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Update from 30/7/13 >>>

Update from 21/5/13 >>>

Read the views of Joachim Harpprecht (Godfather and designer of the MUSTO Skiff) >>>



We, the Austrian organizing team, will hereby send a brief info of what is going on for the MUSTO-Europeans 2013 presented by ACO to you.

In the moment we already have 15 entries from 7 countries. All the background work is in running on schedule.

Many thanks to ACO-company for sponsoring this event so generously, by the way, ACO-company will hold an important European meeting during the MUSTO-Europeans in Attersee and the management of ACO will visit the event on Sept. 6th, the finishing day of our regatta.

For up-to-date-infos just have look on the homepage of the event:

There you will find all the adresses, phone numbers and links to hotels or B&B in part “accomodation+sponsors” on the homepage.

For any further questions just send a mail to UYCAs ( – the club
will help you as best as possible!

And don´t forget our facebook-group “MUSTO-Skiff-EURO 2013” for discussions, questions, tips etc.



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.

Direct Link to the Pre-Europeans Entry >>>

Direct Link to the Europeans Entry >>>

Venue : Union-Yacht-Club Attersee, Austria

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 >>>


Union-Yacht-Club Attersee, Austria


Key contact :: Martin Mayrhofer Email

Forum discussion here >>>

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 the
local 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.

Sept. 2nd – 4th, 2013 – After sail party in the club

After the last race of the day the sailors will find the chance to fill up again their „carbohydrate store“
with pasta, local specialities, etc. every day.

Sept. 5th, 2013 / 0600 pm – Gala evening „Salzkammergutabend“ at the club

Come-together dinner with good live music in friendly atmosphere, open end…
Our guests are asked to wear their local dress, if possible…

Sept. 6th, 2013 – After sail party goes to price giving ceremony

It´s time to say goodbye…“

Transport for boats for the European championships in Attersee

Meditrans Ltd can transport your skiff on a return 7 boat trailer to Attersee from Datchet Water Sailing Club for £470.00. The only help needed will be loading and unloading, all other costs are included, and Alex can also arrange to collect the group from the nearby Saltsburg airport, thereby possibly saving you the need to hire a car. If you are interested, please contact Alex Storrar on Mob - 0044 (0)771 853 3824

This has been cancelled as everyone has decided to drive themselves ....

Paul Manning's Tips for Traveling in Europe >>>

Flight information

The nearest airport to Attersee is Mozart Airport (Saltsburg International (code SZG)) named after the composer who was born in the town. Attersee is 45 minute drive, unless you decide to stop for coffee at the Red Bull museum on the outskirts of the airport…and yes, they do have the jet pack and formula 1 cars!

Easyjet fly from London Gatwick to Salzburg

Ryanair fly from London Stansted and Birmingham to Salzburg

British Airways fly from London Gatwick to Salzburg

These companies may well fly from other regional airports to Salzburg.


In 1994, from May 7th-13th, the Int.Contender class held its world championships at UYCAS on Lake Attersee. The lake is 23km long and 2-3 km wide over most of its length which runs north south. UYCAS is situated about a third of the way down on the western shore. There were 100 boats from 10 countries. Racing took place over 6 days with only the 3rd day having ‘unusual for here weather’, thunderstorms and heavy rain.

The other 5 days featured thermal breezes, which blow from the NE, and were in the range of 6-12 knots and filled in around noon. Experience for the week and also talking to the local Star sailors was that the wind is generally stronger towards the east shore. The wind would fade away around 18.00hrs.

The race team were well organised and knew their conditions so that ahead of the thundery day the bar remained open longer than usual and the band hired for the evening, paid extra to perform into the small hours, as the racing the following day could only take place in the late afternoon when two races were completed.

The lake has high mountains to the east and even more so to the south as they head up to the high snow capped Alpes. So the scenery is stunning.

The club house was very luxurious with a couple of bars, a sail loft etc plus a large marquee was erected on a lawn. But also very welcoming to the Contender fleet that year, and two of the most memorable parties, the band mentioned above plus the best cocktail night, ever witnessed at a Contender worlds, took place that week.

Camping was only a couple of hundred meters from the club and there were plenty of B&Bs close by.

Partners were taken to Salzburg by coach [about 45 minutes] famous as the birthplace of Mozart but also a beautiful city. Skiing up on the glaciers, cycling, rock climbing and hang gliding were all close bye.

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