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Scorpion

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 Scorpions at Chew Valley Lake
Some had to battle through snow to get there
Posted on 4 Mar
It's a wrap!
In sailing we have a lot of plain white hulls
Posted on 19 Feb
The Staunton Blaster
East Midlands Mini-Series event won by Pete and Rach Gray
Posted on 13 Feb
Scorpion End of Season Championships
Staunton Harold hosts end of Silver Scorpion series
Posted on 6 Nov 2023
It's all in the Name!
Racing Sailboats, an institution right at the very heart of the UK dinghy sailing scene
Posted on 3 Nov 2023
The Morning Sun
...when it's in your face really shows your age
Posted on 29 Oct 2023
2024 Scorpion sailing programme
Plus increased capacity for the Nationals at Castle Cove
Posted on 23 Oct 2023
Scorpion Inlands at Draycote
Your author hopes to start winning soon, and escape report writing
Posted on 28 Sep 2023
Something so right
Dougal Henshall looks at what makes for a good championships attendance
Posted on 13 Sep 2023
DeWalt Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne overall
The most fabulous week of fun a dinghy sailor can have with their clothes on!
Posted on 15 Aug 2023
DeWalt Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne Day 5
The final day dawned to a nice breeze but a less optimistic forecast
Posted on 11 Aug 2023
DeWalt Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne Day 4
A great morning greeted sailors and volunteers
Posted on 10 Aug 2023
DeWalt Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne Day 3
Some classic sailing, some classic songs
Posted on 9 Aug 2023
DeWalt Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne Day 2
A perfect Monday for Alan Krailing and Simon Forbes
Posted on 8 Aug 2023
DeWalt Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne Day 1
60 boats battling with each other, the tide, and their own boats at times
Posted on 7 Aug 2023
Scorpion National Championship runners and riders
Who might win the greatest family-friendly sailing holiday by the sea?
Posted on 25 Jul 2023
Scorpion Open at Sidmouth
A pod of dolphins appeared to spectate the action on both days
Posted on 21 Jun 2023
Silver Scorpion Series at Notts County
Fleet of 27 sees great representation of female helms and crews, and juniors
Posted on 15 May 2023
Scorpions at Chew Valley Lake
When you use the pontoon to keep your feet dry... but then capsize
Posted on 7 Apr 2023
Battle of the Hikers preview
No trapeze? Get to Rutland this May!
Posted on 18 Mar 2023
What was intriguing at the RYA Dinghy Show 2023?
Remote operated self-bailers set one man's heart a flutter
Posted on 6 Mar 2023
What to see at the Allen stand
New products and a fully Allen-fitted Scorpion at the RYA Dinghy Show
Posted on 9 Feb 2023
Tom Gillard's (almost) perfect 2022
25 events, 23 wins, one World title, four National titles, and one that got away!
Posted on 9 Nov 2022
Scorpion Inlands at Northampton
Excellent sailing on Saturday for the fleet of 15 boats
Posted on 8 Nov 2022
Scorpion Youth Nationals Offer
Free entry and use of a boat for August 2023 event
Posted on 6 Nov 2022
Notts County Scorpion Open
An excellent entry of over 30 boats attracted by good winds, sunshine and the social
Posted on 18 Oct 2022
DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Looe wrap up
A summary of the amazing aspects of the friendly and social week's racing
Posted on 19 Aug 2022
DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Looe overall
Tom Gillard and Rachael Gray confirm the inevitable with another bullet
Posted on 29 Jul 2022
DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Looe Day 4
Volleyball, crabbing and fancy dress preparation
Posted on 28 Jul 2022
DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Looe Day 3
Wait for it, wait for it, oh yes, that was worth the wait!
Posted on 27 Jul 2022
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Scorpions at Chew Valley Lake
© Chris Sandison
Scorpions at Chew Valley Lake
© Chris Sandison
Pete and Rachael Gray win The Staunton Blaster
© Alan Bennett
Close racing at the Notts County Cooler
© David Eberlin
Downwind leg at the Notts County Cooler
© David Eberlin
Chase Sailing Club Polar Pursuit Race 2023
© Dave Watkins
Chase Sailing Club Polar Pursuit Race 2023
© Dave Watkins
Chase Sailing Club Polar Pursuit Race 2023
© Dave Watkins
Dave Wade & Ben Rayner during the Datchet Flyer 2023
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Tom Gillard and Rachael Gray in the Draycote Dash 2023
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Scorpion End of Season Championships at Staunton Harold
© Richard Bowers
Scorpion End of Season Championships at Staunton Harold
© Richard Bowers
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne
© Dougal Henshall
Scorpion Inland Championship at Draycote Water
© Nick Lightbody
Scorpion Inland Championship at Draycote Water
© Nick Lightbody
Scorpion Inland Championship at Draycote Water
© Nick Lightbody
Scorpion Inland Championship at Draycote Water
© Nick Lightbody
Scorpion Inland Championship at Draycote Water
© Nick Lightbody
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne
© Dougal Henshall
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne
© Dougal Henshall
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne
© Dougal Henshall
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne
© Dougal Henshall
IOSSC Round the Isle of Sheppey Race 2023
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
IOSSC Round the Isle of Sheppey Race 2023
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne prize giving
© Ben / Send It Media
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne prize giving
© Ben / Send It Media
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne prize giving
© Ben / Send It Media
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne prize giving
© Ben / Send It Media
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne prize giving
© Ben / Send It Media
2023 DeWALT Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne prize giving
© Ben / Send It Media