Important Information For This Years Nationals

This years National Championships @ Lyme Regis Sailing Club is fast approaching, and at time of writing we have an incredible 56 (with a few more to come) entrants, which will surely make for a great week on the Jurassic Coast.
We have picked out a few important pointers for all of our members who are attending who haven’t yet managed to read through the NOR and some additional information that has arrived since.
Arrival:
  • There will be signs and stewards to direct you on Friday and Saturday.
  • Initially, Boats will be parked on the Cobb (walkway around the edge of the harbour) and in the club trailer park as there is a Gigg (rowing) event on Saturday so the slipway needs to be clear.
  • On Sunday boats from the trailer park can be moved onto the slipway.
  • Car Parking : Cabanya car park which is nearest to the club costs £1 per hour. Holmbush at the top of the hill is £2 per day. There are also other long stay car parks available.

Registration:

  • Registration and Weighing :Will take place between 10am and 5pm on Saturday and early on Sunday morning (8am-9am) for late arrivals.
  • All boats will be weighed so don’t rig until this has been done.
  • There is no Racing on Saturday  due to the above mentioned Gigg Event (See NOR for Sunday Schedule)

VERY IMPORTANT (MUST READ)

  • In accordance with the class rule (CR) All boats will require a valid Measurement Certificate in the current owners name and address (CR A11-15). If your boat is currently not in your name then you will need to contact the RYA (debbi.smith@rya.org.uk) to get this updated before the National Championships. This can take a few days so it is best to do this now if it needs doing!
  • If you are borrowing a boat, then there must be a signed letter from the recorded owner confirming this.
  • Certificates must have a valid National Scorpion Association Sticker (these will be supplied at registration) (CR B3)
  • Certificates must also have an up to date and valid buoyancy endorsement (CR H3)

If you are unsure about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us on either secretary@sailscorpion.co.uk or nationals@sailscorpion.co.uk

Thank you for reading, watch this space for any more information in our newsletter, facebook and twitter feed

Hopefully see everyone @ Lyme Regis in August

John Purdie

John is a relative late comer to sailing and even later getting into sailing dinghies. Despite having a lifelong fascination with most things boat, his first sailing experience didn’t come until 1999 at the age of 17 when he spent two weeks aboard the 135′ 340 ton, STA Sir Winston Churchill, as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Scheme. Over the last 12 years John has logged more than 15,000 mainly blue water miles with various tall ships and as a volunteer with the Tall Ships Youth Trust (the modern day Sail Training Association) 72′ Challenger Fleet, crossing the Atlantic both ways and competing in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet. After floating around in other classes for a few years, John found the Scorpion in 2011 and has never looked back, competing (as crew) in the last two Nationals and regularly on the National Circuit. John is based just outside Chester, Cheshire.

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