Dinghy Innovations #1: magnificent Merlin Rocket

Jon Turner has designed and built some of the fastest Merlin Rockets, not to mention International 14s and many other dinghies besides. Here his crew Richard Parslow (himself a Fireball World Champion amongst many titles) walks us through some of the latest innovations on this beautiful Merlin Rocket. Even if you don't sail one of these boats, there are some great ideas here....




In the next video, Richard takes us through some of the rig developments on this Merlin....




The gybing board is different from most in the Merlin fleet. The board has been configured to be able to be raised vertically, keeping the centre of effort pretty much the same whether it's up or down....



More to come in Part 2 of this series....









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