Length: 4.30m (14ft 1ins)
Width: 2.20m (7ft 3ins)
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
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)
(Modern square top sail shape)
Classic wing: 83
(Carbon mast, Kevlar sail)
Classic wing: 93
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
(Original curved sail shape, not square top)
Old wing: 88
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
Old wing: 80
(Carbon mast, Kevlar sail)
Vintage wing: 103
(Wood mast, Cotton sail)
Vintage wing: 95
(Alloy mast, Dacron 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.


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