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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 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
Hyde Sails Autumn Offer now live
Discounts available on race-winning One Design sails
Posted on 21 Sep 2019
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 17
Lymington famously delivers whatever the weather
Posted on 10 Sep 2019
Minima Yacht Club Annual Regatta 2019
A good turnout of 24 boats enjoy some classic river sailing
Posted on 3 Sep 2019
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5
Another glamorous day on the water
Posted on 22 Aug 2019
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
Proving to be one the best events for many a year
Posted on 21 Aug 2019
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 3
Can there be advantageous spinnaker rips?
Posted on 20 Aug 2019
9th Classic Boat Revival preview
5 races over the 7-8 September in Chichester Harbour
Posted on 20 Aug 2019
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 2
A superb day with sunshine and waves
Posted on 19 Aug 2019
Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 1
Great sea sailing with a full social programme at a picturesque venue
Posted on 18 Aug 2019
Fantastic diversity in 2019
At the Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals
Posted on 14 Aug 2019
Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 16
'Real Sea Sailing' at Shoreham for the fleet
Posted on 6 Aug 2019
What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?
Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful
Posted on 17 Jul 2019
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week overall
Richard Whitworth and Jemima Scroggie keep their cool to win
Posted on 12 Jul 2019
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 5
Second bullet for Taxi and Pippa but is it too late?
Posted on 11 Jul 2019
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 4
It's hard to see the winner coming from outside the top five now
Posted on 10 Jul 2019
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 3
Is it time to user permanent marker on the 'board of death'?
Posted on 9 Jul 2019
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 2
The dreaded 'fairway' rule bites two top sailors
Posted on 8 Jul 2019
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week day 1
A breeze fills in for the 120 boats on the first day
Posted on 7 Jul 2019
Vintage Merlin Rockets at Frensham Pond
The youngest boat being a mere 44 years old
Posted on 6 Jul 2019
Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week 2019 preview
An iconic and unique event on the sailing calendar
Posted on 2 Jul 2019
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Merlin Rocket UK Nationals Attendance
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Merlins at the first Itchenor Winter Warmer of 2020
© George Yeoman
Going well... on Week 2 of the Alton Water 2020 Fox's Chandlery & Anglian Water Frostbite Series
© Tim Bees
Going... on Week 2 of the Alton Water 2020 Fox's Chandlery & Anglian Water Frostbite Series
© Tim Bees
Gone... on Week 2 of the Alton Water 2020 Fox's Chandlery & Anglian Water Frostbite Series
© Tim Bees
Going, going... on Week 2 of the Alton Water 2020 Fox's Chandlery & Anglian Water Frostbite Series
© Tim Bees
Andy Davis and Pippa Kilsby win Blithfield Barrel Round 3
© Neil David
Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Week 2
© Gerard van den Hoek
Blithfield Barrel racing
© Iain Ferguson
Chichester Yacht Club Frozen Toe Series day 3
© Paula Olliff
Rigged and undeterred in Blithfield Barrel Round 1
© Neil David
Blithfield Barrel Round 1 second place: Matt Biggs and Beka Jones (Merlin Rocket)
© Neil David
Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 4
© Jonathan Reynolds
Chichester Yacht Club Frozen Toe Series Day 1
© Isabella Mapstone
Chichester Yacht Club Frozen Toe Series Day 1
© Isabella Mapstone
Tim Medcalf & Valerie Hamill win the Merlin Rocket Thames Series
© Graham York
Hampton Vintage Merlin Open
© Graham York
Hampton Vintage Merlin Open
© Graham York
Merlin Rockets at Chew Valley Lake prize winners
© Matt Greenfield
Blithfield Barrel racing
© Iain Ferguson
Merlin Rockets at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Merlin Rockets at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Merlin Rockets at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Merlin Rockets at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Merlin Rocket Porteous Cup & Sondown Cup at Tamesis
© Tamesis Club
Merlin Rocket Porteous Cup & Sondown Cup at Tamesis
© Tamesis Club
Merlin Rocket Porteous Cup & Sondown Cup at Tamesis
© Tamesis Club
Merlin Rocket Porteous Cup & Sondown Cup at Tamesis
© Tamesis Club
Merlin Rocket Porteous Cup & Sondown Cup at Tamesis
© Tamesis Club
Merlin Rocket Porteous Cup & Sondown Cup at Tamesis
© Tamesis Club
Merlin Rocket Porteous Cup & Sondown Cup at Tamesis
© Tamesis Club