Please select your home edition
Edition
SW newsletters (top)

Musto Skiff confirms September dates 2021 Worlds at Lake Garda

by Natalie Hilton 21 Jan 05:30 PST 25 September - 2 October 2021
The 2021 Musto Skiff Worlds will be held at Lake Garda, Italy © Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk

The International Musto Skiff Class Committee has today confirmed that the ACO 11th Musto Skiff World Championships 2021 will be hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva at Lake Garda, Italy, from 25th September to 2nd October 2021.

The Worlds regatta provides a unique opportunity for Musto Skiff sailors from several countries to come together for top class racing to determine the World Championship title. The annual regatta typically sees between 70 and 100 skiffs taking part, and often attracts professional and Olympic level sailors.

The Committee had initially announced the provisional dates as 18 - 26 June for their 2021 Worlds. However, due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision was made this week to defer the championships to a later date. It is hoped that a September date will enable a greater number of sailors to attend and reduce the risk of potential cancellation.

Commenting on the changed dates, Committee member, Dan Vincent, said: "Due to the COVID-19 situation and increased restrictions on international travel, the International Musto Skiff Class Committee, in consultation with Fraglia Vela Riva, made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 Worlds to September. We believe that hosting our Worlds later this year will provide a better chance of the event going ahead. There is hope on the horizon in the form of global vaccination programmes; and Garda in September will still deliver great sailing conditions and enable us to put on a regatta that befits both the class and the venue."

With the previous 2020 Worlds cancelled last August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Musto Skiff class is now more eager than ever to come together for this major regatta, which typically includes a pre-worlds event, followed by five days of championship racing.

The committee acknowledges that the decision to move the regatta dates may cause inconvenience for those who have already booked holiday, transport or accommodation based on the provisional June dates. However, the need to be responsible and responsive to the uncertain situation that COVID-19 presents meant the committee had to make the decision to either postpone or cancel the regatta altogether. Postponement was the preferred option.

Commenting on the forthcoming World Championship 2021 event, Musto Skiff GBR Chairman, Ben Schooling, said: "Whilst it's impossible for us to guarantee that the regatta will go ahead - even in September - we are planning for success. We are really looking forward to having our Worlds at Lake Garda and Fraglia Vela Riva is an excellent club with a very experienced race team. We are working closely with them to make this happen and we can't wait to get on the water at such a great venue with some of the best wind conditions for skiff racing!"

The committee intends to have regular review points to track entry numbers and keep the class fully informed on event plans. More details, including the NOR, entry fees, and how to register for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Whilst the 25th September - 2nd October 2021 dates are now confirmed, any competitors planning to arrange travel and accommodation are strongly encouraged to check their refund policy and travel insurance.

For the latest Worlds event information, visit the class website at mustoskiff.com or contact the event organising team at

Related Articles

Musto Skiffs explore New Mainsail Design Project
Considering new developments in sailing technologies and design Since the class was established some 20 years ago, the Musto Skiff has remained virtually unchanged, which is largely attributed to the quality of the overall product and the continued success of the class. Posted on 6 Mar
Noble Marine to sponsor Musto Skiff 2021 Season
Funding dedicated UK-based training program for this year's class members Noble Marine Insurance has confirmed that they will continue their longstanding sponsorship of the GBR Musto Skiff class for 2021. Funds from Noble Marine Insurance will go towards a dedicated UK-based training program for this year's class members. Posted on 15 Feb
New Musto Skiff class website to be revealed
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the class The International MUSTO Skiff Class Association is getting ready to reveal a new website to mark the 20th anniversary of the class. Posted on 11 Dec 2020
Musto Skiffs at Derwent Reservoir
Youth sailors dominate on a wet and stormy weekend We all arrived to an unusual northern day of torrential rain and light winds, but nevertheless, 28 Musto Skiffs hit the water in time for the first race. Posted on 8 Oct 2020
Kieler Woche day 4 dinghy report
New record set by Wolfgang Hunger winning 23rd title Expected triumphs, exciting battles for the title and surprising changes: The final day of the first half of the Kieler Woche once again offered all the variations of decision making in the ten international classes. Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 3 dinghy report
Polish youngsters dominate in the 420 The Kieler Woche can head for the end of the first half in a very relaxed manner. After another "beautiful day on the water", as regatta organizer Dirk Ramhorst described it, a full programme is already on schedule. Posted on 8 Sep 2020
Noble Marine UK Musto Skiff Nationals overall
Another day of snakes and ladders for the fleet in Brixham There were a few sore heads around the dinghy park, not to mention some aching muscles, as the fleet climbed into their wetsuits to commence battle on the final day of the Musto Skiff Nationals at Brixham Yacht Club. Posted on 7 Sep 2020
Noble Marine UK Musto Skiff Nationals day 3
Another shifty day for the 53 helms Day 3 of the Noble Marine UK MUSTO Skiff Nationals 2020 saw 53 boats tackle another shifty day with the wind, once again, picking up in the final race, making for some interesting results across the day. Posted on 5 Sep 2020
Noble Marine UK Musto Skiff Nationals day 2
Taking advantage of the building breeze in Brixham On the second day of the Noble Marine UK MUSTO Skiff National Championships 2020, just three races were planned, but the experienced and impressive Brixham YC Race team assessed the wind and seized the opportunity to take advantage of the building breeze. Posted on 5 Sep 2020
Noble Marine UK Musto Skiff Nationals day 1
50 boat fleet happy to be racing again at Brixham This year, the MUSTO Skiff Class chose Brixham Yacht Club to host their 2020 Noble Marine UK MUSTO Skiff National Championships. The event, which started Thuesday, is taking place over September 3 – 6 at Brixham Yacht Club. Posted on 4 Sep 2020
MBW newsletters (top)