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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.

&copy; David Harding / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sailingscenes.co.uk">www.sailingscenes.co.uk</a> © David Harding / www.sailingscenes.co.uk
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Show news Merlin Rockets at Midland
Wind gods obey orders eventually
Posted on 24 May
Merlin Rockets at Plas Heli
Wall to wall sunshine in Wales
Posted on 17 May
PODD 2018 Preview
7th year of Paignton Sailing Club's flagship event for double-handed dinghies
Posted on 16 May
Merlin Thames Series at Ranelagh
Bright and sunny day in Putney graced by Kate
Posted on 14 May
May Bank Holiday Sun Fest at Salcombe
Open Meeting for Yawls, RS400s and National Twelves and more!
Posted on 8 May
Merlin Rockets at Aldeburgh
Bracing Siberian breeze fails to put off 24 travelling boats for Craftinsure Silver Tiller event
Posted on 1 May
Merlin Rockets at Starcross
Fog like a scene out of Pirates of the Caribbean
Posted on 26 Apr
Why epoxy is re-energising the racing dinghy
Resurgence in popularity of the classic designs
Posted on 24 Apr
More reasons that ever to enter Zhik Poole Week
A favourite fixture in many dinghy and keelboat diaries
Posted on 20 Apr
Merlin Rockets at Salcombe
59 entries for Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 3
Posted on 11 Apr
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 4
A busy weekend for the club
Posted on 10 Apr
Merlin Rocket Silver Tillers at Chichester
28 teams travel to south coast
Posted on 1 Apr
56th Hamble Warming Pan
'This is river racing; if the wind shifts I cannot move the river!'
Posted on 27 Mar
Merlin Rockets at the 56th Hamble Warming Pan
Part of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller series
Posted on 26 Mar
Entries build for 56th Hamble Warming Pan
Nine Merlin Rockets amongst the 20 entered so far
Posted on 20 Mar
Merlin Rockets at Wembley
A bracing day for Craftinsure Silver Tiller Series Round 2
Posted on 19 Mar
Merlin Rockets at Bartley
23 boats for Craftinsure Silver Tiller Series Round 1
Posted on 14 Mar
Aspire 2018 Merlin Rocket Nationals update
Website now open for event at Lyme Regis
Posted on 9 Mar
Craftinsure continue Silver Tiller support
Eighth year for the Merlin Rocket circuit
Posted on 8 Mar
The Man Who Designed Racehorses
The life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor
Posted on 5 Mar
Merlin Rocket class at the RYA Dinghy Show
Craftmanship, innovations and at least one show-stopper
Posted on 26 Feb
A touch of magic for the Merlin Rocket Class
Official clothing partner announced
Posted on 17 Feb
A Demonstration of Design
The life, times and boats of Ian Proctor
Posted on 8 Feb
Snakes!
Or as Corporal Fraser would say, "We're all doomed"
Posted on 22 Jan
Two World Titles, One European, Two UK Nationals
A great 12 months for Nick Craig
Posted on 21 Jan
56th Hamble Warming Pan preview
Notice of Race now published
Posted on 19 Jan
Merlin Rocket Downriver Race at Ranelagh
Racing from Putney to Battersea
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Merlin Rockets at Hollingworth Lake
Going through the port hole in the final Craftinsure Silver Tiller event
Posted on 2 Nov 2017
Merlin Rockets at Blithfield
High winds for penultimate Craftinsure Silver Tiller event
Posted on 24 Oct 2017
Aspire renew Merlin Nationals sponsorship
For 2018 event at Lyme Regis
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
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Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
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Matt Biggsand Becka Jones take second in the Merlin Silver Tiller meeting at Midland
© Phillip Base
Mike and Jane Calvert win the Merlin Silver Tiller meeting at Midland
© Phillip Base
Roger Phillips and Will Crocker were third the Merlin Silver Tiller meeting at Midland
© Phillip Base
Merlin Rockets during Lymington Town SC Early Summer Series Race 2
© Alex Hayman
Podium in the Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller event at Plas Heli
© Chris Martin
Merlin Thames Series at Ranelagh
© Nim Harris, Nick Price & Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Merlin Thames Series at Ranelagh
© Nim Harris, Nick Price & Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Merlin Thames Series at Ranelagh
© Nim Harris, Nick Price & Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Merlin Thames Series at Ranelagh
© Nim Harris, Nick Price & Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Merlin Thames Series at Ranelagh
© Nim Harris, Nick Price & Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Merlin Thames Series at Ranelagh
© Nim Harris, Nick Price & Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Tim Saxton & Jodie Green win the Craftinsure Silver Tiller Merlin Rocket Open at Aldeburgh
© Fran Gifford
Salcombe Yacht Club Sailing Club Series Race 2
© Margaret Mackley
NW Senior Traveller Series at Delph 2018
© Patrick Manning
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Olly Turner
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe
© Lou Johnson
Christian Birrell & Ian Dobson win the Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe
© Lou Johnson
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe
© Malcolm Mackley
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe
© Margaret Mackley
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe
© Margaret Mackley
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe
© Margaret Mackley
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe
© Malcolm Mackley