Upwind, the high aspect rig means that in light and medium wind conditions, the Merlin Rocket is one of the highest pointing dinghies around. The power to weight ratio and the controllability of the rig means that planing to windward is common in strong winds, without much loss of pointing ability.
|HM Mast||50mm ID, bare section, includes removable tip|
|Oval Boom||90mm x 60mm ID tapered laminate|
|Spinnaker Pole||22mm ID x 1.8mm wall @ 2.282m|