SquibThe Squib has proved itself as a classic racing keelboat. Designed over half a century ago by Oliver Lee, it is still very successful, with a vibrant and strong class association and active fleets at around 30 locations in the UK and Ireland, who include current, past and future world champions in many top sailing classes.

Once upon a time a popular firework was a squib. If you were unlucky and your firework did not light successfully, you would refer to the firework as a damp squib, a term still used to describe a disappointing event. Members of the Squib fleet recall their favourite explosives by lovingly naming their boats Blue Touchpaper, Brimstone, Dynamite, Firecracker, Gunpower Gertie, Sparkler, etc.

The Squib fleet from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight join us each year in sufficient numbers to have their own start. 

Photo: Courtesy of National Squib Owners Association.

Link: www.squibs.co.uk

Classic Boat Magazine
Red Funnel Ferries
Cowes Harbour Commission
Henri Lloyd
Kendalls Fine Art Gallery
Classic yachts for sale. Motor boats and yachts for sale. Power boats, sailing boats, motoryachts for sale from Sandeman Yacht brokerage Poole, Droset, UK
Robert Oatley
Ratsey and Lapthorn
Llallows Boatyard
MDL Marinas
GJW Insurance
HMS Spirits Company
Crewkit
COWES CLASSICS WEEK SPONSORS
PROUD TO SPONSOR COWES CLASSICS WEEK
PROUD TO SPONSOR COWES CLASSICS WEEK
Slider