Tag Archives: Merlin Rocket

RYA Dinghy Show 2016 Report

You know it’s the beginning of a new season when the RYA Dinghy Show comes round again, and although it didn’t feel like spring (in fact there was rain and hail over the weekend) the enthusiasm for the coming months was palpable. There was the usual banter over the new Portsmouth numbers being revealed (see HERE for the 2016 list), ...

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OSPREYS AT KIELDER

Alan Henderson not only penned this great report, but won the event as well! Pics courtesy of Adrian Langford: The Osprey class launched its new Lakes and Borders Regional Series in light breezes at Kielder Water SC on May 3/ 4. The Series is sponsored by Creation Covers. Race Officer Rob Shaw sent off the fleet within a big handicap ...

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Merlin Rocket 1329 for sale

This stunning classic racing dinghy is based over on the Holy Loch, and needs a new home. Would be great to see her sailing again in Scotland, and she’ll get a good handicap for class racing! Here’s what current owner Michael Dalgaty has to say, and you can get in touch with him via our contact form HERE: ‘Wildfire’ is ...

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Scottish Merlin Rockets 2014

After an encouraging start to the re-birth of the Scottish Merlin Rocket fleet last year, the class will be running a small circuit around Scotland and Northern England in 2014. With some growth in Merlin ownership in recent months, the hope is to achieve class starts, and if for any reason this isn’t practicable then most of the events have ...

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Budget Racing 2014 – Merlin Rocket 3236

Some of you will remember that last year we re-habbed an old Merlin Rocket (3122) in a budget of less that £1000, partly as a necessity and partly to see if it could be done. The boat belongs to my brother and after we got 7 Merlins at only the second event of the re-born Scottish wing, I decided that ...

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Movies Monday

Kicking off with what may be an urban myth, but it’s a good one anyways. Great example here of the US Navy throwing it’s weight around and then looking pretty silly… Next up it’s a video by RYAS of the recent Youth and Junior Championships at East Lothian Yacht Club, full report HERE: This is the latest Merlin Rocket from ...

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Marineblast Regatta 2013 Report

Here's our report from the event last weekend – all pics courtesy and copyright Archie Fergusson (I was too busy trying not to fall out the back of a Merlin Rocket): It was touted as the ’50 shades of Grey’ regatta, with all the usual references to that tome, but in reality the only real similarity between the name of ...

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Merlin Rockets at Marineblast Regatta

The re-juvenated Scottish Merlin Rocket class met for their second event at Holy Loch Sailing Club for the Marineblast Regatta last weekend – all pics courtesy and copyright Archie Fergusson.  A report on the wider regatta will appear later this week – stay tuned! The Scottish Merlin Rocket fleet returned to the spiritual home of Merlin Rockets in Scotland for ...

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Merlin Rockets at Cumbraes Regatta report

Last weekend the Scottish Merlin Rocket fleet gathered for the first time in a few years at the Peelport Largs Regatta Week Cumbraes Weekend. There were 5 different designs – Winder MkIV Tales, Canterbury Tales, Let it Ride, NSM 4 and us in a badly prepared Smokers Satisfaction (we only had a spinnaker halyard for one race, and even then ...

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Get Racing on a Budget – Merlin Rocket 3122 project report

It’s been a while since we did anything on the Merlin Rocket project, but with the boat finished and sailing we thought now would be a good time to do a summary of the project. Readers will remember that we bought an old but serviceable Merlin Rocket to see what we could do within a budget of £1000, the idea ...

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