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.
|Connect with the class
|Squib Class website
|Oliver Lee in 1967
|Wood and GRP
|Number of crew
|29m sq (total)
|Bermudan rig with mainsail, headsail and symmetric spinnaker
|RYA National Class
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
Squib National Champions
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)
Rondar Boats, Unit 4 & 5, Station Yard, Edington, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4NT. Tel: 01380 831138. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.rondarboats.com.
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