Spud Rowsell

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Peter "Spud" Rowsell (born 1944-2021)[1] was a yachtsman and boatbuilder based in Exmouth, Devon, England. Amongst many racing successes, Rowsell won the Merlin Rocket Class Championships at Abersoch Wales in 1978, crewed by Jon Turner, with a series of results which have not been surpassed by any later Champion of the Class.[2] Rowsell was in partnership with Phil Morrison as Rowsell Morrison for about 15 years.


  1. ^ The Woodenboat, Issues 56-61, J. J. Wilson, 1984 via Google books
  2. ^ "MR : Past National Championships". Merlin Rocket Owners Association. Retrieved 18 July 2009.