Sidmouth Scorpion Open success for Tom Jeffcoate

Action from the Sidmouth Sailing Club Scorpion Open Challenge

Action from the Sidmouth Sailing Club Scorpion Open Challenge - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Sailing Club hosted its annual Scorpion Open in challenging conditions over the final weekend of June.

The breeze was similar on both days, with gusts and wind shifts adding a little spice to the proceedings.

The competition involved six races spread over both days.

The Scorpion dinghy is a strong fleet nationally and although the number of visitors were down on the last few years, the club had 15 boats on the water for this Southern Championship.

The winning helm was Tom Jeffcoate from Shoreham SC with his crew Tim Hartley.

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Andy Hayman and his daughter Fran received a prize for the leading Sidmouth boat.

David Clapp, age 11, a local sailor, crewed with his father and received a special prize for being the youngest competitor.

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A big thank-you to all those who made the weekend a big success. Anyone looking for information about the club should contact

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