West Wight Scow owners (past and present)

The West Wight Scow Class  Association is putting together a comprehensive history of wooden scows from the original list in George Kent’s book in 1951 which included West Wight, Cowes, Chichester, Itchenor and Burnham-on-Crouch.  They now list more than 250 scows.

They are looking for any information on scows (owned now or in the past)  – see  22 10 17 WWSC Poster

5 thoughts on “West Wight Scow owners (past and present)”

  1. My father had a West white Scow built for my and my sister’s use in the late 1950’s, sail number 263 name Elusive.
    Sold the boat early 60’s, not sure who bought her.

    1. HI Mark
      Elusive 263 has wandered around the UK , having been in Tewkesbury for a number of years last known in 2002 in the Wirral. However we have a large gap in her life from 1964 in Burnham to 1993 in Tewkesbury, perhaps someone could help to fill in these years.
      Lynne Rowcroft
      WW Scow Class Yarmouth IW

  2. My Uncles boatyard in Bembridge used to build wooden scows (AA Coombes) operated by Peter Scott and Alan Coombes’

    I used to sail one and learnt to in Bembridge Harbour, the last one I had the use of was( Sudajo 72) 1960-63.

  3. west wight scow numer 62. Has now passed away and is now a plant bed. I do have all the rigging that was with it and the sail and some parts are currently in use.

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