Benfleet man Keith Musto wins Olympic Silver Medal

The Flying Dutchman Class - Toyko 1964

Keith Musto came from Benfleet and learnt to sail in Benfleet Creek, at the Benfleet Yacht Club.

“They were Slick, very competitive and had adopted innovative sailing strategies that made up for their lack of height and bulk Keith Musto and Tony Morgan led the field in the last seven days of the competition on the waters off Enoshima.”       Newspaper report

“Lady C made a good start in a brisk offshore breeze and arrived at the first weathermark in third place behind the Australian and American boats.  There was enough wind at first for Morgan to go overboard to pick up weight but during the beat the wind died……..

But towards the end of the 2nd beat Lady C started closing the gap and managed to pass the Australians.”

Yachting correspondent Enoshima 13th Oct newspaper report.

“Keith Musto and sailing partner Tony Morgan battle their way to an Olympic Silver Medal at the Tokyo Olympics” in The Flying Dutchman Class, aboard Lady C.      Quotes from Musto’s clothing website

“I think we were a fantastic team together and there was never was any question about who was in charge, Keith was the boss.” Quote from Tony Morgan

Not only were Musto and Morgan Olympic Medal winners in 1964 they were also European Champions.

Shortly after the Toyko Olympics Keith Musto started his sailing and outdoor clothing manufacturing company, which had its first premises on the Manor Trading Estate.

This information is from the Musto Clothing website , with Keith Musto’s permission.

The Musto Website
Lady C
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Keith Musto and Tony Morgan receiving their medals at the Tokyo Olympics 1964
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Newspaper clipping Keith Musto and Tony Morgan at London airport with their medals.
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Keith Musto's Toyko Olympics Silver medal
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The Olympic Logo

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