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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
Commodore
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

 FISHERS GREEN SAILING CLUB CIC

 A COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY REGISTERED IN ENGLAND & WALES No 8696250

REGISTERED OFFICE: 38 Elms Avenue, London, England, N10 2JP

 

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Membership

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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