DISCOUNTED EARLY ENTRY ENDS in 10 days time - Selden Merlin Rocket Nationals 2016

20/06/2016 14:01:45

The early bird entry window closes on the 1st July for the Selden Merlin Rocket National Championships, hosted by Penzance Sailing Club from the 13th – 19th August 2016.

Half price entry is available to helms under the age of 25, first time helms and older boats. These will all increase, along with the standard entry fee, on the 1st July.

We have a cracking week in store for the competitors this year.

What to expect at this year’s Nationals.

Saturday: Competitors arrive and spend the day registering their boats and undergoing a thorough scrutineering process by class measurers. Hulls are weighed, measurements checked then boats are put to bed in their allocated parking spaces for the week.

Sunday: Practice race starts at 1130 followed back-to-back with the first race of the Championship. The Merlins use triangle-sausage courses and aim for a target race time of 90 minutes (assuming favourable conditions). The first day concludes with a Commodore’s reception at the Club. PzSC are very excited to have us back and will be extending a very warm welcome to us – the barman has an enhanced recipe for Dark n’ Stormies to try out on us too!

Monday: Race 2 warning signal not before 1155. The evening’s entertainment involves more music, dancing and some fancy dress – taken very seriously by the fleet – with a theme of Pirates, Rum and Rio!

Tuesday: Race 3 warning signal not before 1155 and followed back-to-back by a crew’s race if conditions allow. A slightly more relaxing evening is planned with local Pasties and Cider on offer at the Sailing Club.

Wednesday: Race 4 warning signal not before 1155. Whilst the steering committee head off to the local Polgoon Vineyard to sample the local grape juice, the crews union assemble for fun and games with everyone rendezvousing at the Club for last orders. 

***PLEASE LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO TO POLGOON VINEYARD - WE NEED TO RESERVE PLACES AND PAY A DEPOSIT BEFOREHAND***

Thursday: A mega race 5 for the fleet – the Champagne Race. Typically a 2 hour marathon that sees the first 21 boats to finish rewarded with a bottle of Champagne, generously donated by Winder Boats. The fizz will be accompanied by a Hog Roast and band at the Club.

Friday: The 6th and final race has a warning signal no earlier than 1155 and no later than 1400, unless fewer than three races have been completed. This will be followed by a beer tasting from a selection of locally-sourced barrels and a Disco, with the Championship prize giving to round off the week.

What’s not to like? Don’t delay, enter today!

Website: www.merlinrocketchamps.com
Download the Notice of Race
Download an entry form

Organisers:

Tim Harridge – [email protected]
Lucy Burn – [email protected]


21/06/2016 10:08:02
Lucy Burn
9 DAYS TO GO!! Save your Beer tokens for the bar and make sure you enter before 1st July.

22/06/2016 17:56:54
Lucy Burn
8 DAYS to go! Save some money for the dark n stormies, ooo-arrrr!!

24/06/2016 12:12:02
Tim H
6 days to go on the cheap entry everyone - keep entering!

27/06/2016 09:08:32
Lucy Burn
We're up to 34 entries so far - check out the full list to date at www.merlinrocketchamps.com/entries
 
There are some notable absences though and the deadline for discounted entry closes this Friday (1st July).
 
Make sure you download the entry form and send it to Colin Brockbank ASAP!
 

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