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    The Hornet is Bermudian rigged and carries a mainsail, headsail and symmetric spinnaker. The rig also supports a single trapeze for the crew. The Hornet was adopted by the RYA as a National Class in 1964.

    Hornets with spinnakers 

    Hornet stats

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    Hornet Class website
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    Hornet designer
    Jack Holt in 1952
    Hull material
    Wood and GRP
    Number of crew
    2 or 3
    Sail area
    Bermudan rig with mainsail, headsail and symmetric spinnaker and single trapeze
    Class status
    RYA National Class, adopted in 1964

    Hornet Class contacts

    Chair: Dave Edge

    Secretary: Eric Marchbanks

    Technical Officer: John (Strangler) Williams


    Rules & Measurement

    Current Class Rules

    Hornet Measurement Form

    How to obtain a Measurement Certificate

    Find a Measurer


    Hornet National Champions

    2018 Thorpe Bay YC Richard Garry & Sam Woolner (Hornet 2154) 

    2017 Colwyn Bay Dave Jones & Mark Hogan (Hornet 2168)

    2016 Herne Bay SC Europeans Mike McNamara & Tim Riley (Hornet 2109)

    2015 Brixham YC Rob Larke & Nic Barnes (Hornet 2140) 

    2014 Royal Torbay YC Europeans  

    2013 Brightlingsea SC Mike McNamara & Tim Riley (Hornet 2109)

    2012 Brixham YC Richard Garry & Matt McGrath (Hornet 2154)

    2011 Netley SC Dave Edge & Martin Arnison (Hornet 2183)

    Hornet builder

    None at present

    Hornets racing 

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