Hirondelle Mk II

The important difference between the Hirondelle Mk I and II was in the rig; being a little under a metre shorter but still with sufficient canvas to outrun a similar length monohull and sail down wind with grace, comfort and adequate ease. Some minor changes appeared with the interior and the cabin windows became slightly larger with a differing shape. In the main she remained as a safe comfortable family cruiser, with longer distance capability.

The boats pictured are all Mk II's with the shorter rig. As a point of etiquette, the union flag flying in the top picture is on the pole ashore. Note the dinghy storage facilities on Hullabaloo, you don't get that on a monohull! The portholes on Akwacat above are opening, makes a great difference to ventilation, not for use at sea.

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