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Class symbol
C-Scow sailboat.png
DesignOne-Design (previously Box Rule)
Hull weight650 lb (290 kg)
LOA20 ft (6.1 m)
Beam8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)
Rig typeCat-rigged
Mainsail area216 sq ft (20.1 m2)

The C-Scow is a 20 ft (6.1 m) member of the scow family. Like the MC, it is cat-rigged but requires two or three people to sail. Like the MC, it has bilgeboards but only one rudder. Although the current boat is one-design, the original class had several boats that fit within a box rule. The first scantlings for the class were developed in 1906, making the class 100 years old in 2006. The C-scow has spent most of its life as a small lake boat in the upper midwest. However, recent strong marketing efforts through its maker, Melges Performance Sailboats, has grown the fleet across the nation.

Sail numbers[edit]

Most sailboats classes use their Hull number or a number given by the national body to signify their boat (Hull number one in the US, would be USA 001, number 2 from Canada would be CAN 002 etc.). The C-scows were first built long before this numbering system existed and so they have their own system. Their sail numbers consist of a 1-2 letters followed by a number. The letters signify the lake, e.g. B is Lake Beulah, V is Pewaukee, M is Minnetonka, C is Calhoun, LP is Pelican Lake, MO is Lake Lotawana. The numbers are allocated by the sponsoring yacht club.

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