Successful RYA Dinghy Show 2023 for the H2.

Two H2s were exhibited at the RYA Dinghy Show which took place on 25-26 February.


On Saturday at the RYA Dinghy Show three people came up to me with different questions:
Question #1: I weigh 73kg – am I too light for an H2?”
Answer: “I will refer you to Ian Dawson’s performance at last year’s H2 nationals: he won the lightweights trophy, the Grand Master’s trophy, the Ulysses trophy (for the oldest competitor) and was second over all (to Nick Craig). Ian weighed 75kg in his sailing gear.”
Question #2: “I weigh 110kg – am I too heavy for an H2?”
Answer: “I will refer you to Richard le Mare. Richard was second in the 2021 H2 Nationals (to Nick Craig) and is the current H2 Inland Champion. He is heavier than you.”
Question #3: “I am 70 years old – am I too old for an H2?”
Answer: “Please refer to answer #1. Ian Dawson celebrated his 70th birthday a week after the 2022 Nationals.”

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Hadron H2 Production starts at MTag Composites

MTag Composites have produced their first Hadron H2. They will shortly accelerate production in order to clear our order backlog.

It is planned to exhibit this H2 at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, Farnborough, on 24 and 25 February. See us on the Hadron H2 Class Association stand C20. A second H2 will be displayed on the Selden Masts stand J32.

The first Hadron H2 manufactured by MTag Composites
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HADRON DINGHIES are proud to announce that we have entered into an agreement with MTag Composites for the moulding of H2 hulls.

MTag has an excellent record of manufacturing all kinds of mouldings, including some very well known racing dinghies. MTag will manufacture the complete H2 hull – i.e. 3 mouldings, bonded and finished. Simon Hipkin at Hadron Dinghies will continue to fit out the boats and will offer layout and finishing customisations as at present. A full range of colour choices will remain available.

Simon will be collaborating with MTag over the next few weeks to produce new moulds, which will be created from the existing tooling. The moulding process will be supervised by Simon and he will ensure that all quality criteria are met. Simon will then fit out and customise the boat to your specification. This upgrade to our manufacturing capacity will enable a trebling of output. Thus we can now offer a new H2 for Spring 2023 if you order NOW.

One of the recent H2s, built in August 2022
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Hadron H2 open meeting for the SOLENT TROPHY

Warsash SC, May 21-22, 2022

Sunshine and a decent breeze welcomed the competitors to this event. Super sailing and a welcoming club made for a great weekend.

A full report for DAY 1, including a video, is available here on Yachts and Yachting Online

A full report for the final day, including a video, is available here on Yachts and Yachting Online

The start of the 5th race for the Solent Trophy.
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Hadron H2 Class Association at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show.

The Show is taking place on 26-27 February at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre.

Class Chairman Dave Barker’s H2 will be the principal exhibit on the HH2CA stand. Dave created his own artwork on the hull of his new boat. Come and meet Dave and other H2 Class association members on stand D61. See you there!

Click on the link below for Show info:

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Hadron H2 National Championships 2021

The 2021 H2 Championships took place at Herne Bay Sailing Club (North Kent coast) over the weekend of 3-5 September. It was a very successful event, with 22 boats competing – the largest H2 fleet to date.

Here are the reports sent to Yachts and Yachting to cover the event:
Yachts & Yachting report – championship preview.
Yachts & Yachting report – championship day 1.
Yachts & Yachting report – championship day 2.
Yachts & Yachting report – championship final day.
Watch this YouTube video of the Nationals:
YouTube video of the H2 Nationals 2021(37 minutes)

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Hadron H2 Open Events 2021

H2s at Deben YC, Suffolk

21-23 May: Warsash SC hosted the largest H2 open meeting to date. A full report appears in Yachts and Yachting.

10-11 July: Deben Yacht Club hosted its first open meeting for H2s. Here is the report as published in Yachts and Yachting.

24-25 July: Itchenor SC hosted the H2s in Chichester Harbour. Here is the report from Yachts and Yachting.

Coming Events

National Championships. Hosted by Herne Bay SC, 3-5 September.

Inland Championships. Hosted by Burghfield SC, 2-3 October.

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Hadron H2 Production – Order Now for late 2022 Delivery.

UPDATE, 19 July 2021: All build slots until September 2022 are now booked but we are increasing resources in order to shorten the unit build time. Therefore please book your place in the queue and we will hope to bring existing orders forward. No deposit is required initially.

Hadron H2s at the gybe mark, Warsash SC open meeting, May 2021.
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The new HADRON H2 CLASS YOUTUBE CHANNEL gets 1300 views in first two weeks.

The new YouTube Channel was launched for the RYA Dinghy Show, which took place as a virtual show on 27-28 February. Since that date it has received more than 1300 views.

To view the HH2CA Channel, go to

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Successful Virtual Dinghy Show for the Hadron H2

The Hadron H2 Class Association’s YouTube Channel proved very popular with visitors, with a thousand views of the videos.

Dougal Henshall talks about the Hadron H2 at the RYA Dinghy Show
Dougal explains why the H2 is his personal favourite dinghy

Yachting journalist David ‘Dougal’ Henshall gave the last talk of the Show on the main stage on Sunday afternoon. His subject was ‘Seven Dinghies for Seven Decades’. The H2 was shortlisted with two other singlehanders for ‘Dinghy of the 2010s’ but lost out to a very popular product from the world’s largest dinghy manufacturer. However, when asked the question from the (virtual) floor “What is your personal favourite of all the dinghies you have mentioned”, Dougal chose the H2. This reflects his involvement with the early stages of the design development of the H2 and his weeks long trialling of the prototype before writing a Boat Test report for Yachts and Yachting in 2017.

Thank you for that accolade, Dougal!

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