The Flying Scot yacht was designed in 1957 by Gordon K. Douglass and the boat has been in constant production since 1957. Currently, new Scots are constructed by Flying Scot, Inc., and strict class rules prevent changes that could make older boats obsolete. With over 5300 boats built, used boats are always available.
The Flying Scot is a 19-foot day sailer that is regulary sailed throughout North America. The large, deep cockpit is ideal for family sailing, providing safe, comfortable sailing for up to eight people. The Flying Scot is easily trailered and rigged and can be launched in about a foot of water. The boat has a main sail, a jib and a spinnaker.
The Flying Scot is a low-displacement design (she sits shallow in water) and she has a flat, tapered shape in the stern which allows her to plane. This means she will come out of the water and is not limited to her waterline hull-speed. With over 200 square feet of sail area the boat will easily plane.
For racing the Flying Scot’s performance offers thrills to even the experienced sailer and provides for tight, competitive racing. There are more than 100 fleets racing Flying Scots in the USA and Canada. The Scot is normally raced with a crew of two or three. The Flying Scot has an active sailing Association which sponsors many events each year. Racing fleets, however, only account for about one-half of the Flying Scots sailing. The boat makes an excellent leisure cruiser and family daysailer.