Salcombe Yacht Club proudly presents the action-packed Merlin Rocket Week each July, and as yachts take to the water in their scores the crowds gather to watch the action unfold from the shore.
The race includes up to 100 entrants and never fails to create a spectacle for those watching from the nearby beaches. Follow the crowds as they'll let you know which beaches to stand on for the best views of this gripping event, as it's not quite the same watching from indoors.Merlin Rocket Week is a popular annual Salcombe event and is not only great fun for the sailors who compete but also for those visiting. The estuary will become a patchwork of sails during the event so a camera is a good idea to capture the sight.
The event always takes place at the start of July, and the races are held from Sunday until Friday as the contestants battle for the title of Merlin Rocket Week champion. There's always a great atmosphere during the week and it's almost as entertaining joining in from dry land as for those out on the water.