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Typhoon Scorpion Nationals 2021 in association with Craftinsure and FFX - Day 1

by Ian Cadwallader 16 Aug 12:25 BST 15-20 August 2021

Sunday was a tough day at the office. The 71 competitors, who had passed registration and scrutineering with flying colours, ventured out with trepidation to the race course to face a packed day of on the water activities in a stiff 25mph SW with occasional showers.

After a practice gate start, the fleet started a much needed practice race with a number of competitors taking the opportunity to have a swim, including Tom Lonsdale abandoning Emily Cole-Evans mid tack.

Race 1: Course - T3L Triangle / Sausage /Triangle

Steve Walker and Jerry Hannabus (2044) bravely opened the gate with no guard boat, but the fleet behaved themselves and were evenly spread. Tom Gillard and Rachael Grey led round the first mark, hoisted and extended - never to be caught.

Us mere mortals were left to battle the perfectly set triangles that were ready to catch out any mistakes. This included the jury boat chasing Vince Horey & Rob Gardiner waving a little red flag, and Nigel Wakefield and Pasty spectacularly failing their first hoist and swimming.

The final scores on the doors were: 1st Tom & Rachael, 2nd Sam Watson & Shandy, 3rd Alan Krailing & Si Forbes.

Race 2: Course - T3L

The wind didn't abate for the second race with the late starting fleet choosing to let the pathfinders, Baz and Oli Fellows, battle the elements on their own for the first minute. A late port lift let Alan Krailing and Si Forbes lead the fleet in from the left followed by Tom & Rachael.

The Scorpion showed its seaworthiness to its full potential in the rolling Mounts Bay swell, but it was a depleted fleet that made it to final finish line, the last gybe claimed some noticeable names. A fast-finishing Vince & Rob rounded off the podium climbing up from sixth at the first mark

The Penzance SC safety team were amazing and didn't come off the water until all competitors were safely ashore with beers and pasties. A number of us were grateful for our sponsors Typhoon and Craftinsure's products.

The evening's social was the Isle of Sheppey Race night where we were joined by the Scorpion Wives, Husbands, girlfriends and gender neutral support crews (SWHAG) fresh back from their sponsored lunch for an evening of fun.

The National Scorpion Association would like to say a massive thank you to the event sponsors, who have been so good to the Scorpion class, especially during these times.

Typhoon - Typhoon International have been innovators in providing personal protection from the elements since 1947. We have a reputation for the manufacture of exceptionally high-quality marine products, including drysuits, wetsuits, diving suits, buoyancy aids and more.

Craftinsure - Craftinsure is owned by Boat owners who are set up the business nearly 20 years ago and Craftinsure now insures over 20,000 boats. We only insure Boats. Craftinsure is a 'Quote and Buy' online business, we pass on the cost savings of being online to you as very competitive premiums. We are direct to customers only - we do not deal with brokers or marinas, so you get the savings.

FFX - Are one of the largest independent suppliers of power tools and power tool accessories, hand tools, fixings and fasteners, and general construction consumables. FFX's head office, on-line operation and distribution centre is in Lympne, Kent with branches in Ashford and Folkestone.

The class encourages Scorpion sailors to support our sponsors wherever possible, since they are so good at supporting us.

Find out more about the class on our Facebook page or Class Website

Results after day 1:

PosFleetSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubPts
1stGold2013Bearly IllegalTom GillardRachael RhodesStaunton Harold SC2
2ndGold2034Tough ScrewAlan KrailingSimon ForbesStaunton Harold SC5
3rdGold1986Proper HuntSam WatsonAndy ThompsonEast Antrim Boat Club7
4thGold2025What a WombatTom JeffcoateTim HartleyNotts. County SC8
5thGold204550 Shades Of GrayPete GrayRich PepperdineStaunton Harold SC11
6thGold2037Pickled WombatVincent HoreyRobert GardnerNotts. County SC12
7thGold2026Sneaky NinjaChris MasseyTom DanielsHollingworth Lake SC14
8thGold1958Barbarians for BreakfastNigel PotterSimon HibbettNotts. County SC19
9thSilver1880Shock WaveNigel WakefieldPasty VigusNetley SC23
10thSilver2022Big BlueChristian SmartSimon TurnbullPembrokeshire YC24
11thGold2043Rockin RollerBarry WolfendenOliver FellowsBough Beech SC28
12thGold2040AmbushAndrew McKeeCharlotte GrahamStaunton Harold SC29
13thGold2044TallulahSteven WalkerJerry HannabusPennine SC30
14thGold1995SilverlodePeter RoseJohn RoseTenby SC32
15thGold2042Prestige WorldwideTom LonsdaleEmily Cole~EvansWest Oxford SC33
16thGold2005Drama QueenJanet RitchieAlan RitchieSidmouth SC33
17thBronze204ShaulaDavid BleakleyLaura BrayChipstead SC37
18thGold1935Bete NoirIan CadwalladerEllie DevereuxChew Valley Lake SC38
19thSilver1985Walpurgis IIGeorgina PovallRosie PovallCastle Cove SC40
20thSilver2023Pincer MovementRichard SearleLucy SearleLymington Town SC42
21stSilver2027A La CarteRob LarkeElly PeggYealm SC44
22ndGold1981Highway StarDave ElstonGavin PoullionCastle Cove SC46
23rdGold2041Hot FussCatherine MaguireAndrea FellowsLymington Town SC46
24thSilver1988FAC51Russell WheelerLee MarriottIsle Of Sheppey SC53
25thSilver2011Must Try HarderMalcolm JamesJohn TailbySouth Cerney SC56
26thSilver2020Snap Shackel & PlopJames SalterSofia AbrahamsSidmouth SC57
27thGold2021Halcyon DazeKevin GoslingEllie GoslingBeer SC62
28thBronze2015Touching the voidJoanne MahyRichard BowersSutton Bingham64
29thSilver2004Discreet BananaJock FellowsGeorge FellowsCastle Cove SC65
30thBronze1907EthelGrant BlakeDebi GibsonOxford SC67
31stBronze1991It's Me or The BoatDavid BennettRichard GatehouseChew Valley Lake SC68
32ndSilver2009PerditaMark LeeGeorge BuxtonMedway YC70
33rdBronze1925PredatorMartyn DenchfieldNigel HuftonStaunton Harold SC72
34thBronze1052ShandyStewart RobertsonAlison SheldrickWilsonian SC79
35thBronze2000Does My Bum Look Big in ThisHelen AllenAndy WadsworthBrixham YC81
36thGold2028Blue StealRyan BuchananHannah BuchananLymington Town SC83
37thSilver1970Custard TartEdward ParsonsNick JerkinsEmsworth SC92
38thSilver1967Roller CoasterMatt PotterAmy ClayNotts. County SC93
39thSilver2001ZephyrRichard BurtonMonty HamptonSouth Cerney SC96
40thSilver1943Blue MoonMichael HicksGeorgina HicksSalcombe YC98
41stSilver2048Liquid SpiritChris YatesDave BarkerEastbourne Sovereign98
42ndBronze2019Popping PollyAlistair SimDuncan SimSouth Cerney SC107
43rdSilver1959Princess Tiger LillyMaciej (Magic) MatyjaszczukMiss Charlie CotterWelsh Harp SC108
44thSilver2017Another WombatJon WillarsNicola WillarsNotts. County SC109
45thBronze1992Tangled Up In BlueWilliam PinnockLiz BowersGlossop SC111
46thSilver1951SidewinderFiona TaylorGordon TaylorLymington Town SC112
47thSilver1903The Heart Of GoldAndy GrovesTessa GrovesIsland Barn Res SC115
48thBronze1892Just CrackersAlison StephensChristopher ForrestCastle Cove SC148
48thBronze1900Just DreamingPaul BeaconKelvin KirkhamPorthpean SC148
48thSilver1921 Sarah JarmanAlex HughesBudworth SC148
48thSilver1931The BusinessMyles JacksonBill JacksonLlandegfedd SC148
48thSilver1932FrolicPhil WhiteJane WhiteBurghfield148
48thGold1329OozooJohn MursellDougal HenshallCastle Cove SC148
48thBronze1350Calypso GirlGeoffrey TrebilcockMark TrebilcockRoyal Cornwall YC148
48thSilver1759Average Old White BoatNick LightbodyLloyd WilliamsHunts SC148
48thBronze1797Rosie TooEmilia HamptonMegan McMorrisSouth Cerney SC148
48thBronze1821Zero DegreesMichele InversiTim HamptonSouth Cerney SC148
48thBronze1866Friend or FoeJake WillarsBradley SeatonNotts. County SC148
48thSilver1883Red HerringBob PortwayJohn GillWembley SC148
48thBronze1936Bottyburp the BarbarianSimon HoldenJames HarcourtKing George SC148
48thBronze1952CartelAdy MoretonSteve BeardSidmouth SC148
48thSilver1957HarlequinPaul GraceAlex ReindorpChipstead SC148
48thGold1966They think its all overAngus HemmingsFraser HemmingsStokes Bay SC148
48thBronze1984FoenKevin NichollsGrace SmithNotts. County SC148
48thBronze1993AquatonicMiles HapgoodSteve SmithSidmouth SC148
48thSilver2024Big Bad WolfSandra SmithJeni RichardsCastle Cove SC148
48thSilver1997PeachesRichard MasonMiss Samantha MasonNotts. County SC148
48thBronze1998Black PearlHarry GeorgeJames GeorgeLymington Town SC148
48thBronze2049GuinevereDave SnutchSue BarnesNotts. County SC148
48th      148
48thSilver2030Saline DripColin BradleyLuke BradleyPennine SC148
48thSilver2032Shady LadySteve MitchellPolly MitchellPorthpean SC148
48thBronze2036Head over FeetRobert Campbell‑GrayAngie ValeAlton Water148

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