I-20 (sailing scow)
|LOA||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Beam||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Hull weight||595 lb (270 kg)|
|Mainsail area||114 sq ft (10.6 m2)|
|Jib / Genoa area||62 sq ft (5.8 m2)|
|Spinnaker area||265 sq ft (24.6 m2)|
The I-20 is a modernized version of the M-20. It is a 20 ft (6.1 m) sloop rigged scow with a spinnaker. The boat was first built at Melges Boat Works, now Melges Performance Sailboats. The boat has two bilgeboards and two small rudders. After a couple years of experimentation, the class settled on its current rules in 2002. The new rules permitted a larger, asymmetrical spinnaker and a carbon fiber rig. It is currently made by Windward Boatworks. In 2005, Melges brought out a new Melges 17 to compete with the I-20.