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Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week 9th - 14th July 2023

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Published 14:47 on 1 Aug 2022
Sail nos (SYC members) Helm name Boat name Hull colour Home club Crew name
3812 Rob Allen Maumahara Black Salcombe Yacht Club Rob Allen
3806 Helen Hilditch Blue Tit Blue Shoreham Sailing Club  
3804 Mary Henderson Rockatross Blue Salcombe Yacht Club  
3799 Paul Rayson Simply Scrumptious Grey White Salcombe Yacht Club Chris Hill
3769 Graham Cranford Smith Disciple Grey Salcombe Yacht Club Fiona Cranford Smith
3764 Tim Fells Fancy Liquor Blue Salcombe Yacht Club Frances Gifford
3750 Neal Lillywhite indiscretion Grey Salcombe Yacht Club Freya Lillywhite
3737 Phil Magee Mini Cool blue Blue Salcombe Yacht Club Ian Dawson
3726 Will Henderson Arwen Blue Salcombe Yacht Club Rob Henderson
3725 Andrew Squire Island Girl Blue Salcombe Yacht Club Laura Squire
3706 Duncan Salmon Salmon en croute  Blue Salcombe Yacht Club Ruth Hanstater
3706 Kevin Anderson Monkey Puzzle Grey Salcombe Yacht Club Sadie Anderson
3683 Arthur Henderson Bluebird Blue Salcombe Yacht Club Livvy Bell
3682 Ross Borne Loki Black Salcombe Yacht Club John Burn
3657 Anthony Lofts RevolutionuBlue Salcombe Yacht Club Sophie Penwarden
3654 Geoffrey Cox Tales Acapulco Black Salcombe Yacht Club Monika Papiez
3647 Hywel Bowen-Perkins Liquid Dreams Blue Salcombe Yacht Club Lucy Penwarden
3641 Mark Waterhouse  Puff the Magic Dragon Blue Salcombe Yacht Club
3621 Tristram Squire Raunchy Blue Salcombe Yacht Club Peter Slack
3607 Steve Conroy The Fifth Element Black white Salcombe Yacht Club Anna Rayson
3599 Nigel Cooper Harry Red Salcombe Yacht Club Annabel Cooper
3598 Robert Smith Bar Humbug Black white Salcombe Yacht Club Suzy Brough 22
Sail nos. (Top eight: 2022) Helm name Boat name Hull colour Home club Crew name
3759 Thomas Gillard Red Mistress Red Sheffield Viking Sailing Club  
3691 Mike Calvert Quick Fix Blue Axe Sailing Club Jane Calvert
3788 Christian Birrell Blue my mind Blue Parkstone Yacht Club Sam Brearey
3711 Andy Davis 3711 Dark Blue South Staffs SC  
3803 Caroline Croft Black Swan White Lymington Town Sailing Club Faye Chatterton
3811 Stuart Bithell Bruce Grey Parkstone Yacht Club  
3802 Simon Potts Khalesi Grey Burghfield Sailing Club Holly McArthur
3784 Ian Dobson Strung Along Blue Burwain SC Ally Potts 8
Sail nos (draw, if required) Helm name Boat name Hull colour Home club Crew name
3816 Phil Emery Wild Horses Blue White Whitstable YC Phoebe Paine
3815 Tony Johnson The Kraken Blue Lymington Town Sailing Club Louise Johnson
3814 James Goss Sonic Blue South Staffs SC Chris Whiite 
3813 Steve Harling Pacemaker Tourquoise Starcross YC Eleanor Thomas
3809 Jon Turner Ecstacy Dark Blue Lyme Regis SC Richard Parslow
3807 Tim Saxton The Better Saxton Blue Itchenor SC  
3805 Mark Reddington Nermal Grey Bartley Sailing Club  
3801 Matt Biggs Pokey Grey   Becka Jones
3800 Richard Bramley Brambles Blue    
3796 William Warren ROBERTA Blue Shoreham SC  
3795 Alex Jackson Goon Elf Blue Shoreham Sailing Club  
3794 julian Harms Ichthys Grey orange Midland SC  
3793 James Goodfellow Boris White Weston Sailing Club Rick Cornes
3791 Jon Gorringe Didley Squat Blue Parkstone Yacht Club  
3790 Colin Brockbank Pointer Blue Wembley Sailing Club Vana Vlastaki
3789 Nick Scroggie Off-piste Grey blue Parkstone Yacht Club Edward Scroggie
3787 Chris Martin Quicksilver Red Midland SC John Thilby
3782 Ed Chapman Gary Red Lymington Town Sailing Club  
3781 David Winder The Force Awakens Grey Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club  
3777 George Yeoman Mockingjay Grey Itchenor SC Sophie Yeoman
3775 Chris Jennings Night Fury Grey Burghfield SC Pete Nicholson
3773 Alan Warren No. 34 White Shoreham Sailing Club Bill Carroll
3771 Alex Pausey Skip Blue Upper Thames Sailing Club Matthew Percical Stein
3767 Benjamin Archer One love Black Parkstone Yacht Club Olivia Bellini
3766 Andy Dalby The Bear Blue Yellow Burghfield SC Aimee Dalby
3762 Malcolm Hyams Rimonim Dark Blue Midland Sailing Club  
3757 Tim Parsons Space Hopper Blue Lyme Regis SC  
3756 Sophie Mackley ROBERT  Blue Shoreham Sailing Club  
3755 Christian Hamilton Tickled Pink Black Netley sailing Peter Jackson
3753 David Conlon Appetite for destruction White Brightlingsea Sailing Club Sarah Conlon
3751 Huw Reynolds Narnia Blue Whitstable YC Philip Scott
3749 Colin Anderson Stanley White Blithfield SC Sean Anderson
3748 Nigel Brooke White Tiger Grey Lymington Town Sailing Club Suzie Brooke
3746 James Wells Point n squirt White Grey RYA Anna Aylward
3745 Paul Dean Outnumbered Grey Wembley Sailing Club  
3738 Simon Blake Superfast Jellyfish Black/white Royal Brighton Yacht Club  
3737 Chris  Gould Mini Cool blue Blue Lymington Town Sailing Club  
3736 Jon Bloice Metachrosis Blue Whitstable YC Philippa Bloice
3735 Pippa Kilsby The Clone Wars Grey Thames Sailing Club  
3733 Steve Mitchell The Darkside Grey Torpoint Mosquito  
3732 Ben Hollis     Blithfield SC  
3731 Andy Jones Mayhem Grey Burghfiled Sailing Club Maddie Jones
3730 Paul Hollis Blood sweat and beers Blue Blithfield SC Ben Hollis
3727 Mark Stockbridge Fragile Grey/ White Upper Thames Sailing Club James Gifford
3722 Roger Gilbert Stealth Dark Grey Frensham Pond Sailing Club Jane Gilbert
3716 Steve Leney Carbon footprint Yellow Blithfield SC Gill Leney
3715 Richard Cooke Truly Scrumptious Black white Wembley Sailing Club  
3714 Alan Markham Kevin Blue Lymington Town Sailing Club Sue Markham
3710 Jon Ibbotson Paradigm Shift White Burghfield Sailing Club Robert Steward
3709 Jack Norton Wild at heart Blue Ranelagh SC Dave Koyse
3707 Stuart Jenkins Monkey Business Light blue Hampton Sailing Club Oliver Jenkins
3705 Geoff Wright Two pints of lage Blue Blithfield SC Katie Nkugwa
3704 Jemma Horwood Factory Maid Grey White Wembley Sailing Club Nicki Bass
3703 Richard Whitworth Faithless Black/white Parkstone Yacht Club Jemima Scroggie
3700 Richard Kennaugh Brazilian Blue Midland Sailing Club Andrew Prosser
3697 Richard Page Too dark and Stormy Purple Hampton SC  
3696 Alex Warren  Tiger Tiger White Shoreham Sailing Club  
3694 Steve Tyler The Soup Dragon Blue Parkstone Yacht Club  
3690 Lucy Harridge The General Lee Orange Hampton Sailing Club Tim Harridge
3687 Matt Greenfield Mellow Yellow Yellow Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club Hannah Greenfield
3686 Kevin Rose If Grey Upper Thames Sailing Club Emily Charles
3684 Tom Low Keyser Soze Black Grey West Hoe Sailing Club Ed Low
3679 Nick Heginbotham Daddys Boat Green/white Hollingworh Lake SC  
3678 Stephen Crook Nora Black/white Hollingworth Lake SC  Sally Townend
3677 Timothy Barr Indecision Red Tamesis  
3677 Joe Tosh Nostradoormouse Blue Portpean SC  
3676 Antony Gifford Hot Totty Blue (white below waterline) Royal Tay Yacht Club Jo Gifford
3675 Rob Hatley White Sauce er er White Tamesis SC Jo Hatley
3672 John Cooper Bola Bola White Whitstable YC Hilary Bradshaw
3671 Piers Lambert Snaky B Purple White Brightlingsea Sailing Club  
3670 Mark McEever Filthy Gorgeous Black/white Midland SC Gracie McKeever
3666 John Meadowcroft …ted… Grey Upper Thames Sailing Club Katy Meadowcroft
3665 Ross Jackson Still not over Blue Shoreham Sailing Club Dave Reid
3660 John Buckley Djelibeybi Blue Wembley Sailing Club  
3659 Julian Parry ZENO MINT Hollingworth Lake SC   
3656 Charlotte Gough Wild Card Blue Starcross YC David Gough
3652 John Bell Time and Tide purple Hampton Sailing Club Suzannah Bell
3650 Gareth Griffiths Headcase Lilac Lymington Town Sailing Club Krysti Galpin
3648 Antonia Wright Bang Tidy Blue/white Shoreham Sailing Club Jamie Wright
3645 Steven Hall  Blue Velvet  Blue/White  Royal Corinthian Yacht Club  Alison Hall 
3640 Jenny Chen-Androni Smart Tart Blue Midland Sailing Club Ilana Davis
3637 Russel Hall Delirium   Wmbley Sailing Club  
3625 Andy Harris Point Break Blue Tamesis Club Matty Key
3622 Michael Hamilton The Edge Green  Blackpool and Fleetwood YC Nicholas Hamilton
3611 Jenny Dodds The Phantom Menace Grey White   Chris Dodds
3602 Martin Evans Ambience Green/white Hampton Sailing Club Chris Evans
3589 John Hollands Fat bottom girl Red/white Hampton Sailing Club Alexander Parker
3587 Henry Mason Mistral White Blithfield SC George Mason
3586 Kieron Mason Shadowplay Grey Blithfield SC Belinda Mason
3569 Ben Lulham Time Zulu purple Blakeney Sailing Club Samantha Lulham
3567 Martin Smith FatboySlim Tourquoise Blithfield SC Karen Beston  
3563 David Hall Leader White Blackwater Sailing Club    
3561 Joe Shaw Snorting  White Wembley Sailing Club Patricia Hickey  
3555 Sam Blocksidge  Light Fantastic  Turquoise Tamar River Sailing Club  Abbigail Blocksidge   
3547 Peter Male Moondance Assasin Blue Blithfield SC Tim Male  
3539 Dan Alsop Gansta Paradise Grey Lyme Regis Sailing Club Jennie King  
3530 Mike Colles Sir Topaz Yellow Midland Sailing Club    
3518 Timothy Harms Smoked Salmon Red Hampton Sailing Club Amelia Little  
3511 Andrew Mills Heaven Sent Red Hampton Sailing Club Ellie Mills  
3483 Michael Wilson Cloud 9 White Isle of Man Yacht Club Helen Wilson  
3463 Jonathan Cowper Smoke on the water Pink Hunts SC Abby Freely  
3463 Kim Magness 1 Black Lac Leman CN Etienne Magness  
3384 Simon Evans Wasp Red RYA Laura Evans  
3368 Ian Laing Debutante Red/white Hollingworth Lake SC  Andrew Hunt  
3333 John Adams Precious White Tamesis Club    
3291 David Philpott Paranoia White Grafham Water Sailing Club Carole Murcott  
3208 Stuart Bates Stiletto Red Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club    
2663 Chris Haworth Tyrannosaurus Rex Blue Blackpool and Fleetwood YC Jo Haworth  
2604 Jeremy Stein Satisfaction Red Upper Thames Sailing Club Sarah Percival  
1996 Chris Kilsby Queen Philippa Blue Thames Sailing Club    
1201 Duncan Bell Grand Teton Varnished. Hampton SC    
1079 Richard Harris Passing Cloud Varnished. Tamesis Maddie Harris  112
Total 142

Here we are. 

2023 SALCOMBE GIN MERLIN WEEK ENTRY LIST AS AT 23:59 31 July 2022

COMMENTARY.

We have 142 entries. Thank you to each and everyone of you who both support our event year in year out, but also those who have entered for the first time or after a break. We really do appreciate your support. 

Interestingly, the average age of the Merlin helm is now fifty four; down from fifty nine last year. A welcome trend.

Draw

The waiting list this year will stand at 22. This is down from 29 last year. 

We very much regret there has to be a draw at all. We would obviously like to welcome everyone's entry without caveat. We will hold the draw on Tuesday 30th August at 10:00 in the SYC Chartroom. We aim to stream it live on the SYC Facebook account. Or if you can, please come and witness the process first hand. 

Impossible though it is to imagine gaining a place in the week when twenty second on the waiting list, the list does evaporate over time. For example, Stuart Jenkins, has historically invariably featured on the waiting list each year since 2017, but it has been our great pleasure to call him with the words: 

"This is the call, Stuart."

We invariably receive withdrawals a week or two out from the event, so if you are able to commit to coming, as does Stuart, you are almost certainly assured of a place. This year as last we sailed with four or five places under the limit. No guarantees, but we suspect the same may be true of the 2023 edition. 

A small plea: should your circumstances change after entry, could you tell us as soon as you can? It helps us re-allocate your entry and may bear on the amount of your entry fee refund too. Please see the NOR for details of the refund policy. 

Entry fee. 

The entry fee is £240 as per the 2022 edition. We have held the entry fee static despite inflationary pressure of harbour dues.

Once again, thank you from all of us at Salcombe Yacht Club. We are acutely conscious that other holiday or dinghy week options are available. We really do appreciate your choosing us. 

IMPORTANT REMINDER MROA Membership

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE MROA AT THE TIME OF THE DRAW AND THE WEEK. 

Though Merlin Week is hosted by SYC alone, we are strong advocates of class association membership. All of us should recognise the hard work of the MROA committee.  As such, Merlin Week entry is subject to your being an MROA member at time of the draw and the week. Please be sure this is so, to avoid disappointment. 

FINALLY

If you have missed the cut for the draw and you want to come, send us an entry form anyway. You may still get an entry. 

Entries to 

sycmerlin23@gmail.com 

using the attached entry form below please.

See attachments below for:

  1. 2023 NOR
  2. 2023 MERLIN WEEK ENTRY FORM
  3. 2023 entry list. 

Merlin Week 2023 dates.

The Salcombe Gin Merlin Week 2023 will be:  

9-14th July 2023 Please see NOR below. 

Graham Cranford Smith

pp Salcombe Yacht Club

sycmerlin23@gmail.com

(07803 290201 WhatsApp ideally, please)

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