Musto Skiff

Musto Skiff

4 Seasons

The Musto Skiff is a single-handed sailing skiff with a length of 4.55m. It features a trapeze, asymmetrical spinnaker, wings and low weight and achieves speeds of over twenty knots which makes it one of the fastest single-handed sailing boats.

It was designed in 1999 for the 2000 Olympic Class trials in Quiberon by Joachim Harpprecht where it won every race in the single-handed dinghy competition. Since then, the class has attained ISAF international status and is sailed in 20 countries worldwide. It is built by Ovington Boats Ltd in England. At the time of the design, the concept of a single-handed skiff was first met with scepticism by many observers, very similar to the initial reaction after the introduction of the 49er in 1996. The boat remains challenging to sail, and really shows its strengths when raced. World Championships occur annually and regularly usually attract in excess of 70 sailors from over 10 nations. The Class Association makes considerable effort to provide top quality coaching to new members to improve their skill levels. The boat has become more accessible due to both the healthy availability of second hand boats and the longevity of the boat and its components, which is testament to the lengthy development process initially, the quality of the boat build and the readiness of the Class Association to respond to feedback from its members.

In 2016, the class association agreed to rebranding as the ‘Musto Skiff’.

Subscribe Trailer Share
Musto Skiff
  • Datchet Flyer 2015 - Day 1

    Episode 1

    First day of the Datchet Flyer - wild conditions and only one race completed. Over 75 boats went out and survival was the key. Many of the UK's top sailors were on the water competing including Nick Craig, Charlie Cumbley, Ben McGrane and Tom Gillard to name a few. The Datchet Flyer is second reg...

  • Datchet Flyer 2015 - Day 2

    Episode 2

    The tale of two very different conditions at the Datchet Flyers (part of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series). After Day One with winds up to 35 knots, Day Two is light and tactical with 2nd Race - Handicap and 3rd Race - Pursuit. Filmed on location at Datchet Water Sailing Club in front of Wi...

  • Musto Skiff UK Inland Championship 2015

    Episode 3

    The UK's Musto Skiff Inland Championship 2015 was held at the Datchet Flyer - two very different days racing. Day 1 was survival and Day 2 light air specialists - all to play for and some war stories to talk about with top commentator, Andy Rice (Sailjuice).

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • VRsport Racing Team Musto Skiff Tryout

    Episode 4

    Mark Cooper hits the water on a breezy Saturday at Datchet Water SC in his Musto Skiff - flat water and perfect for speed with the VRsport.tv Headcam!

    Video Producer: Mark Cooper/ VR Sport Media

  • ACO Musto Skiff World Championships 2015 - Day 1

    Episode 5

    Highlights from Day One of the 2015 ACO Musto Skiff Worlds hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda. Stunning drone filming by Fleye with the iconic backdrop of one of the world's best sailing locations.

    Video Producer: Fleye/ Musto Skiff Class Association

  • ACO Musto Skiff World Championships 2015 - Day 2

    Episode 6

    Highlights from Day Two of the 2015 ACO Musto Skiff Worlds hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda. Stunning drone filming by Fleye with the iconic backdrop of one of the world's best sailing locations.

    Video Producer: Fleye/ Musto Skiff Class Association

  • ACO Musto Skiff World Championships 2015 - Day 3

    Episode 7

    Highlights from Day Three of the 2015 ACO Musto Skiff Worlds hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda. Lay Day with a quick tech talk with Paul Manning. Stunning drone filming by Fleye with the iconic backdrop of one of the world's best sailing locations.

    Video Producer: Fleye/ Musto Skiff ...

  • ACO Musto Skiff World Championships 2015 - Day 4

    Episode 8

    Highlights from Day Four of the 2015 ACO Musto Skiff Worlds hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda, Stunning drone filming by Fleye with the iconic backdrop of one of the world's best sailing locations.

    Video Producer: Fleye/ Musto Skiff Class Association

  • ACO Musto Skiff World Championships 2015 - Final Day

    Episode 9

    Highlights of Final Day the 2015 ACO Musto Skiff Worlds hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda, Stunning drone filming by Fleye with the iconic backdrop of one of the world's best sailing locations.

    Video Producer: Fleye/ Musto Skiff Class Association

  • ACO Musto Skiff World Championships 2015 - Overall Highlights

    Episode 10

    Highlights of the 2015 ACO Musto Skiff Worlds hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda, Stunning drone filming by Fleye with the iconic backdrop of one of the world's best sailing locations.

    Video Producer: Fleye/ Musto Skiff Class Association