The monster A scows were racing their national champs at Oshkosh, Wisconsin this past week. Two YouTubes popped up, featuring the same A scow crew filmed with a transom mounted video camera. The first YouTube wasn't from the nationals but possibly a club race at Oshkosh about a week earlier. You get a good sense of the teamwork it takes to get these big scows around the course.
The second video from the nationals features a long thundering two sail reach with that peculiar scow bow wake folding over and out as the lake rushes by, the boards whine and the flat bottom thumpa-whumpa's over the waves. Mesmerizing! I would love to do a club race in one of these sometime.
Elinor Goulding Smith
11 hours ago