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!
17 years later the class have found hundreds of people to take up the challenge and experience the rewards of our class and although never a mainstream class, we now regularly top or near the top for attendance of championships for any trapeze class (so perhaps that does make us mainstream?), which is quite a tribute to all the hard work and masses of enthusiasm of the members, so congratulations everyone!
It is also great to see so many kids, and adults coming along to the stand. The Musto Skiff has a bit of X factor that is always a draw.
Taking of visitors to the stand, it’s great to see overseas members visiting with Iver around for Saturday and most of Sunday, plus the regular Norwegian contingent making their annual visit but most impressive was Yaroslav, who paid a flying visit arriving Saturday morning and going home full of enthusiasm later that evening…