ACO Musto Skiff World Championships at WPNSA
Musto Skiff fleet storming downwind with kites up © www.photoskiff.com 2012
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) are hosting 104 Musto Skiffs this week for the ACO Musto Skiff World Championships. After two days of pre-worlds warm up regatta competition, the main event started yesterday and will finish on the 30th June. The competitors are expecting to sail twelve races.
The WPNSA is a popular venue for skiff sailors due to its exemplary facilities both on and off the water. It has large, wide slipways that make launching easy for the skiffs and the other classes currently using the venue in the run up to the Games. “The WPNSA is the perfect venue to host 104 Musto Skiffs,” commented Richard Stenhouse, former Musto Skiff World Champion and Team GBR Olympic Finn sailor at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. “The excellent launching facilities mean it is easy for all sailors to access the water quickly. Also the shore side facilities are world class. An excellent choice of venue for the ACO Musto Skiff Worlds.”
Musto Skiff sailor on trapeze cruising downwind © www.photoskiff.com 2012
John Tweed, Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy commented on the ACO Musto Skiff World Championships: “We are very pleased that the Musto Skiff’s chose the WPNSA as the venue for their World Championships. They are a growing class and we are happy that they can experience all that the Academy has to offer skiff sailors from around the world.”
The ACO Musto Skiff World Championships are organised by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in cooperation with the UK Musto Performance Skiff Class Association and the International Musto Performance Class Association.