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Scorpion

  • Designer

    T J Dorling

  • Design year

    1959

The scorpion is a class of small sailing dinghy. The Scorpion is a lightweight, high performance, two person racing dinghy. Its adjustable rig enables sailing in all weathers to crews of all weights, ages and experiences. The Scorpion was originally designed for launch and recovery through Cornish surf. Its 14ft hard chine planing hull is built to strict measurements whilst rig controls and cockpit layout are left to personal choice. The ability to adjust the rig whilst sailing means that the Scorpion can be raced in most conditions. Its lightweight hull (81kg) gives its excellent acceleration and easily handling ashore. The dinghy was designed by T.J.Dorling in 1959.

Build / Config

  • Vessel type

    Monohull

  • Keel config

    Centreboard

Ratings / Handicaps

  • Number of crew

    2 (typical)

Dimensions

  • Length (overall)

    4.27m

  • Beam

    1.4m

  • Draught

    1.07m

  • Draught (min)

    0.18m

  • Displacement

    81.0 kg

Sails

  • Sail area (total)

    9 m2

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