Scott Allan first sailed with his family at four years old in Southern California where he grew up.
He began competitive sailing as a youngster and competed at all levels through school and college years, winning the Snipe Class Jr Championship twice, Intercollegiate National Championship, MVP Intercollegiate Sailor of the Year in college, Congressional Cup Match Racing 1967, and 1st overall in the Transpac Race to Honolulu as a Jr at University of Southern California.
Upon graduating from USC with a B.S. degree in Business, Scott spent three years as a Naval Officer, training midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Upon leaving the Navy in 1971, Scott began as a sailmaker in Annapolis, and continued his training in the Flying Dutchman class, culminating in winning the U.S. Olympic Trials, and represented the USA in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich/Kiel, Germany. Over the years, Scott has competed at high levels of both one-design and offshore sailing, in boats large and small.
In 1975 Scott founded his own sailmaking company as Horizon sails, and has been involved in the sailmaking industry in Annapolis with his company representing Doyle, and UK Sails until 2014. He later joined North Sails, where he is affiliated today.
Scott has been an advocate of accessible boating for years, and was on Don Backe’s original Board at NOAP, National Ocean Access Project, as it grew into CRAB. He sits on the board of directors of the National Sailing Hall Fame as well as the Maritime Advisory Board for the City of Annapolis.
Scott resides in Annapolis with his wife Kathy, and has two grown children and four grandchildren. Scott joint the Board of CRAB in January, 2016.