It doesn't foil. It doesn't require crash helmets. It doesn't use more than a skosh of carbon fiber.
Like Mma Ramotswe, the Scot is built along traditional lines. Even those who love the boat sometimes call it a Flying Sidewalk or a Flying Squat.
It's a one-design class that has only slowly evolved over the past 60 years.
It's stout and sturdy, and it does –– I admit –– encourage me to burst into song...
One particular song more than any other.
The Scuppernong is a two-person affair, it's relatively cheap (some of our sailing friends in other types of boat pay more for one sail than we have for boat, trailer, and a tank of gas for the Winnebago!). And most importantly for people who like to compete: it has a strong, competitive fleet of sailors.
That's over a calendar YEAR's worth of sailing in a bit over a decade.