The H-Boat is a strict one-design keelboat designed by Finn Hans Groop in 1967, with some minor modifications by Paul Elvstrøm in 1971. The boat gained international status in 1977. Since 1967 over 5000 hulls have been made,[1] making it one of the most popular yacht classes in the world. The boat is mostly sailed and raced in Nordic countries and Central Europe, although there are a few boats in the UK and the US. It is still a popular cruising/racing yacht, with 69 boats participating in 2007 H-boat World Championships.[2]

H-boat
H-Boot.svg
Class symbol
H-boat.svg
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Development
DesignerHans Groop
Year1967
Crew3–4
Boat
Crew3–4
Draft1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
Hull
Hull weight1,450 kg (3,200 lb)
LOA8.28 m (27.2 ft)
LWL6.30 m (20.7 ft)
Beam2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
Rig
Sails
Mainsail area14.8 m2 (159 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area10.2 m2 (110 sq ft)
Spinnaker area36.0 m2 (388 sq ft)
Class is a member of World Sailing
H-boat

The official race crew consists of three persons. Women and juniors are allowed to have a fourth crew member in competitions. The H-boat has sleeping bunks for up to four persons. As a cruising yacht, the boat is suitable for 2-5 persons.

Major manufacturers of H-Boats have been Eagle Marine (Finland), Elvstrøm (Denmark), Scanboat (Åland), Hydrospeed (Finland), Artekno (Finland), Botnia Marin (Finland), O.L. Boats (Denmark), Ott Yacht (Germany) and Frauscher (Austria).

HistoryEdit

The Hans Groop-designed H-boat won a Finnish design competition for a GRP one-design fleet racer with spinnaker in 1967 and production started in 1970 by the Finnish builder Artekno.[3] The H in the name H-boat came from the Greek mythology goddess Hestia.[4] During the first three years, 500 boats were sold.[3] In 1971, Elvstrøm started production of the H-boat with some modifications on rudder and mast and in 1977 Botnia.[3]

EventsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

The H-boat World Championships has been sailed since 1980.[5]

Gold Silver Bronze
1980 Grömitz   Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Henrik Reese
Theis Palm
  Denmark
Henrik Søderlund
Gustav Anker Sørensen
Steen Nielsen
  Germany
Niels Springer
 
 
1981   Denmark
Jens Christensen
Arne Larsen
Morten Nielsen
  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Henrik Reese
Flemming Ibsen
  West Germany
Alexander Hagen
Vincent Hoesch
A. Schweitzer
1982 Goldah   Austria
Harald Fereberger
Hans Frauscher
H. Gehmayer
  West Germany
Horst Nebel
Tripp
Thallmair
  Denmark
Jens Christensen
Arne Larsen
Herluf Jørgensen
1983   Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Henrik Reese
Henrik Sørensen
  Denmark
Henrik Søderlund
Gustav Anker Sørensen
Steen Nielsen
  Denmark
Peter Due
Ole Christensen
Sandy Goodall
1984   Denmark
Morten Nielsen
Niels Henrik Borch
Per Kloster Hansen
  Denmark
Peter Due
Niels Kjeldsen
Ole Christensen
  Denmark
Tommi Krog Hansen
Jan Krog
Lars Erting
1985   Denmark
Jens Christensen
Jens Makholm
Josef Resch
  Austria
Farthofer
Holler
Holler
  Denmark
Henrik Søderlund
Arne Larsen
Leo Sørensen
1986   Denmark
Herluf Jørgensen
John N Andersen
Ole Johansen
  West Germany
Gerd Eiermann
Wolfgang Brochardt
Dirk Sundermann
  Denmark
Jesper Bendix
Klavs Bruun
Thomas Søndergaard
1987   Denmark
Tommi Krog Hansen
Jan Krog
Renato Skov
  Denmark
Jesper Bank
Steen Secher
Søren Olsen
  Finland
Matti Rouhiainen
Jari Bremer
G. Tallberg
1988 Vänersborg   Denmark
Jesper Bank
Steen Secher
Søren Olsen
  Denmark
Henrik Søderlund
Leo Sørensen
Finn Nikolajsen
  Finland
Henrik Lundberg
 
 
1989   Denmark
Jesper Bank
Søren Olsen
Steen Secher
  West Germany
Vincent Hoesch
Dirk Stadler
Andreas Huber
  Finland
Marrku Karjalainen
Jukka Karjalainen
H. Keituri
1990   East Germany
Helmar Nauck
Michael Zacharias
Josef Resch
  Denmark
Morten Nielsen
Niels Henrik Borch
Jan Krog
  West Germany
Wolfgang Döring
Janne De Jong
Gerd Wichmann
1991   Germany
Vincent Hoesch
Wolfgang Nothegger
Spiker Janka
  Sweden
Henrik Edman
J. Holst
Peder Edman
  Germany
Dirk Stadler
F. Piotrowski
Thomas Munk
1992   Germany
Vincent Hoesch
Wolfgang Nothegger
Markus Daniel
  Germany
Werner Fritz
Charly Zipfer
Thomas Auracher
  Denmark
Theis Palm
Niels Rasmussen
Thomas Kristensen
1993   Denmark
Christian Rasmussen
Torjus Gylstroff
Kasper Harnsberg
  Germany
Vincent Hoesch
Wolfgang Nothegger
Markus Daniel
  Denmark
Theis Palm
Henrik Vildenfeldt
Thomas Kristensen
1994   Germany
Vincent Hoesch
Wolfgang Nothegger
Stefan Abel
  Denmark
Theis Palm
Henrik Vildenfeldt
Thomas Kristensen
  Denmark
Sten Lindberg
Henrik Sørensen
Kim Buhl
1995   Germany
Stefan Meister
Ingo Borkowsky
Jonas Busch
  Germany
Wolfgang Döring
Karsten Bredt
Sönke Busch
  Switzerland
Kurt Frei
Nils Frei
Peter Rüfli
1996   Denmark
Herluf Jørgensen
Christian Pasbjerg
Søren Nielsen
  Sweden
Lars Bergenzaun
Anders lofqvist
Mirek Stanczuk
  Sweden
Jan Gustafson
Per Liljenberg
Hakon Olsson
1997   Sweden
Jan Gustafson
Per Liljenberg
Håkan Ollson
  Denmark
Herluf Jørgensen
Christian Pasbjerg
Søren Nielsen
  Germany
Vincent Hoesch
Stefan Abel
Florian Fendt
1998   Denmark
Bo Selko
Jonas Pedersen
Niels Sørensen
  Sweden
Jan Gustafson
Per Liljenberg
Håkan Olsson
  Denmark
Morten Nielsen
Jan Krog
Per Kloster Hansen
1999 Thun   Denmark
Bo Selko
Jonas Pedersen
Niels Sørensen
  Denmark
Herluf Jørgensen
Christian Pasbjerg
Carsten Pedersen
  Germany
Vincent Hoesch
Fendt
Müller
2000   Denmark
Theis Palm
Finn Nikolajsen
Lars Christiansen
  Denmark
Bo Selko
Jonas Pedersen
Kenneth Bøggild
  Sweden
Anders Olsson
Håkan Olsson
Peter Jønsson
2001 Hankö (FIN)   Sweden
Jan Gustafson
Mats Dahlander
Olof Lundquist
  Denmark
Bo Selko
Kenneth Bøggild
Michael Empacher
  Norway
Ralph Wikstrøm
Svein Andreassen
John Hatch
2002 Ebensee (AUT)   Austria
Stefan Frauscher
Peter Heininger
Thomas Linortner
  Germany
Dirk Stadler
Nils Ubert
Patrik Purin
  Austria
Christian Spießberger
Thomas Lackerbauer
Manfred Schinck
2003 Ammersee (GER)   Germany
Vincent Hoesch
Willi Gerlinger
Michael Lipp
  Germany
Dirk Stadler
Patric Purin
Markus Funke
  Germany
Wolfgang Döring
Thomas Kausen
Norbert Kausen
2004 Køge (DEN)   Denmark
Morten Nielsen
Niels Borch
Per K. Hansen
  Denmark
Bo Selko
Claus Høj Jensen
Claus Rossing
  Sweden
Jan Gustafson
Karl Kristensen
Lars Kristensen
2005 Malcesine (ITA)   Sweden
Lars Idmyr
Peter Andersson
Sebastian Christenson
  Denmark
Herluf Jørgensen
Christian Pasbjerg
Lars Wegner
  Denmark
Morten Nielsen
Per Kloster
Niels Henrik Borch
2006 Marstrand (SWE)   Denmark
Herluf Jørgensen
Christian Pasbjerg
Lars Wegner
  Netherlands
Hans Peulen
Patrik Vrancken
René Heijnen
  Sweden
Lars Idmyr
Peter Andersson
Sebastian Christenson
2007 Vierwaldstätter See   Netherlands
Hans Peulen
Patrik Vrancken
René Heijnen
  Denmark
Steffen Stegger
Lars Christiansen
Carsten Pedersen
  Denmark
Herluf Jørgensen
Christian Pasbjerg
Lars Wegner
2008 Hankö (FIN)   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Henrik Olsen
Jacob Guhle
  Denmark
Steffen Stegger
Lars Christiansen
Carsten Pedersen
  Sweden
Jan Gustafson
Karl Kristensen
Richard Ivarsson
2009 Medemblik (NED)
2010 Larvik (NOR)
2011 Neustadt[6]   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Karl Kristensen
  Netherlands
Hans Peulen
Patrik Vrancken
René Heijnen
  Sweden
Henrik Edman
Peder Edman
Hannes Edman
Bengt Pedersen
2012 Traunsee (AUT) [7][8]   Denmark
Morten Nielsen
Per Kloster
Niels Henrik Borch
  Denmark
Mads P. G. Korsgaard
Uffe Dreiser
Anders Rydlov
  Austria
Stefan Frauscher
Hans Frauscher
H. Gehmayer
2013 Thisted (DEN)   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Karl Kristensen
  Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Karl Kristensen
2014 Varberg (SWE)   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Karl Kristensen
2015 Malcesine (ITA)   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Jacob Guhle
  Sweden
Michael COLLBERG
Per ÅHLBY
Klas ANDERSSON
  Denmark
Claus Hougaard
2016 Helsinki (FIN)   Sweden
Henrik Edman
Peder Edman
Reimina HAnsson
Bengt Pedersen
  Finland
Staffan Lindberg
Thomas Hallberg
Manni Borg
  Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Rasmus Jørgen Andresen
2017 Brunnen[9]   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Rasmus Jørgen Andresen
  Denmark
Morten Nielsen
Niels Henrik Borch
Claus Rossing
  Finland
Jan Forsbom
Timo Lankinen
Iiro Törnström
Jukka Nikulainen
2018 Sandefjord (NOR)   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Rasmus Jørgen Andresen
  Sweden
Michael COLLBERG
Per ÅHLBY
Klas ANDERSSON
  Sweden
Henrik Edman
Peder Edman
Jesper Axelson
Bengt Pedersen
2019 Medemblik (NED)[10][11]   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Rasmus Jørgen Andresen
  Sweden
Michael COLLBERG
Per ÅHLBY
Klas ANDERSSON
  Finland
Jan FORSBOM
Iiro TÖRNSTRÖM
Timo LANKINEN
Jukka Nikulainen
2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19
2021 Struer (DEN)[12]   Denmark
Claus Høj Jensen
Frederik Dahl Hansen
Rasmus Jørgen Andresen
  Finland
Jan FORSBOM
Iiro TÖRNSTRÖM
Timo LANKINEN
Nikkilä Miikka
  Denmark
Anders Bertelsen
Christian Schulz
Betina Jepsen
Anders Lamberg


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Features of the H-Boat". Archived from the original on 30 April 2001.
  2. ^ http://www.h-boat-class.org./en/championships/world-championships/results.html
  3. ^ a b c Gelin, Curt (2005), 500 segelbåtar i test: bakgrund, egenskaper, omdömen (in Swedish), Stockholm: Nautiska förlaget, p. 99, ISBN 91-89564-19-7
  4. ^ "H som i H-båt", Båtnytt, no. 1, 2000
  5. ^ "Svenska H-båtsförbundet – Klubben för alla H-båtsseglare".
  6. ^ Stürmische H-Boot-WM 2011 in Neustadt
  7. ^ ISAF, 2012 H-Boat World Championship
  8. ^ 19-25 May 2012, H-Boat World Championship, ISAF results
  9. ^ https://www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/hboatworlds2017#!/results?classId=a9ec2dc7-6796-42ea-9494-bea39af69262
  10. ^ Sailing Today H-Boot Worlds 2019 Results after 8 races and 1 discard
  11. ^ 05/08/2019 - 09/08/2019 H-Boat World Championship 2019, manage2sail.com
  12. ^ https://www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/HboatWC2021#!/">05/08/2019 - 09/08/2019 H-Boat World Championship 2019, manage2sail.com

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