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RS Sailing 2021 - LEADERBOARD
Hadron

Hadron

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    Jules Hines and his Hadron H1 during the Hadron H2 Solent Trophy at Warsash
    © Keith Callaghan
    Home build of a Hadron H1 singlehanded dinghy - stage 5
    © Aindriu McCormack
    Home build of a Hadron H1 singlehanded dinghy - stage 8
    © Aindriu McCormack
    Home build of a Hadron H1 singlehanded dinghy - stage 9
    © Aindriu McCormack
    Home build of a Hadron H1 singlehanded dinghy - stage 3
    © Aindriu McCormack
    Home build of a Hadron H1 singlehanded dinghy - stage 7
    © Aindriu McCormack
    Home build of a Hadron H1 singlehanded dinghy - stage 4
    © Aindriu McCormack
    Home build of a Hadron H1 singlehanded dinghy - stage 6
    © Aindriu McCormack
    Home build of a Hadron H1 singlehanded dinghy - stage 2
    © Aindriu McCormack
    The Hadron and high-tech hulled Hadron H2 that followed have proved a genuine ability to carry a good range of weights yet remain competitive
    © Keith Callaghan
    Hadron National Championship at Herne Bay
    © Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
    Hadron National Championship at Herne Bay
    © Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
    Hadron National Championship at Herne Bay
    © Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
    Salcombe Summer Series day 5
    © Margaret Mackley
    Maybe not another million dollar doodle, but a lot of thought goes into Keith's designs, as can be seen here where the buoyancy is moved in to the centreline of the boat
    © Keith Callaghan
    From the outset, the Hadron (and the H2 that would follow) were aimed very much at a more individual approach to single handed sailing
    © Keith Callaghan
    It can be done! State of the art construction techniques equate to a lightweight hull, a modern rig makes for a boat that is sailable across the wind range and good design does the rest!
    © Keith Callaghan
    Easy recovery has to be high on the list of priorities for the single handed Silver Sailor - not having to climb Everest just to get onto the plate is a big plus factor
    © Keith Callaghan