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:
Please read the latest Notice of Race document (V1.1 issued 28/2/19), see here:
Entry is available Online, by email or by Paper
Please use the Online entry link here:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Entries So Far
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.
|Sail number||Sailing club||Helm||Crew|
|1||3666||Upper Thames SC||John Meadowcroft||Oliver Meadowcroft|
|2||3804||Queen MarySC||Andrea Brewster||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||Patrick Burton|
|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||3807||Itchenor SC||Tim Saxton||Jodie Saxton|
|11||3777||Itchenor SC||George Yeoman||Sophie Yeoman|
|12||3732||Lymington Town SC||John Cooper||Becci Wigley|
|13||3723||Stone SC||Geoff Kimber||Helen Kimber|
|14||3772||Whitstable YC||Phil Emery||Phoebe Paine|
|15||3449||RYA||Carl Whitehill||Samuel Whitehill|
|16||3695||Blithfield SC||Pete Slack||Connor Langan|
|17||3577||Looe SC||Joe Tosh||Will Lowe|
|18||3801||Blithfield SC||Matt Biggs||Beka Jones|
|19||3712||Burghfield SC||Ian Sharps||Alex Warren|
|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||Olivia Bellini|
|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||Rory Hunter|
|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|
|44||3788||Winsford Flash SC||Christian Birrel||Sam Brearey|
|45||3706||Looe SC||Lawrence Tosh||Jack Tosh|
|46||3673||Blithfield SC||Caroline Croft||Tom Lonsdale|
|47||3775||Brightlingsea SC||Dan Willett||Pete Nicholson|
|48||3794||Midland SC||Julian Harms||Timothy Harms|
|49||3735||Blackwater SC||Dave Hall||Paul Constable|
|50||3795||Shoreham SC||Alex Jackson||Mary Henderson|
|51||3774||Lyme Regis SC||Jon Turner||Richard Parslow|
|52||3786||Northampton SC||David Wade||Ben Rayner|
|53||3739||Netley SC||Ben McGrane||Roz McGrane|
|54||3759||Castle Cove SC||Sam Barker||Megan Pascoe|
|55||3711||RNSA||Sam Thompson||Leanne Thompson|
|56||3539||Lyme Regis SC||Dan Alsop||to be confirmed|
|57||3511||Hampton SC||Andrew Mills||Ellie Mills|
|58||3641||Parkstone YC||Mark Waterhouse||Mat Currell|
|59||3781||Hollingworth SC||David Winder||Liv Bell|
|60||3582||Chase SC||Ben Pickering||Nathan King|
|61||3555||Swarkstone SC – NSSA||Emma Robertson||Carl Weighill|
|62||3742||Salcombe YC||Pete Ballantine||Rob Allen|
|63||3800||Shoreham SC||Richard Bramley||Liam Weighill|
|64||3769||Salcombe YC||Graham Cranford Smith||Rob Langley|
|65||3704||Thames SC||Jemma Horwood||Sel Shah|
|66||3749||Blithfield SC||Ben Hollis||Colin Anderson|
For the 3rd year running Aspire Financial Advisers are proud and excited to be sponsoring the Merlin Rocket Championships again in 2019.
Aspire is a Northwest based financial services company that provides advice to individuals and businesses to help improve their financial plans. They are experts in their field and their aim is to build close working relationships with their clients to ensure they achieve financial goals through their journey in life.
Aspire have expanded across the UK with over 70 highly accomplished and experienced advisors. Coming from different financial backgrounds, their advisors have many different areas of expertise to ensure that they can deliver the whole solution to their clients; both individual and businesses, from pension planning to mortgage services.
Whilst delivering localised and personal advice for each individual, Aspire maintains excellent and consistent service for their clients. They are also dedicated to developing young talent, providing jobs and training across the UK within the financial service industry.
Founder of Aspire, Alan Woosey and wife Sarah always spend the week at the comp and thoroughly enjoy both the races and the social events in the evening.
It is a pleasure for us to be sponsoring this great event again.
Find out more by visiting their website: www.aspirefinancialadvisers.co.uk
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 email@example.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.
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.
Looe 2019 Videos
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