Wondering what the heck that is?
One of my little Passions or Obsessions. The MC Scow is a 16' long 5'8" beam racing sailboat. MC Scow Class is a strict one design fleet.
I have raced sailboats for a long time (30 years) although I have reduced the size by about 30 feet I now spend my summers racing a small boat called a dngny. Kind of fitting I think, some people think it is a bit dingy to spend so much money on something sooner or later you will surely damage.
The type of boat I race, right now, is an MC Scow built by Melges Boat Works. For the most part this boat is more likely to be found in the Mid-West while fleets of these little boats cruise inland waters all over the United States. I am a member of the Grand Rapids Yacht Club that has been a fixture on the west end of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids, Michigan longer than most people can remember.
Come May of 2012 we will host an annual race for the MC Scow call the "Spring Shakedown". If you are in the area a park is close by to watch all the action without ever getting wet! The race date for the "Spring Shakedown" regatta is May 18-20, 2012.
I created a little couple minute video for you to enjoy showing last years action. I think you will find it entertaining and a nice break from everyday real estate. You have to be a bit athletic for one of these boats as you'll see but it will keep you in shape! I lost 7 pounds over the course of two races. I drink a ton of water too! My physician, (I just changed!) told me I should row instead of sail! I think he was telling me something about pizza!
What's your passion?