Top 10 Merlin Clubs
Is there a top 10 merlin rocket clubs list by number of association members? It would be quite handy to know, especially if one was looking to relocate to the UK and one of ones criteria was a health MR sailing scene.....
Has the north floated away from the rest of the UK?!
The north? Where's that?
Hayling have similar numbers as Shoreham I believe, about 9-10 boats
Of course itdepends if you are modern, claasic or vintage too some fleets are large but almost all vintage the smaller ones (not exclusively.) tend to be modern.
Brightlingsea is a fapidly growing fleet - now 10 boats . Jacko makes a summer appearance and others would be a welcome addition! see club website at www.sailbrightlingsea.com
Don't go north pip it's cold.......;)
Hayling has ten actively sailing Merlins at a stunning club with a wide range of sailing conditions including fabulous harbour conditions and the ability to use associated clubs and Regattas together with more challenging bay conditions. The club is actively promoting and supporting the Merlin as an ideal boat for the location. An excellent social scene and warm welcome awaits new Merlin sailors. Why not visit and do the Glynn Charles charity pursuit race and Silver Tiller over the week end 15/16 May. Theres also the £35 pound bargin Federation week 8-14 August where we have eight confirmed Merlin entries and an oustanding week of partying at sensible prices and non inflated local accommodation or bunk with local Merllin sailors for the cost of a few beers!
I believe Tamesis has the highest number of MROA members and therefore by my estimation is the Number 1 Merlin Rocket club in the land, crazy as that may seem...
Maybe the list of merlin clubs needs a spring clean. Bewl for example isn't a merlin club any more; hasn't been for years and I don't think they have a single merlin there.
I think they should rename Tamesis to "Harris Haven Yacht Club". They all have about 8 boats each and pull out the most suitable for the conditions!!!
Shearwater has a number of vintage boats. Two years ago I calculated that Merlins accounted for about 10% of the boats there.
10% of what?
That's a wild accusation......