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The 38 foot (11.58 meter) Class A Scow is the largest, fastest, and most powerful inland scow sailboat. Originally designed in the late 1800’s by John O. Johnson of Johnson Boat Works (White Bear Lake, MN) the boat retains the same shape and size as the original boats. With the move to fiberglass and carbon construction, the addition of a bow sprit and a massive asymmetrical spinnaker, combined with a carbon fiber swept-spreader rig, the class is stronger than ever.

Today’s A Scow, produced by Melges Performance Sailboats of Zenda, WI, has all the modern, sophisticated rigging and gear (from the good folks at Harken) needed to make this unbelievable boat simply rock on the water. Powered by North Sails, able to pull water-skiers, and having been clocked at over 25 mph in a good blow, the A Scow is a worthy challenge for even the most experienced sailors. Unlike keelboats of this size, the A Scow uses only dual bilge boards for stability and thus requires a crew of 6 or 7 people to keep her upright in heavy air.

We hope you will explore our website and see what makes the A Scow so much fun!

A Scow Events

Wixon Jewelers 2017 A Scow National Championship Regatta – Lake Minnetonka, MN
Set-up and Check-In Date: June 22, 2017
Race Dates: June 23-25, 2017
Location: Minnetonka Yacht Club
Official Event Website: NCASA
Official Event Facebook: NCASA National Championship Facebook Page
Media / PR: Hannah Noll, Press Coordinator, 952.212.7748, hannah@melges.com
Final Results: Click Here

2017 ILYA Annual Championship Regatta
Set-up and Check-In Date: August 16 (Note – 4pm Warning for 2 A Scow Races Wednesday)
Race Dates:
August 16-20. Full Schedule Here
Location: Lake Geneva Yacht Club (Google Map)
Registration: Regatta Network
Official Event Website: ILYA
Final Results: Click Here

Future Venues:
2018 A Scow National Championship Regatta – Oshkosh Yacht Club

Set-up and Check-In Date: June 21, 2018
Race Dates: June 22-24, 2018

2019 A Scow National Championship Regatta – Mendota Yacht Club
Set-up and Check-In Date: June 20, 2019
Race Dates: June 21-23, 2019

2020 A Scow National Championship Regatta – Green Lake Yacht Club
Set-up and Check-In Date: June 25, 2020
Race Dates: June 26-28, 2020