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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

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