Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals – SIs Published

Merlin- SI-V2.0

The SIs attached – Version 2.0 – are now in force for the Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships 2018 at Lyme Regis. A copy will be posted on the Official Notice Board at Lyme Regis SC. Personal copies will be available, by request, at Registration

Lyme – Arrival Notes

Arrival Process.

Hi All, we are definitely getting closer so here is some guidance on your arrival.

Early Arrival – Friday

The Beachmaster and his team will be around the harbour slipway in the afternoon.
Please berth your boat as directed and collect your Tally No.
Remember, you will need to have your mast down at Scrutineering (on Sat)

For later arrivals, there will be a storage area on the slipway for you to leave your boat.
The Club Bar will probably still be open.
Please check in with the Beachmaster on Saturday to get your berth and Tally No.

Saturday Arrivals

Please drop your boat at the slipway.
There is limited vehicle access so please move cars to the public car park as quickly as possible.
The Beachmaster will allocate your berth and Tally No.


See the Guide here – Scrutineering
Take your Certificate to Scrutineering
Then bring your Certificate and Scrutineering Form to Registration.

Let’s hope the sunnier weather has returned.

Draft Sailing Instructions – V2.0

Please see the latest, amended draft Sailing Instructions – V2.0. We have included full details of the RYA Advisory and Arbitration Service, an explanation of the Scoring Penalty (SCP) that the can be used and a reminder that a list of boats infringing Rule 42 will be available on the ONB.

Please Note – For the avoidance of doubt – any reference to LRSC in earlier versions of the Entry Form or draft SIs should be taken to indicate that formal responsibility lies with LRSC Ltd.

Merlin- SI-V2.0 DRAFT


Crew Needed – Bronze Fleet – Sorted

Bronze Fleet sailor with Mk5 Winder needs crew for full week.

For more info, please contact me at mrnationals at

Many thanks everyone – replacement crew successfully located.

Nationals Scrutineering Guide

Nationals Scrutineering Guide V4
Hi All,

We are still talking to potential Scrutineers for this year but the process will be pretty much as for the last 5 years. Just to remind you, please have a glance at the Guide linked above.

In particular;

  • if you have had a new/replacement mast since original boat certification, please check out the guidance on Mast Datum Point (lower band) to sheerline checks (730mm – 630mm).
  • if you have had spinnaker pole launchers fitted, please check the max projection from the “front of the mast” – it must not exceed 2320mm.

Best wishes

See you all in the dinghy park/bar.


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