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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 Silver Tiller 2020 announcement
Craftinsure Silver Tiller not to be awarded this year for the first time
Posted on 3 Aug
Gregory's Ghost
David Henshall's search for a rare 1960s dinghy has a happy ending
Posted on 3 Jun
Merlin Rocket eSailing Spring Series Championships
The first (and hopefully the last) eSailing event of the Merlin season
Posted on 1 Jun
Merlin Rocket 'Rockatross' Walk-Throughs
By Vangin' On! and Andy Rice at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Posted on 4 May
Fast Track Sailing in the Salcombe Estuary part 3
From Gerston to the finish line
Posted on 1 May
The latest ideas in the Merlin Rocket fleet
One member looks at how to bring his older boat up to the latest spec
Posted on 21 Apr
Fast Track Sailing in the Salcombe Estuary part 2
Getting into and out of the 'Bag'
Posted on 15 Apr
Fast Track Sailing in the Salcombe Estuary part 1
Upwind from the start line to Blackstone
Posted on 11 Apr
Olympians and UK dinghy champions clash
Bashes and banter in eSailing Demonstration Event
Posted on 2 Apr
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 2
17 visitors to Wembley despite the troubling world situation
Posted on 18 Mar
Itchenor Winter Warmer Series round 3
A breezy affair at the end of a weather-hit series
Posted on 15 Mar
Merlin Rocket Class Training 2020
At Parkstone Yacht Club on 2nd May
Posted on 13 Mar
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 1
The storms subside just in time at Burghfield
Posted on 10 Mar
Merlin Rockets; doing our bit
To make sure there continues to be a world of opportunity for sailors
Posted on 10 Feb
58th Hamble Warming Pan preview
More classes will race on 29th March
Posted on 10 Feb
Alton Water Frostbite Series week 5
A windy series so far, and this week was no exception
Posted on 7 Feb
Harken UK exhibiting at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Mk.5 Winder Merlin Rocket and Winder Mirror on display
Posted on 3 Feb
Alton Water Frostbite Series week 4
The Race Officer's intention was to start on time, but...
Posted on 29 Jan
Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer
The accuracy of the Great Lakes handicapping was proved again
Posted on 22 Jan
Alton Water Frostbite Series week 3
Fifty-three boats took to the water and there were a few capsizes
Posted on 22 Jan
Merlins Rocket Itchenor Winter Warmer 1
Eight boats had a glamour day on Chichester harbour
Posted on 21 Jan
Alton Water Frostbite Series week 2
Some vicious gusts of 30+ mph
Posted on 16 Jan
Chichester YC Frozen Toe Series day 3
A beautiful day with sunshine and brisk force 4 to 5 northerly wind
Posted on 2 Dec 2019
Chichester YC Frozen Toe Series day 2
Two more dates to go, and all are welcome to join in
Posted on 19 Nov 2019
Merlins at Hampton
Vintage Merlin Open and Thames Series finale
Posted on 16 Oct 2019
Merlin Rockets at Chew Valley Lake
Penultimate round of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller 2019 series
Posted on 15 Oct 2019
Merlin Rockets at Tamesis
Porteous Cup and Sondown Cup weekend
Posted on 10 Oct 2019
One Design or Two?
David Henshall looks at control (and abuse) of hull shapes over the years
Posted on 9 Oct 2019
Nautilus Merlin Rocket Inlands at Grafham Water
The swansong of summer greets the 42 boats
Posted on 27 Sep 2019
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 18
Blue skies warm sun and zero wind to start at Upper Thames
Posted on 23 Sep 2019
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Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
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Merlin Rocket eSailing Spring Series Championships
© Virtual Regatta
Merlin Rocket Salcombe Week
© Demelza Mitchell
Merlin Rocket Salcombe Week
© Demelza Mitchell
Merlin Rocket Salcombe Week 2017
© Will Loy
Jon Turner's new rudder pintle design
© Gareth Griffiths
Christian Birrell's modified forestay fitting by Jon Turner
© Gareth Griffiths
Winder Mk5 Jib X/Y system as standard fit on modern boats
© Gareth Griffiths
Spiro spinnaker pole launcher with vertical rollers
© Gareth Griffiths
Khaleesi has a different X/Y jib sheeting idea
© Gareth Griffiths
MR3684 at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019 - Andy Davis has made a number of alterations to her since new
© Gareth Griffiths
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Wembley
© Rob O'Neill
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Wembley
© Rob O'Neill
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Wembley
© Rob O'Neill
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Wembley
© Rob O'Neill
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Wembley
© Rob O'Neill
Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Wembley
© Rob O'Neill
Itchenor Winter Warmer Series round 3
© George Yeoman
Itchenor Winter Warmer Series round 3
© George Yeoman
Merlin Rocket Class Training in 2019
© MROA
Alex Warren showing helm Ian Sharps how to hike during Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 1 at Burghfield
© Mike Proven
Victory fist bump for Pippa Kilsby during Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 1 at Burghfield
© Mike Proven
Andy and Maddie Jones on a tight reach during Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 1 at Burghfield
© Mike Proven
Matt Smith and Aimee Alsopp hoisting during Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 1 at Burghfield
© Mike Proven
All focus for Andy Davis and Pippa Kilsby as they take Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 1 at Burghfield
© Mike Proven
Concours d'Elegance judging at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Mark Jardine
Merlin Rocket stand at the RYA Dinghy Show
© MROA
Get ready for the 'Blithfield Blast'
© Martin Smith
Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Tipsy Icicle week 5
© Gerard van den Hoek
2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk