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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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Chichester YC Frozen Toe Series day 2
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Posted on 3 Sep
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Another glamorous day on the water
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Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4
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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
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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
Merlin Rocket Porteous Cup & Sondown Cup at Tamesis
© Tamesis Club
John Fildes has put a great deal of thought into the design of Rockatross
© John Fildes
A Miles James one-off 'Born to be Wild'
© David Henshall
Andy 'Taxi' Davis seems to have the boat that just keeps giving without the need for change or cosmetic surgery
© David Henshall
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