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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 Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 17
Lymington famously delivers whatever the weather
Posted on 10 Sep
Minima Yacht Club Annual Regatta 2019
A good turnout of 24 boats enjoy some classic river sailing
Posted on 3 Sep
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
Another glamorous day on the water
Posted on 22 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
Proving to be one the best events for many a year
Posted on 21 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 3
Can there be advantageous spinnaker rips?
Posted on 20 Aug
9th Classic Boat Revival preview
5 races over the 7-8 September in Chichester Harbour
Posted on 20 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 2
A superb day with sunshine and waves
Posted on 19 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 1
Great sea sailing with a full social programme at a picturesque venue
Posted on 18 Aug
Fantastic diversity in 2019
At the Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals
Posted on 14 Aug
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 16
'Real Sea Sailing' at Shoreham for the fleet
Posted on 6 Aug
What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?
Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful
Posted on 17 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week overall
Richard Whitworth and Jemima Scroggie keep their cool to win
Posted on 12 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 5
Second bullet for Taxi and Pippa but is it too late?
Posted on 11 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 4
It's hard to see the winner coming from outside the top five now
Posted on 10 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 3
Is it time to user permanent marker on the 'board of death'?
Posted on 9 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 2
The dreaded 'fairway' rule bites two top sailors
Posted on 8 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 1
A breeze fills in for the 120 boats on the first day
Posted on 7 Jul
Vintage Merlin Rockets at Frensham Pond
The youngest boat being a mere 44 years old
Posted on 6 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week 2019 preview
An iconic and unique event on the sailing calendar
Posted on 2 Jul
Merlin Rockets at Whitstable
28 boats compete for the Melbourne Cup
Posted on 25 Jun
Only 16 places left and 6 days at Standard Entry
For the Merlin Nationals, and now you can win a spinnaker too
Posted on 24 Jun
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 13
A chuffing windy event at Parkstone
Posted on 19 Jun
TMS Launches Merlins Young and Old
Only 18 places still available for the Nationals at Looe
Posted on 7 Jun
Merlin Rockets at Ranelagh
Tide forces the start to be a very civilised 1pm
Posted on 4 Jun
Merlin Rockets at Brightlingsea
The sky was unusually blue, the water reassuringly brown
Posted on 22 May
Vintage Merlin DeMay series at Fishers Green
Boats rescued from death row (garden planter, bonfire, council tip)
Posted on 15 May
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 10
A great weekend for all at Starcross Yacht Club
Posted on 14 May
Stay Cosy with Huge Savings on Warm Jackets
We might be well into Spring but the forecast says otherwise!
Posted on 11 May
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 9
The fleet visit Pwllheli over the early May Bank Holiday
Posted on 8 May
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 8
A highly competitive fleet of 26 boats at Hayling Island
Posted on 30 Apr
Links
Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Lymington
© Richard Russell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Lymington
© Lucy Harridge
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Lymington
© Richard Russell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Lymington
© Richard Russell
Essex Week 2019 at Stone Sailing Club
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Essex Week 2019 at Stone Sailing Club
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 5
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 3
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 3
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 3
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 3
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 2
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 2
© Neil Richardson
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 2
© Neil Richardson