The one-design C Scow class created by Johnson Boatworks of White Bear Lake, Minnesota began sailing in 1905. Original, the boat and masts were made of wood and the gaffe-rigged mainsails were made of cotton. Through the years, hull shapes and materials have changed, but the critical formula remains the same: One hull, one large sail, two bilge-boards, and one helluva ride!
Until 1981, a total crew weight of 475 lbs during racing was strictly enforced. Today, there are no such restrictions, but the magic number for total crew weight remains around 500 lbs in the heaviest of winds, and less weight in lighter conditions.
Length: 20 feet (6.10 meters)
Beam: 7 feet (2.13 meters)
Main Sail Area: 216 square feet
Class Site: http://www.cscow.org/