Musto Performance Skiff

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Musto Performance Skiff
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A Musto Performance Skiff downwind on Lake Garda
Current specifications
Crew 1
Type Monohull
Trapeze Yes
LOA 4.55 m (14.9 ft)
Beam 1.35 m (4.4 ft)
2.35 m (7.7 ft) (with racks)
Hull weight 44 kg (97 lb)
Mainsail area 11.8 m2 (127 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 15.5 m2 (167 sq ft) (Spinnaker)
D-PN 80.0[1]
RYA PN 860[2]
Year 1999
Designer Joachim Harpprecht
Builder(s) Ovington Boats
Infobox last updated: 2010

The Musto Performance 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. The World Championships regularly attracts sailors from over 10 nations. Built by Ovington Boats Ltd it is a demanding boat for experienced dinghy sailors, but considerable effort is made by the class to provide top quality coaching to new members to improve their skill levels. 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.


World Champions[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
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2007 Malcesine
 Richard Stenhouse (GBR)  Ian Turnbull (GBR)  Ian Trotter (GBR)
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2008 St Moritz
 Richard Stenhouse (GBR)  Roger Oswald (SUI)  Graeme Oliver (GBR)
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2011 Melbourne
 Daniel Henderson (GBR)  Bruce Keen (GBR)  Markus Hamilton (AUS)
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2012 Weymouth and Portland
 Bruce Keen (GBR)  Richard Stenhouse (GBR)  Tom Wright (GBR)
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2014 Perth


  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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