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Hadron H2 National Championship at Herne Bay Sailing Club - Preview

by Keith Callaghan 3 Sep 2018 20:27 BST 7-9 September 2018
Hadron H2s at Itchenor © Keith Callaghan

More than half of the entire Hadron H2 fleet will be competing in their second National Championship, sponsored by Hadron Dinghies and Allen Brothers, which start this Friday at Herne Bay SC, a club renowned for its hospitality and efficient race management.

Race officer David Henshall plans to set courses with short legs and, if possible, well within view of the clubhouse, as the friends of the class will be there in force to spectate. Seven races are planned over three days, with a social event at the clubhouse on Friday and Saturday.

Paul Smalley, last year's champion, will not be competing this year, but Ian Sanderson, Simon Hipkin and Michael Alexander, who finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th, will be there. Also in the frame will be the winners of this year's H2 open meetings – Ian Dawson, Alistair Glen and Richard Leftley.

But the emphasis of the event will be on taking part and enjoying the racing – every competitor will receive a prize and the forecast of light to moderate winds will encourage all competitors to take a full part in the racing.

The H2 now has an RYA-affiliated class association which will be holding its inaugural AGM on Saturday, after the racing and before the evening barbecue. Race reports will be submitted daily to Yachts and Yachting Online.

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