of the famous Travemunder Woche event on the Baltic coast of Germany. The fleet was 43% non-GBR which is reflective of the true international flavour of the class. The majority of the fleet gathered on Sunday prior to the event to enjoy a couple of days training and practice before the main event. This also allowed the sailors to fully indulge in the festivities off the water and to give enough time to recover from the hangovers - Zambuca slammers were the down fall of some who should have known better ...The fleet is characterized by being very helpful to each other and these few days gave the newer members of the fleet a good opportunity to pick the brains of those at the front of the fleet. Read more >>>

Filey Regatta 175 boats raced over the weekend 8th/9th July at the 2006 Filey Regatta on the two courses a P course near the Brigg and a Sausage course in the south of the bay towards the cliffs. It was good practice for the Nationals with 6 MPS racing on the same start as the RS800 and beating the on the water in most races. Read more >>>

First Example of 4:1 Outhaul permitted under trial see more >>>

The Lord Birket Trophy – Ullswater 1st-2nd July We arrived at Ullswater with the sun shining and not a breath of wind it looked like we would use the 6 hour time limit to get to the other end of the start line. 10 MUSTO Skiffs turned up to race and 4 MPS sailors absorbed in to the 18ft Skiff fleet. The course on Saturday in keeping with tradition. It was a club start line the width of the lake which was a little cramped with 206 boats but all part of the fun. Up to Norfolk Island 7 miles away at the other end of the lake with fantastic views of the mountains and back down to Pooley Bridge around 2 marks and back to finish at the club. Read the report >>>

Scottish Skiff Grand Prix Event & MUSTO Skiff Scottish Traveller at Largo Bay. Largo bay played host to the fourth round of the 2006 Trident-UK Scottish Skiff Grand Prix, and those skiff sailors that made the trip to this pretty corner of the East Neuk of Fife were rewarded with a great weekend of racing. Read more >>

Outhaul Rule Trial Following a poll of members (see Q44) we have been reviewing how to make the outhaul easier to adjust. The MSCA have decided to conduct an open trial amongst sailors to see what systems work best before making a rule change. This trial runs from 28/6/6 to 31/12/06 and boats may use experimental outhaul at all MSCA events during this period. See more details >>>

Whitstable YC Open We arrived on Friday evening to a lovely sunset over oyster beds in Whitstable bay. The B14’s having already started their Europeans with 2 great races and party in full swing. Whitstable has a nice relaxing and fun atmosphere with sun and good sea breeze, a sailor’s paradise. With 23 MUSTOs racing its made for close racing through out the fleet with lots of chances for picking a good wind shift or doing a bad tack to gain or loose a few places. Read the full report >>>

 

The Glyn Charles Pursuit Race Saturday 17th June 06 Hayling Island sailing Club hosted the pursuit race around chichester harbour to raise money for the John Merricks Sailing Trust, in memory of Glyn Charles. Glyn would have enjoyed the nip and tuck tidal tactics needed to win in the light winds. The 120 competing were keen to win the fantastic prizes kindely donated. Read more >>>

Sailing World (in the USA) Review the MUSTO Skiff. Quote "The MUSTO Skiff could possibly be the coolest dinghy we've tested over the past few years. It's so aesthetically pleasing that just seeing it on land stops you in your tracks, and it's a relatively simple boat to sail, enabling the helmsman to concentrate on its all-out speed"
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Travellers Series Updates. With the nationals and Gold Cup approaching who is finding form? Check out the scores on the doors (thanks to Gavin Homer for pulling together the results).

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Scottish Skiff Grand Prix Event & MUSTO Skiff Scottish Championships East Lothian YC Glorious conditions greeted 28 Skiffs from 7 classes at the second event of the 2006 Trident-UK Scottish Skiff Grand Prix series at East Lothian Yacht Club, with warm sunshine and a good force 3 from the West. This was also the MUSTO Skiff Scottish Championships and they were the biggest class amongst the skiffs with 13 boats. The MUSTO Skiffs also dominated the results - not surprising since the standard in the fleet is very high, led by multiple champion Richard Stenhouse (Rutland) and current UK National Champion, Ian Trotter (Derwent) Read more >>>

UK Nationals Update - 30 pre entries with 3 months to go .... Thanks to all those who have entered early; this makes event planning much easier. But there are still many names "missing" from the list of entries that we'd hope to see. GreatKit.com have been able to extend the FREE Gerber Clutch Mini Tool offer (shown right) to everyone who enters the event before June 30th 2006; so get your entries in before the deadline to get this great bit of kit free. Claim your free multi tool >>>

MUSTO Skiff Open - Thorpe Bay – 27th & 28th May 2006 Saturday greeted the fleet of skiffs with light winds and overcast skies. Race 1 saw Richard Stenhouse first off the start line, closely pursued by Rick Perkins and Simon Reynolds finishing in that order. In Race 2 the winds lightened, the heavens opened and the tide turned, making most of the fleet having to have several attempts to tack around the windward mark. Kit Stenhouse made the most of these conditions pulling out a clear lead from the start to take line honours followed by Richard Stenhouse and Rick Perkins. Race 3 saw Rick take the win from Richard Stenhouse leaving Rick Perkins the overnight leader. Read more >>>

Cunningham Rule Change Following a poll of members (see Q46) and a trial under the guidance of the MSCA we have decided to allow the cunningham purchase ratio to be increase to 8:1. The trial has bee run over a period of 5 months and sailors of various shapes and sizes have used the 8:1. It is felt that this makes it easier for smaller sailors to apply tension and to uncleat when loaded.
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Dalgety Bay SC Purvis Regatta MUSTO Skiffs from the North East of England and Scotland turned out for the Dalgety Bay Sailing Club Purvis Regatta on the weekend of 20th and 21st of May. The fleet of 7 boats, including some of the newer members of the ever growing Scottish fleet had their own start, on the Asymmetric Course. The large turn around across all the classes for this years Regatta meant that the non asymmetric fleets, including the development youth fleet, were on a seperate course, from the MUSTO Skiff fleet, RS200s, and mixed handicap asymmetric classes. Read more >>>

Close MUSTO Skiff Racing at Derwent Reservoir. There was plenty of close racing throughout the fleet in the MUSTO Skiff Open at Derwent over 13/14 May, and people travelled from far-a-field (Lymington & Stone in the South & Largs & Dalgety Bay in the North), despite the poor weather forecast. In a light & shifty force 2 on Saturday, local hero Ian Trotter (Derwent) made a slow start with a 6th in the first race, and then bounced back to win both the other races, whereas Richard Stenhouse (Rutland) was more consistent with a first and two seconds. However, these results were only achieved after close battles with other sailors, most notably Stephen Lowe (South Shields), who led for most of two races in the oldest boat of the fleet (056), but faded towards the end - mostly due to inexperienced boat-on-boat tactics as the leaders closed-in. Ian Renilson (Dalgety Bay) also featured, leading the first race for a while and contending with the leaders in the others. Kit Stenhouse (Rutland) also sailed well and was very consistent with 3 fourth places. Read more >>>

South Shields Open 6-7/05/06 Entries from as far as Lymington and Blackwater joined locals from the North East for the South Shields MUSTO Skiff Open Meeting. Six races were planned for the two days. Conditions were warn with a light easterly and the race officer postponed until a steady 5-6 knot sea breeze kicked in.The fleet got away at the first attempt with Tim Chapman (Rutland) crossing Ian Trotter (Derwent) to take the early lead up the first beat. Trotter’s superior boat speed saw him pass to lead at the windward mark followed by Chapman, Gareth Davies (Blackwater), Ken Ward (South Shields) and Peter Griffiths (South Shields). With Trotter pulling ahead a close battle developed behind him with Steve Lowe (South Shields) closing on the group. The fleet split up the next beat with Chapman closing on Trotter, but pressed hard by Davies, and Ward. Downwind, Ward ran into trouble and Lowe showed good speed to pass Davies and take third behind Trotter, and Chapman with Ward in fifth. Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiffs at R.C.N.Denia(Spain) On 29, 30 of April and 1 May, R.C.N.Denia(Spain) organized one of the biggest dinghy races this year, called Deniavela 2006. More than 300 entries, 11 different dinghy classes and three diferent race areas showed why Deniavela is becoming an unavoidable date. This regatta gives the prizes for the best local sailor on every class. This means that this race decides wich ones can finally race on spanish nationals, wich are not open races in most of our classes. It was also a great event for MUSTOskiff class. For the first time the whole spanish fleet met in a race. Sailors from Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia came one day before the event started for some training. Read more >>>

MUSTO Skiffs at Primavela (Switzerland)
Already early in the morning some crazy musto sailors shouted their trim instructions all over the place.This is exactly what makes this class a real hit.We have now already nineteen active sailors. The strength of the fleet was even increased tremendously by the visit of our world champion Richard Stenhouse and his charming wife Kit. On the other side the wind was not up to standards. But anyway it was not as bad as last autumn…..the fog was missing.The racing organisation of our friends in Cham was as usual just great, many thanks. As said above, very, very light winds which allowed everybody to have some good places from time to time. If not, I would not have been condemned to write this report….A big hug to the Owald women part of the family for the great drinks. As usual Roger stood in the forefront but everybody knew who really made the work. This has to be said since only expert eyes did see the difference.I am looking already for the next great events (Alpsee and of course Lago d’Iseo). Yeah, SUI 132 (Dominique Wälchli)- click for results >>>

Northampton Open Meeting - 29-30th April Competitors arriving at Northampton were greeted by bright but chilly conditions and, a gusty force 3, which steadily eased to a patchy force 2 by the time the sailors took to the water. Race 1 saw most who started cleanly enough head left of middle up the first beat and, with variations in pressure and big shifts up at the windard mark it was those who maximised the small shifts best who came out on top. Rick Perkins (Harken) rounded just ahead of Jamie Stevenson (Westway) followed by a tight bunch of six boats headed by Dan Dixon. In the streaky breeze the biggest gains and losses were to be made downwind, which made the judgement of angles and deciding when to heat the boat up critical. By the end of the first downwind Perkins and Stevenson had pulled further ahead and, Simon Reynolds (Blighline) pulled up to third, hotly pursued by Dixon. The battle in the following pack was intense with Will Crocker, Gareth Davies, Dave Poston and, Simon Dodds all battling it out. On the following rounds, the lead switched between Stevenson and Perkins, until Perkins stamped his authority on the final beat, to finish in that order. Reynolds pulled out on Dixon, who was followed home by Simon Dodds. Read the full report >>>

North American Sun Break Swift Solo / MUSTO Skiff mid-winters training and regatta. Report by Paul Clements
It was my fate to pick up the onerous task of training MUSTO Skiff sailors in Hot and Sunny Florida. The plan was to help new MUSTO sailors in the US improve their sailing by stint of continuous training in ideal sailing conditions. Also to show-off our lovely boats to best advantage (i.e. upright and fast). The event took place off a tropical beach with white sands, coconut trees and water temperature of 79 deg. The morning breeze was invariably a gentle 5 to 8 Kits. which died at lunchtime before swinging round and building steadily and reliably to about 18 Kits. Just occasionally it reached the low twenties. This predictable wind was perfect for training purposes. Read more >>>

Kielder Welcomes Scottish MUSTO Skiffs Kielder Water Sailing Club laid on a red-carpet welcome for the first event of the 2006 MUSTO Scottish Skiff Travellers Trophy Series. It was held as part of the Trident-UK Scottish Skiff Grand Prix Series, in which the fleet of 16 MUSTO Skiffs was by far the biggest class, making up half of the total fleet of 32 skiffs from 10 different skiff classes.Several newcomers were attending their first MUSTO event, one of them launching a new boat for the first time. Everyone had a great time and the experienced sailors helped the newcomers - although some of these guys are obviously not going to need help for long! Saturday was cold, with a gusty & shifty wind that built during the day to be a good force 6 by the end - which was a bit much for some this early in the season - particularly with 4 races scheduled per day. Read more >>>

GreatKit.com sponsor UK Nationals The MUSTO Skiff Class Association and Ovington Boats are delighted to announce GreatKit.com have stepped up as the title sponsor of the 2006 MUSTO Skiff National Championships. GreatKit.com are the distributor for Gerber and other specialist brands.
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As part of their support for the event which will include some great prizes GreatKit.com are also supporting the registration of early entries by offering a FREE Gerber Clutch Mini Tool (shown right) to everyone who enters the event before May 31st 2006; so get your entries in before the deadline to get this great bit of kit free. Claim your free multi tool >>>

Do you want to try a MUSTO Skiff in the UK?
Wild Times at Whitstable are now offering demo sails for half a day with tuition and rescue cover. Find out more >>>

National Training Day - over 40 participants nationwide. The MUSTO Skiff class pulled off another first this weekend by running a national training day across the UK with over 40 participants attending at 5 locations throughout the UK in weather ranging from a sunny 5 knots to 35 knots and 2" of snow!! With so many new sailors joining the class the national training day was aimed at giving the season a kick start by providing all those new owners with a boost to give those sailors guidance on setting up their boats, learning the necessary processes to complete manoeuvres and to give an introduction to the class association members and MUSTO Skiff camaraderie. Read more >>>

UK National Championships - Camping. An important point to make about the UK National Championships to be hosted by Filey Sailing Club over the weekend of 25 to 28 August is ACCOMMODATION! We have learned this week that the main campsite is now fully booked. The club have kept open the option of an overspill camping facility close by, BUT this is only going to happen if we can guarantee that there will be enough tents there to make it viable. We have an ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to tell Filey SC whether there is enough interest for this overspill camping of 8pm on Thursday 6th April so PLEASE VISIT THE THREAD IN THE EVENTS SECTION OF THE FORUM for information about this and to confirm that you would like to take this option up. Note that unless we generate enough interest in this overspill camping facility then it will not be cost effective to lay on for you. As I write this on Thursday 30 March there has only been interest expressed for 3 tents so get cracking and let us know ASAP. We need between 12 and 15 tents! Tell us now >>>>

Rutand SC Open - 25 - 26 March. The MPS season started with a great weekend of racing at Rutand on the 25 & 26th.The Saturday started in medium breezes with the first race won by current national champion Ian Trotter, followed home by Gold Cup holder Richard Stenhouse and Tim Chapman who sneaked passed Rick Perkins as he capsized on the final gybe. The second race was won by Stenhouse, followed by Trotter and Perkins; race three was a repeat of race two. The final race of the day was sailed in slightly lighter breeze with the windward mark close into the clubhouse leading to some interesting shifts running into the mark. A classic "lock up" between Stenhouse and Dave Poston gave the rest of the fleet a good laugh. During the day most sailors showed at the front of the fleet at some point but the performance of ex-RS600 sailor Gareth Davies was very impressive scoring a 2nd and two 4ths; one to watch. Read more >>>

Graeme Oliver recognised for his Chairmanship. At the prize giving at the Rutland Open Paul Manning from Ovington Boats made a presentation to Graeme Oliver on behalf of all the MPS sailors to thank him for all his hard work for the class over the last 5 years. Read more >>>




UK Dinghy Show 2006
The MUSTO Skiff UK class association enjoyed a busy weekend spearding the word to all those who visited the show. We were run off our feet on the stand so a big thanks to all those who took the time to stop and chat; we hope to see you all in an MPS soon. On the stand was Danny Clark’s new skiff with all his latest go fast bimbles; the tapered sheets recieved many kind comments. Read more about the show >>>


MUSTO Skiff North America Inc is pleased to announce the first North American event. Held in conjunction with the Swift Solos alongside their North American championship in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, April 14-23rd. More event details can be found on the Swift Solo website. We will be having four days of training, followed by four days of racing, and then an optional final training day. There were also be plenty of onshore barbeques, and other events, for a chance to socialise with other MUSTO and Swift Solo owners. This will be the largest gathering of singlehanded skiffs in North America to date! Both camping and hotel lodgings are available in the area. Please contact Ron Radko at ron_radko@comcast.net for more information.

MUSTO Skiff Class announce National Training day on April 8th and 9th at 6 locations throughout the UK. The training is to be run by the class’s top sailors. “Class training by the class for the class is a key part of the MUSTO Skiff success” said Paul Clarke Chairman of the MPS Class Association. Clarke continues “With so many newcomers entering the class the length and breadth of the country we wanted to kick-off early with training at 6 locations throughout the UK on April 8th and 9th 2006”. Training events will be run by the class’s top sailors including Richard Stenhouse winner of the Gold Cup and former Olympic Finn Representative, Ian Trotter current UK & European Champion and former International 14 POW winner and Ian Renilson former Contender World Champion. Find out More >>>

Tiger Trophy This year we were greeted by cold conditions and, for the first time I have been there; no wind! The first start was quite sensibly delayed for lack of wind and most people who were at the briefing were greeted by anecdotes of john by his dad! When the first race finally got underway in 4 knots max, the fleet was led by the 49ers and 18ft skiffs round the trapezoid course, but however by the windward mark it was clear to see that the slow handicappers were going to be hard to get away from as the two fleets were slowly merging even before the first mark. Read more

Place all the MPS fixtures into Microsoft Outlook in one go. Here are three versions of files that the outlook calendar can import. Added a 3 days reminder on all events.No need to miss another event.
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MUSTO Skiff Team Wins Class Prize as Stenhouse Cruises to Ovingtonsy at the Hoo Freezer.

In tough conditions that were not ideal for the MUSTO Skiff the team put in a strong performance that saw over half the entries retire. Find out more >>>

Mast End Bag now available. Following a suggestion from one of our class members, we have produced a MUSTO Skiff mast end bag. The mast end bag has hooks which simply attach to the lower shroud bracket to keep it secure, and keeps all your rigging snugly enclosed for transport.
For more information.
Please see the price list.

One-off shirt on sale exclusively to MPS owners - you MUST order by 3rd February. The class association have decided to produce an exclusive MUSTO Skiff shirt designed "by the owners" to be available only to members of the class association. This has now been designed and is available only when you renew your class association membership. Find out more >>>

ALL PROFITS ON THIS SHIRT GO TO THE CLASS ....

Holt Tide Ride 2005 DVD
Here you go. £10 buys you 108 mins of sailing action from this years Tide Ride sponsored by Holt. 29ers, B14's, International 14's, RS800's and for the first time the RS700's and MUSTO skiff's going head to head. To get an idea of what to expect have a look at the two Tide Ride wmv's on the porfolio page. The DVD is available here are £10 inc. P&P(in the UK) Buy now >>>




The MUSTO Skiff will be at the Dusseldorf Boat show on the Segalsport – Jess stand.
Holger Jess can be contacted through our dealer contact page.

Travemeunde Gold Cup 2006 build up has started with the following article that has been published in the top German sailing magazine Segler Zeitung http://www.segler-zeitung.de/ see p146 of the latest copy. To find more details on the event check out the event page >>>

First MUSTO Skiff lands on Australian shores. The first MPS was shipped to Oz some weeks ago and has now "landed". To find out more contact Jason Beebe. The class is attracting lots of interest and the new orders will soon fill a container to be shipped soon.

GreatKit.com offer 10% off to MPS owners. GreatKit.com who were the event sponsor for the Europeans/UK Nationals are now offering 10% off all sales made to MUSTO Skiff owners between now and Christmas. To receive the offer you must give your sail number and write 'MPS Sail No:____ Greatkit Xmas 10% Sponsorship Offer' in the comments box Find out more >>>

NEW MUSTO DINGHY RANGE FOR 2006 - Available in March 2006 MUSTO’s experience of the dynamics prevailing in today’s most popular dinghy classes has focussed the company’s development team on a very competitively priced, new collection of neoprene-based products and associated garments, which are being showcased at METS 2005. Read more


Thank you from Glynis, Adam & Mathew Ovington
A Big thankyou to all who took part in the Dave Ovington Memorial Racing at Grafham and congratulations to Rob Dulson and crew on winning the trophy. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves in the traditional way and cope with the hangovers the following morning! Dave would have been proud. It was good to see the many thriving classes in which he was so intrumental and meet up with old aquanintaces from earlier days with stories to tell and memories to share.The Money raised in the raffle has been sent to the British Heart Foundation in Daves name and thank you once again to all those who donated gifts and bought tickets. Thank you also to Dave Hall and Paul Brotherton for organising the event.Glynis, Adam & Matthew Ovington

MUSTO Skiff photos appear in a new book.
The New Complete Sailing Manual by Steve Sleight is the latest in a series of books on sailing, and is the most successful of it’s type published. When the author was looking for new photographic material, the MUSTO Skiff was chosen to feature due to the spectacular images available of our exhilarating class. If you fancy a copy for Christmas, why not visit Steve’s website or one of the many online bookshops or retail outlets

Sail-world.com in association with Richard Gladwell has published an article on the MUSTO Skiff. It makes good reading, supporting the enthusiasm for the class, especially with the growing interest from the southern hemisphere. A must read for all Kiwi’s and Ozzy’s interested in the class. Read more >>>

The MUSTO Performance Clothing 2005 Prize List
As you are all no doubt aware MUSTO Performance Clothing are our title sponsor and provide a great deal of support to the class - thanks MUSTO. This year part of that support was to provide MUSTO vouchers for the top 4 places in key events across Europe. Now the final event has run its course the "money list" can be announced. See the list >>>

Latest  MUSTO Skiff Brochure
Have a look or send them to your mates; Ovington Boats have printed copies.

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MPS win "letzte Helden" : Hamberg in Germany Over the weekend of 12-13th November, Hamberg in Germany held their annual event similar in concept to the big winter handicap events in the UK called "letzte Helden" ( last heroes) there was an excellent turnout of 105 participants, which included two MUSTO Skiff’s. Read the report >>>

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