The (Vintage) Merlin Rocket Chindit Trophy was sailed at Minima YC on Saturday 16 June.
The fleet was smaller than usual as a wedding among the Merlin fraternity meant that a number of DeMay series regulars were missing.
Competitors were set a simple, long, upwind/downwing course but the strongly gusting wind, significant changes of wind direction, and the tree and building-lined banks added more than a little challenge.
Tim Medcalf crewed by Tallulah Harris took Mervyn Allen’s vintage Merlin Rocket ‘Cindy’ and finished mid-fleet having had three close races.
If you would like to take part, the next round of the Merlin Rocket DeMay series event is at Frensham Pond (just south of Farnham) on 1 July.
The full vintage Merlin Rocket calendar can be found here: | Fixtures | Merlin Rocket Owners Association