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National Scorpion Events 2023
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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 were hosted in 2023 by Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club in Sussex. The 2024 Championships is at Castle Cove SC in Weymouth.


National Scorpion 2023 Competition Calendar


1/2 April - Chew Valley SC more...

29/30 April - Notts County SC more...

20/21 May - Filey Regatta at Filey SC more...

27/28 May - "Battle of the hikers" Rutland Water SC more...

17/18 June - Sidmouth SC more...

8/9 July - Castle Cove SC more...

6/11 August - De Walt Scorpion Nationals at Eastbourne Sovereign SC more...

23/24 September - Draycote SC - Inland Championship more...

21/22 October - Staunton Harold SC - End of Season more...

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National Scorpion 2022 Results

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2022 Silver Scorpion series was sponsored by Craftinsure and included six open meetings and the 61st Nationals Championships held at Looe SC 24 – 29 July.

26 – 27 March 2022: Staunton Harold SC
results here...
21 – 22 May 2022: Sidmouth SC
results here...
11 – 12 June 2022: Lymington Town SC
results here...
09 – 10 July 2022: Castle Cove SC
results here...
24 – 29 July 2022: Looe SC (National Championships)
results here...
15 – 16 October 2022: Notts County SC (End of Season)
results here
5 - 6 November 2022: Northampton SC (Inland Championships)
results here

Thanks to Rachael Gray & Hannah Edge for event co-ordination and graphics.

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Future National Championships


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

2025 Penzance SC, Cornwall
Saturday Sat 2nd Aug - Fri 8 Aug

2026 Looe SC, Cornwall
Saturday Sat 1st Aug - Fri 7 Aug

2027 Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod), Pembrokeshire, Wales
Saturday 24th - Fri 30th July

2028 Mounts Bay SC, Cornwall
dates tba

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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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