First Skiff Festival

A Musto sponsored Skiff Festival is set to take place in September in Dongo, Italy

Thursday May 31st 2007, Author: Brian Pilcher, Location: United Kingdom
The first edition of the Italian Skiff Festival by Skiffsailing - Dongo will be held on lake Como on the weekend of 29-30 September 2007 and will be sponsored by Musto Performance.

The event is planned to have two days of long distance races with all classes competing simultaneously.

This first edition of the Festival is due to attract many sailors. Italian organizers are expecting at least 100 crews from different skiff classes including the 29er, 49er, Musto Skiff, Laser4000, Moth, 12ft Skiff, International 14, 18ft Skiff and flying star. Boats are expected from all over Europe, in particular from Switzerland, Germany and the UK. Skiffsailing staff are already working hard to ensure the best event possible.

From the weekend before the event starts (22-23 September) boats can be left in Dongo and applications for entry can be made at: www.skiffsailing.it.

At the official web site you will also find all the info about how to get there and accomodation, as the club itself has limited availability of rooms.

Program:

Saturday, 29 September
-Fully completed entry forms should be received at the entry desk no later than Saturday at 11 am.
-Race start at 1 pm.
-From 6 pm: happy hour, video and pictures projection.
-At 9 pm: BBQ and drinks
-From 10:30 pm Big Party and Live Music.

Sunday, September 30th
-Race start at 12 am
-At 4 pm: food, drinks and prize giving ceremony.

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