Hawk Wind Indicator Selection Guide
Masthead Wind Indicators
Little Hawk Mark 1 - The Little Hawk Mark 1 is a masthead burgee with no clips or brackets. Fit to the masthead by inserting the rod into the sleeve of the mainsail on e.g. a Laser 1 or a Topper
Little Hawk Race - The Little Hawk Race is a Little Hawk Mark 1 with the addition of a mast clip system (the rod is shorter than on the Little Hawk Mark 1). Fit the clip to the masthead with the self tapping screws provided. There is a matching fitting located at the bottom of the rod which fits into the clip. The system has a simple release mechanism. The wind indicator can therefore be easily removed when required. The masthead clip and bracket is identical to the Hawk.
Little Hawk Race Podium - a development of the Little Hawk Race - vane arm comparable to the Hawk, the masthead clip and bracket is identical to the Hawk, the locking block is also now captive so that the vane can not be easily lost and it keeps it perfectly balanced.
Hawk - The Hawk is the original and is more sophisticated than the Little Hawk Race. It has the unique Hawk 'V' jewel bearing and a pair of adjustable vanes to help with tacking and gybe angles. It has the identical masthead clip system as the Little Hawk Race. Fit the clip to the masthead with the self tapping screws provided. There is a matching fitting located at the bottom of the rod which fits into the clip. The system has a simple release mechanism. The wind indicator can therefore be easily removed when required.
Great Hawk - The Great Hawk is just as it sounds = a scaled up version of the Hawk for larger dinghies/dayboats and small yachts. The masthead clip system is different to the Hawk.
Eye Level Wind Indicators
Little Hawk Mark 2 - The Little Hawk Mark 2 is the most popular wind indicator, suitable for e.g. a Laser 1 or a Topper. It fits on to the mast around gooseneck level with the clamp supplied. The whole assembly is easily fitted and removed each time you rig and de rig your boat.
Little Hawk Mark 2 Podium - Upgraded Mark 2 using feedback from Olympic sailors - the vane arm has been redesigned to reduce weight, increase rigidity and reduce the centre of momentum. The arm has also been angled to reduce mainsheet snagging.
Hawk Race - The Hawk Race is a scaled up version of the Little Hawk Mark 2 and comes with the unique Hawk 'V' jewel bearing, suitable for bigger single handers e.g. Contender, Finn.
Cat Hawk - The Cat Hawk is similar to the original Hawk but is modified to fit to the forestay on catamarans with no spinnaker.