Scorpion Diamond Anniversary 2020 – now >100 Scorpions entered!!!

History in the making – check it out:


Are you on the entry list for Penzance 2020?


Pirate Chief Mate Steve Walker and Pieces of Eight Commander Chrispy Yates have quietly been performing a minor miracle since our last Penzance 2020 Nationals update in November.

In less than a month – yes, that’s <30 days – they have rounded up and/or ‘commandeered’ another 27 Scorpions from various dinghy parks, overgrown gardens, abandoned garages, wharves, jetties and other outposts across the UK. So we are now on an unprecedented entry level of 103 boats – I don’t believe it either but, yes, we are on 103 ENTRIES FOR PENZANCE AS AT 06 FEBRUARY 2020 !!!! Unprecedented in recent years but this event is going down in history for all the right reasons …..

and there are still over 5 months to go. This is a fantastic achievement by everybody in the class because the momentum generated by all your incremental efforts and £20 pre-entry pledges has now reached the stage where it is highly likely (I’ll even go as far as to say “almost certain”) that the National Scorpion Class Association will put over 100 ‘Diamond Pirates’ afloat at Penzance SC next August! This will be the Scorpion’s largest Nationals turnout since 1995 and one of the highest turnouts for any UK Nationals Class in the last decade!

The buzz around these numbers is now building to fever pitch around the UK dinghy scene. Expect a substantial interest in our fleet going into 2020 and a lot of visitors to stand F30 at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020, Alexandra Palace, London on 29 February and 01 March 2020. The Class treasure chest is also bulging with cash booty cf. this time last year so we are currently looking good from every angle me hearties!

You can check out who’s pre-entered and then add your name to the list by accessing our WebCollect link below and selecting ‘show’ under the Bookings column. There are only a guaranteed 13 places left on the entry manifest so if your name’s not on the list you are going to seriously miss out on the event of the decade. Make it an even more Merry Christmas and enter now and ‘talk like a pirate’ in promoting our Diamond Anniversary to the max. Your Class needs You to be at Penzance in 2020!

See who’s pre-entered for Penzance 2020

Malcolm James

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