A great class association

The National Scorpion Association organises racing events and events to promote the class every year. The Silver Scorpion Travellers' series of Open Meetings sponsored by CraftInsure are spread over the season and over the country. The annual highlight is the National Championships, which are hosted in 2023 by Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club in Sussex.

Commercial Relationships with the Association

The National Scorpion Class is a commercially viable partner for sponsorship, advertising and other mutually beneficial opportunities.

The level of economic activity within the class demonstrates its value.

Total investment in Scorpions for the three years 2019-21 is:

In the last 3 years:

- There has been  £150,000 spent on new boats!

- 2nd hand boat sales are the life blood of new members . Over 40 sales represents in excess of  £100,000 invested in boats.

- With additional investment in sails in excess of £60,000 invested 

The total investment in the Scorpion Class over those 3 years could be as much as £320k.

Then take the entries list solution of pre-entry and cash paid for the champs before The Dinghy Show this year so we also present a very low risk option to future venues. This gives host clubs the opportunity to deliver significant profit and revenues through food and beverage sales.

Event & Series sponsorship

If you are interested in promoting your brand by sponsoring any of our events or activities then please talk to Andrea or Catherine The Association's presentation deck can be downloaded here


Advertise your brand with the National Scorpion Association and partner us in building and maintaining a successful, exciting class around the UK.

For our members the Class website is an important channel of communication. If you are interested in advertising your services and/or products on this site please get in touch with

Future National Championships

2024 Castle Cove SC, Dorset
Sunday 28th July to Friday 2nd August 2024

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Extract from Mark Jardine’s interview with Tom Gillard re his (together variously with Rachel Gray & Andy Thompson) remarkable success in multi-classes this year …

"A good time off the water is just as important as the sailing, so I asked Tom which class, in his opinion, has the best social activities:

I would say the Scorpion. It's a chilled-out vibe, a nice bunch of people, with newcomers to the fleet alongside old hands, and everybody's very open about what they do to make the boat go fast. It's a real community. The class is going from strength to strength; whether you've got a wooden boat or a fibreglass boat, there's help everywhere, and no-one feels at a disadvantage."

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