With the media focussed on over hyped SailGP events and AC75 smoke and mirrors, the Merlin Rocket class completed a more accessible sailing event at Upper Thames last weekend
Chris Gould and Chris Kilsby took the Craftinsure Silver Tiller victory at Lymington Town Sailing Club by one point
Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey retain their lead after two more races at the Merlin Rocket 2019 Nationals.
Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey led the charge from the start and regained the lead in time for the finish of the opening race of the Merlin Rocket 2019 Nationals
It was close, with the first five crews covered by just three points after six days of racing, but Richard Whitworth and Jemima Scroggie took the Salcombe Week title
Salcombe Gin Merlin Week will all be decided on the final day with the penultimate day producing a two-way tie at the top of the leaderboard.