|The Flying Scot is a "one-design" raced
internationally with over 50 fleets in the
USA. Spinnaker ready and fast!
The Flying Scot was designed by one of the most prolific and famous small-boat racers of all time: Gordon K. "Sandy" Douglass. He gave the Scot a unique blend of performance and comfort.
Check out the racing photos in the Scot photo Gallery!
The high boom, wide side-decks and deep cockpit create an armchair comfort usually reserved for the big keel boats. The Scot's nimble handling and planing hull, however, provide the close-to-the-water thrill of a small boat. Tiller steering transmits the "feel" of the set, and she can tack on a dime: hallmarks of great racing daysailers. The Scot has an excellent sail area-to-weight ratio, which makes her sensitive in light winds, and blast off the line in medium to heavy winds. Most fleets race the Flying Scot with spinnaker for amazing downwind performance. And she's tough; no worries about bumping rails at the mark!
Check out our Flying Scot Racing Packages:
the Standard Racing Package, and
the Radical Racing Package.
The Flying Scot Sailing Association
Meet and race with other Flying Scot sailors! If racing is your bag, our national class organization, the Flying Scot Sailing Association, sponsors over 100 organized fleets in the US along with many regional and national regattas. The FSSA also maintains the strict, one-design class rules that allow your Flying Scot to remain competitive year after year without expensive equipment changes. The FSSA publishes a bi-monthly magazine Scots 'n Water which will keep you updated on fleet action nationwide and offers tips and stories.
New to racing? No problem, the fleets welcome and help train new racers with low-key and family race series.
The Flying Scot can be raced with a crew of two, three or four, but is most often raced with two. Her inherent stability, simple rig and small spinnaker make her an ideal boat for a couple. In fact, we have a national Wife/Husband Championship each year.
The Flying Scot is one of the few one-design classes in her size to be built in fiberglass with aluminum spars from the start. This means that boat #1 built in 1957 is very much the same as the new boats. Nearly all of the 5600+ boats built are still sailing and still competitive.
Flying Scot® Standard and Radical Racing Packages
Besides a great racing sailboat, a nationwide racing association and fleets, we offer racing parts and performance kits in our online store.