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Fleet

FLEET

 
The New Castle Sailing Club owns a fleet of thirteen sailboats: eight Thistle sailboats and five Flying Scot sailboats. Thistles and Flying Scots are one design class boats. They have a mainsail and jib, and can fly a symmetrical spinnaker.  The boats have a retractable centerboard.
 
The Thistles are 17 feet in length and can hold 2 to 3 adults. These boats are very responsive to the wind; and are great for racing. They are also used for day sailing, especially in light winds.
 
The Flying Scots are 19 feet in length and can hold 2 to 6 adults. They are great for cruising and are more stable in stronger winds.
 
The club also has a motorboat, a 20 foot flat bottom whaler, which is used for officiating club races, supporting day cruises, and assisting in the launching and haul out of the fleet.
 
The sailboats are kept offshore during the sailing season at anchored moorings.  Members row out to the boats using one of the twelve small rowboats (Dinghies) that are stored in a dinghy house onshore. The rowboat is then left at the mooring until the day sail is over.
 

Thistles

 Flying Scots

 Committee Boat

 3791 – Red

 3858 - Green Stripe

 3881 – Gray 

 3902 - Sky Blue

 3927 – Green

 3972 - Gold Rush

 4012 - Red Stripe

 4029 - White

 

 2906 – White

 3900 - Tan Deck

 5223 - Red Stripe

 4986 - Thin Red Stripe

 5035 - Yellow Stripe 

 20’ Flat-Bottom Whaler

The fleet is owned by the New Castle Sailing Club, and club members care for and maintain the boats during the off season. The club also owns a clubhouse and barn where the Thistles are kept indoors and the Flying Scots are kept outdoors under protective covers.