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    The Squib is a two-man keelboat. Sailed with a bermudan rig and a symmetric spinnaker, it has a total hull weight of 680kg and is under 20ft long, giving it a 50% ballast ratio. The class association has over 600 members. There are around 30 fleets in the UK and Ireland, racing at club, regional and national levels, on coastal, estuary and inland waters.

    Its all-up weight is 680kg, so a Squib can be trailed by a medium-sized car. One of the main strengths of the one design Squib is that a properly prepared boat – either a new one or a boat originally up to forty years old, can be sailed competitively in the national fleet for 10 or even twenty years, thus making the best of any initial investment. It is not necessary to change boats regularly to be competitive.


    Squib stats

    Connect with the class
    Squib Class website          
    Squib designer
    Oliver Lee in 1967
    Hull material
    Wood and GRP
    Number of crew
    Sail area
    29m sq (total)
    Bermudan rig with mainsail, headsail and symmetric spinnaker
    Class status
    RYA National Class
    Squibs Squib line drawing

    Squib Class contacts

    Chair: Nigel Grogan

    Secretary: Marian Elsden

    Technical Officer: Malcolm Blackburn

    Photo credits: Amy Low

    Rules & Measurement

    Current Class Rules

    Squib Measurement Form

    How to obtain a Measurement Certificate

    Find a Measurer

    Squibs racing

    Squib National Champions

    2018 Royal Corinthian YC Steve Warren-Smith & Stu Rix (Squib 13)

    2017 Holyhead Josh Metcalf & Mark Hogan (Squib 136)

    2016 Weymouth Nigel Grogan & Jack Grogan (Squib 881)

    2015 Howth David Jones & Mark Hogan (Squib 136)

    2014 Lowestoft Alan Johnson & David Garlick (Squib 132)

    2013 Abersoch Mike Budd & James Budd (Squib 881)

    2012 Dartmouth Alan Johnson & David Garlick (Squib 132)

    2011 Plymouth Chris Hogan & Mark Hogan

    2010 Dun Laoghaire Mike & Penny Fenwick (Squib 758)

    2009 Weymouth Chris Hogan & Mark Hogan (Squib 136)

    2008 Lowestoft David Best & Peter Richards (Squib 797)

    Squib builder

    Rondar Boats, Unit 4 & 5, Station Yard, Edington, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4NT. Tel: 01380 831138. Email: Website:

    Squibs racing 

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