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Let me extend a warm welcome to Fishers Green Sailing Club.

We are a friendly club situated in the picturesque Lee Valley Regional Park with competitive Club Racing, casual sailing, a vibrant youth Cadet fleet and a well-respected Model Boat section.  There are social events throughout the year and plenty of opportunities to sail or to help out.  You can reach our membership secretary on membership@fishersgreensc.org.uk for more information.

Kevin O’Brien
Fishers Green Sailing Club

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Kids and adults - come along on a Saturday between 10:00 and 14:00 for a chat and to try out sailing with an experienced helm (weather permitting). Press 'Get Inspired' for more information.

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What is a Merlin Rocket?


Modern Merlin Rockets are very wide compared to other classes, giving maximum righting moment when hiking, without needing a trapeze. The earlier hull shapes were much narrower, when river sailing was a priority. The Merlin Rocket is one of the few classes to stick with clinker construction (wood or plastic), making very beautiful boats. 

Mainsail shapes are very distinctive, with a long top batten giving extra area high up.
The rules allow for different sail plans but most new boats since the early 1990s have opted for what has become more or less a class 'standard'.

A large symmetric spinnaker gives exciting reaches, and allows running too - an important consideration on restricted water where asymmetrics cannot operate effectively. 


Merlin Rockets at FGSC



At present the Merlin Rockets at FGSC participate in handicap races and at Open Meetings elsewhere. With older second-hand boats remaining competitive on inland waters, Merlin Rockets are an interesting choice for varied adults, who wish to try their hand at thoroughbred double-handed sailing with a spinnaker.



Key Figures


  • Ideal crew weight: 20 - 28 stone combined
  • Portsmouth Yardstick handicap: 1000/variable age allowance
  • Hull weight: 98kg
  • Length 14ft, width 7ft 2in Max



REGISTERED OFFICE: 27 Stortford Hall Park, Bishops Stortford, CM23 5AJ


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Winter Membership

Offer: £50 for winter membership including berthing. Click image to find out more:



We are now an RYA Training Centre and offer a variety of courses to all levels and abilities. These are open to all and are keenly priced - £105 for members and £160 for non-members and includes one months free family membership. Please click here for more information.


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Duty & Social


If you would like to join us please click on the link below for an application form.

Membership Application Form

Details of how to apply are on the form.

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