Scorpion Open

June 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Shotwick Lake
Weighbridge Road
Deeside, Flintshire CH5
£10 per boat
Scorpion Open @ Shotwick Lake | United Kingdom

Scorpion Open – Sunday Open race meeting for Scorpion dinghies consisting of 3 races.

Three races  – 1st at 11:00am, 2nd at 13:00pm and 3rd at 2:30pm (approx. – check with Race Officer)

Cost £10 per boat

See Website for Notice of Race etc.

Results for this event can be found at <link to be added>

Jon Edwards

I started messing about in boats at school, did my National Elementary Dayboat Certificate (a predecessor of the current level 2) in 1980 and have carried on ever since. My first sail at Shotwick Lake was back in '91 and I've been a member for the majority of the years since. My boat owning history is very simple; I don't do "narrow" as testified to by an International Moth, 2 Merlin Rockets and 2 RS300's, all of which are between 6' 7" (2m) & 7' 5" (2.25m) wide! But that said I'll sail almost anything and have in most cases, including the Laser, Laser 2000, Topper, Solo, Wanderer, Albacore, Wayfarer, RS400, RS100, RS700, 59er, Pico, Laser 4000, RS Vareo, Enterprise, Scorpion ..... Racing is very much my thing in all its forms, whether it is around the cans at Shotwick, the Merlin Rocket nationals around Olympic triangle courses with 1 1/2 mile beats, the Lord Birkett on Ullswater (200 boats; 19 miles) or the Round the Isle of Sheppey race (32 miles) with the unique feature of having to capsize the boat to get it under the bridge. I've even managed to fit in team racing in Pico's too! And as I advance in age I've even ventured in to yachting, doing the round the Island race on a couple of occasions. This is an annual race around the Isle of Wight with up to 1,500 yachts of all shapes and size participating.