|LOA||28 ft (8.5 m)|
|Beam||6.9 ft (2.1 m)|
|Hull weight||965 lb (438 kg)|
|Mainsail area||228 sq ft (21.2 m2)|
|Jib / Genoa area||95 sq ft (8.8 m2)|
|Spinnaker area||550 sq ft (51 m2)|
The E-Scow is a sailing scow and the younger sister of the A-Scow. Both boats are manufactured by Melges Performance Sailboats. Its rigging is similar to the A-Scow, and their hull shapes are almost identical, with a ten foot difference in length. The boat is competitively sailed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Colorado. Recently, the E-Scow class has spread to Europe. There are boats in Switzerland, France, Finland and one in Austria's Lake Attersee.
Until 2004, the E-Scow had a symmetrical spinnaker. The National Class E Scow Association (NCESA) tested an Asymmetrical spinnaker option as a potential change to the design scantlings for two years with scattered individuals and a few fleets converting to the test rig. The asymmetrical spinnaker was voted down by the class in 2006, but revisited after the 2007 season with a modified proposal suggesting a slightly modified rig and more restricted spinnaker shape. The proposal passed, taking effect in 2008.
The E-Scow class routinely features national regattas of more than fifty boats, including a record 91 boats in the 2006 Championship regatta on Lake Minnetonka.
Reference Section and Footnotes
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