The YACHTS & YACHTING Boat Test of the HADRON H2

The full text of the Y&Y Boat Test can now be seen HERE.

Richard Leftley sails the Hadron H2 at South Cerney SC. Photo copyright Dave Whittle.

Richard Leftley sails the Hadron H2 at South Cerney SC. Photo copyright Dave Whittle.

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HADRON H2 at the RYA DINGHY SHOW, Alexandra Palace, 4-5 March

Come and see us on stand G20 in the West Hall where the H2 is on display on the DESILCO SAILING stand.

Paul Nurser's H2 is on display at the Dinghy Show

Paul Nurser’s H2 is on display at the Dinghy Show

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Yachts & Yachting feature a BOAT TEST of the HADRON H2.

The March 2017 edition of YACHTS & YACHTING magazine (published on 10 February) features a boat test of the Hadron H2 by David Henshall.
David borrowed an H2 for several weeks last year so has been able to give the boat a thorough and insightful assessment.
You can purchase a digital copy of the magazine HERE.

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Comments about the HADRON H2 from owners and other users.

We have built up a set of comments about the H2 from owners and others who have had the opportunity to sail one over the last season.
See what they have to say here.
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MIKE ISZATT gives his views on Sailing the Hadron H2 in the Grafham Grand Prix

Mike sails H2 #102 in the Grafham Grand Prix, 2 January 2017.

Mike sails H2 #102 in the Grafham Grand Prix, 2 January 2017.

Top helm MIKE ISZATT, who sailed H2 #102 at the Grafham Grand Prix on 2 January, has provided us with this insightful critique of the boat.

(Mike’s achievements include: Winner Bloody Mary, Grafham Grand Prix Slow Fleet, 3 time winner Leigh-on-Sea Brass Monkey, current club champion).

“If you want to get ‘close to the action’ with a continual barrage of spray then the Hadron H2 is certainly not the boat for you. Spray is deflected nicely and does not even come close to wetting your brow. After the first race in the boat, despite only 2 degrees of temperature and a brisk northerly wind I was forced to strip off a layer of clothing and my hat to prevent overheating. I’m too used to a ‘standard wet boat’ and was not expecting the comfort of the Hadron.
The boat can be held almost head to wind without the fear of getting stuck in irons, a very useful feature when jockeying for pole position during a big fleet start.
The ‘foot well’ in the cockpit ensures that it’s almost impossible to clip your head with boom when manoeuvring and yet the sail sits nicely close to the deck giving the boat a nice ‘racing look’.
The boat looks like a bit like a Merlin and like the Merlin will outpoint almost any other single hander, it’s this advantage that must be utilised to gain a good result. The Hadron will hold its own on any run or reach but the big place changer is upwind.
The boat takes kindly to any heel and does not stall disastrously as some other boats do even though sailing flat is of course beneficial. The Hadron planes quickly and will tack on a sixpence enabling wind shifts to be taken advantage of.
I’m pleased that the boat is amazingly strong since a port tack yacht hit the boat very hard and yet only very minor damage resulted.

Overall a very nice looking, comfortable, streamlined boat with plenty of cockpit room.

My only criticism would be that the tell-tales were slightly too close to the mast and should be moved back by about 20cms.

I’m not sure what your target market is and it might be an idea to play around with different sail sizes since the boat could certainly cope with a slightly bigger sail. Since sailing is an aging market this might not be suitable for your target market. A sensible sail size also has the advantage that the boat is capable of being sailed in almost any wind. I’m sure that in a strong breeze whilst others have to sit and watch the Hadron H2 sailors can be out enjoying their sailing.

With regard my own performance, the boat is fine but I really was not up to scratch on the day having made too many errors which I repeated lap after lap. The main being that I did not take advantage of the H2’s advantage over other boats, it’s pointing ability!

It would take me about 3 months to get up to speed since the boat does not appear to have a steep learning curve.”

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HADRON H2s AT THE GJWDIRECT SAILJUICE SERIES

Two H2s are available for participation in the SailJuice events this winter. Look out for Doug Powell, who is sailing in the Bloody Mary event on January 7th, and Richard Burton and Mike Iszatt, who are sailing in the Grafham Grand Prix on January 2nd.

See Sailracer.org.

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HADRON H2 PRICE NOW INCLUDES VAT.

Hadron Dinghies Ltd are now VAT registered and the VAT inclusive price for a new H2 to our standard specification is £9465.

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VAT TO BE ADDED TO HADRON H2 PRICES SOON

Hadron Dinghies Ltd will be liable to pay VAT on all sales from 1st December 2016. The price of a new H2 is then, necessarily, going to increase.
But GOOD NEWS – we can supply just ONE MORE HADRON H2 at the current offer price of £8995 if paid for before that date. So get your order in soon!

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H2 DEMO DAY at GRAFHAM WATER, 15 October

The next demo day is scheduled for 15 October at Grafham Water. Please call me on 07906 396403 if you would like to have a sail of one of our H2s.

**** VENUE NOW MOVED TO HUNTS SC – Same date and time ***

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H2 Demo Weekend at Leigh & Lowton SC, 3-4 September.

This event, organised by Stephen Dawson, is open to all local sailors who are interested in having a sail in an H2. Come along and enjoy the fun!

Hadron H2 Demo Days 3rd & 4th September

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