Merlin Rocket Championships
17 - 23 August 2019

Welcome to the home of the 2019 Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships
Here you will find the all the latest information about the event

latest-news

Latest News

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Enter

For 2018 Champ’s competitors who re-enter and pay before 1 May 2019, we are pleased to be able to offer you a “Loyalty Bonus” of entry at £215. For all other Early Entries (payment before 1 May 2019) entry will be £240, with £50 discount for youth sailors (25 and under), older Merlin’s (3571 and older), and first time helms who have never competed before at our Nationals (as helm or crew).
Before completing your entry form you may want to have a look at the fleet allocation, see here:

Fleets

Please read the latest Notice of Race document (V1.1 issued 28/2/19), see here:

NoR – V1.1 2019

Entry is available Online, by email or by Paper

Online Entry

Please use the Online entry link here:

On Line Entry Form

Online banking payment – transfer TO MROA account: 09-01-50 04337891 (Ref Sail Number/Surname). NB – please check you are paying the correct MROA account.

If a sailor at an MROA event is under 18 a Parent or Guardian Declaration is required

Parent or Guardian Declaration Form

email Entry

Please complete an entry form and return as follows;

email entry – Click on the Entry Form icon and the form will download. Open in Abode Acrobat Reader App. Using the Adobe”Fill & Sign” option, enter your details and save a copy. You should now be able to share/email your saved form. If all else fails; print your completed form, either scan or photo your form and email the resultant jpg to  mrnationals@gmail.com

Online banking payment – transfer TO MROA account: 09-01-50 04337891 (Ref Sail Number/Surname). NB – please check that you are paying the correct MROA account.

Paper entry

Click on the Enter icon, the form will download, open in browser, print. Fill in and post with cheque (or do bank transfer) to MROA, c/o 64 Welton Road, Braunston, Daventry, NN11 7JJ

Entry Form

Entries So Far

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Race Docs

Notice of Race V1.1

SIs Awaiting publication

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Fleets

This year we will again be running gold, silver and bronze fleets. All competitors race together for the championship in the normal way and this is for subsidiary trophies and prizes.

As a guide for which fleet to enter:

The Gold fleet will include those who;

    • have finished in the top 20 of any national championships (with an entry of more than 40)
    • have finished in the top 15 of any national championships (with an entry of less than 40)
    • have finished in the top 30 at any Salcombe Merlin week
    • have finished in the top 10 of a Merlin Rocket Open meeting in recent years
    • are considered a professional sailor

The Silver Fleet will include those who;

  • do not qualify for the Gold fleet
  • have finished between 21 – 30 in any national championship (with an entry of more than 40)
  • have finished between 16 – 30 in any national championship (with an entry of less than 40)
  • have finished between 31 – 70 at any Salcombe Merlin week
  • have finished in the top 30 of a Merlin Rocket Open meeting (with an entry of more than 40)

The Bronze Fleet will include those who;

  • do not qualify for the Gold or Silver fleet

You can select your preference of fleet but ultimately the decision is at the Organising Committee’s discretion.

entries

Sail number Sailing club Helm Crew
1 3666 Upper Thames SC John Meadowcroft Oliver Meadowcroft
2 3804 Alderney SC John Fildes Charlotte Fildes
3 3787 Midland SC Chris Martin Samuel Bailey
4 3784 Lymington Town SC Mark Barwell Louise Johnson
5 3482 Medley SC Richard Burton to be confirmed
6 3778 Lymington Town SC David Lenz Vicky Lenz
7 3719 Lymington Town SC Rob Martin Jan Martin
8 3802 Burghfield SC Simon Potts Ally Potts
9 3751 Whitstable YC Huw Reynolds Phil Scott
10 3758 Itchenor SC Tim Saxton Jodie Green
11 3777 Itchenor SC George Yeoman Sophie
12 3732 Lymington Town SC John Cooper Becci Wigley
13 3723 Stone SC Geoff Kimber Helen Kimber
14 3772 Whitstable YC Phil Emery to be confirmed
15 3449 RYA Carl Whitehill Samuel Whitehill
16 3695 Blithfield SC Pete Slack Michelle Evans
17 tbc Shoreham SC Ben Jones Helen Hilditch
18 3801 Blithfield SC Matt Biggs Beka Jones
19 3696 Shoreham SC Alex Warren Mary Henderson
20 3442 Midland SC Matt Smith Jared Lewis
21 3764 Salcombe YC Tim Fells Fran Gifford
22 3796 Shoreham SC William Warren Rachel Rhodes
23 3756 Shoreham SC Sophie Mackley James Ward
24 3722 Frensham Pond SC Roger Gilbert James Stewart
25 3726 Salcombe YC Will Henderson Arthur Henderson
26 3709 Lymington Town SC Rob Henderson James Ellis
27 3767 Parkstone YC Ben Archer to be confirmed
28 3658 Burghfield SC Chris Jennings Chris Martin
29 3745 Wembley SC Paul Dean Russell Hall
30 3684 Blithfield SC Andy Davis Pippa Kilsby
31 3690 Lymington Town SC Tim Harridge Claire Mills
32 3766 Hampton SC Andy Dalby Peter Horn
33 3736 Burghfield SC Roger Phillips Will Crocker
34 3803 Bartley SC Chris Gould Chris Kilsby
35 3639 Royal Western YC Dan Heaton Andrew Sinclair
36 3691 Axe YC Mike Calvert Jane Calvert
37 3791 Parkstone YC John Gorringe Pete Gray
38 3619 Trent Valley SC Guy Browne Greg Martin
39 3790 Wembley SC Colin Brockbank Sue Brough
40 3561 Wembley SC Joe Shaw Hannah Burt
41 3668 Wembley SC Mark Smyth Julie Cronshaw
42 3776 Burghfield SC Nick Craig Tobytastic Lewis
43 3740 Cookham Reach SC Patrick Blake Jilly Blake
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Looe Sailing Club

Click on the link below to take you to the Looe Sailing Club website for more information

 

Looe Sailing Club Info

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Looe

Click on the link below to take you to the Looe Tourist Information website for more information

 

Looe

social

Social

Aspire Registration Day

Registration & Scrutineering
Judge’s Briefing – Rule 42/Appendix P
Competitors’ Briefing
Commodore’s Welcome
HD Sails Midsummer Madness – Spinnaker presentation
Light music/Club Social Night


Creation Cover’s Ice Cream Sunday
Late Registration
Founders Trophy
Apres Racing Ice Cream for the Fleet – from Gibsons
Commodore’s Reception
Daily Prizegiving
Music – Club Disco


 

 

 

Dinghytec & English Braids Monday
WWW (What Worked Well) – Thought’s from the Front
Beechers Cup & Clyde Quaich
English Braids Splicing School
Wizzard Quizzing Night – Round 1
Daily Prizegiving

HD Sails Tuesday

Informal Rules Workshop
West Country Trophy & Crews’ Race
Fancy Dress (Theme – tbc)
Daily Prizegiving
Duo – Jaded Angel

 

Harken Wednesday

WWW (What Worked Well) – Thought’s from the Front
Howard Trophy & Winter Trophy
Childrens’ Face Painting
Crews’ Union
Daily Prizegiving
Karaoke/Disco

 

Winder Thursday
Informal Rules Workshop
Ranelagh Trophy
Ranelagh Prizegiving
Band – Black Friday

 

Magic Marine Friday
Top Hat Trophy & Silent World Trophy
Grand Prizegiving
Aspire Party Night

 

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Associate Sponsors








results

Results

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Matching Service

Not attending the Nationals but willing to lend your boat to a competent helm and crew? Would you like to taste the Merlin Experience but need help finding a boat? Please contact mrnationals@gmail.com.

Also, if you are a crew looking for a helm, or a helm looking for a crew, please also get in touch and we’ll see if we can help.

Short of a crew? Also contact me. We may be able to sort fit, active, lightweight and enthusiastic crews from the NSSA. Again, contact me as soon as possible and we will see what we can do.

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Useful links

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Chandlery


Looe Chandlery
Situated in the beautiful historic fishing port of Looe, we are here for all your boating and sailing needs. You will find a fully stocked chandlery at competitive prices.

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Contact the Champs organisers

Get in touch with us!
mrnationals@gmail.com