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54 Entries at Squib Inlands

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Topic: 54 Entries at Squib Inlands
Posted By: Medway Maniac
Subject: 54 Entries at Squib Inlands
Date Posted: 08 Oct 14 at 8:39am
What is so wonderful about the Squib that induces so many people to race them actively? Outwardly they seem old-fashioned and heavy, with those odd swinging spreaders, that strange high kite, and an inconvenient mainsheet system. According to a sailmaker who has sailed most classes, they are the most uncomfortable boats.

So why do they remain so popular? My feeling, for what it's worth, is that they are simply the only keelboat class out there that can be raced competitively by a lightweight, two-person crew.

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Posted By: timeintheboat
Date Posted: 08 Oct 14 at 12:53pm
I like the idea of the squib. They represent stonking value, you can sail them in virtually any conditions, they are very far from extreme and they seem to have good class racing.

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