Season at Porthpean
The Scorpion class has a long history at Porthpean, going back to the first boat being launched from our beach.
Following a bit of a slump in numbers, the class at Porthpean has seen a revival of interest, with six boats that sail on a fairly regular basis meaning that most races see at least three of us on the water.
This leads to some quite competitive races. We sail in the slow handicap fleet which means we compete against Lasers of all rig types, and Supernovas. These can be extremely hard to beat on the water let alone on handicap. However it has been a Scorpion that has won most of the fleet trophies this year.
The highlight of the season, at least for me, was the class Open Meeting at the beginning of September that saw all six of the boats racing over two days. We sailed championship courses set well out in the bay and benefited from good weather with the sun actually shining on the second day. Although no one from outside of the club came to join us this did not stop us having a great time.
All in all, it has been a good year for sailing with all types of weather and sea states with, occasionally, some really big seas coming from the south east. These varied conditions have proved what a versatile boat the Scorpion is in coping with all sea states and wind types.
We are looking forward to the 2016 Season where we will be hosting one of the Seven Silver Scorpion opens, just two weeks before the Nationals at Looe in July/August