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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 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 2018 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
Vintage Merlins at Fishers Green
Briefing with the 'inflatable pointy finger'
Posted on 4 Jun
SMELT 2017 at Carnac days 2 and 3
Entertainment on and off the water
Posted on 2 Jun
Merlin Rockets at Starcross
Silver Tiller Series continues
Posted on 29 May
Sailing, socialising and sunshine
142 sailors at SMELT 2017 in Carnac
Posted on 29 May
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The innovative lines of Jon Turner
Posted on 24 May
Merlin Rockets at Pwllheli
Craftinsure Silver Tiller at National venue
Posted on 14 May
Merlin Rockets at Ranelagh
For Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event
Posted on 9 May
Next spots for the ilovesailing calendar
Tony Ketley's & Will Heritage's photos chosen
Posted on 8 May
Merlin Rocket Owners' Association seeks sponsors
For NSSA Youth Sailing Initiative
Posted on 4 May
One month to go until Carnac 2017
Early entry deadline fast approaching...
Posted on 26 Apr
Paignton Sailing Club's PODD preview
Event for doublehanded dinghies to be held on 20-21 May
Posted on 21 Apr
Merlin Rockets at Salcombe
For Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event
Posted on 11 Apr
Is the F In Fun going to be lacking in the future?
David Henshall discusses what's gone wrong
Posted on 10 Apr
Merlin Rockets at Chichester
Top three tied on points
Posted on 6 Apr
Interview with Team Allen's Megan Pascoe
Reigning 2.4mR World and European Champion
Posted on 3 Apr
Links
Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
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David Ellis - Merlin initiation during the Lymington Dinghy Regatta
© Lou Johnson & Claire Sleigh
Simon Potts and Pippa Taylor finish 3rd in the Lymington Dinghy Regatta
© Lou Johnson & Claire Sleigh
Will Warren and Sophie Mackley win the Lymington Dinghy Regatta
© Lou Johnson & Claire Sleigh
Chris Gould and Chris Kilsby finish 2nd in the Lymington Dinghy Regatta
© Lou Johnson & Claire Sleigh
David Winder crossing the finish line at the Pwllheli open meeting
© Ian Mackenzie
70 years plus young, Jack Holt's amazing multi-championship winning Gently could, after a superb 'hog to masthead' restoration, have ended up in a Museum somewhere. Instead the boat still graces the race course, even though her fit out is original
© Ranelagh SC
Two hulls that are identical from keel band to sheerline, but one is ply, the other FRP, yet just by looking, it is hard to see which is which. The difference quickly becomes apparent out on the race course though
© Miles James
A busy startline on day 4 at Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week
© David Henshall
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Malcolm Mackley
Mark Waterhouse and Jenny King on Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Caroline Croft and Beka Jones on Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Friday Olly Turner and Holly Scott on Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sophie Mackley and Mary Henderson on Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Taxi and Alex Warren on Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (morning race) - Photo finish required
© David Henshall
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (afternoon race)
© David Henshall
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (morning race)
© David Henshall
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (afternoon race)
© David Henshall
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (morning race) - Photo finish required
© David Henshall
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (morning race) - first four boats finishing very close
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (afternoon race) - Mike and Jane Calvert win race 10
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (afternoon race) - Simon and Ally Potts
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (afternoon race) - Will Rainey and Andrea Downham
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (afternoon race) - Tim Fells and Fran Gifford
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (morning race)
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (afternoon race)
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk
Sharps Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5 (afternoon race) - Caroline Croft and Beka Jones
© John Murrell / www.moor2seaeventphotography.co.uk