Keith Musto carries the Olympic Flame 6 Jul 2012
One of our winter members, Keith Musto, ran a leg with the Olympic torch when it passed through Essex early this month. A good number of Burnham friends braved the early morning in torrential rain to join thousands of Colchester locals who enthusiastically lined the route.
Keith won a silver medal in the 1964 Olympics, sailing a Flying Dutchman, and was nominated to carry the torch by the RYA. His early association with the Royal Corinthian goes back nearly 60 years to racing a Cadet here when the Cadet Nationals were held every year in Burnham, and in dinghies including the National 12 and the Hornet alongside such names as Terry Wade, Kit Hobday, Dick Pitcher, Brian Walker and current members too many to mention.
After the ’64 Olympics he founded Musto, initially a sailmaking company, which went on to design and manufacture clothing for the whole sailing fraternity from the youngest Oppie, the RNLI, Olympic and round the world sailors. He has also just retired after nine years on the Board of the prestigious new Sailing Academy at Weymouth where many of you will be watching the Olympic sailing later this month.