Please select your home edition
Edition
Fever-Tree 728x90
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.

&copy; David Harding / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sailingscenes.co.uk">www.sailingscenes.co.uk</a> © David Harding / www.sailingscenes.co.uk
Get a quote to insure your Merlin Rocket with CraftInsure
Your boat value (inc. trailer and trolley)
£ i
Claims in last 3 years
i
I have proof of no claims bonus?
i
in association with
in association with Selden
Show UK nationals gear guide from

Enter details for at the nationals
PosCrewMastBoomSpi PoleMainJibSpinnakerRudderBoardHull
10 Jon Turner(85kg) Richard Parslow(58kg) Turner Turner Turner Exe Sails and Covers Exe Sails and Covers Exe Sails and Covers Turner Turner Turner
Show news Merlin Rocket Inland Championship postponed
Forecast looking a bit iffy
Posted on 19 Sep
Merlin Rockets at Castle Cove
Craftinsure Silver Tiller Series
Posted on 4 Sep
From Mallorca Optis to Figaro star
We speak to #TeamCrewsaver's Alan Roberts
Posted on 3 Sep
Zhik Poole Week overall
Saving the best till last
Posted on 1 Sep
Zhik Poole Week day 5
Gently does it
Posted on 31 Aug
Zhik Poole Week day 4
Bring on the breeze!
Posted on 30 Aug
Zhik Poole Week day 3
Changing wind, changing fortunes
Posted on 29 Aug
Zhik Poole Week day 2
A classic afternoon's sailing
Posted on 28 Aug
Zhik Poole Week day 1
Wet and windy weather fails to suppress sailors' spirits
Posted on 26 Aug
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis overall
Epic conditions for the final race
Posted on 24 Aug
Zhik Poole Week ready for action
Poole Harbour set to come alive with dinghies and keelboats on Sunday
Posted on 24 Aug
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 5
Ranelagh Trophy day as Crews' Union sorts the men from the boys
Posted on 23 Aug
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 4
As tricky as a tricky thing that has decided to be particularly tricky
Posted on 22 Aug
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 3
General recalls have major impact on top teams
Posted on 21 Aug
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 2
A much lighter South-Westerly for the fleet
Posted on 20 Aug
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 1
'Champagne Sailing' conditions is an oft overworked description
Posted on 19 Aug
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis preview
Racing starts Sunday with over 60 boats expected
Posted on 17 Aug
Finding the balance
Interview with P&B's Dave Wade
Posted on 14 Aug
All aboard for Zhik Poole Week
Entries top 100 and continue to come in apace
Posted on 9 Aug
Merlin Rockets at Shoreham
Never has a cancelled event been enjoyed so much
Posted on 30 Jul
Salcombe Merlin Week 2019
Entry draw now open
Posted on 16 Jul
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week overall
Simon Blake and Phil Dalby take the trophy by one point
Posted on 13 Jul
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5
Schadenfreude to the extreme
Posted on 12 Jul
Ian Proctor centenary celebrated today
A large part of the great golden generation of British small boat racing
Posted on 12 Jul
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 4
Another day of wall-to-wall sunshine
Posted on 11 Jul
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
Fleet wake to a new sound, the rustle of leaves
Posted on 10 Jul
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 2
Clear blue skies again and a few sore heads
Posted on 9 Jul
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 1
The long wait is over and racing starts
Posted on 8 Jul
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week preview
240 Merlin sailors plus family, friends set a fun-filled week
Posted on 4 Jul
Merlin Rockets at Whitstable
Last Craftinsure Silver Tiller event before Salcombe
Posted on 26 Jun
Links
Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

Show photos from

GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week 2018
© Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk
Racing off the new slipway at Shoreham Sailing Club
© Alice Crick
Dinghy sailing at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Nick Armfield's Merlin beating up river in front of class winners Ben Marshall and Sel Shah (grey hull) ahead of the Enterprises of Minima Commodore John Forbes and Twickenham's Rob Brignell at Kingston on the Sunday morning during the Minima Regatta 2018
© Rob Mayley
Mike and Jane Calvert win the Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at Castle Cove
© Fran Gifford
Salcombe YC's Bucket and Spade series goes out to sea
© Christine Sworder
Zhik Poole Week day 6
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Zhik Poole Week day 6
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Essex Week 2018
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Essex Week 2018
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Essex Week 2018
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Essex Week 2018
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 5
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 5
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 5
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 4
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 4
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 4
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 4
© Pauline Rook
Ally Potts winning the Crews' Race during Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 3
© Pauline Rook
Andy Davis leading Chris Gould into the finish during Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 3
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 3
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 2
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 2
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 2
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 2
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 1
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 1
© Pauline Rook
Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis
© Jess Douglas
Whitstable Week 2018
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk