Flying Scot Sailing Association




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 864

About Flying Scot Sailing Association

The Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA) is the class association of the Flying Scot, a 19-foot centerboard sloop used for both family day sailing and racing. The Flying Scot is one of the oldest and largest one-design sailboat classes in the world. The late Sandy Douglass designed and built the boat and raced it for many years and the Flying Scot was inducted in the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 1998. Sandy himself was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020! Our builder Harry Carpenter is a Life Member of our class and raced regularly at his home club and in several regattas every year around the country. His daughter Carrie and her husband Tyler currently manage the factory in Oakland Maryland and they race regularly in local and national events.


Boats Produced: 6200

Class boat builder(s):

Flying Scot, Inc. – Harry Carpenter

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 5000+

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Dixie Lakes
Greater New York
Michigan – Ontario
New England
New York Lakes

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  300-450

Boat Designed in 1957

Beam: 6’9″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 850

Draft: 8′ board up, 48″ board down

Mast Height: 28′ above the water, 25’7″ length of mast