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The Musto Skiff class announce the Musto Skiff Gold Club

by Rick Perkins 25 Nov 2018 01:41 PST
ACO Musto Skiff World Championship - Day 5 © LF Sports

To join the Musto Skiff Gold Club you need to win a race at a World Championship* - simple.

First rule of Gold Club: You must help others to be able to join...

Second rule of Gold Club: You must contribute to the buying of beers to host a drink on the beach during the world championships. Gold Club members will host the party and share their expertise; the Gold Club Member with the highest membership number present will be responsible for organising the beer.

Each member of the Musto Skiff Gold Club will be awarded an exclusive Musto Skiff Gold Club cap.

In the Tour de France only a few people are in contention for the yellow jersey but many riders strive for a stage win; the same is true at the World Championships. Whilst there are always a few contenders for the title others sailors can target race wins.

Just as in the Tour a sprinter can target a flat stage; in a championship a heavyweight may target a windy race or a tactical genius may excel in shifty conditions. The Gold Club seeks to give the appropriate kudos and recognition to a race win as the Tour does for stage winners...

Below is a list of current members, from GBR, GER, AUS, ITA, NED, ESP, SUI & RSA.

NumberMember
001Ian Trotter (GBR)
002Richard Stenhouse (GBR)
003Kev Anderson (GBR)
004Ian Turnbull (GBR)
005Roger Oswald (SUI)
006Rick Perkins (GBR)
007Ant Chapman (GBR)
008Simon Reynolds (GBR)
009Pablo Arandia (ESP)
010Dave Poston (GBR)
011Andy Peake (GBR)
012Bruce Keen (GBR)
013Jon Newman (AUS)
014Iver Ahlmann (GER)
015Daniel Henderson (GBR)
016Dan Ward (GBR)
017Tom Wright (GBR)
018Jono Neate (AUS)
019Giacomo Giovanelli (ITA)
020Tim Hill (AUS)
021Paul Dijkstra (NED)
022Ian Renilson (GBR)
023Marcus Hamilton (AUS)
024Dan Trotter (GBR)
025Richie Robertson (AUS)
026Marco Anessi (ITA)
027Richard Pelley (GBR)
028George Hand (GBR)
029Andi Lachenschmid (GER)
030Matt Holden (GBR)
031Jamie Hilton (GBR)
032Frithjof Schwerdt(GER)
033Andy Tarboton (RSA)
034Justo Martinez (ESP)
035Alex Greil (SUI)
036Will Phillips (AUS)
037Alex Knight (GBR)
038Thor Schoenhoff (AUS)

See also the list of Life Members and the Hall of Fame Members.

* The class was granted International Status in 2007 and that was the first official world championships; prior to that it was called the Gold Cup but was the world's in all but name.

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