Please select your home edition
Edition
Craftinsure 2012

Merlin Rocket Open at Chichester Yacht Club

by Nigel Cowan 6 Apr 2017 08:20 BST 1 April 2017

Chichester YC Meeting held on Saturday 1 April was blessed with magnificent Spring sunshine and winds ranging from Force 3-4. 27 Merlins came to the line for a three race series run by Race Officer Peter Harrison.

Starboard end line bias encouraged lively pre-start manoeuvres for the fleet. Close racing resulted in a three way count back with Sam and Megan Pascoe taking overall honours, with Christian Burrell and Sam Brearey along with Tim Fells and Dave Bosnia all on 4 points.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st3759Sam PascoeMegan PascoeCastle Cove SC‑7314
2nd3788Christian BurrellSam Brearey 1‑434
3rd3764Tim FellsDave BosniaSalcombe YC‑11224
4th3703Richard WhitworthSam MottersheadParkstone Hollingworth & Wymouth SC‑10156
5th3777Simon PottsAlli PottsBurghfield SC26‑78
6th3656Olly TurnerHolly ScottStarcross YC‑14549
7th3763Mark BarnesAlex HorlockWhitstable YC & Exe SC310‑1313
8th3746Dan WillettPete NicholsonBrightlingsea SC4‑131014
9th37462Roger PhillipsWill CrockerBurghfield Sc & EPSC‑158614
10th3728Judith MasseyGraham WilliamsonHISC69(BFD)15
11th3758Tim SaxtonJodie GreenGWSC & ISC512(BFD)17
12th3726Will HendersonMary HendersonSalcombe YC8(BFD)917
13th3690Tim HarridgeTom JeffcoateHampton SC & Lymington YC13‑14821
14th3707Alex JacksonChris DownhamShoreham SC9(BFD)1423
15th3756William WarrenMark OakeyShoreham SC177‑2124
16th3752Will RaineyAndrea DownhamBurghfield SC12‑151224
17th3741Simon LyttonJackie LyttonHISC1811(DNF)29
18th3732John CooperBecci WigleyLTSC‑20201131
19th3685Sophie MackleyWill CarrollShoreham SC‑19161531
20th3787Chris MartinOliver MacLeanMidland SC16‑191632
21st3784Tony JohnsonLouise JohnsonLymington YC‑21171734
22nd3780Neville HerbertKarl ThorneRoyal Lymington YC‑23182038
23rd3734Philip AshworthAlison AshworthWeymouth YC‑24221840
24th3753Andy BinesRebecca BinesBrightlingsea YC‑22211940
25th3704Jemma HughesSimon WorsfoldOYC‑26232346
26th3767B ArcherNix Middleton Stewart HillParkstone YC25(DNS)2247
27th3585John FildesCharlotte FildesAlderney YC27(DNS)DNS55

Related Articles

A touch of magic for the Merlin Rocket Class
Official clothing partner announced Magic is often a word associated with the Merlin Rocket and perhaps more so than ever in 2018, as Magic Marine come on board as the official clothing partner for the class. Posted on 17 Feb
A Demonstration of Design
The life, times and boats of Ian Proctor As the UK started to emerge in the early 1950s from the years of wartime austerity, the dinghy and small boat sailing scene would undergo a huge explosion, both in terms of numbers and variety. Posted on 8 Feb
Snakes!
Or as Corporal Fraser would say, "We're all doomed" The working title of pt.2 of this three part series was 'Snakes' – with pt.3 then being 'Ladders'. Together with pt.1, 'I am not a number', the contention is that small boat sailing has undergone changes that are only now making themselves truly apparent. Posted on 22 Jan
Two World Titles, One European, Two UK Nationals
A great 12 months for Nick Craig Sometimes it all falls into place and sometimes it doesn't. 2017, and the beginning of 2018, have proved fruitful for Nick Craig. Posted on 21 Jan
56th Hamble Warming Pan preview
Notice of Race now published The Hamble River Sailing Club will be hosting the 56th Hamble Warming Pan on 24th & 25th March 2018. This year a number of new classes have been invited to the event. Posted on 19 Jan
Merlin Rocket Downriver Race at Ranelagh
Racing from Putney to Battersea Saturday 11th November saw 17 merlin rockets arrive on Putney Embankment for the final Merlin Rocket event of the year, being the culmination of the Thames Series, held as a downriver race, from Putney to Battersea, hosted by Ranelagh Sailing Club. Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Merlin Rockets at Hollingworth Lake
Going through the port hole in the final Craftinsure Silver Tiller event Hollingworth Lake SC hosted the final Craftinsure Silver Tiller event 2017 on Saturday followed by a three-course meal, prize-giving for the year, dancing and of course the obligatory going through the port hole. Posted on 2 Nov 2017
Merlin Rockets at Blithfield
High winds for penultimate Craftinsure Silver Tiller event Storm Brian had already flexed its considerable might at other events, but a forecast weather window saw Blithfield SC seek to carry on and penultimate round of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller was set to be on, on Sunday 22nd October. Posted on 24 Oct 2017
Aspire renew Merlin Nationals sponsorship
For 2018 event at Lyme Regis The Merlin Rocket Owners' Association are delighted to be able to announce that their 2017 Championship sponsors, Aspire Financial Advisors, enjoyed themselves so much that they have already signed up to support us in 2018. Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Merlin Rockets at Burghfield
For Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event 23 teams travelled from as far as Devon, somewhere north of Birmingham, and some bumper bashers from Essex to support the first Craftisure Burghfield Merlin Silver Tiller event. A warm welcome awaited us, along with a coffee and a bacon buttie. Posted on 15 Oct 2017