Final day of the Musto Performance Skiff Gold Cup

All racing cancelled on the last day

Saturday July 16th 2005, Author: Paul Manning, Location: United Kingdom
It is the “Bous a la mar” season where the streets of Spanish towns echo to the sounds of bull running, and as well as enjoying some superb sailing in glorious sun, the Musto boys and girls spent this week watching firework displays, and crowds of spectators running down the streets in front of the famous fighting bulls.

Last night, the class was invited by the locals to take part in a paella making competition. For reasons mostly relating to alcohol the skiff team started cooking their food last, and finished first. This was a real concern, as the other teams were still preparing their entries. When it came to the judging, it has to be said that some of the panel of experts were none too keen to try our expert cooking. Needless to say, we did not win.

However, not to be outdone, a group of stopouts headed by more senior members of the class including Paul Manning, Ian Reynolds and Tony Phillips took up the local young ladies offer of a night out at the club on the end of the marina pier, and didn´t make it back before 4.30 am.

Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for those still hungover, racing was postponed until late in the day, and then finally abandoned as the sea breeze would not stabilse in strength or direction.

This meant Richard Stenhouse retained his title from last year, but with Ian Trotter and Pablo Arandia very close behind.

A huge thanks to Club Nautico Denia, Manuel Gonzalez the club President, and Maria the Principal Race Officer for laying on such a great event. Also thanks must go to Pablo Arandia, for his award winning event posters, and to Tony, Steve and Terry for driving a number of the entries across Europe.


1-Richard Stenhouse GBR 209 16 points
2-Ian Trotter GBR 168 18 points
3-Pablo Arandia ESP 150 22 points
4-Rick Perkins GBR 162 29 points
5-Ian Renilson GBR 128 39 points

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