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27 March 2007, 09:18 am
Title Sponsor For First Worlds
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Musto Performance Skiff Class Association News

The Musto Performance Skiff Class Association and Victor Boats are delighted to announce that Velocitek have stepped up as the title sponsor of the 2007 Musto Skiff World Championship. The first ever Musto Skiff Worlds will be held at Lake Garda, Italy in June.
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The Musto Skiff Class Association and Victor Boats are delighted to announce that Velocitek has stepped up as the title sponsor of the 2007 Musto Skiff World Championships to be held at Lake Garda in June.

Velocitek (www.sailgps.com) creates GPS training tools specifically for high performance classes like the MPS. MPSCA Chairman Paul CLARKE said, 'We are delighted to welcome Velocitek on board as the title sponsor of our first World Championships, following our recognition by ISAF as a Recognized Class. Their products are high-tech and speed orientated, and as such are a good fit with the Musto Skiff ethos …'

The Notice of Race for the event has been written such that competitors will be permitted to use GPS equipment during the event.

Equipment Loan

As part of their support for the event, which will include some great prizes, Velocitek will also support the event through several loan S10 GPS units which will be used to provide post-race analysis of the performance of various sailors within the fleet.

As well as the usual points racing that will of course decide the World Championships there will also be a Vmax competition with a Velocitek unit as first prize; with the expected Garda conditions we hope to see some eye-popping top speeds.

Tony ARENDS, Velocitek Sales and Marketing Director said, 'Our products have been a big success with many people at the top of various sail sports. The Musto Skiff Class is an obvious choice for us as a partner class, the boats are great to watch and sail at a range of angles downwind which makes the VMG feature on our products really useful. I expect the sailors will learn a lot from the post race analysis using the Velocitek products.'

The event is all set to be a huge success and the support of Velocitek can only add to that.

Mini Comps

This year the class will continue to run competitions within the event to give everyone something to race for. There will be a silver fleet competition that excludes the hot shots and a buddy competition that will formalize the already healthy flow of information and advice from the front to the back of the fleet.

Daily prizes will also be awarded and competitors will only be able to win a daily prize ONCE ... so by the end of the week these will be awarded further and further down the fleet.

There will also be a number of 'special awards' given as the committee sees fit. So any full on wipe outs or after-hours nonsense could be awarded.

In addition to the title event sponsor, the class sponsors - Musto, Hyde, Selden and Harken - continue to support the class.

The Notice of Race and the Entry Form are now online at www.mustoskiff.com. The entry fee is €150 up until 31 May; after that a late entry fee will apply.

Rick Perkins (As Amended By ISAF). Image, The Musto Skiff in full flow on Lake Garda:© Victor Boats Ltd, Paul Clarke/Kelly Radko
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