(1968 HR 25)
Hinterhoeller 25 (HR25) was a successor to the very popular Hinterhoeller
Shark 24. Introduced in the late 1960s, the HR25 became a very popular
racer under the then widely used Midget Ocean Racing Club (MORC) rating rule.
The HR 25 is a very quick and stiff boat, especially by the standard of
1960s production sailboats.
I purchased a 1968 HR 25 in 1972, shortly after I moved to the Washington,
DC area. Before I sold it in 1976, I never became a good enough
technical sailor to really appreciate this boat ,
but I did appreciate it's forgiving nature as I started up the cruising
under sail learning curve.
then I saw the handwriting on the wall and anticipated my
need to be an effective single-handed sailor
I did appreciate the benefits of having an attractive crew.
God, we were young then
I kept the HR 25, which I never named, on the South
River from 1972 to 1975 then moved it to
where I purchased a Columbia 8.7
and sold the HR 25.