Posts by Richard Mourant

Real Magic – 70 Years of the Merlin Rocket

  Dear Merlin Rocket Fleet and other interested membership, For anyone not aware of the imminent publication and release of a new and comprehensive history of the Merlin Rocket – ‘Real Magic, 70 Years of the Merlin Rocket’ – I thought it would be a good idea to publicise the book here for anyone interested in purchasing copies. It is retailing at £40 a copy with postage and packing at £4.  The book runs at more than 350 pages in a ‘coffee table’ style layout and aside from the comprehensively researched text, there are a large number of high quality photographs and
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Merlin Rocket Winter Series Part Two

Well it’s great to see two qualifiers so far for the Black Mark Trophy, with Ken Duffell in first place on 53 points after 12 races averaging just under 4.5 points per race, and John Adams not far behind having qualified so far with 64 points, working out at just over five points per race.  Peter Mason missed the last Sunday’s race on the 1st February (which had only three takers – Richard Harris, John Adams and Ken Duffell, finishing in that order), but has only one more to complete in order to qualify.  Averaging a steady three points per race, this should take
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Merlin Rocket Party due on 21st March to be postponed

The Merlin Rocket fleet is proud to announce the long anticipated return of the infamous horse racing night and dinner on Saturday 21st March 2015.  Unfortunately the party has been postponed.  Please watch this space for further details. Please see the Events section of the website for more details. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS.
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Merlin Rocket Summer Series 2014 Results

  Dear Merlin Rocket Fleet, As promised, here are the final overall results for this summer’s (2014) Bridger and Handicap Cup Series. Summer Series (Bridger Cup) 2014 Summer Series (Handicap Cup) 2014 Again, as with last winter, there were six qualifiers, leaving prizes for the first three as follows: Bridger Cup 1st Peter and Richard Mason, Bambusa (847) – 15 pts 2nd David Baker and Jim Green, Andromeda (3259) – 32 pts 3rd Ken Duffell and various crew, Harry (3599) – 35 pts Handicap Cup 1st Peter and Richard Mason, Bambusa (847) – 28 pts 2nd Chris Balmbro & Constantine Gerber,
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Merlin Rocket Winter Series 2013-2014 Results

  Dear Merlin Rocket Fleet, Here are the overall results for last winter’s (2013-2014) Black Mark Trophy and Handicap Cup Series. Winter Series (Black Mark Trophy) 2013-2014 Winter Series (Handicap Cup) 2013-2014 There were six qualifiers, with prizes for the first three as follows: Black Mark Trophy 1st Peter and Richard Mason, Bambusa (847) – 10 pts 2nd David Baker and Jim Green, Andromeda (3259) – 13 pts 3rd Ken Duffell and various crew, Harry (3599) – 18 pts Handicap Cup 1st Richard Mourant and Joe Woods, Take It Easy (3606) – 17 pts 2nd Peter and Richard Mason, Bambusa
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