75th Merlin Rocket Championships
08 - 14 August 2020

Welcome to the home of the 2020 Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships
Here you will find the all the latest information about the event

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Latest News

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Enter

For our 75th Champ’s competitors who re-enter from 2019 and pay before 1 May 2020, we are pleased to be able to repeat the  “Loyalty Bonus” offer for entry at £225. For all other Early Entries (payment before 1 May 2020) entry will be £250, with £50 discount for youth sailors (25 and under), older Merlin’s (3603 and older), and first time helms who have never competed before at our Nationals (as helm or crew).

Standard Entry (between 1 May 2020 and 30 June 2020) will be at £280 and Late Entry (1 July 2020 onwards) will be £300.

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 issued 28/12/19), see here:

NoR 2020 V1

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

race-docs

Race Docs

Notice of Race 2020 V1

Sailing Instructions (draft to be issued)

Rule 42 MR Common Breaches V6.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Committee Policy (to be issued)

Protest Committee Policy (to be issued)

Arrival Guidance (to be issued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment Inspection

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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 3717 Wembley SC John Green Patricia Hickey
2 3695 Blithfield SC Pete Slack to be confirmed
3 3802 Burghfield SC Simon Potts Holly McArthur
4 3772 Whitstable YC Phil Emery Phoebe Paine
5 3713 Starcross SC Stephen Harling Eleanor Thomas
6 3746 Starcross SC James Wells Nicola Bass
7 3785 Starcross SC Robin Charles to be confirmed
8 3767 Parkstone YC Ben Archer Olivia Bellini
9 3787 Midland SC Chris Martin Samuel Bailey
10 3666 Upper Thames SC John Meadowcroft Sophie Edwards
11 3712 Burghfield SC Ian Sharps Alex Warren
12 3683 Lymington Town SC Chloe George Dan Martin
13 3777 Itchenor SC George Yeoman Sophie Yeoman
14 3778 Lymington Town SC David Lenz Vicky Lenz
15 3751 Whitstable YC Huw Reynolds Phil Scott
16 tbc South Staffs SC Andy Davis Pippa Kilsby
17 3711 RNSA Sam Thompson Leanne Thompson
18 3756 Shoreham SC Sophie Mackley Oliver Meadowcroft
19 3796 Shoreham SC William Warren Megan Pascoe
20 3745 Wembley SC Paul Dean Russell Hall
21 3561 Wembley SC Joe Shaw Hannah Burt
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Tenby Sailing Club

Tenby SC

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

 

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Tenby

Tenby

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

Tenby Tourist Information

visitwales.com

Tenby Visitor Guide

tenbyvisitorguide.co.uk

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Social

Social Events Calendar and iCal download here: Social Events Calendar

Aspire Registration Saturday

10.00 – 17.00 Registration & Equipment Inspection
14.30 – 15.30 Rules Workshop
19.00 Competitors’ Briefing
20.00 Commodore’s/Mayoral Welcome o/c Tenby SC Reception BBQ

 

 

Creation Cover’s Ice Cream Sunday
09.00 – 11.30 Late Registration
10.00 – 11.00 Coach’s Brief for the Day by Adam Bowers Coaching (ABC)
16.00 Ice cream for the Fleet. Tenby Sunday Spectacular – events/kiosks in Quay area (weather dependant)
18.00 Apres Boating – coaching debrief by Adam Bowers Coaching (ABC)
19.30 Wizzard Quizzing Night
21.00 Daily Prize-giving
21.30 – 23.00 Club music. Sunday Spectacular Firework display (weather dependant)

 

Dinghytec Monday

10.00 – 11.00 Coach’s Brief for the Day by Adam Bowers Coaching (ABC)
18.00 Apres Boating – coaching debrief by Adam Bowers Coaching (ABC)
19.00 Rules Workshop
21.00 Daily Prize-giving
o/c Live Music – The Llewellin Duo

 

HD Sails Tuesday

10.00 – 11.00 WWW (What Worked Well) – Thought’s from the Front
20.30 Fancy Dress (Theme – Historic or Fairy Tale Character/Something Beginning with T/Favourite TV Comedy)
21.00 Daily Prize-giving
21.30 Live Music – Ella Guru

 

 

 

Harken Wednesday

 

10.00 – 11.00 WWW (What Worked Well) – Thought’s from the Front
14.00 – 16.00 Childrens’ Face Painting or similar
18.00 – 19.00 Crews’ Union
21.00 Daily Prize-giving
21.30 Disco – Fun Disco

Winder Thursday

 

10.00 – 11.00 WWW (What Worked Well) – Thought’s from the Front
19.30 – 23.00 Ranelagh Prize-giving. 75th Champs Party – Hog Roast/Paella Night
21.30 Live Music – The Collective

Magic Marine Friday

15.30 Grand Prize-giving
20.00 Wind Down Social Evening

daily-sponsors

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.

useful-links

Useful links

Adam Bowers - Coaching

abcforwinning.co.uk

Tides - Tenby

tidetime.org.uk

Windfinder - Tenby

windfinder.com

Windguru - Tenby

windguru.cz

Tenby Visitor Guide

tenbyvisitorguide.co.uk

Accomodation - Sykes Cottages

sykescottages.co.uk

Accomodation - Powells Cottages

powells.co.uk

Bunkroom Accomodation - Pembroke Dock

llanioncove.co.uk

Camping/Motorhomes - Greenhill School

Contact the Business Manager, Greenhill School EynonC10@hwbmail.net  to arrange budget camping facilities within a 15/20 minute walk from Tenby SC

chandelry

Chandlery

P&B Chandlery by Dave Wade – man with his van

 

P&B (courtesy of Dave Wade) will be providing basic chandlery support for the Tenby Championships. The P&B van will be on site with a selection of items considered likely to be required  during the week. If you wish to order some particular items in advance, please email Dave (info@pinbax.com) or call 01604 592808 by 5th Aug and he will endeavour to bring them with him. Items not stocked in the van, or already sold out, can be ordered for overnight delivery by agreement.

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Mutimedia

Contact the Champs organisers

Get in touch with us!
mrnationals@gmail.com