Merlin Rocket

Merlin Rocket

3 Seasons

The Merlin Rocket is the ultimate hiking dinghy for two people – refined over 70 years of development. Now an extremely modern class providing excellent racing throughout the UK.

From Olympic sailors and World Champions, the Merlin Rocket is the most versatile and rewarding non-trapeze, non-foiling 14ft boat in the World.

Sailed highly competitively by crews weighing in between 18st to 24st, the Merlin Rocket offers everything from quiet pond sailing to full-on, downwind wave riding. The class offers club sailing throughout the UK, the Silver Tiller travellers’ circuit, Inland and National Championships and the infamous Salcombe Week.

Merlin Rocket
  • Datchet Flyer 2015 - Day 1

    Episode 1

    First day of the Datchet Flyer - wild conditions and only one race completed. Over 75 boats went out and survival was the key. Many of the UK's top sailors were on the water competing including Nick Craig, Charlie Cumbley, Ben McGrane and Tom Gillard to name a few. The Datchet Flyer is second reg...

  • Datchet Flyer 2015 - Day 2

    Episode 2

    The tale of two very different conditions at the Datchet Flyers (part of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series). After Day One with winds up to 35 knots, Day Two is light and tactical with 2nd Race - Handicap and 3rd Race - Pursuit. Filmed on location at Datchet Water Sailing Club in front of Wi...

  • Merlin 2015 Inland Champs at Draycote Water

    Episode 3

    With almost 50 teams attending the last of the 'big four' UK class events (the Nationals, Salcombe Week and Hampton Open Meeting) all the top guns were in attendance with the unfortunate absence of Nick Craig, Tom Stewart, and recently crowned National Champion Ben Saxton, who were all still reco...

  • GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series 2015 - Draycote Dash

    Episode 4

    Tom Gillard and Andy Couch raced their 505 to victory in the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash after surviving a stormy Saturday and winning the pursuit race on a much softer Sunday. The first of seven events in this season's GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, the wind turned appropriately icy over...