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.
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.
The Hadron H2 Class Association’s YouTube Channel proved very popular with visitors, with a thousand views of the videos.
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.
Now that the entire Hadron H2 production process has been taken in-house, Hadron Dinghies are pleased to announce that all new hulls manufactured from November 2020 will come with an industry-leading 5 YEAR WARRANTY.
Due to various inflationary factors, Hadron Dinghies will be increasing the purchase price of the standard Hadron H2 dinghy by 3.5%, effective from 1st May 2021. All orders confirmed before that date will be honoured at the current price of £10,295. After 1st May the price will be £10,650. This is our first increase for two years but we cannot rule out a further increase should commodity prices continue to rise. Prices of certain accessories and options may also be increased by a similar amount.
One of the UK’s top dinghy sailors, Nick Craig, has ordered a new H2 for 2021. Nick has multipe national, European and world championships to his credit, in several classes, including Merlin Rocket, Solo, OK, Devoti D1, B14 . He is also 4 times winner of the Endeavour Trophy – the UK’s ‘Champion of Champions’ event.
Nick borrowed an H2 earlier this year to compete in one of the Sailjuice Winter Series events. He must have enjoyed the experience, because this Autumn he placed his order for a new H2. The boat is now under construction in our Essex works and is due to be completed in December.
The final day of the Championships was high in drama as the two main contenders battled for the top spot. In the final deciding race there was just 3 seconds separating them. See the report in Yachts and Yachting