Fleet Round Up – Notts County Sailing Club


The club has been bustling at Notts County Sailing Club for the start of the new season.

With this month seeing Cake by the Lake event raising a record breaking £500 raised in aid of Sail4Cancer.  The University Team Racing in April and Spring Regatta later this month, plus the RS400 Open the water has been very busy.

April sees the welcome return of class racing , and the start of the series has seen an average of six boats competing for the 2015 Scorpion Class Trophy with more boats returning from hibernation we expect to be back to 2014 numbers shortly.

However, the true sign that the water is warming is the return of the two Paintcraft Scorpions which were back on the water last Sunday.  Their presence was certainly felt by the RS400’s and Fireball in the handicap race at the end of the day!

We expect to see a university team Firefly pairing to be trying their hand in a Scorpion shortly, and look forward to extending a warm welcome to them in June.

The perfect Thursday night pre-weekend warm up is regularly seeing three Scorpion’s competing in the fast fleet handicap, followed  by post-race banter over a pint and a plate of Pauline’s curry.

The lake has seen its second dose of Blue Dye to surpress the weed growth, and this appears to be doing the trick and when the sun is shining the place looks positively tropical!


NSA Edit

“Club Watch” is a new area on our website. If you have any news of Scorpions at your club contact the web team on webmaster@sailscorpion.co.uk. – John



Nicola Willars