The Squib is a popular one-design racing keel sailboat, sailed across Ireland and the UK, with over 20 boats in LDYC. It is a perfect boat for the club because of it's fantastic versatility and suitability for the waters of Lough Derg. It sails like a dinghy (6m long) and Squib racing is famously competitive, close and exciting. The Squib's fin keel makes it ideal for day cruising across Lough Derg being continuously able to make way in light winds and remaining upright in heavy winds. A Squib sailor is rarely left standing on the shore not being able to sail. It is typically sailed by two people with both the helm and crew actively sharing the sailing of a main, jib and spinnaker sail.
We are a growing active fleet and all Squibs are very welcome to join the fleet, we have plenty of space for mooring. If you don't have a Squib but wish to sail a Squib do not hesitate in contacting us.
The majority of boats within the fleet are Hunter built boats numbered from 158 to 724, with purchase prices between €500-€4,000 . We encourage the purchase of boats within this range of numbers & value. Boats should comply with the NSOA class rules. If you are interested in purchasing a Squib please contact a current Squib owner for advice and help.
INFORMATION & CONTACTS:
If you wish to get regular updates, please ask to join the "LDYC Squibs" WhatsApp group.
The following Squib sailors can be contacted if you require more information:
Anne Barrington, Class Captain (086 8211878)
Fergal Keating (086 4045377)