Heron

Length: 3.43m (11ft 3ins)
Width: 1.37m (4ft 6ins)
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Centreboard
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
Designer(s):
Design Year: 1950
Builder:
Boats Built: 10020

For wing definitions see menu

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

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

 

 
Class Association website:
http://www.heron-dinghy.org.uk/

 

 

Handicap Rating History
YearRatingMastSail
RYA 2 Digit Handicaps
1958 122Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1960 122Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1961 125Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1961 120Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1962 120Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1962 125Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1963 125Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1963 120Terylene
 PY Type Primary;
1964 125Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1964 120Terylene
 PY Type Primary;
1973 120
 PY Type Primary; PY Group Centreboard;
RYA 3 Digit Handicaps
1981 144
 PY Type Primary; PY Group Centreboard;
1982 144
 PY Type Primary; PY Group Centreboard;
1983 144
 PY Type Primary; PY Group Centreboard;
1984 144
 PY Type Primary; PY Group Centreboard;
1985 144
 PY Type Primary; PY Group Centreboard;
1986 144
 PY Type Primary; PY Group centreboard;
1987 144
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1988 144
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1989 144
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1990 144
 PY Type R; PY Group centreboard;
1991 144
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1992 144
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1993 144
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1994 144
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1995 144
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
RYA 4 Digit Handicaps
1996 1363
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1997 1363
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1998 1363
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1999 1363
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2000 1363
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2001 1363
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2002 1363
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2003 1363
 PY Type RN; PY Group centreboard;
2004 1363
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type RN; PY Group Centreboard;
2005 1355
 1 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2006 1355
 1 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type RN; PY Group Centreboard;
2007 1355
 1 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;
2008 1350
  1 Crew; Sloop rig; PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;
2009 1346
 1 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;
2010 1346
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2012 1346
 1 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;
2013 1345
 1 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;
2014 1345
 1 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;