11. August 2008 20:22
The 2nd hand boat list on the www.speedsails.co.uk for sale has now been updated including 2 week old GP14s, a Championship winning Fireball and a brand new Fireball. There should also be a new Lark and the Nationals winning Scorpion available soon so don't forget to check for updates over the coming weeks!
5. August 2008 20:27
The Gill / Speed Sails pairing of Tom & Andy have won the 2008 Scorpion Nationals after racing was cancelled on the last day with gusts reaching 45mph. After a week of predominantly light conditions Tom & Andy counted 3 firsts, a second and a fourth as they finished 2 points clear of former champions John Mursell & Nick Keast. The full results can be found here.
Over the winter the class voted in favour of new laminate mainsails in order to keep up development within the class and also to try and increase the competitive lifespan of the sails. Tom & Andy used a set of sails made at the beginning of the year suggesting that the cut and cloth used on the Speed Scorpion sails is not only exceptionally quick but has also increased the competitive lifespan of the sails.
Despite the light conditions and carrying several stone more than the recommended total in the boat the pair were able to outpoint most of the fleet and still maintain boat speed through the chop. In the windiest race of the week, which had to be abandoned half way round, they established a comfortable lead showing the sails can perform in the breeze as well.
Scorpion laminate mainsail - £570.21
Scorpion Dacron mainsail - £482.93
Scorpion jib - £219.42
Scorpion spinnaker - £358.69
Prices include VAT and sails come complete with sail bags, numbers, logos, windows, tell tales, battens, all eyelets and fittings where appropriate. Jibs can be cut for either standard or stuff luff raking system and spinnakers are finished to suit either bag or chute systems.
For more information on Speed Scorpion sails please contact us on 0845 50 40 600 / email@example.com. Alternatively contact us through our website at www.speedsails.co.uk