The annual MUSTO Skiff Survey

The 16th annual MUSTO Skiff survey results are out. The results show the following interesting facts:

  • Most sailors are in the 80 – 84 kg weight range with 38% Iver 90kg
  • The average age of the sailors that completed the survey is between 35-49 years

For the full results follow this link

Getting to grips with ropes

Struggling to understand which are the right roles to use on your boat? A great article on the ropes used on a MUSTO Skiff – See link to article

Event preparation tips from Bruce Keen

Some great tips on event preparation from the World Champion Bruce Keen

See article

10th Musto Skiff Worlds

The 10th MUSTO Skiff Worlds ended on 13 July and from all accounts it was a great event. Congratulations to Bruce Keen for winning the event and it was great to see South Africans Andy Tarboton (14), Sean Thijsse (30) and Brennan Robinson (39) well placed in the 93 bart fleet.

The MUSTO Skiff website has a great summary of the event


The next world Championships are in Germany next year and we hope to see more South Africans attending.

MUSTO Skiff Training and Demo Day

Training and Demo Day – March 2019

MUSTO Skiff South Africa will be holding a training session and Demo day during March 2019. This will enable all interested sailors to understand more on how to sail a MUSTO Skiff and to try out the boat.

The training session will be held on 27 March at 17h00 in Cape Town. This will session will cover the Musto Skiff video and a land training session.

The Demo Day will be held at Theewaters Sport Club on either 30 or 31 March depending on weather conditions.

Please email us via contact page if interested in joining us.

South Africans sailing MUSTO Skiffs in the UK

We recently had the International Chairman of the MUSTO Skiff class, Andy Tarboton, sailing in Langebaan just outside Cape Town.  The venue turned on its charm and produced an excellent regatta with perfect sailing conditions to show how well suited this venue is to hosting international events, and hopefully a MUSTO Skiff worlds sometime in the future.  

It was great to catch up with Andy –  see the clips of him discussing the South African MUSTO Skiff sailors in the UK as there are now about 7 South African sailors in the UK sailing the MUSTO Skiffs on a regular basis.

SA Musto sailors in UK


10th MUSTO Skiff Worlds in 2019

The 10th MUSTO Skiff Worlds will take place in Medemblik between 5 and 13 July 2019.  This is an event not to be missed with the intention to get 100 boats on the water!

Full details are available on the event specific website

The Notice of Race is also available on the website

Charter boats are available

Class Rules Update – 2017

The MUSTO Skiff class is continually looking to improve the class.  The latest updates to the Class rules was published by World Sailing with an effective date of 21 April 2017.

Review the latest published class rules and remain up to date with clarifications and current thinking around the rules published on the MUSTO Skiff website


2018 ACO MUSTO Skiff Worlds to be held in Australia

The 2018 MUSTO Skiff World Championships are to be held from the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Melbourne, Australia between 7 and 14 January 2018.  The containers have recently left Europe for the event and it looks like it is going to be a bumper event.

Do pop into the venue if you are in Melbourne at that time – Event details

2017 ACO MUSTO Skiff World Championships

The 2017 MUSTO Skiff World Championship was held in Palma, Spain at the end of May.  At the conclusion of the 14 race series two South Africans were at the top of the 63 boat fleet.

Congratulations Bruce Keen 2nd and Andrew Tarboton 3rd!  Looks like it is time to grow the fleet in South Africa

Full event details with pictures and videos

Final results