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TMS launches Merlin Rockets Young and Old at the Aspire 2019 National Championships

by Ian Mackenzie 7 Jun 2019 10:22 BST 17-23 August 2019
Merlin Rocket sailing at Looe © Neil Richardson

With only 18 places still available and Standard Entry due to end on the 30th June, Technical Marine Supplies, supported by Spinlock and Marlow Ropes, have made a major contribution to the Merlin Rocket Class initiatives to get young and old across the fleet afloat at Looe in August.

Having provided spinnaker poles and a complete pole launcher kit for the class to auction the lucky winning bidder was Andrew Gardiner who has already received his poles and a bag of "goodies" from Beci Wigley.

With the funds received, the Class has been able to support the "free" entries offered in conjunction with the Class Boat and our NSSA scheme. We are delighted to welcome our Magic Marine "Under 25" team from Chase SC and a junior NSSA crew from Swarkestone SC. In addition to their free entries they will also receive Class Membership. And more than this, the TMS support has enabled the Class to offer a substantial discount for entrants under 25 (the Young) whilst also allowing us to encourage entries from Merlins built before 2000 (the Old). So TMS's generous support has made a direct contribution to support over fourteen of our current entrants.

The Entry Discount Schemes remain open and, if you would like to take one of the last 18 berths available, now is the time to check out the Merlin Rocket Championship website - and snap up your chance to sail at one of the most sought after venues in the South West.

Not only will you be sailing at a fantastic club, renowned for its warm welcome and professional organisation, tackle a nine-race series with Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets and Daily Prizes up for grabs, you will get to face the Merlin Nationals Social Week. How could you miss this chance to listen to front of the fleet sailors, learn how to splice you lines, brush up on your rules knowledge. What will you need to know for the Wizzard Quiz Night, what will you need for this year's Fancy Dress, what exactly do we mean by a "Fun Disco" and how much bopping can you manage to Jaded Angel, Black Friday and the Ed Martin Duo?

So, if you want to fly your kite, courtesy of TMS, now might be a good time to let us have your entry. Welcome to the Merlin Rocket Nationals.

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