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Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week 2019

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Published 00:59 on 6 Mar 2019








Salcombe Yacht Club is excited to announce Salcombe Gin as the principle sponsor for Merlin Rocket Week (7th - 12th July), one of the most prestigious events in the dinghy

racing calendar.


Inspired by the coastal vitality of Salcombe, and adventure on and around the water, the multi-award winning Salcombe Gin is the perfect fit for the highly esteemed Merlin Rocket Week. With its distillery, tasting bar and “Victuallers” retail shop located on Island Street, Salcombe; Salcombe Gin is truly a local business with global aspirations having recently been named ‘World’s Best Gin Design’ at the highly acclaimed World Gin Awards 2019.  A ‘Salcombe & Tonic’ is becoming the drink of choice amongst the sailing fraternity.


Co-founders Angus Lugsdin and Howard Davies have their roots in Salcombe having met there whilst working as sailing instructors at the Island Cruising Club’s Egremont in 1995. The pair have since established the now burgeoning Salcombe Distilling Co. and launched Salcombe Gin in 2016.


Both Angus and Howard recognise the long and illustrious history of the Merlin Class which is also synonymous to Salcombe.  Howard remarked: “We are thrilled to be supporting this fantastic event. It’s always such an action packed week with a brilliant atmosphere around the town.  We look forward to welcoming sailors and spectators to relax after the racing with the ultimate sundowner, a ’Salcombe & Tonic’.”


Merlin Rocket Week is a popular annual Salcombe event which takes place every July. Yachts take to the water in their scores and the crowds gather to watch the action unfold from the shore.  The race includes up to 100 entrants and never fails to create a spectacle for those watching from the nearby beaches.  The races are held from Sunday until Friday as the contestants battle for the title of Merlin Rocket Week champion.


For more information about Salcombe Yacht Club or Merlin Rocket Week visit


For more information on Salcombe Gin visit, email or call 01548 288180.  

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