Lymington River Scows
There are many different types scow but the most popular within the club, with a dozen boats, is the Lymington River Scow. One of the things that makes them so popular within the club is that they can be sailed, on a level basis, either single handed with just the mainsail or two up with the jib.
The Lymington River Scow is a balanced lug sailing dinghy with the following specification.
- • Hull:
- o Length 3.4 m
- o Beam 1.4 m
- o Draft (centreboard raised) 0.3 m
- • Sail Area:
- o Main 7.0 sq m
- o Jib 1.0 sq m
- o Spinnaker6.5 sq m
- • Weight: 100 kgs
Traditionally a Scow has had only a mainsail and this is a requirement when racing single-handed. The Lymington River Scow Class Rules, however, allow a jib to be used when racing with a crew and, if the combined weight of the helm and crew exceeds 22 stone (140 kgs), a spinnaker is also allowed.
See the Lymington River Scow Class Association web site for further details - http://lymingtonriverscow.org/Home.php.
Last updated 15:26 on 2 August 2017