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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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PosCrewMastBoomSpi PoleMainJibSpinnakerRudderBoardHull
1 Tom Gillard(74kg)
Rachael Gray(68kg)
Seldén Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails North Sails Winder Winder Winder
5 Ian Martin(67kg)
Chris Martin(73kg)
Ceilidh Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails North Sails Winder Winder Winder
10 David Lenz(72kg)
Vicky Lenz(66kg)
Seldén Seldén Seldén North Sails North Sails North Sails Milanes Winder Winder
Show news Merlin Rockets at Starcross
Big gains being there for the taking on the left
Posted on 20 Sep
Merlin Rockets at Upper Thames
A good turnout for the Craftinsure De May Series & Thames Series event
Posted on 15 Sep
Merlin Rocket launches New Perpetual Trophy
In memory of Bryan Howard from Waveney and Oulton Broad Sailing Club
Posted on 13 Sep
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week overall
A memorable day to end a memorable week
Posted on 3 Sep
Merlin Rockets at the Newcombe Cup
Craftinsure Silver Tiller Series at the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk YC
Posted on 1 Sep
Merlin Rockets at Waveney & Oulton Broad
Craftinsure Silver Tiller Series returns to the picturesque Norfolk club
Posted on 1 Sep
Bosham Classic Boat Revival cancelled
Significant numbers of attendees are not able to make it
Posted on 21 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals overall
A fantastic and tiring end to a great week
Posted on 5 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals day 4
Crews' Race was sailed during the morning's postponement
Posted on 3 Aug
Something So Right
What's the secret of Salcombe? asks dinghy historian Dougal Henshall
Posted on 3 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals day 3
How many more times will it pay to go right?
Posted on 2 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals day 2
A slow start works well the day after a Crews Union evening
Posted on 1 Aug
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals day 1
Olympic sailor starts the week with two discards straight away
Posted on 31 Jul
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 6
A good turn out of eight Yawls, plus the handicap fleets too
Posted on 26 Jul
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals runners and riders
64 boats to race against the beautiful backdrop of St Michael's Mount
Posted on 25 Jul
How deep is your love?
Vital to making sailing a life-long pastime
Posted on 11 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 6
Title decided on the final day of racing
Posted on 8 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 5
Drama to the last leaves all to play for on the final day
Posted on 7 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 4
Another day and another race officer's nightmare
Posted on 6 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 3
National and Olympic Champions battle it out for last place
Posted on 5 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 2
Wind and tide contribute to 18 boats caught under the black flag
Posted on 4 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 1
The first two races of this much anticipated week
Posted on 3 Jul
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week runners and riders
120 boats will race in 4 flights as usual, with prizes from Salcombe Gin
Posted on 28 Jun
Bourne End Week 2022
The event took place on the Jubilee bank holiday weekend
Posted on 22 Jun
Merlin Rockets at Shoreham
30 boat attracted for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller event
Posted on 22 Jun
A Fine Line
Dinghy historian Dougal Henshall looks at race officers and start lines
Posted on 22 Jun
Merlin Rockets at Lymington
20 boats on the startline for the latest Craftinsure Silver Tiller Series event
Posted on 15 Jun
Vintage Merlin Rockets at Fishers Green
An ideal northerly wind direction straight down the axis of the lake
Posted on 7 Jun
HD Sails Spinnaker Auction returns
To support Merlin Rocket Aspire Nationals 2022
Posted on 4 Jun
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Tamesis
The on-water Rule 42 judge never had to blow his whistle
Posted on 2 Jun
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Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
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Fishers Green Sunset Salver Series
© Angie May
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Mike and Jane Calvert win the Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Starcross
© Garnett Showell
Merlin Rocket De May Series and Thames Series at Upper Thames
© Rob O'Neill
Merlin Rocket De May Series and Thames Series at Upper Thames
© Rob O'Neill
Merlin Rocket De May Series and Thames Series at Upper Thames
© Rob O'Neill
Merlin Rocket De May Series and Thames Series at Upper Thames
© Rob O'Neill
Silver Pole trophy
© MROA
Essex Week 2022
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Essex Week 2022
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2022 day 5
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club Newcombe Cup
© Jenny Riley
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club Newcombe Cup
© Jenny Riley
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club Newcombe Cup
© Jenny Riley
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at Waveney & Oulton Broad
© Trish Barnes
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at Waveney & Oulton Broad
© Trish Barnes
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at Waveney & Oulton Broad
© Trish Barnes
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at Waveney & Oulton Broad
© Trish Barnes
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at Waveney & Oulton Broad
© Trish Barnes