Did you know in 2017 the Squib celebrated 50 years?
The National Squib is a one design racing keelboat, originally designed by Oliver Lee in 1967. The class association has over 600 members. There are around 30 fleets in the UK and Ireland, racing at club, regional and national levels, on coastal, estuary and inland waters.
The Squib is just under 6.0m in length, with a 1.87m beam and a fin keel of 1m draft. Its two person racing crew use Jib, Main and traditional Spinnaker with a total sail area of 29m2. Its all-up weight is 680kg, so a Squib can be trailed by a medium-sized car.
The Squib has been described as “a lovely little yacht” but when being sailed competitively can readily be appreciated for performance characteristics more akin to a racing dinghy.
RCSSC members enjoys its three Squibs: Lift Off and Satyr based at Rutland Sailing Club and Brandy Snap is ‘resting’ in a members paddock.
If you would like to find out more about Squibs check out National Squib Association