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Pre-registration open for Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships 2021 at East Lothian

by Chris Martin 12 Feb 02:14 PST
Merlin Rocket Nationals pre-registration is open © MROA

In 2021 the Merlin Rocket Owners Association (M.R.O.A.) will be working closely with SailRacer to deliver our 75th championships and we will be using their web platform to handle the entry and results system as well as bringing the week to the computer screen of those unable to attend the event, or if you're just an interested observer.

To pre-register, please complete the registration form. It will ask for an advance payment of £25 to secure your place. Once this is done you will be able to manage your entry online and make any crew or boat changes, as necessary. This advance payment will be fully refundable in the event of cancellation, so there's no reason not to get your entry in now!

We will be looking to open up entries for the payment of the balance on 4th April. If things are not looking good this will be postponed until 4th May, and then 7th June if necessary. You will be kept fully informed as to what's going on via email from SailRacer if you have pre-registered, or via the class website if you haven't.

Again, in the event of cancellation these entry fees are refundable.

Entry fees will be as follows:

  • Loyalty Bonus (Champs 2019 entrants, deposit paid by 21st June 2021) £225
  • Standard Entry (Deposit paid by 21st June 2021) £250
  • Late Entry (Entry received or balance paid after 1st August 2021) £300

A discount of £50 is offered to entries in the following criteria:

  • Helm 25 or under (On first day of racing)
  • Old Boats (3603 or below)
  • First time helms (Not competed at a Merlin Rocket Nationals as a helm or crew before)

Only one discount per entry.

The following race schedule is planned with NoR available to view now.

Sat 14 Aug
Arrival, registration, equipment inspections and briefings - details to be confirmed. Some of these may be delivered online.

Sun 15 Aug
Race 1 - Founders Trophy
Race 2 - Beechers Cup

Mon 16 Aug
Race 3 - Clyde Quaich
Race 4 - West Country Trophy

Tues 17 Aug
Race 5 - Silent World Trophy
Crew's Race

Wed 18 Aug
Race 6 - Top Hat Trophy
Race 7 - Ranelagh Trophy

Thu 19 Aug
Race 8 - Winter Trophy
Race 9 - Howard Trophy

If you are thinking of coming to the championships, please pre-register as it will make it far easier to plan what we deliver.

Thank you to our title sponsor Aspire Financial Advisers for continuing their support of the Merlin Rocket Class, and if you are a company looking to support the event please get in touch with David Hayes at

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