Merlin Rocket Class Training – 20/21st April 2019

16/01/2019 10:41:26

I would be delighted if you could come and join us for this year’s Class Training at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on the 20/21st April 2019. The event is open to everyone and all levels of experience are very welcome to join. We will have plenty of coaches and helpers, so the training will be tailored to suit everyone.

I will be leading the coaching team, assisted by Jon Turner. More coaches will be added over the coming weeks, so watch this space….

Over the weekend, we will look to work on improving your boat speed and setup, racing tactics and boat handling. If you are able to email me with any individual goals for the weekend, I will make sure we try and tailor the plan – [email protected]

If you look on the fixtures page on the Merlin Rocket website, there is a link to an entry form for the event - here. I would be really grateful if you could sign up as early as possible to allow us to properly plan the weekend.

I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Christian Birrell 

22/02/2019 09:17:50
Martin Smith
Don't delay book today or at least contact Christian to see what's in it for you! 

22/02/2019 10:51:48
Christian Birrell
Training update - coaching team announced.

Lead coach and current National Champion Christian Birrell will be supported by Jon Turner, Mike Calvert, Sam Brearey, Richard Parslow and Jane Calvert as coaching staff for the weekend. The coaching team have a long list of World, European and National titles to their name, so the weekend will provide great insight for all levels.

The syllabus will focus on rig setup, boat speed, boat handling and race tactics. There will be a mix of on the water sessions, morning briefings and evening de-briefs. We will try and organise a dinner in a local pub on Saturday night.
The entry form can be found under events on the MROA website.
Please feel free to get in touch below if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing lots of you there.

23/02/2019 10:28:57
Sounds good, looking forward to you teaching me everything I've forgotten!

21/03/2019 09:42:38
Chris K

I thought we should bump this post back up the forum.

This training is going to be excellent and really good value. We've got some great coaches who will be able to help you up your game regardless of where you are on the race track!

Please sign up ASAP - I am sure you will not regret it!

21/03/2019 20:16:20
Is there likely to be another later in the year? Would love to join this one but looking doubtful. 


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