Tag Archives: Merlin Rocket Scotland

Merlin Rockets at Loch Venachar

Grossly late with this one…report by us, pics courtesy of Colin Tait: The weekend of the 26th and 27th July saw the Scottish Merlin Rockets visit picturesque Loch Venachar, with the 3 laser fleets for company and a light and variable forecast. The good news was that the fleet matched that of the full rig Lasers in size – the ...

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Prestwick June Regatta Report

This is Alan Henderson’s report on last weekend’s event, and we will do something in the next day or two as well from our perspective. Enjoy: DEBUTANT AITKEN TAKES SCOTTISH LASER TITLE AT PRESTWICK Boats of five classes came to the Prestwick June Regatta on 21/22 June, and were rewarded by sunshine and good winds. Winds were shiftier than usual, ...

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Kielder Water May regatta preview

Alan Henderson sent this in, and it’s looking like it will be a great regatta in a stunning location, so get involved! We will be there in the Merlins, plus it’s a Scottish Symmetrics event (see below to register your interest). There are also a couple of Merlin owners looking for crew, so contact me through the contacts form at ...

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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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Photo Friday – Merlin Rocket Calendar by Demelza Mitchell

Demelza Mitchell has released her 2014 Merlin Rocket Calendar, with her usual selection of frankly superb images viewable HERE . As calendars go it’s a premium product, very high quality photography and production on heavyweight card and spiral bound. Last year I was lucky enough to get the last one and fully intend to do the same again this year! ...

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Doon the Boatyard – Winter 2013-14

Winter’s comin’… October traditionally marks the end of the big-boat season in Scotland, and with the weather turning wintry thoughts turn to what work lies ahead in the boatyard. The Concrete Caravan is back on the hard at Fairlie Quay and the Merlin Rocket is tucked away undercover up at James Watt Dock Marina, but will be making various racing ...

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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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