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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 Rockets at Blithfield
No more Chat GPT - is this purely human eloquence?
Posted on 23 May
Merlin Thames Series at Tamesis
Even with wide boats present, the newest boat in the top three was 60 years old
Posted on 22 May
Merlin Vintage Series Open at Tamesis Club
A quality 7 boat fleet despite the fickle and damp looking forecast
Posted on 21 May
Merlin Rocket Thames and Vintage Series at Minima
Eric Archer Trophy and Chindit Trophy contested on the River Thames
Posted on 15 May
Vintage Merlin Rockets at Thames SC
A crucial third race with a shorter course was the decider
Posted on 14 May
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series at Brightlingsea
A great challenge to the skills and fitness of helms and crews
Posted on 14 May
100 Years of Jack Chippendale
One of the greats behind the golden era of the UK's domestic dinghy scene
Posted on 13 May
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Pwllheli
Conditions were fantastic as always, and over a three-day weekend, too
Posted on 13 May
'Fine Lines' Top Ten part 10
With a full history of master boatbuilder Jack Chippendale
Posted on 1 May
Merlin Rocket South West Series at Salcombe
From rain squalls on Saturday to sunshine on Sunday
Posted on 1 May
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series at Fishers Green
Round 3 of the series began with bacon rolls, tea and a few hangovers
Posted on 24 Apr
Vintage Merlin Rockets at Fishers Green
Trials and tribulations and epic wind conditions, with some superb boat handling skills
Posted on 24 Apr
Merlin Rocket at Bartley
Silver Tiller Round 2, HD Sails Midland Circuit, Classic and Vintage event
Posted on 17 Apr
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series Round 2
Eight visitors join the growing local fleet at Broadwater
Posted on 16 Apr
Merlin Rockets at Burton
The opening round of the 2024 Craftinsure Silver Tiller series
Posted on 15 Apr
Merlin Rocket South West Series at Parkstone
With a little boat work before gearing up for the dance floor with the live band
Posted on 5 Apr
Parkstone Yacht Club Easter Series
61 boats entered across all classes
Posted on 3 Apr
Merlin Rocket Allen South East Series Round 1
Greeted by a Broxbourne breakfast bap to go down in legend
Posted on 26 Mar
Classic & Vintage Merlins at Midland
Local roads closely resemble the surface of the moon
Posted on 22 Mar
Merlin Rockets at Midland
HD Sails Midland Circuit Round 1
Posted on 21 Mar
Fishers Green Sailing Club Winter Series
When worlds collide
Posted on 9 Mar
Merlin Rocket SW Series Round 1 at Chew Valley
In like a lion?
Posted on 5 Mar
Chichester YC Snowflake Series day 4
Spectators enjoyed watching some exciting flat out reaches and a few capsizes
Posted on 27 Feb
Purple patch at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show
Clear the 'in' colour for sailors in 2024
Posted on 26 Feb
Five reasons to visit the Merlin Rocket stand
At the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024
Posted on 20 Feb
It's a wrap!
In sailing we have a lot of plain white hulls
Posted on 19 Feb
Calling all owners of Chippendale-built boats
100th Anniversary racing event at Fareham in May
Posted on 29 Jan
The wisest Wise Man
Cliff Norbury's influence still extends across much of our sport today
Posted on 26 Jan
Icicle Trophy 2024 at Fishers Green
28 boats assembled for the first trophy race of the year at the club
Posted on 19 Jan
Allen Merlin Rocket Inlands at Bartley
The Witchsmeller Pursuivant investigates bewitching claims
Posted on 13 Dec 2023
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Ed Bradburn and Johny Coates with Alatair Reid (Rear Commodore) - HD Sails Midland Circuit event at Blithfield
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Top three battle it out - HD Sails Midland Circuit event at Blithfield
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Lining up for the start - HD Sails Midland Circuit event at Blithfield
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Richard Harris and Sara Warren win the Thames Series event at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Andy Harris and Sara Warren finish second in the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Vintage First - Hullabuloo in the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Vintage Third - Lady Anne in the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Rowers joining in on the action during the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Rob Cage and Nicola Scaddan win the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Vintage Second - Crescendo in the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Lady Anne during the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Southcott Cup won by Hullabuloo in the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Joe and Max McLaughlin finish third in the Merlin Rocket Vintage open at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Andy Harris and Sarah Warren win the Merlin Rocket Thames and Vintage Series event at Minima
© Stuart Jenkins
Andy Harris and Sarah Warren win the Merlin Rocket Thames and Vintage Series event at Minima
© Stuart Jenkins
Andy Harris and Sara Warren win the Merlin Rocket Thames and Vintage Series event at Thames SC
© Peter Impey
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series at Brightlingsea
© Jane Somerville
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series at Brightlingsea
© Jane Somerville
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series at Brightlingsea
© Jane Somerville
Merlin Rocket (and Solo class) prizewinners at the Allen SE Series at Brightlingsea
© Jane Somerville
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series at Brightlingsea
© Jane Somerville
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series at Brightlingsea
© Jane Somerville
Merlin Rocket Allen SE Series at Brightlingsea
© Jane Somerville
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Pwllheli
© Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Pwllheli
© Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Pwllheli
© Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre
Merlin Rocket South West Series at Salcombe
© Lucy Burn
Under spinnaker during the Merlin Rocket South West Series at Salcombe
© Lucy Burn
Tacking for the fairway during the Merlin Rocket South West Series at Salcombe
© Lucy Burn
Tim Fells and Fran Gifford finish second in the Merlin Rocket South West Series at Salcombe
© Lucy Burn
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