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
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
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
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
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
Each year the Musto Skiff Class completes an annual survey. The 14th survey held in 2016 received responses from sailors in 17 countries.
Read the details of the survey repose here.
The 2014 annual Musto Performance Skiff survey is now open and we are looking for both current, and potential, Musto sailors to complete this. This survey is now in its 12th year and has been very useful to the class administrators and sailors to provide input on the class.
The survey, together with past results, is available HERE
Deadline for completion is 12pm GMT on 1/12/2014.
Please take 10 minutes of your valuable time to give us information on what you would like to see us doing!
The SA Musto Performance Skiff class is very excited to announce the availability of boat finance for the purchase of new boats. We believe that the product offered by Maslow Finance (they finance most bicycles purchased in South Africa) will be a game changer in the growth of our class, and sailing in South Africa.
The details are as follows:
- The purchase price, including additional accessories, is agreed and a finance application is submitted by the purchaser to Maslow Finance
- Subject to a successful evaluation by Maslow Finance, the funding is approved
- A minimum of 20% is payable as a deposit
- The balance is repaid at a rate dependant on the payback period; 1 year funding at 10%, 2 year funding at 12%, and 3 year funding at 14%. The rate is fixed for the period of the loan.
These rates are very competitive and the process very simple, an ideal combination to get you on the water with the most exciting boat! There is still time to get your hands on a boat for the Southern Charter Grand Slam at TSC!
Contact us for more details, or alternatively further information is available on the Maslow Finance website. Thanks to the South African Sailing federation for putting this in place!
This regatta at Mossel Bay lived up to all it’s hype with over 144 boats in the combined fleet. The first two days provided superb sailing conditions of warm weather, good breeze and large swells, and then the last day dawned with not a breath of wind and temperatures in the late 30 degrees celsius. There was unfortunately only one Musto at this event and Peter tore a muscle shortly after the start of the first race so that was the end of his weekend – a great missed opportunity for amazing open water sailing. Next year the Musto Skiffs will be back with a strong class!
South African Sailing has recently signed up to have a large display stand at the Cape Town International Boat Show from 10 – 12 October 2014.
The stand will demonstrate all disciplines of sailing and the Musto Performance Class is very excited to be part of this new initiative. We look forward to seeing you all at the show which will offer a 50% entry discount to all South African Sailing members on display of their membership card.
See www.boatshow.co.za for further details.