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Difficulty: 3 star rating intermediate

The Scorpion is the Modern Classic; it is a 14ft, two-man, dominantly wooden boat. It is known for its classic but stylish look, a hiking boat designed to cope with launching into the Cornish Surf making use of a large front tank and foredeck. The spinnaker is large for the boat style at 11m² the mainsail having an area of 6.7m² and jib at 3.25m², allowing the boat to point fairly high. The class is once again growing with nationals turnout above 65 boats. Author: James Salter

Size: 4.27 metres long, 1.45 metres wide, weighing approx 81 kilograms
Sails: 9.95 square metres (extra sail called spinnaker is 11.1 square metres)

Number of sailors: 2
Weight of sailor(s): ideally between 121 and 159 kilograms (if racing)

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