No wind equals no racing but
the fleet still managed some fun :: Report from 27/06/2012
The ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championship
sailors were held on shore at WPNSA as the wind was
very weak and unstable in direction.
So as not to waste any time the class
association quickly rescheduled the class sailor forum,
we don’t hold an AGM as the class chooses to vote through
an on-line survey at the end of the year as that gives
all owners a say not just those who attend the championships.
The Austrian team presented a great overview
of the European Championships to be hosted at Attersee
in Austria in 2013. After that the next Worlds Championships
will be Perth in early 2015.
As the wind built a little and the fog
cleared the fleet were taken into the harbour to try
and get some more races on the board. Unfortunately
the wind didn’t stablise sufficiently to get a good
and fair race. Everyone was very happy when race officer
David Campbell-James called a halt to the proceeding.
Although the racing wasn’t possible some
members of the fleet still managed to entertain themselves
by wheelieing their MUSTO Skiffs skywards. Bob Yeamans
showed clear mastership of this activity and was able
to send his skiff skywards to order, this maneuver is
now to be referred to as a “Full Yeamans”
This evening the class is looking
forward to a hog roast followed by a few beers but not
too many perhaps as the schedule for tomorrow is breeze
and four races.