Designed, engineered and built by Harry C. Melges Sr. and Buddy Melges during the mid-’60s, the appeal of the MC Scow is as a racing scow that can be sailed single-handed by an average-to-large person in all wind conditions, yet it has room for additional crew for the smaller skipper in a heavier wind or for just taking friends for a ride. With its cat rig (main sail only) and large rudder, it is easy to sail and very maneuverable.