Mutineer 15

Class Association

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Welcome to the Official Mutineer 15 Class Association web site!


Here you will find just about everything you could ever want or need to know about this fantastic little boat. We are in the midst of a resurgence of the Mutineer 15 Class Association, and this web site was created to inform and educate current and future Mutineer owners. If you currently own a Mutineer, we invite you to look around, meet other Mutt owners, learn more about your boat. If you are simply interested in sailing or perhaps in purchasing a Mutineer, you can learn more about this great day sailor/racer, and we’re sure you’ll find that you’ll want one too!  And if you want to sail faster, click here to download Gib’s Mutineer Tuning Guide – everything you need to know to tune your Mutineer to perfection.


Gib Charles

October 24, 1954 – August 14, 2021

Click on Gib’s picture or here for his obituary which is very nice.  It draws a picture of the great and good man he was.  The stylized picture below, which has appeared here for several years, is Blue Heeler with Gib at the helm.

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Mutineer Nationals – November 9-11 hosted by Tampa Sailing Squadron, Apollo Beach, Florida is in the books! Thanks to the following Gold Sponsors of the 2021 Mutineer National Championship:


Watch here for reports and scores.



CANCELED due to the Pandemic – Mutineer National Championship 2020, November 9-13, hosted by Tampa Sailing Squadron, Apollo Beach, Florida. Click here for the Notice of Race.

MNC 2019 is in the books!  A fantastic time was had by all who enjoyed the hospitality of Union Sailing Club.  Click here for a full report.

MNC 2018 is in the books!  Results, stories, pictures click here.

2018 Mutineer Mid-Winters is in the books!  Watch here for details.

2018 Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles is in the books!  The good folks at the Upper Keys Sailing Club put on another great regatta.  Click here for all of the details.

MNC 2017 – The 2017 Mutineer National Championships will be October 5-8, at Brown’s Creek Sailing Association is in the books!  Results and pictures here.

Mutineer Midwinter Championship, April 1-2, 2017, Apollo Beach, Florida is in the books!  Results and pictures here.

The 10th annual Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles is in the books!  Results and pictures here.  If you have never had the pleasure of the Upper Keys Yacht Club’s hospitality, start making you plans now for next year.

MNC 2016, The Pymatuning Challenge, is in the books! 
Click here for the results and pictures.

Dead Dogs and Tin Whistles 2016 is in the books!
Crazy weather all around but we did get in a great day on Saturday with steady breeze around 7-9. Tampa Sailing Squadron teams took top spots for the regatta: 1st Ed P. and John S., 2nd Matt and Dan, and 3rd Team Tonkin! Congrats to all for some great competition on the water, and great fellowship off the water.

Brad DeMarco donated one of his shops’ new rudder head design for a regatta raffle prize, and our own Ginette won it. Perhaps Ginette and the others will share some weather and other related stories and scores. Next year will the Dead Dogs and Tin Whistles 10th year, so perhaps next year we’ll have even a bigger Mutt fleet! (8 Mutts and 8 Buccs registered for the weekend). Thanks to the UKSC for great hospitality, and to the RC for always a great job on the course!Jim


MNC 2015 is in the books! – The good folks at Tampa Sailing Squadron, Apollo Beach, Florida hosted Mutineer sailors from many states.  And a big time was had by all.  Click here for all the details.

Dead Dogs and Tin Whistles 2015.  Click here for two great reports – one from the host Ginette Hughes and the other from Fleet 18 Captain Jim Davis.

MNC 2014 is in the books.- Click here for a recap of MNC 2014, Boogied Back to Texas for the Mutineer Roundup!  

Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles 2014 is in the books.  Click here for a full report.

Mount Dora Yacht Club 60th Annual Sailing and 100th Regatta 2013 is in the books!  Click here for the results.

Dead Dogs and Tin Whistles 2013 is in the books!
Click here for details.

Ware River Rumble is in the books!
Click here for pictures and results.

59th Annual Mount Dora Yacht Club Regatta –

Winds were right around 8-12 all weekend. We got chased off the lake by a pretty good size T-storm after the first race on Saturday, and were done for the day.

Fred and I pulled off a (corrected time) 1st and 2nd on the final of three races today, which was Fred’s best race, but I thought my worst race? Anyway Margaret and I eeked out a 2nd place overall for the weekend. Congrats to Elma (Freds wife) who won the MDYC’s “Fowler Award” for the best lady skipper! The skipper awarded farthest traveled was down from Michigan. (see Dave you should have been here!)
Jim Davis, Fleet 18

Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles Regatta – Ginette Hughes and the Upper Keys Sailing Club in Key Largo put on another great regatta.  Plenty of breeze and good times.  Pictures will be posted here soon.

August 6 – 7, 2011 Virginia Governor’s Cup – Eleven Mutineers registered for this great event.  Not all made it on the water, but the Mutineer Fleet was strong and just missed winning the Governor’s Cup.  Day one had strong breezes and 3-4 foot rollers, a real test of man (woman too) and machine.  Day two was perfect, the fleet enjoyed a steady southwest breeze of around 10 mph.  Crews from as far away as Florida and LA (Lower Alabama) joined the fun.  Fleet One made a strong showing with 9 boats.

Nationals 2011
The 2011 Mutineer National Championship is in the books.  Congratulations to Ernie and Carol French for sailing a fantastic regetta.  Chad and Rey teamed up to put on one great event, start to finish.  We will post all the pictures, stories and results soon.

May 28, 2011
Merrimac Memorial Regatta

The 2011 Merrimac Memorial Regatta hosted by the Portsmouth Boat Club is in the books.  Four Mutineers mustered for the event and that was enough for fleet status.  Don Beek (71 years young) made a return after missing the regatta the last couple of years.  He and trusty crew David sailed extremely well.  Al Whitener put on a Mutineer sailing clinic taking three bullets over three races.  Tony sailed with  young crew and won an award for bringing a new generation to sailing.  After three races in shifty, cantankerous winds the sailors went ashore for the famous Portsmouth Boat Club cookout.  An excellent time was had by all.

Spring 2011
Join a Mutineer Fleet near you!  We currently have 3 active Fleets and plans are being made for a fourth and fifth Fleet.  Currently, Fleets are based in Colorado – Fleet 15, Florida – Fleet 18 and Alabama – Fleet 34.  Work is ongoing to form fleets in the Mid-Atlantic and Michigan areas.  So, find a fleet and join it or help build a new Fleet.

January 14-16, 2011
Dead Dogs and Tin Whistles. Ginette has done it again!  Many skippers, crew and boats enjoyed the hospitality of the Upper Keys Yacht Club and the warm breezes of Key Largo.  Click here for the scoop.

December 4-5, 2010
LMSA Kettle CupClick here for the scoop.

September 17-19, 2010
Mutineer Nationals. 
Another Nationals is in the books.  Click here for the results.

January 16-17, 2010
Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles Regatta.  A big time was had by all who participated.  Special thanks to Ginette Huges for running a great event.  Click here for the results, photos and scuttlebutt!

September 10, 2009
MNC 2009 a great success.  This year’s event turned out to be the best ever. 19 boats were present with 18 competing. Click here for more reports.

July 20, 2009
MNC 2009 NOR posted.  The NOR and registration forms for this year’s national regatta have been posted.

May 29, 2009
New MCA Racing rules posted.  The latest version of our Racing Rules has been posted to the website. Download your copy today. Click here for downloads

March 15, 2009
MCA Racing rules discusions.   Join the on going discusions on possible rules changes to the current rules that govern racing at MCA sanctioned events. Please join us and help us make a decision. Click here for more details



Ernie French and Gib Charles meet at Lake Maloney, Nebraska on June 12, 2004

Comments from Gib:

I had found that 1979 yellow Mutt for sale by Norm Klocke, and drove to Nebraska to pick it up. I let Ernie know I was coming, and he drove over and met us. The 3 of us took it for a sail. Ernie had just found out that the MCA was rejuvenated, and began to make plans to join us at MNC 2004.

In the picture Ernie was displaying some of the Mutineer hardware he had acquired over the years from 1976-1981.

Humorous anecdote: If you’ll notice in the photo my shorts are wet. As we came into the dock from our sail, I was the first to step onto the ramp and found out that there was a lot of slime making it slicker than snot, and I went down instantly in 2-3 feet of water.

Mutt 4752, I brought the boat back to Fort Collins and sold it to my neighbor, Ian Wells to replace the Mutineer they were sailing that wasn’t spinnaker equipped. Ian and his son Todd sailed it in MNC’s 2005, back in Nebraska . It was loaned to Martin Casanova for MNC 2008 in Colorado, then went back to Nebraska for MNC 2013 as a loaner boat for Bob DeRoeck and Jerry Thompson.  Since it came to Colorado, it’s had 5 owners, and it’s still sailing at my Club.


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