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Scorpion

The Scorpion is the Modern Classic; it is a 14ft, two-man, dominantly wooden boat. It is known for its classic but stylish look, a hiking boat designed to cope with launching into the Cornish Surf making use of a large front tank and foredeck. The spinnaker is large for the boat style at 11m² the mainsail having an area of 6.7m² and jib at 3.25m², allowing the boat to point fairly high. The class is once again growing with nationals turnout above 65 boats. Author: James Salter

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Show news Scorpion National Championships cancelled
60th anniversary will have to be postponed somewhat
Posted on 13 May
Signs of aluminium mast wear
A 5-minute check could save you time and money
Posted on 9 Apr
Olympians and UK dinghy champions clash
Bashes and banter in eSailing Demonstration Event
Posted on 2 Apr
One hundred pounds well-spent on ebay
Scorpion stripped back, repainted and revarnished to full glory
Posted on 30 Mar
Staunton Harold Fireball & Scorpion Open cancelled
After the latest advice to avoid unnecessary gatherings and travel
Posted on 17 Mar
Staunton Harold to host Fireballs and Scorpions
Gul Golden Dolphin and Silver Scorpion event on 21-22 March
Posted on 12 Mar
Returning Tallulah win 2020 Concours d'Elegance
Stunning Scorpion at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Posted on 29 Feb
Dinghy girls survive the Arctic
Swapping their sails for skis on a week long expedition
Posted on 22 Feb
Scorpions at South Cerney
Sun shines on Lake 16 in the Cotswolds Water Park
Posted on 16 Oct 2019
Scorpions at Notts County
26 entries from as far as Northampton, Chew Valley, Llandudno & Sheffield
Posted on 8 Oct 2019
Scorpion Northerns at Pennine
A challenging schedule of nine races over the weekend
Posted on 30 Sep 2019
Scorpions at South Cerney
Small fleet eager to contest the shiny new 'Cerney Scorpion' trophy
Posted on 12 Sep 2019
Gul Scorpion Nationals overall
Perfect sun and wind provide a perfect finale
Posted on 1 Aug 2019
Gul Scorpion Nationals day 4
A walk down the promenade to launch
Posted on 31 Jul 2019
Gul Scorpion Nationals day 3
Two more championship races and the crews' race in Llandudno
Posted on 31 Jul 2019
Gul Scorpion Nationals day 2
Llandudno has suddenly turned into the place to be
Posted on 30 Jul 2019
Gul Scorpion Nationals day 1
59th championship kicks off in Llandudno
Posted on 29 Jul 2019
Gul Scorpion Nationals 2019 - Runners and Riders
A packed sailing and entertainment schedule planned for Llandudno
Posted on 20 Jul 2019
Sika Weymouth Dinghy Regatta 2019
Very well attended with just under 100 boats competing
Posted on 18 Jul 2019
What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?
Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful
Posted on 17 Jul 2019
Silver Scorpion event at Porthpean
Cornish pasties were worth waiting for
Posted on 15 May 2019
Stay Cosy with Huge Savings on Warm Jackets
We might be well into Spring but the forecast says otherwise!
Posted on 11 May 2019
Scorpions at Llandudno
A chance to check out the nationals venue
Posted on 2 May 2019
Scorpion Inland Championship
Minor issues with force 8 gusts and rigs breaking
Posted on 15 Oct 2018
Saxton and Lewis reign supreme
At the 2018 Endeavour Trophy
Posted on 15 Oct 2018
Saxton and Lewis annihilate Endeavour fleet
Four straight wins for reigning champions at opening day
Posted on 13 Oct 2018
Big winds arrive for Endeavour Trophy training day
League of legends prepare for battle at Burnham-on-Crouch
Posted on 12 Oct 2018
Stakes are high for 2018 Endeavour glory
The best of the best head for Burnham on 12-14 October
Posted on 5 Oct 2018
Pennine Silver Scorpion
Nine exciting races, each with a different course!
Posted on 12 Sep 2018
Finding the balance
Interview with P&B's Dave Wade
Posted on 14 Aug 2018
Links
Scorpion UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Keeping the kite filled to the last possible second
© David Eberlin
Scorpion number 1862 repainted, revarnished and repaired
© Howard Massie
Scorpion number 1862 repainted, revarnished and repaired
© Howard Massie
Scorpion number 1862 repainted, revarnished and repaired
© Howard Massie
Scorpion 2028 during LTSC Early Points Series race 2
© Clare Sleigh
Scorpions at Staunton Harold
© Ann Nugent
The Scorpion Tallulah wins the Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Paul Wyeth / RYA
The Scorpion Tallulah wins the Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Paul Wyeth / RYA
The Scorpion Tallulah wins the Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Paul Wyeth / RYA
The Scorpion Tallulah wins the Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Paul Wyeth / RYA
Concours d'Elegance judging at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Mark Jardine
Concours d'Elegance judging at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Mark Jardine
Concours d'Elegance judging at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Mark Jardine
2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Andy McKee and Steve Graham take second in the County Cooler 2020
© David Eberlin
Chloe Willars and John Tailby take fourth in the County Cooler 2020 (seen here overtaking her parents)
© David Eberlin
Notts County SC County Cooler 2019
© David Eberlin
46th GJW Direct Bloody Mary
© Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com
46th GJW Direct Bloody Mary
© Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com
Overall winners of the Pennine Sailing Club 60th Anniversary Handicap Open, Pete Crowther and Dave Thompson in Scorpion 2031
© Jerry Hannabuss
South Cerney Scorpion Open
© Dave Whittle
South Cerney Scorpion Open Prize Giving
© Sue Cowlishaw & Alison James
South Cerney Scorpion Open
© Dave Whittle
Fast reach during the Notts County Scorpion Open
© David Eberlin
Peter Grey and andy Davis win the Notts County Scorpion Open
© David Eberlin
Light winds during the Notts County Scorpion Open
© David Eberlin
Mark rounding during the Notts County Scorpion Open
© David Eberlin
Shortly after the start during the Notts County Scorpion Open
© David Eberlin
Light wind reach during the Notts County Scorpion Open
© David Eberlin
A glimpse of sunshine on Saturday during the Notts County Scorpion Open
© David Eberlin