Merlin Rocket

Length: 4.30m (14ft 1ins)
Width: 2.20m (7ft 3ins)
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Centreboard
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew: 2
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 10 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
8 sq.m
Designer(s): , , , , ,
Design Year: 1946
Builder: , , , ,
Boats Built: 3800
At Date: 2019

For wing definitions see menu

Current CVRDA Handicap Ratings
Classic wing: 91
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
Classic wing: 83
(Carbon mast, Kevlar sail)
Old wing: 88
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
Old wing: 80
(Carbon mast, Kevlar sail)
Vintage wing: 95
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
Vintage wing: 101
(Wood mast, Cotton sail)
Alternate Names and Variations
National Merlin RocketUK

Active restricted development class formed in 1951 from merger of Merlin class designed by Jack Holt and Rocket class designed by Wyche & Coppock.
Many famous designers have produced Merlin Rockets.

 

 
Class Association website:
http://www.merlinrocket.co.uk

 

 

Handicap Rating History
YearRatingMastSail
RYA 2 Digit Handicaps
1958 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1960 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1961 91Terylene
 PY Type Primary;
1961 96Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1962 96Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1962 91Terylene
 PY Type Primary;
1963 96Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1963 91Terylene
 PY Type Primary;
1964 96Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1964 91Terylene
 PY Type Primary;
1973 91
 PY Type Primary; PY Group Centreboard;
RYA 3 Digit Handicaps
1981 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1982 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1983 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1984 110
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1985 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1986 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group centreboard;
1987 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1988 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1989 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1990 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group centreboard;
1991 108
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1992 107
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1993 107
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1994 107
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1995 107
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
RYA 4 Digit Handicaps
1996 1018
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1997 1021
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1998 1022
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1999 1024
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2000 1024
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2001 1024
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2002 1024
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2003 1024
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group centreboard;
2004 1024
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2005 1024
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2006 1021
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2007 1019
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2008 1018
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2009 1014
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2010 1006
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2011 1006
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker;S PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2012 1002
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;
2013 994
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;
2014 990
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;
2015 985
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;
2016 983
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;
2017 981
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Centreboard;
2018 980
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Centreboard;
2019 980
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker;CLUBS TO DISTINGUISH VINTAGE/CLASSIC/SILVER ON RETURNS IF APPLICABLE PY Type Main; PY Group Centreboard;
2020 980
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker;CLUBS TO DISTINGUISH VINTAGE/CLASSIC/SILVER ON RETURNS IF APPLICABLE PY Type Main; PY Group Centreboard;