This 1957 one-design by racing champion Gordon Douglass celebrates 60 years of continuous production this year and remains one of North America’s most successful planing one-designs. Hard bilges and weighted centerboard make the Flying Scot practically untippable and perfect for family daysailing, while its deliberately simple rig shifts focus from tuning and boat speed toward exciting tactical racing by a crew of two or three. In 1998, the Flying Scot was inducted into the American Sailing Hall of Fame and has been used for many U.S. sailing events, including the Mallory, Adams, and Sears Cups. flying-scot_spec-drawing

Boat Specifications

Length Overall: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Beam: 6'9" ft (2.05 m)
Draft-Board Up: 8 in (.2 m)
Draft-Board Down: 48 in (1.2 m)
Mast Height: 28 ft (8.6 m)
Sail Area, Main & Jib: 191 sq. ft (17.65 sq. m)
Sail Area, Spinnaker: 200 sq. ft ( 18.6 sq m)
All Up Weight: 850 lb (386 kg)

Flying Scot


Flying Scot

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57 mm Carbo Mainsheet System

2733This efficient 4:1 system features a Carbo® ratchet mounted to a swivel base that rotates to face the trimmer. Sailors can hand-hold loaded lines and trim and ease under complete control.

Racing Vang

2733Built of lightweight 29 and 40 mm Carbo blocks, this free-running system provides a powerful 12:1 mechanical advantage for fast sail adjustments. The vang terminates on the centerboard trunk and cleats to a Harken Cam-Matic® cleat with X-Treme Angle Fairlead for easy cleating/uncleating on either tack.


This 6:1 cascading system cleats on the centerboard trunk and provides plenty of power to play the cunningham from either side of the boat.

38 mm Bullseye FairleadStandard Cam-Matic® Kit - Fast Release Fairlead16 mm Low-Beam Pinstop Track - .24 mMicro Cam-Matic® Cleat40 mm T2 Soft - Attach Block40 mm T2 Soft - Attach Block57 mm Ratchamatic® Block - Swivel29 mm BlockMicro Carbo-Cam® Cleat57 mm Ratchet Block - SwivelStandard Cam Base - Swivel29 mm Cheek Block29 mm Block29 mm Block29 mm Block29 mm Block44 mm Through-Deck Dinghy Block29 mm Cheek Block29 mm Cheek BlockStandard Cam-Matic® Cleat - 150Standard Cam-Matic® Cleat - 15044 mm Through-Deck Dinghy Block57 mm Block - Swivel Becket57 mm Fiddle Block - Swivel57 mm Block - Swivel29 mm Block - Swivel' Becket
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