ACO Musto Skiff
Water is ACO's element. ACO's headquarters in Büdelsdorf is only a stone's throw from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. There is therefore a strong sailing tradition. This is why ACO sponsors the "Musto Skiff" sailing class. The Musto Skiff is one of the fastest single-handed sailing boats in the world. The skiffs can be seen in regattas all over the world reaching speeds of up to 20 knots in spectacular races with thrilling tacking manoeuvres. ACO is the main sponsor of the annual "Musto Skiff Worlds" − the world championships in this class, which are held at locations all around the world.
The Musto Skiff World Championships will take place from June 21-26, 2022. A one-day Pre-Worlds event on June 21 will be followed by five days of championship racing, as well as daily community activities and a gala dinner for all participants and guests of the class event.
The 2022 ACO 11th Musto Skiff World Championships will also be an opportunity to catch up with the Musto Skiff Class Association's 20th anniversary celebration and celebrate 10 years of sponsorship with ACO, the world leader in drainage technology and also the title sponsor of the World Championships. Headquartered in Germany, ACO will welcome competitors to its home country for the first time. With two former world champions, Germany is predestined to host the World Championship: Andi Lachenschmid won the 2016 ACO Musto Skiff World Championship title (in Carnac, France) and Frithjof Schwerdt won the 2017 title (in Palma, Spain).
"The Musto Skiffs have been an integral part of Kiel Week since 2011 and competitors from all over Europe are thrilled with the venue," commented Iver Ahlmann, co-organizer and managing partner of ACO, on the upcoming 2022 World Championships. "ACO has supported the World Championships every year and it is now a great pleasure to be the title sponsor of the World Championships nearby the ACO headquarter."
ACO has been the main sponsor since 2011 of the annual imland Lauf in Rendsburg. This is a charity run organised by the imland Klinik for the benefit of the German Multiple Sclerosis Society (DMSG).
The sporting event has now established itself firmly in the calendar in the region, and more than 1,000 runners have been taking part in recent years. The different running courses (5 km, 10.5 km and 800 bambini run) all follow the banks of the Eider, and then go straight through the towns of Rendsburg and Büdelsdorf, as well as the ACO premises.