Performance and Comparison

Hurricane SloopStability, Speed, and Sail Handling

The Hurricane offers the solo sailor a wonderful, exhilarating ride without the white knuckles. The position of halyards and sheets for sail-handling is easily accessed. The sail comes with a jiffy reefing set-up which can be handled from the cockpit. The jib sheets are handled mid-cockpit. We offer Wilmex #8 winches as an option.

How does the Hurricane Compare?

Many comparisons have been made with similar designs such as the Herreshoff 12-1/2. Take a second look and the differences will become apparent, beginning with the hull profile. We can compare the statistics (hull speed, sail area to displacement, displacement to length, etc.). The older full keeled Typhoon matches the H12 stats consistently. The Hurricane’s lighter displacement and slightly less sail area will naturally alter the comparison but not by much. On the plus side, the longer waterline and shallow draft will add to the performance and versatility, broadening the sailing possibilities without sacrificing stability. These are the key attributes that stand out for the Hurricane: a more intimate feel, less draft, and a responsive helm.