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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 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
Win a Magic Ticket to the Merlin Rocket Nationals
A chance to race in this top fleet at Lyme Regis in August
Posted on 22 Jun
Merlin Rockets at Hayling Island
Healthy turnout of 26 for Craftinsure Silver Tiller event
Posted on 22 Jun
Merlin Rockets at Brightlingsea
30 boats for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event
Posted on 12 Jun
'The Rockets' take on keelboat racing
At the Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship
Posted on 12 Jun
Merlin Rocket River Championship
A long association with Bourne End Week
Posted on 4 Jun
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
Links
Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
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Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6 - Race 11
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Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6 - Race 11
© John Murrell
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6 - Race 11
© John Murrell
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6 - Race 11
© John Murrell
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6 - Race 11
© John Murrell
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Margaret Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 6
© Margaret Mackley
Alan Warren and Will Carroll take third in race 10 of Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week
© John Murrell
Tim Fells and Fran Giddord win race 10 of Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week
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Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5
© John Murrell
Sophie Mackley and Tom Ballantine take second in race 10 of Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week
© John Murrell
Tim and Lucy Harridge in race 10 of Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week
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Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 5
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 4
© Margaret Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 4
© Margaret Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 4
© Margaret Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
© Malcolm Mackley
Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week day 3
© Malcolm Mackley