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Merlin Open Event 1

11th March, 12:00 - 16:00

South Cerney Sailing Club

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March 2023

PRE-BOOKING onto this event is essential for the event management by clicking on the button below,

This is a 6-race event.The club will be open to visitors from 09.00 on Saturday. Please register your arrival in the clubhouse.

  • First of 3 races race on Saturday 11th March at 12.00, warning signal no earlier than 11.55. No warning signal after 16:00.
  • There will be a competitor briefing at 11.00.
  • Races 4 to 6 on Sunday 12th March at 10:00, warning signal no earlier than 09:55. No warning signal after 15:00.
  • Prizes will be presented in the clubhouse at the end of the event.
  • There will be prizes too for the top boats in the Classic and Silver fleets and for the highest placed SCSC boat not in these top places.

Entry is £40 for the two day event, payable on arrival at the club. We employ cashless payment only, i.e., a card or phone etc.

Entry is limited to 30 boats.

This is an open event and there will be no handicapping of different variants of Merlin Rockets.

The club will be open to visitors from 09.00 on Saturday. Please register your arrival in the clubhouse.

Bacon Butties available on arrival, Saturday and Sunday.

Tea/coffee and lunch will be available from the galley.

The bar will be open after racing both days.

Saturday evening entertainment to be arranged.

Camping at the club is welcome on Saturday night. Also Friday night by special arrangement for somebody to unlock the site. Alternatively there are good hotels and guest houses in the area.

For any further information contact the SCSC Merlin Rocket class representative; Ali Wallace,

We look forward to seeing you.

COVID-19 restrictions

Whilst we wish all competitors a wonderful time.

  1. If you feel unwell or believe you have any of the symptoms of COVID -19, please do not visit our site.

Please click this link for the full details.

Prevention of the spread of invasive species

Whilst South Cerney Sailing Club is not aware of any issues with invasive species in our water, we are committed to the prevention of the spread of invasive species and as such we are following the Environment Agency and RYA guidelines "CHECK CLEAN DRY"

Visiting or returning sailors before travelling to SCSC should take all reasonable measures to:

  1. CHECK for plant material and animal species (e.g., shrimp, zebra mussel, weed)
  2. CLEAN wash boats, launching trolleys and kit
  3. DRY for as long as possible before event, at least 2 days recommended.

Please make sure your boat has been clean and dry for at least 2 days prior to your arrival. Your booking onto this event certifies that this is the case. We also recommend that you check and wash your boat before leaving SCSC, facilities are made available for this




Please visit the club website to book this event.

Last updated 5:01pm on 23 March 2023

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