2021  ILYA A Scow Champion I-49, Full Throttle, Vincent Porter

Photo Credit - Hannah Lee Noll

2019 A Scow Champion M-21 Pat Hughes (Photo Credit - Phil Weston)

A Scow

The largest, fastest, and most powerful of all the scows has enjoyed a resurgence in competitive racing since it was retooled in 1979. Although the same basic size and shape as the original 1890's boats, like the rest of the scows, it is now made of fiberglass and has all the modern, sophisticated rigging and gear needed to make this incredible boat perform and last for years. Clocked at over 25 MPH, this "rocket ship" is not for the novices. It requires practiced crew of 6 to handle this scow - the ultimate boat in scow racing. It is also possible to provide an unforgettable pleasure ride for 8-10 people in this scow.


Boat Specs  
Length 38 feet
Beam 8 feet
Hull Fiberglass
Hull Weight 1850 lbs.
Crew 6+
Sail Area  
Main 350 sq. ft.
Jib 150 sq. ft.
Spinnaker 1200 sq. ft.
Spar Aluminum or Carbon Fiber


Class Contacts

Fleet Representative
Thomas Freytag

Class Links

Class Association: National Class A Scow Association

Boatbuilder: Melges Performance Sailboats,

Class Notes: The Felker Cup

Past Winners: All Trophies, All Events


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