This year, the NSSA, in partnership with the Merlin Rocket Owners Association (MROA), sent three teams to the Merlin Rocket National Championships in Pwllheli. Feedback from all corners has been really positive, and both the NSSA and the MROA are pleased to announce that this opportunity will be running again in 2018.

Ian MacKenzie from the MROA said:

"It was a complete joy to have your sailors with us. They acquitted themselves brilliantly, ashore and afloat, sailing in the full spectrum of the Merlin racing conditions and participating wholeheartedly in the social events ashore. Their parents and guardians joined in enthusiastically and provide much practical support. We are delighted they were all with us and now regard them as bona fide, fully fledged members of the Merlin fleet. We hope to see them on the water in a Merlin again as soon as possible."

As well as feedback from Ian, there is also a full report of the week from one of our young sailors.

The report can be accessed here - Merlin Rockets 2017 Report

Both the NSSA and the MROA are pleased to announce that this opportunity will be running again in 2018. The Merlin Nationals will be at Lyme Regis between the 18 – 24 August - if you're interested, get that date in your diary!