Merlin Rocket Class
The Merlin Rocket is a high performance, 14ft, 2-person, 3-sail dinghy with a long development history. All you need to know and more can be found at the excellent Merlin Rocket Owners' Association website, www.merlinrocket.co.uk.
At CRSC, the Merlin Rockets compete in their own Class during the Spring, Summer and Autumn Series. During the shorter Ausust Frolic and Winter Series they join other Classes in the Handicap fleet.
More pictures like this at Photo Bank.
Merlin Open weekend - Sat/Sun 26th/27th August 2017
This year's Merlin Open weekend comprised 3 sailing events:
- De May Vintage Series - 3 races (vintage handicap) for boats more than about 30 years old.
- Guy Pearce Memorial Trophy - 1 race (non-handicap).
- Cookham Shield and Peter Flanagan Trophy - 3 races (non-handicap).
The Cookham Reach is ideal for spectators and photographers, with excellent viewing along the Berkshire bank of the River Thames. There are plenty of pictures on 'Photo Bank'. Search for "merlin open".