TEAMS of the UK’s best sailors converged on Llandudno this week as part of a national competition.

Llandudno Sailing Club is hosting the 2019 Scorpion Nationals Dinghy Championships.

A total of 33 boats from all over the country are taking part in the competition.

The event, being hosted in Llandudno for only the second time, the last being in 1984, got underway on Sunday July 28 and will continue until Sunday.

Organisers have said that up to now sailing conditions have been mixed with variable winds and rain.

A spokesperson for Llandudno Sailing Club said: “There has been some very competitive racing with two local boats competing for the top prize. The club and its volunteers have been supported the competitors.

“As always with these competitions the fun continues on into the evening in the social component of the event.”

Three Llandudno Sailing Clubs crews have taken part in the competition, they are: Colin Keogh, Dan Bell, Shelley and Carl Jones, Rich Jones and Phil Roberts

The Scorpion is a class of lightweight, high performance, two person racing dinghy.

It has an adjustable rig to enable sailing in all weathers to crews of all weights, ages and experiences.

The Scorpion was originally designed for launch and recovery through Cornish surf. It is supported by a strong class association. The Scorpion Association held its Annual General at Llandudno Sailing Club during the championships.