Length: 4.88m (16ft)
Width: 1.40m (4ft 7ins)
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew: 2
Trapeze: 1
Sail Area: 15 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
12.3 sq.m
Design Year: 1951
Boats Built:

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Current CVRDA Handicap Ratings
Classic wing: 88
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
Old wing: 86
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
Alternate Names and Variations
Yachting World HornetUK

Originally designed with a sliding seat and for amateur bulding from a kit, the class moved to the trapeze and GRP boats are now the majority.


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