Flying Scots

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It’s perfect for family trips, single-handed fun, and an excellent racer crewed by only two. It is also a good investment. Each Flying Scot is hand-crafted with the highest quality materials and methods.

A one-design (original Scots can be as fast as new Scots), the first Scot ever built still wins races! Tommy Weaver, from our own Fleet 158, proudly sails hull number 2 and is definitely a competitive threat every time he launches for a race.  The late Gordon Douglass was an internationally known racing champion, so he designed the Scot for speed.

Call 803-609-6771 or email Fleet Captain Ryan Gaskin for more information on the Flying Scot® or Flying Scot® fleet 158 at LMSC. If you are interested, Ryan will be happy to arrange a demo sail with a local skipper.

You may also visit the national Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA) website and the Flying Scot builder’s website for additional information on the boat, the class association, and the sailors around the country who love sail it. Or call the factory with any questions at 1-800-864-7208. Take a test sail; visit them anytime.

Flying Scot® features »

The Scot is a light-displacement, shallow draft design (she launches in 12 inches of water), great for “gunkholing” in shallow rivers and lakes. She has a flat, tapered shape in the stern which allows her to plane. This means she will come out of the water and is not limited to her waterline hull-speed. With over 200 square feet of sail area, she has the “engine” to move well in any wind speed. Get her on a beam-reach with 15 knots of wind, and experience the thrill of a planing hull! The Scot is not a “flopsy” acrobatic design. Her slightly tunneled hull design, hard bilges and weighted centerboard provide a strong righting moment. The wide side deck and seat allow the Scot to take a knock- down with little or no water in the boat, and one person can easily right her in the water.

Flying Scot® features:

The most versatile daysailer/racer on the market!
Easy to rig, launch and sail
Racing fleets are nationwide
Reasonably priced, the very highest quality
Safe, stable, Unsinkable, due to 600 lbs. of installed positive flotation
Planing hull design
Sail plan includes main, jib and spinnaker.
Easy to launch. Easy to sail. Easy to keep.
No advanced sailing experience needed! It can be Launched, Rigged and Sailed by 1 person.
*Built to Last- with glass reinforced poly-resin, with mat and bi-directional roving into hull and deck molds with as many as 6 layers to 70 oz. per yard, reinforced with 1200 balsa-core blocks; 12 cu. ft. of Styrofoam flotation giving 600 lbs reserve buoyancy. (*Plenty of used or factory reconditioned boats in excellent condition on the market)
Mast and Spars are anodized aluminum; rigging is top-quality stainless steel, all fittings are stainless steel.
Centerboard has 80 lbs. lead ballast with 16:1 differential winch. The centerboard is set in a unique trunk that does not require the traditional, leak-prone pivot bolt.
Great Racing! Active fleets nationwide, and strong organization: The Flying Scot® Sailing Association publishes a bi-monthly publication, Scots N’ Water. Casual to Expert Racing. This means a ready used-boat market, protecting your investment.
Good for the whole family – can seat 8 adults! Or be raced with 2!
Most cars can pull the entire boat and trailer weight of 1200 lbs
Over 5800 boats have been made, 1 at a time.

Specifications »

Length, overall . . . . . . . . . . . . 19’/5.8 m.
Length, waterline . . . . . . . . . . 18′ 6″/5.6 m
Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6′ 9″/2.0 m.
Draft, board up . . . . . . . . . . . . 8″/.2 m.
Draft, board down . . . . . . . . . .48″/1.2 m.
Mast height, above water . . . .28’/8.6 m.
Sail Area, main & jib . . . . . . . .191 sq. ft./17.65 sq. m.
Sail Area, spinnaker . . . . . . . . 200 sq. ft./18.6 sq. m.
Weight, all up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850 lbs./385 kg.
Gross Trailering Weight . . . . . 1200 lbs./545 kg.

See the Club Calendar for all the Flying Scot scheduled events.

Current Flying Scot Fleet 158 Championship results: