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
Rob Gullan, Kevin Connolly, Ian Dawson, Dick Holden and myself sailed H2s in the medium handicap fleet at Chichester race week , held from 15th to 19th August.
The first 4 days gave us sailing in warm sunshine but most of us would have preferred a little more breeze – it was generally 7-10 knots. The boats attracted a great deal of attention both on and off the water and sailed well up to their provisional yardstick of 1040.
H2s at Hayling Island SC, August 2016
RESULTS (from 42 entries):
2nd. H2 #101 ROB GULLAN
4th. H2 #104 IAN DAWSON
8th. H2 #105 DICK HOLDEN
16th. H2 #102 KEITH CALLAGHAN
25th. H2 #106 KEVIN CONNOLLY
There are now several H2s on the water and here are some of the comments from the first 3 owners.
Dick Holden (H2 #105)
I absolutely love the boat Keith. It is just brilliant.
To me, close reaching in a big sea is certainly the most fun. If I manage to get to Heaven I plan to spend the first 15,000 years just doing this.
I find it quick upwind. It is quick downwind. But on a beam reach – especially in waves – it is stunning.
I remain absolutely delighted with the boat which is exactly what I wanted. It attracts huge interest.
Kevin Connolly (H2 #106)
It is such a great feeling every time we meet you and Simon and share the great pride you show in the H2. I am going to sail it every day next week and let you know how it feels. It already feels a privilege to just own it!
I just had to write to let you know what a brilliant sail I had today on our race down and back on the River Deben. When the wind got up to 15mph+ on a tight reach and then on a wider one the boat just took off and sat on the plane like it was on rails. I never once felt that I would lose control. It was the best fun I’ve had in a boat for years or perhaps ever! Thank you for designing such a great boat.
Ian Dawson (H2 #104)
It’s a masterpiece.
Several H2s have now been delivered to customers, who are unanimously positive about the boat’s performance and handling characteristics. David Henshall has borrowed one of our demo boats for a month and has sailed the boat from Netley SC (Southampton Water) in all weathers.
Jim Hunt is sailing an H2 in the Birkett Trophy races on Ullswater on July 2/3. This major event has about 250 entries and the course is 15 miles long so Jim will have plenty of opportunity to benchmark the boat against other singlehanders – we are particularly interested in the H2’s performance against the Blaze, Phantom, RS Aero, Devoti D-Zero and Solo dinghies. Just as important will be Jim’s opinion on the comfort factor after such a long race.
On the following weekend, it’s down to Salcombe with 2 demo boats for Merlin Rocket Week, where MR sailors and locals will have the opportunity to try out the H2 in that most beautiful and demanding of locations.
In August, two or three H2s will be sailing in Pyefleet Week (Brightlingsea SC) and three boats are entered for Chichester Race Week.
Note that our website now contains a VIDEOS tab (see top of this page), where you can access YouTube videos of the H2.
The Hadron H2 will be available for a test sail in April at the following venues:
BLITHFIELD Sailing Club. Sunday, April 17.
BURGHFIELD Sailing Club. Saturday, April 30.
NETLEY Sailing Club. From end April.
Other dates and venues by appointment – contact email@example.com
Rob Jones sails the H2
After a successful debut at the RYA Dinghy Show on 5-6 March, Hadron Dinghies Ltd are now taking orders for the H2.
There is a very special offer for early takers – £1000 off the list price. See H2 order page
Boats ordered now will be delivered in about 8-10 weeks but we have two demo boats available to interested clubs and groups – call Keith Callaghan on 01473 823587 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The HADRON H2 Dinghy
The fast, manageable, elegant, singlehander dinghy that is a delight to sail and own.
This is the new website for Hadron dinghy owners, prospective purchasers and others who are interested in the development of the Hadron H2.
The site was created on 19 February 2016 and is still under construction. We hope to be fully operational by the RYA Dinghy Show (5-6 March).