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Merlin Rocket Class 2019 annual training weekend on 20-21 April at the WPNSA

by Christian Birrell 11 Mar 11:10 GMT 20-21 April 2019
Merlin Rocket class training at the WPNSA © MROA

The Merlin Rocket Class Association is holding their annual training weekend at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on the 20/21st April 2019.

Weymouth was the venue for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta, and we will be taking full advantage of the fantastic facilities, with the benefit of both the harbour for flat water training and the bay to learn some new techniques in waves.

Lead coach and current National Champion Christian Birrell will be supported by Jon Turner, Mike Calvert, Sam Brearey, Richard Parslow and Jane Calvert as coaching staff for the weekend. The coaching team have a long list of World, European and National titles to their name, so the weekend will provide great insight for all levels.

The syllabus will focus on rig setup, boat speed, boat handling and race tactics. There will be a mix of on the water sessions, morning briefings and evening de-briefs. We will try and organise a dinner in a local pub on the Saturday night.

The entry form can be found at www.merlinrocket.co.uk/docs/2018%20MROA%20booking%20form.doc

We look forward to seeing lots of you there.

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