Here is a link to Tips and Tricks on successfully racing an MC Scow.
1. Tacking Video
2. What I learned from Zenda U - March, 2017 (coming soon)
3. Other links to MC tips
MC Fleet 92 hosted the MC Horse Race on October 1-2, 2016. We had some excellent wind on Day 1 and completed 6 races. Will Hendershot from Montreal and Ron Baerwitz from Buffalo fought hard for the first spot. Ron was leading on total points until the last race when Will finished 1 place ahead of Ron and the throw-out rule put Will in the leading spot. Both Ron and Will are former Olympic sailors. The competition for 3rd place was fierce as only 8 points separated 3rd and 9th places. Nathan Kotz from Boston finished consistently in the top which earned him 3rd place. Seven boats from SLSC competed in the 2016 MC Horse Race - a new record! CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS
Visit the MC website to read about this regatta and others www.mcscow.org
The MC is a 16 foot long sail boat that is typically sailed single-handed, but can be sailed double-handed by lighter sailors. As one of the largest fleets in North America, the MC Scow® is a true Melges original. Designed,engineered and built by Harry C. Melges Sr. and Buddy Melges during the mid-'60s. There are over 104 fleets in the USA (we are one of the newest fleets). We now have 13 boats in our fleet...up from 1 just a few years ago!
The MC fleet is one of the newest fleet at the Saratoga Lake Sailing Club. We are active racers and invite you to take a test-ride in an MC .... maybe you'll get hooked and join us! We now have a "loaner" MC for anyone who is interested it taking a solo test ride. Contact us: Devon Howe, Fleet Captain.
There are several MC boats for sale in the Northeast region. Contact Devon Howe for more information.
Here's a few links to learn more about the MC:
National MC Sailing Association
MC Scow on Wikipedia
MC Scow Boat Builder
The MC is a FUN boat! You can sail with 1 or two...