Association Committee

At the 2018 AGM held at Herne Bay the H2 association members voted to elect five people onto the H2 Association Committee

Richard Leftley (Chairman)


Richard is a member of South Cerney Sailing Club and has sailed a range of boats over the years including 420s and Lasers as part of the RYA youth squads and more recently he has sailed Laser 2’s and RS400 before coming back to singlehanders and the H2.  He is 45 years old and weighs in at around 100kg factors that he used at this years Nationals to be difficult to catch upwind. He has worked in over 70 countries and enjoys running half marathons when he is not sailing.


Keith Callaghan (Boat Designer)

Keith is a very energetic 73 year-old and is the designer of the H2. Weighing in at 76kg he is a perfect crew for a Merlin Rocket which he has been designing and building since he was just 19 years old. He is a three times “Silver Tiller” winning crew and three times in the top three at the Merlin Nationals in the 1970’s, all in boats that he designed. In fact the only boat that Keith would consider sailing instead of a Merlin is the H2!

Simon Hipkin (Boat Builder)

Dave Barker (Hon. Secretary)

Michael Alexander