Our History “Salcombe Merlin Week”
They do say if you are a real petrol head you have to own an Alfa Romeo once in your life, well if you are a proper dinghy sailor you must do a Salcombe Merlin week for the same reason.
It is a truly magical place, that can be kind and cruel in equal measure. We were lucky enough to have competed in 12 of them from 1974 to 1986.
For someone whose life revolved around sailing and photography it was heaven on earth. I could do both at the same event and get that close to the action I could virtually touch it. If it was a good week we were in the chocolates (best result 3rd), and there was always the possibility of a front cover!