Scorpion National Champions 2019: Tom Gillard & Rachael Rhodes, Staunton Harold SC

Undisputed masters of this year’s Scorpion National Championships are Tom Gillard and Rachael Rhodes sailing Scorpion 2013 ‘Barely Illegal’. With six bullets and two second places the pair breezed home on a total of 10 points and a day to spare. These results are all the more impressive taking into account the fact that Tom and Rach hadn’t sailed together until their ‘trial run’ on the Saturday evening; you would never have guessed that out on the water if you were lucky enough to get that close to them!

Malcolm James

South Cerney SC Gloucester GL7 5TH. Scorpions 2001 and 2011.