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  1. Merlin Rocket Review

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  3. The latest boat to challenge the dominance of the Winder-built Merlin

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  4. Merlin Rocket Open at Chichester Yacht Club

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  5. Selden 70th Merlin Rocket Championships at Whitstable

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  1. Merlin Rocket Transom Flaps Work

  2. Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Salcombe Yacht Club Week Sunday afternoon race (by Malcolm Mackley)

  3. Merlin Rocket boathandling technique compilation

  4. Merlin Rocket, RS300 and Phantom close racing

  5. MSC Merlin Rocket light wind full race

  6. How to gybe a Merlin Rocket

COMMENTS

  1. Merlin Rocket Review

    The Merlin Rocket has become a development class in which most boats are similar, though nothing like a fleet of look-alike one-designs! At 2007 Salcombe Week in early July, 72 out of 96 Merlins — a very impressive fleet for a week long, non championship event — were Canterbury Tales or derivatives, and all but nine raced with carbon masts.

  2. Merlin Rocket class

    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.

  3. The latest ideas in the Merlin Rocket fleet

    This Merlin design was launched by Winder Boats around 2003-4 and is currently campaigned successfully by top sailors such as Andy Davis, Mike and Jane Calvert, Caroline Croft, Oli Turner and many others. Though still a competitive design there have been many advances since it was launched: masts, foils, and systems.

  4. Allen Merlin Rocket Inland Championship 2024 at Bristol Corinthian

    The Merlin Rocket Allen Inland Championship on the 8 and 9 June was raced at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club, a fantastic venue with a wonderful expanse of fresh water which the Merlins haven't been to for many many years - although no-one could remember quite how long ago.

  5. Merlin Rocket

    The Merlin Rocket is a 14 foot (4.3 m) dinghy sailed in the United Kingdom. It is an active class, now with over 3800 boats built. ... Merlin #1 'Kate' in Merlin Open at Ranelagh Sailing Club, Sept. 6, 2020 ... The second Merlin and first production boat is now in the collection of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall having been presented to ...

  6. New Format for Merlin Rocket Class Magazine

    Related Articles Allen Merlin Rocket Inlands at Bristol Corinthian Racing at a fantastic venue with a wonderful expanse of fresh water The Merlin Rocket Allen Inland Championship on the 8 and 9 June was raced at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club, a fantastic venue with a wonderful expanse of fresh water which the Merlins haven't been to for many many years.

  7. Merlin Rocket 'Rockatross' Walk-Throughs by Vangin' On! and Andy Rice

    Charlotte Fildes takes us through the various features found on the Rockatross Merlin Rocket, with a full and comprehensive fit-out by Allen Brothers, spars from Selden and a shiny suit of North Sails and the now ubiquitous non-slip from SeaDek, this boat looks fast on the stand. Merlin Rocket "Rockatross" Walk Through - Vangin' On! - RYA ...

  8. MERLIN-ROCKET

    Merlin Rocket Association: Download Boat Record: Notes. Popular and very competitive 'development class' dinghy sailed in the UK with a long history of innovations. Actual dimensions vary but must conform to the class rules available on the class web site. ... The total combined area of the sails when sailing upwind. S.A. (reported) is the area ...

  9. 76th Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships at Mount's Bay Sailing

    Day 4 of the 2022 Merlin Rocket Nationals was a long one. Light and shifting breeze in the morning caused a 2 hour postponement ashore. To test the waters, it was decided that the Crews' Race would be sailed during the postponement.

  10. why-sail-a-merlin

    The Merlin Rocket combines the boat handling and tactical racing of the traditional designs with the thrills and excitement of the modern 'fast in a straight line' ones. Upwind, the high aspect rig means that in light and medium wind conditions, the Merlin is one of the highest pointing dinghies around (and the bane of the trapeze boat sailor).

  11. history

    The 'Rocket' class was formed in 1949 when a group of Tynemouth sailors commissioned Wyche & Coppock of Nottingham to design a half deck 14ft., dinghy. This boat had more sail area, narrower decks and was lighter. After much debate the Classes merged in April, 1951 to form the 'Merlin Rocket Class'. Wyche & Coppock introduced glued plywood ...

  12. Merlin Rocket : Tamesis Club Limited

    For the Yachts & Yachting page on Merlin Rocket: Y&Y Merlin Rockets. Sailing a Merlin at Tamesis Club. ... In 1950 the Rocket design was altered to comply with the Merlin rules and in 1951 the Yacht Racing Association (predecessor of the RYA) brought the two classes together with the promise of national status if they merged. ...

  13. Merlin Rocket Owners Association

    WELCOME to the Merlin Rocket Owners Association. ... Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Salcombe Yacht Club Week the Runners and Riders. Women's Championship . Women's championship . More News. Owners Association. Developed & Supported by YorkSoft Ltd. Social FaceBook Instagram Twitter YouTube.

  14. Merlin Rocket class

    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.

  15. Merlin Rocket Archives

    Boats & Kit. Boat Tests; Kit; Events & Races; Awards. British Yachting Awards; Magazine. Print Subscription; ... Tag: Merlin Rocket. Stuart Bithell on sailing against Burling and Tuke at Tokyo. Rob Peake-April 7, 2021. 0 ...

  16. design-guide

    MERLIN ROCKET DESIGN GUIDE. The Merlin is a restricted class built to a set of rules rather than a plan. Thus the hulls and rigs of individual boats vary within given limits, enabling you to tailor your boat to suit your weight, sailing water and temperament. If you and your crew weigh 18 stone combined, there is a Merlin for you.

  17. Merlin Rocket Specification

    The Merlin Rocket is a 14ft restricted development class racing dinghy, which means the boats are designed within a strict set of rules, allowing limited development. ... There is an annual National Championship and Salcombe Merlin week, which was number one in the Yachts and Yachting "Ten events to do before you die" list. Many of the ...

  18. Merlin Rocket Class dinghies by Keith Callaghan

    Merlin Rocket Designs. My interest in designing (and building) Merlin Rockets* began in 1965, when I contacted the then top designer in the Class, Ian Proctor, with a view to obtaining a set of plans for DIY building. He declined the request, as he wanted to support the professional boatyards. So I borrowed a book on yacht design from the ...

  19. Calendar of sailing events

    Back to calendar homepage Find more events at Salcombe Yacht Club Find more Merlin Rocket events Search for events by title, or by club/class: You could add events to the Y&Y calendar for your club or class.

  20. Merlin Rocket For Sale

    Merlin Rocket Boat Sales ⏬⏬. The Merlin Rocket is a high-performance, two-person dinghy designed for competitive sailors who appreciate both speed and technical sailing. Designed in 1946 by Jack Holt and later refined by other designers, the Merlin Rocket combines classic design with modern racing technology. It is known for its versatile sail plan, including a mainsail, jib, and ...

  21. gallery

    Merlin Rocket Hampton Vintage Event 2023 2023 Hampton S.C. HLSC Craftinsure Silver Tiller 2023 ... Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club Silver Tiller 2022 2022 Waveney & Oulton Broad Y.C. ... Lymington Town Sailing Club. Itchenor Sailing Club Silver Tiller 2022 2022

  22. Merlin Rocket

    Hello and welcome to the Parkstone Yacht Club Merlin Rocket fleet. The ultimate modern hiking dinghy; the most responsive, technical double handed hiking boat in the UK, sailed at Parkstone since 1948. In the summer Merlins sail on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with warning signals at 18:40 and 14:25 respectively. ...

  23. Merlin Rocket

    Merlin Rocket Under Cover. £215.00 Add to basket. Hyde Sails manufactures sails for the smallest dinghies to round-the-globe cruisers and for racing yachts to traditional sailing boats. We sell directly to sailors and to boat builders, such as Laser and RS Sailing. Hyde manufactures over 40,000 sails and over 10,000 accessories every year.