Over forty years of sailing and marine construction experience prepared Sandy Douglass to produce his most successful design, the Flying Scot®, a Sailing Hall of Fame design. Each Flying Scot is hand-crafted with the highest quality materials and methods. Its perfect for family trips, single-handed fun, and an excellent racer. The late Gordon Douglass is an internationally known racing champion, so he designed the Scot for speed. The Scot is a low-displacement design (she sits shallow in water) and 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 power to move well in any wind speed. Get her on a beam-reach with 12 knots of wind, and experience the thrill of a planing hull. The Scot is not a flopsy acrobatic design; the photo below illustrates the Scot's stability. Her slightly tunneled hull design, hard bilges and weighted centerboard provide a strong righting moment. And with over 600 lbs of reserve buoyancy, the Flying Scot is unsinkable.
• Easy to rig, launch and sail
• Racing fleets are nationwide
• Reasonably priced, highest quality
• Safe, unsinkable, stable
• Planing hull design
• Sail plan includes main, jib and spinnaker.