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’.

Musto Skiff
  • Race Team - 2016 Musto Skiff Worlds

    Episode 1 Race Team sailor Mark Cooper raced at the 2016 Musto Skiff Worlds in Carnac in June. The conditions were less than ideal with light winds and very little action. Lucky the French countryside provided some entertainment on the allocated rest days featuring some boat porn in the form of ...

  • VRsport Race Team Musto Skiff

    Episode 2

    Mark Cooper, member of the Race Team, shows you what it is like racing a Musto Skiff. The regatta was on the East coast of England - Stone Sailing Club and Mark was keen to show off what an amazing class he is closely involved with.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Datchet Flyer 2016 - Day

    Episode 3

    This weekend saw the Datchet Flyer, part of the Winter Series return to Datchet Water Sailing Club. We filmed this regatta last year, in storm force conditions as our first event. This time, we saw much lighter conditions with the boats launching in next to no wind. Three handicap r...

  • Datchet Flyer 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 4

    Day Two - Datchet Flyer 2016, part of the Winter Series hosted by Datchet Water Sailing Club. Saskia Clark, Presenter, chats to the competitors both on and off the water about their experience and tactics for the Flyer. One long pursuit race for everyone and wind conditio...

  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash 2016

    Episode 5

    The Draycote Dash is the start of the UK's Winter Series hosted by Draycote Sailing Club over two days. Craig Williamson in his Laser, won the Dash Pursuit with the GP14 duo, Fergus Barnham and Andy Hunter, second to mirror the over night leader board. Peter Gray and Andy Davis (Sco...

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 20th June - Highlights - Musto Skiffs taking off

    Episode 6

    Kiel Week 2016 - 20th June - Highlights of the Musto Skiffs mixing it with some of the Contender fleet.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club