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Typhoon Scorpion Nationals 2021 in association with Craftinsure and FFX - Day 4

by Ian Cadwallader 19 Aug 2021 09:53 BST 15-20 August 2021

It's easy to spot a Scorpion sailor walking in Penzance town, just have a look at their bruised legs - it's been a tough week.

Although the wind was still in the North West, it was a lot lighter and it was lovely to see a number of the classic boats on the water including David Bleakley & Laura Bray's 244 - Shuala, resplendent with her original blue sails, and John Mursell & Dougal sailing 1329 - Oozoo.

Oozoo, in the expert hands of the Curran brothers, was one of only two Scorpions ever to win all the races at a National Championships. With Tom Gillard and Rachael Grey's faultless performance this week, the question was, could they join this illustrious club?

Race 7: Course - S3L Sausage /Triangle /Sausage: Leeward Finish

With the Cornish mizzle clearing, the course was set around a bearing of 325 degrees and the first-time pathfinders Jock & George Fellows opened the gate with the crews just perching on the side deck. Again, the early starters were rewarded with a port lift into the mark. Tom & Rachael managed to work their way out of the middle right of this bunch to round in the top three.

The observant amongst you, will notice the first offwind was a run. A number of crews failed to spot this and sailed off to Lands End in vain. Whilst the lighter breeze led to a more compact fleet which meant mark roundings were somewhat congested.

On top of that the jury boat got in on the action, yellow flagging Tom & Rachael for rule 42, but they had enough in hand to complete their turns and still stay in front.

At the finish it was Tom Gillard & Rachael Grey, then Pete Grey & Rich Pepperdine, and Alan Krailing & Si Forbes.

Race 8: Course - S3L Sausage /Triangle /Sausage

The mean wind bearing of 325 remained unchanged from race 7, but the puffs were always coming from the left. This favoured the early starters, to the disadvantage of the pathfinders George & Rosie Povall.

Pete Grey & Richard Pepperdine rounded the windward mark first and, although pressed hard by the pack, they were never headed and took the gun. Second was Tom Gillard & Rachael Grey, then Tom Jeffcoate & Tim Hartley.

Although Tom & Rachael have secured a well-deserved championship win with a day to spare, tomorrow's racing brings a second discard into play and the battle for runner up is hotly contested between three boats: Alan & Si, Pete & Rich, and Tom & Tim.

The SWHAGS invaded St. Ives by train and tonight's social is paella and games night. Let's hope we get through this in one piece.

Full results below

Lee Whitehead has a number of video interviews from the championships, on his YouTube channel.


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 4:

PosFleetSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stGold2013Bearly IllegalTom GillardRachael RhodesStaunton Harold SC1111111‑27
2ndGold2034Tough ScrewAlan KrailingSimon ForbesStaunton Harold SC32‑42243420
3rdGold204550 Shades Of GrayPete GrayRich PepperdineStaunton Harold SC5‑633622122
4thGold1986Proper HuntSam WatsonAndy ThompsonEast Antrim Boat Club255(DNC)1264640
5thGold2028Blue StealRyan BuchananHannah BuchananLymington Town SC(DNC)92610127551
6thGold2037Pickled WombatVincent HoreyRobert GardnerN C SC / K G SC93843915‑1851
7thGold2040AmbushAndrew McKeeCharlotte GrahamStaunton Harold SC14157(RET)5581569
8thGold2026Sneaky NinjaChris MasseyTom DanielsHollingworth Lake SC7713598‑272776
9thGold1880Shock WaveNigel WakefieldPasty VigusNetley SC158915711‑181277
10thGold1958Barbarians for BreakfastNigel PotterSimon HibbettNotts. County SC81167‑231523979
11thGold2042Prestige WorldwideTom LonsdaleEmily Cole~EvansWest Oxford SC6‑27101187202183
12thGold2005Drama QueenJanet RitchieAlan RitchieSidmouth SC2013171011‑2211789
13thGold2025What a WombatTom JeffcoateTim HartleyNotts. County SC44(RET)RET435396
14thGold1995SilverlodePeter RoseJohn RoseTenby SC1319151713‑2014899
15thGold1981Highway StarDave ElstonGavin PoullionCastle Cove SC‑3610181215131319100
16thGold2022Big BlueChristian SmartSimon TurnbullPembrokeshire YC12121113161921‑24104
17thGold2043Rockin RollerBarry WolfendenOliver FellowsBough Beech SC111714141817‑3017108
18thGold1935Bete NoirIan CadwalladerEllie DevereuxChew Valley Lake SC162216814‑262413113
19thGold2044TallulahSteven WalkerJerry HannabusPennine SC102012162030‑4110118
20thGold2041Hot FussCatherine MaguireAndrea FellowsLymington Town SC‑281820262814628140
21stSilver2023Pincer MovementRichard SearleLucy SearleLymington Town SC17252522212812‑31150
22ndSilver1985Walpurgis IIGeorgina PovallRosie PovallCastle Cove SC2614‑462929241020152
23rdSilver1943Blue MoonMichael HicksGeorgina HicksSalcombe YC(RET)24221924211632158
24thSilver2004Discreet BananaJock FellowsGeorge FellowsCastle Cove SC4323‑492839101714174
25thSilver2020Snap Shackel & PlopJames SalterSofia AbrahamsSidmouth SC312624231931‑3822176
26thSilver2027A La CarteRob LarkeElly PeggYealm SC2321231830(DNC)2240177
27thSilver2011Must Try HarderMalcolm JamesJohn TailbySouth Cerney SC272927312229‑4034199
28thGold204They think its all overAngus HemmingsFraser HemmingsStokes Bay SC211634(RET)RET271911201
29thSilver1967Roller CoasterMatt PotterAmy ClayNotts. County SC19(DNC)21DNC3423925204
30thSilver1931The BusinessMyles JacksonBill JacksonLlandegfedd SC(DNC)DNC282427163733238
31stSilver2048Liquid SpiritChris YatesDave BarkerEastbourne Sovereign24(DNC)363631422544238
32ndBronze2019Popping PollyAlistair SimDuncan SimSouth Cerney SC33(DNC)312525483442238
33rdSilver1970Custard TartEdward ParsonsNick JerkinsEmsworth SC18(DNC)26945385352241
34thSilver2021Halcyon DazeKevin GoslingEllie GoslingBeer SC323040‑4335342941241
35thBronze2015Touching the voidJoanne MahyRichard BowersSutton Bingham293533213844‑4845245
36thSilver1988FAC51Russell WheelerLee MarriottIsle Of Sheppey SC2528(RET)RET26254723247
37thBronze1925PredatorMartyn DenchfieldNigel HuftonStaunton Harold SC413230343736‑4337247
38thSilver1959Princess Tiger LillyMaciej (Magic) MatyjaszczukMiss Charlie CotterWelsh Harp SC4034423244‑463639267
39thSilver1997PeachesRichard MasonMiss Samantha MasonNotts. County SC(DNC)DNC393533372626269
40thSilver2017Another WombatJon WillarsNicola WillarsNotts. County SC35(DNC)353741355036269
41stSilver2030Saline DripColin BradleyLuke BradleyPennine SC(DNC)DNC293040323335272
42ndSilver2024Big Bad WolfSandra SmithJeni RichardsCastle Cove SC(DNC)DNCDNC3317183229275
43rdBronze1907EthelGrant BlakeDebi GibsonOxford SC3433412749(RET)5949292
44thSilver1957HarlequinPaul GraceAlex ReindorpChipstead SC(DNC)DNC44DNC36392816309
45thSilver1883Red HerringBob PortwayJohn GillWembley SC(DNC)DNCRET2032334638315
46thSilver2032Shady LadySteve MitchellPolly MitchellPorthpean SC(DNC)DNC32DNC42403130321
47thSilver2009PerditaMark LeeGeorge BuxtonMedway YC393153(RET)50455548321
48thBronze1991It's Me or The BoatDavid BennettRichard GatehouseChew Valley Lake SC3038(RET)DNC52473950329
49thBronze1052ShandyStewart RobertsonAlison SheldrickWilsonian SC44365044545351‑57332
50thSilver1932FrolicPhil WhiteJane WhiteBurghfield(DNC)DNC384047434447332
51stBronze2000Does My Bum Look Big in ThisHelen AllenAndy WadsworthBrixham YC453751465349‑5655336
52ndSilver1903The Heart Of GoldAndy GrovesTessa GrovesIsland Barn Res SC42(DNC)37RET48505258360
53rdBronze1866Friend or FoeJake WillarsBradley SeatonNotts. County SC(DNC)DNC484546415759369
54thBronze1993AquatonicMiles HapgoodSteve SmithSidmouth SC(DNC)DNC554756553553374
55thBronze2036Head over FeetRobert Campbell‑GrayAngie ValeAlton Water(DNC)DNC433851RET4254374
56thBronze1936Bottyburp the BarbarianSimon HoldenJames HarcourtKing George SC(DNC)DNCDNC3943545851391
57thSilver1759Average Old White BoatNick LightbodyLloyd WilliamsHunts SC(DNC)DNC454258DNC4961401
58thBronze2049GuinevereDave SnutchSue BarnesNotts. County SC(DNC)DNCDNC41DNC514546402
59thBronze1952CartelAdy MoretonSteve BeardSidmouth SC(DNC)DNC524857576056403
60thSilver2001ZephyrRichard BurtonMonty HamptonSouth Cerney SC22(DNC)19DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC406
61stBronze1900Just DreamingPaul BeaconKelvin KirkhamPorthpean SC(DNC)DNC47RETDNC525460432
62ndBronze1350Calypso GirlGeoffrey TrebilcockMark TrebilcockRoyal Cornwall YC(RET)DNC54DNC55566262435
63rdBronze1797Rosie TooEmilia HamptonMegan McMorrisSouth Cerney SC(DNC)DNC56DNC59586163443
64thBronze1992Tangled Up In BlueWilliam PinnockLiz BowersGlossop SC37(DNC)RETRETDNCDNCDNC43445
65thSilver1951SidewinderFiona TaylorGordon TaylorLymington Town SC38(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC476
66thBronze1984FoenKevin NichollsGrace SmithNotts. County SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC511
66thGold1329OozooJohn MursellDougal HenshallCastle Cove SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC511
66thBronze1821Zero DegreesMichele InversiTim HamptonSouth Cerney SC(DNC)DNCRETRETDNCDNCDNCDNC511
66thBronze1892Just CrackersAlison StephensChristopher ForrestCastle Cove SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC511
66thSilver1921 Sarah JarmanAlex HughesBudworth SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC511
66thBronze1998Black PearlHarry GeorgeJames GeorgeLymington Town SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC511
66thBronze244ShualaDavid BleakleyLaura Bray (DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC511

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