Length: 3.43m (11ft 3ins)
Width: 1.37m (4ft 6ins)
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew: 2
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 6.5 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
6.36 sq.m
Design Year: 1950
Boats Built: 10020

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Current CVRDA Handicap Ratings
Old wing: 120
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
Alternate Names and Variations
Yachting World CartopUK

Designed by Jack Holt as a car toppable dinghy for home building, the Heron is now available in GRP and became popular in Australia and Commonwealth countries.

Originally gaff rigged, the Heron can now have a bermuda rig. Genoa takes sail area to 7.61sq m


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