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Merlin Rocket

Merlin Rocket

14 foot restricted class with clinker-style hull. Flared hull up to 7'2" beam to give equivalent righting moment to trapezes and wings. Unusual shape of mainsail with long top batten to give sail area high up useful for rivers. Moderate sized conventional spinnaker, and sophisticated rig controls for the string fetishist. Fleets sail on any size of water from open sea to small lakes and narrow rivers.

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Show news Merlin Rockets at Lymington
Silver Tiller Series continues
Posted on 6 Sep
Minima Regatta 2017
Full range of sailing conditions at Kingston
Posted on 5 Sep
adidas Poole Week 2017 overall
What a week that was!
Posted on 3 Sep
adidas Poole Week 2017 day 5
The full gamut of wind and weather
Posted on 1 Sep
adidas Poole Week 2017 day 4
Race Officer's rain dance does the trick
Posted on 31 Aug
adidas Poole Week 2017 day 3
Wind fills in after a slow start
Posted on 29 Aug
We lucky few...
Or Pwllheli reviewed, through a glass darkly
Posted on 23 Aug
Merlin Rocket Championship overall
Nick Craig & Alan Roberts confirmed as winners
Posted on 18 Aug
Merlin Rocket Championship day 5
Something of a revolution!
Posted on 18 Aug
Merlin Rocket Championship day 4
One race held before the wind became too strong
Posted on 16 Aug
Merlin Rocket Championship day 3
Craig & Roberts shun 'outsiders' tag in Pwllheli
Posted on 15 Aug
Merlin Rocket Championship day 1
A quiet start in Pwllheli
Posted on 13 Aug
Merlin Rocket Championship Runners & Riders
Picking a winner proving to be difficult!
Posted on 9 Aug
Are you getting the results you want?
Championship Success For P&B Sails
Posted on 9 Aug
Merlin Rockets at Shoreham
For Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event
Posted on 31 Jul
Merlin Rockets at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta
Some of the best in the country, and new initiates
Posted on 17 Jul
Merlin Rocket Champagne Sponsor
Winder Boats covering a Merlin Rocket tradition
Posted on 15 Jul
Sailing history for sale
We are about to lose a major part of UK dinghy heritage
Posted on 12 Jul
Are you Championship ready?
Key points to think about with P&B
Posted on 8 Jul
Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
Further wall to wall sunshine for the conclusion
Posted on 7 Jul
Salcombe Merlin Week day 5
One of the most exciting races for spectators
Posted on 6 Jul
Salcombe Merlin Week day 4
Another day of wall to wall sunshine
Posted on 5 Jul
Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
Who says that light airs racing is boring?
Posted on 4 Jul
Salcombe Merlin Week day 2
More great racing in the harbour
Posted on 3 Jul
Salcombe Merlin Week day 1
Massively popular event underway
Posted on 2 Jul
Salcombe Merlin Week 2017 Preview
120 head west for this exceptionally popular event
Posted on 29 Jun
Merlin Rockets at Whitstable
For Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event
Posted on 26 Jun
Selden Boom Auction
For the Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals
Posted on 21 Jun
Merlin Rockets at SMELT 2017
A gaggle of British dinghy sailors in Carnac
Posted on 5 Jun
57th N&G Three Rivers Race
85 dinghies and yachts for this classic endurance event
Posted on 5 Jun
Links
Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
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Lymington Town SC Sunday Late Points 6
© Emma McEwen
Lymington Town SC Sunday Late Points 6
© Emma McEwen
Starting on Sunday during the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller event at Lymington
© Abby Keightley-Hanson
Tim Fells and Fran Gifford win the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller event at Lymington
© Abby Keightley-Hanson
A building breeze for the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller event at Lymington
© Abby Keightley-Hanson
Tim and Fran on Saturday during the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller event at Lymington
© Steve Harvey
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller event at Lymington
© Steve Harvey
CVRDA National Rally at Clywedog
© Mick Edwards
(l-r) Sel Shah, Denis Lockwood and Eileen Barry and Paul Seamen in their clinker-built Merlins at the Minima Regatta 2017
© Rob Mayley
The view from Salcombe Yacht Club
© Graham Cranford-Smith
Overalll winners B Kelly and L Dryburgh in their Merlin Rocket at the annual Cumbraes Regatta
© Marc Turner / PFM Pictures
Champions Nick Craig and Andy Roberts are where they are because of their attention to detail. Even after a hard sail, the slot gasket gets checked (and gives us a nice view of the Turner Genii hull shape
© David Henshall
Plas Heli worked hard at the big little things. When coming ashore at low tide, there were quad bikes to help pull the boats up the beach!
© David Henshall
Rob and Joe Hatley during Blackwater Sailing Club's annual Club Week
© Guy Hawkins
Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli
© Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk
Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli
© Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk
Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
© Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk
Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
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Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
© Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk
Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
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Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
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Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
© Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk
Nick Craig & Alan Roberts win the Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli
© Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk
Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
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Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
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Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
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Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
© Simon / Aspire Financial Advisers
Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
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Aspire Merlin Rocket Championship at Pwllheli day 3
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Whitstable Week 2017
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk