04/06/2008


Scorpion - All girl crew to race around Britain - New boat, new team!

Team Scorpion-Dubois enters 2008 round Britain powerboat race in support of clic sargent charity.

Team Scorpion-Dubois is delighted to announce the entry of an all-girl crew in this much anticipated revival of the world's toughest offshore powerboat race. 

tarting from Portsmouth, home of Britain's Royal Navy, on Midsummer's Day, June 21st, a fleet of 50 high powered vessels will spear westward to commence an eight leg, ten day charge around the coast of Britain. 

The all-girl crew will be competing in a 10 metre Scorpion Sting - built in Lymington. 

Team Scorpion-Dubois will be supporting CLIC Sargent, the UK based charity that cares for children and young people suffering from cancer, and their families. 

Introducing Team Scorpion-Dubois 

Sarah Fraser - Driver: Trained as a Naval Architect. Currently working in the Superyacht industry. Holds a Yachtmaster Offshore Power and Sail qualification. 

Miranda Knowles - Navigator: Experienced yachtswoman. Has completed six transatlantic crossings. 

Scorpion and the Sting 

Team Scorpion-Dubois is competing in the new Scorpion Sting, a stunning £200,000, 10 metre RIB that has just been launched to much acclaim. Built in Lymington, Hampshire (also the team´s home town) by the current holders of the Round Britain, Round Great Britain and London to Monte Carlo records, the Sting should be the perfect choice to undertake such a gruelling endurance race. 

This British designed and built RIB has twin inboard Yanmar 6LP-STZE 315 HP diesel engines on Bravo 1 stern drive legs that will propel her at 50 knots over a highly creditable, 500 mile range. 

Patrick Byrne of Scorpion RIBs said, "Scorpion RIBs have a proven track record for quality and long distance running and we hope the Sting will deliver for the team. We wish Sarah and Miranda a safe and enjoyable race and would like to thank Dubois Naval Architects, without whose support this would not have been possible." 

Dubois 

Dubois Naval Architects is one of the world's foremost Yacht Design companies. Formed in Lymington over 30 years ago, Dubois is delighted to be supporting Sarah and Miranda in the challenge that they have so creatively and so bravely taken on. In so doing they are not only drawing attention to the universal nature of marine competition, for both men and women, but also supporting an extremely worthwhile charity. 

Duncan Hamilton & Company, specialising in the purchase and sale of some of the world´s rarest and most expensive motor cars, is providing Team Scorpion-Dubois with all its shore-based logistical support including a car and driver at each stopover. 

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