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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.

If you are considering purchasing a Scow, please feel free to contact Ann Carnegie (see Members Directory) who is Class Captain for the WWSC scows. Also, see the Lymington River Scow Class Association web site for further details -

Last updated 11:01 on 28 March 2024

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