Fleet Name: Squib
Class Flag: Naval Numeral 9
The National Squib is a one design racing keelboat, originally designed by Oliver Lee in 1967.
The Squib is just under 6.0m in length, with a 1.87m beam and a fin keel of 1m draft. Its two person racing crew use Jib, Main and traditional Spinnaker with a total sail area of 29m2. Its all-up weight is 680kg, so a Squib can be trailed by a medium-sized car.
The Squib has been described as “a lovely little yacht” but when being sailed competitively can readily be appreciated for performance characteristics more akin to a racing dinghy.
Start Lines: Pile House and Burnham Sailing Club.