The Hurricane 5.9 is a one design racing catamaran designed by Reg White in Brightlingsea in response to a Tornado Catamaran owners request that White designed a cat with equal or superior performance to the Tornado of roughly the same length and sail area but did not need to be dismantled for trailing.  The Hurricane was born and in 2012 is now celebrating its 29th year.

The Hurricane has been enjoying a resurgence in recent years with both old and new members coming into the class creating a good mixture of both experience and enthusiasm.  Everybody is extremely friendly, open and welcoming ensuring that from beginner to winner your experience in this class is an enjoyable one and the main aim is that we all sail better and faster and have a great time.

The new developments that have been made in the last few years have revolutionised the boat and it is now easier cat to sail regardless of your age and gender.   As a result we have a wide and diverse membership from twenties to seventies and we are attracting many father, son/daughter crews and more and more woman are coming into the fleet all the time.

The Hurricane remains an incredibly smooth, strong, beautifully balanced and stable performer at very affordable price and now the SX  version with bursts of acceleration and far higher top speeds than ever before.   That said both 2 sail Hurricanes and the 3 sail SX sail alongside each other competively at both club level and on the circuit.

You get more bang for your buck with a Hurricane !

Membership Benefits

The Hurricane 5.9 Class Association is a voluntary run association of Hurricane sailors throughout Britain which relies on your subscription so that we can provide all members with the following:-

  • To compete at TT and Open meetings
  • 15% discount with Sailing Chandlery
  • 15% discount with Andark
  • Excellent rates with GJW Direct Insurance
  • 15% discount with Forward WIP
  • Management of the web site and Social Media
  • A full racing calendar throughout the year
  • Control of the class rules
  • Provides coaching, training, tips and advice
  • Tuning guide by John Ready & Andy Webb
  • Market the Hurricane Class at Dinghy Show, facebook, twitter
  • Management of class funds
  • Assistance with buying and selling Hurricanes

Membership runs from the 1st January to 31st December of each year  as everyone benefits from all of the above whether they attend open meetings or not your subscription is very much appreciated as it will help us cover the costs of running the association as stated above.

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