The C scow is highly maneuverable, furiously fast, and a ton of fun. It has been an intergenerational fixture on the inland lakes for well over 100 years. Cat-rigged, and flat-bottomed, this tactical 20-footer features two bilge boards and sails fastest heeled at an angle of 25 degrees. A large single rudder handles maneuvers. The C is raced with two, or three in a blow. For optimum performance, combined crew weights should never exceed 475 pounds.
Melges Boat Works, Zenda, Wisconsin, offers a complete line of these kings of the inland lakes: C, E, A, MC, 17 and X Boat.
Length: 20 ft (6.096 m)
Beam: 6 ft 9 in (2.057 m)
Weight: 650 lb (294.835 kg)
Main: 216 sq ft (20.067 sq m)