The 2021 SYC Merlin Rocket Open Meeting on 19-20 June drew a strong field of competitors from both the South West and as far away as the Solent, Sussex and North London, a welcome first Open Event for us in the return to normality after a year of lockdowns and club closures.

Congratulations to winners Tim Fells and Fran Gifford from Salcombe YC and runners-up Mike and Jane Calvert from Axe YC.

See Garrnett Showell's album of photos of the weekend for some white-knuckle moments at the turning marks and the usual colourful display of spinnakers.

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