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Boat Directory: Flying Scot
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208 with spinnaker per Hill Country
Yacht Club, Texas (yr. 2010)

Length, overall 19'/5.8 m.
Length, waterline 18' 6"/5.6 m.
Beam 6' 9"/2.0 m.
Draft, board up 8"/.2 m.
Draft, board down 48"/1.2 m.
Mast height, above water 28'/8.6 m.
Sail Area, main & jib 191 sq. ft./17.65 sq. m.
Sail Area, spinnaker 200 sq. ft./18.6 sq. m.
Weight, 850 lbs./385 kg.
Gross Trailering weight: 1200 lbs./545 kg.

Crew Capacity: 8 adults / 1450 pounds
Flying Scot
Links to more photos:
Sailing Texas Photo Gallery
Links to How to Fix articles:
Sailing Texas -
Stepping the mast
Lowering the mast
Bedding a pintle
Repair the gooseneck
Install a boom vang
Replace a jib halyard pulley
Replace the main halyard
Quannapowitt Yacht Club -
Flying Scot Centerboard repair
FS Winter Boat Storage How To
Edgewaters (blogspot) Chris S.
Repair to FS balsa
Everything Catalina 22 - Jiffy Reefing

Links to How to Fix videos:
UKHalsey - How to Center your Rig
Flying Scot Inc, - Stepping [the mast],
launching, handing
Sailing Texas - Mast Raising System
Youtube - One person mast raising
Links to
Manufacturer: Flying Scot Inc.
User Groups:
Dixie Sailing Club
Flying Scot Racing
NSCPA · Nockamixon Sail Club in Pennsylvania
Flying Scot (Fleet 187)
Cedar Point Yacht Club Fleet 177   
Goddard Sailing Association
Flying Scot Florida District
Flying Scot Midwest District

Class Association:
Flying Scot Sailing Association

Informational articles:
Chesapeake Bay Magazine - Flying Scot 19 (racing dinghy) a
review by John Page Williams
SailNet -
5 reviews
Flying Scot Sailing Association - Jib Control Alternatives
Annapolis Performance Sailing Photo Locker - Flying Scot
How to sail articles:
Nosth Sails - Tips on Making the Flying Scot Fly
North Sails - Taming the Spinnaker
North Sails - Flying Scot Tuning Guide

How to sail videos:
Sailing Texas - (Boat demonstrations are on a Flying
How Sails Work
Points of Sail
Apparent Wind
Sailing Against the Wind
How to Tack
How to Jibe
Tacking the Flying Scot, May 2006
Setting a Flying Scot To Hold Her Course
Sixty Years Behind the Mast, written
by Gordon K. Douglass - Designer and
Builder of the Flying Scot. This is a
fascinating autobiography
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Photo Source:, Jan. 17, 2011
Video below shows how right a capsized Flying Scot. Note
prevent mast from turtling. Note the importance of having a
safety line at stern of FS for re-entry to boat. A FS may be
difficult to reboard without a safety line or swim ladder.
Excellent videos in which Coach Greg Fisher comments on sailing
style of student and gives student directions to improve sailing
technique.  CSF - "Coach Greg Fisher: Video #1"
I have embedded some
videos from Youtube below.
Serious and want to be
serious Flying Scot sailors,
be sure to watch the videos
at the bottom of the page.
They are videos in which
Greg Fisher of North Sails
One Design coach Flying
Scot sailors at the Lake
Norman Yacht Club.
Sail Trimming on a Flying Scot