Merlin Rocket Owners Association News Feed Merlin Rocket Owners Association Latest News en-us COPYRIGHT MROA Sun, 23 Jan 2022 22:26:20 EST 240 Merlin Rocket Owners Association News HD Sails Midland Circuit Results Posted

The results for the three events sailed so far in the HD Sails Midland Circuit have been posted in the results section.

With three events sailed and three more to be sailed Paul Hollis leads the way.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:08:50 EST
Our new website

Welcome to our all new and improved Merlin Rocket Owners Association Website. We have spent the last few months developing a new website offering our members that little bit more, we are pleased with the results and hope you like it too!

The fun features

We now have a designated ‘Members Area’. When logged into the website, as a Full Member or an Associate Member of the M.R.O.A. you have access to a whole host of new features and treats including:

  1. Archive of all class magazines currently going back to 2005
  2. Archive of class yearbooks currently going back to 2006
  3. Members benefits with discount codes from sponsors of the class
  4. Ability to book and pay for class training online
  5. Access to AGM content
  6. Ability to post on our fancy new forum

The admin bit

  1. If you had a login on our previous website that will work on this new site.
  2. If you have a login and you are a paid-up member of the class association (Full or Associate) all the fancy new features will appear.
  3. If you are a paid-up member of the association but do not have a login you will need to create one to make the most of the new website. Go to ‘Join Now’, complete the form but do not complete the payment section. Your application will be reviewed and once confirmed (this is done manually so please be patient) you will have access to all areas.
  4. If you are not a member and would like to join you can do so via the ‘Join Now’ section and complete the process including the payment and your membership will go through to Martin who looks after our membership.


The Forum is currently read only unless you are logged in as a member, this is something we are addressing, but one step at a time! In the meantime, we are aware that we often get news of marriages, births and deaths of Merlin Rocket Sailors, or they are seeking information on a specific boat and appreciate that this is something you wish to share, if this is the case and you are not a member, please contact our Class Secretary (details on the website), as we can post this on your behalf.

Moving forwards

As a non-member you have access to more information on the class and our events, perhaps enough to entice you to join?

We hope you like what you see, the site has been thoroughly tested, but please bear with us as we get things up and running, this is new to us all!



Wed, 26 May 2021 09:28:56 EST
Update from the Chairman
𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻' 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲
The Annual General Meeting of the Merlin Rocket Owners’ Association will be held at Salcombe Yacht Club, on Saturday 4th July 2021 starting at 1800hrs immediately after registration and briefing for Salcombe Week - please note the earlier start time than for previous years.

The Agenda for the meeting and the audited accounts for the year ended 31st December 2020 will be published in the Summer issue of the magazine. Please note that any resolution to be moved at the AGM must be sent to the Honorary Secretary, to arrive at least 63 days before the date of the AGM - i.e. by 1st May 2021. For further details, please refer to the Owners’ Association Rules, Rule 6 (iv) (a) in the Year Book. Those that submitted resolutions in 2020 will be contacted to re-submit them should they still wish for them to be put forward.
Update 5th May 2021
ew advice from the RYA has been made available to the MROA Committee regarding the Coronavirus Act (2020), and the accompanying case law, which now provides greater flexibility to organisations holding general meetings. This new information is extremely useful in highlighting how the MROA can use the Act to ensure a quorate meeting can be held this year, in alignment with our Association Rules.

On the basis of this information, the MROA Committee have voted by majority for a hybrid AGM with both virtual and physical presence catered for. This will take place on the date and time detailed in the Membership magazine going out this week. This will ensure that any MROA member will be able to attend, should they choose to do so, regardless of their location, and that they can choose whether they prefer to attend in person or through virtual means.

The committee are working on the finer details for the hybrid meeting and ask for Members to keep an eye on the MROA Website for further details. It is likely that pre-registration for virtual attendance will be required, but we will provide more details as soon as possible.

In the unlikely event that the AGM cannot happen physically, an EGM will be called by the Committee, for later in the year. We expect this to either be a hybrid event or a fully virtual one.

Chris Kilsby
M.R.O.A. Chair

Please visit designated page in the Members area for AGM updates.
Sat, 22 May 2021 19:27:32 EST