The Hornet class won the YachtsandYachting.com Concours d’Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show. Originally built by Tim Coombe for Andy Dealtry 22 years ago, Hornet 2151 ‘Red Streamliner’ was lovingly restored by the original builder in 2011 for John Shelton, who found her in a garage in Brightlingsea. Tim still had off-cuts of the original deck, which he used to fill two holes in the foredeck for an old spinnaker pole system!
Other outstanding boats were the 5.50, a new design built a few months ago with high-aspect rig and beautiful sweeping side decks, the Merlin Rocket 3737, which exhibited beautiful attention to detail, and GP14023 on the Harken stand, which is the sister ship to the World Championship winning boat.
2 March 2013 21:19 GMT