Since its design and first launch in 1960, the Scorpion has adopted developments over the years to become the present modern competitive sailing dinghy. The hull, constructed in wood or foam-sandwich, is built to strict measurements with small tolerances. Cockpit layout and rig controls are left to personal choice and class rules permit a choice of mast and sail suppliers. The Scorpion is a responsive boat with a light hull that gives excellent acceleration.
Upwind it points well and tacks easily, and off wind the spinnaker ensures a stunning performance.
Whether you are sailing inland or on the sea the Scorpion will give the performance you need.
The class association actively promotes Scorpion sailing throughout the country.
Regular national and regional training events are held, as well as a full Open Meeting programme and an annual week-long National Championships at a sea venue.
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Scorpion Class website
||Taprell Dorling in 1960
||Wood and Foam Sandwich
|Number of crew
||Main: 6.7m sq, Jib: 3.25m sq, Spinnaker: 11.14m sq
||Mainsail, headsail and symmetric spinnaker
||RYA National Class, adopted in 1967
Scorpion class contacts
Chair: Chris Yates
Class Secretary: Steve Walker
Technical Officer: Jerry Hannabuss
Rules & Measurement
Current Class Rules
Scorpion Measurement Form
How to obtain a Measurement Certificate
Find a Measurer
Scorpion National Champions
2018 Castle Cove SC Alan Krailing & Simon Forbes (Scorpion 2034)
2017 Castle Cove SC Andy McKee & Steve Graham (Scorpion 2042)
2016 Looe SC Chris Turner & Alex Hayman (Scorpion 2004)
2015 Lyme Regis SC Andy McKee & Chris Massey (Scorpion 2026)
Ovington Boats, Tanners Bank, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1JH. Tel: 0191 257 6011. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.ovingtonboats.com.
Pinnell & Bax Ltd, Heathfield Way, Kings Heath, Northampton, NN5 7QP. Tel: 01604 592808. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.pinbax.com.
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