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ICRA has published provisional class divisions for next week's 73–boat national championship fleet at Howth Yacht Club. The divisions are as expected but this year's class two has been forced to combine boats that in previous championships sailed in classes two and three but due to numbers in 2016 are sailing as one class next week. See full table below with divisions, IRC TCC and ECHO handicaps.

The cruiser–racer national championships is to be staged at the north Dublin venue for a record fifth time. The three day event, from next Friday, will decide eight national titles and Corinthian Cups across a combined fleet Read more about the championships here.

Sail NumberBoat NameModelOwnerClubIRC TCCECHODIV
IRL4208 WOW Farr 42 George Sisk Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.123 1.125 0
IRL4076 Meridian Salona 45 Tom Roche Kinsale Yacht Club 1.112 1.115 0
IRL2007 Jump Juice Ker 36.7 Conor Phelan Royal Cork Yacht Club 1.109 1.105 0
GBR8038 ROXSTAR XP38i FINDLAY & ANDERSON Clyde crusing club #N/A #N/A 0
IRL1507 Aquelina J/122 Sheila Tyrrell James Tyrrell Arklow Sailing Club #N/A #N/A 0
GBR4041 LICKS First 40 Jay Colville East Down Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 0
               
               
IRL10800 Rockabill VI JPK 10.80 2.15 fin6 Paul O'Higgins Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.046 1.045 1
IRL13500 D-TOX X 35 McSwiney, McStay, Sherry & O'Rafferty Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.044 1.045 1
GBR7377 Impostor Corby 33 Richard Fildes SCYC 1.035 #N/A 1
IRL7778 Gringo Archambault A 35 Tony Fox National Yacht Club 1.024 1.025 1
IRL3061 Fools Gold Archambault A 35 Robert Mc Connell WHSC 1.022 1.025 1
IRL9898 Indecision J/109 declan hayes & patrick halpenny Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.021 1.015 1
FRA37296 TRIPLE ELF First 35 CHRISTINE AND ROBIN MURRAY FAIRLIE YC /CLYDE CRUISING CLUB 1.020 #N/A 1
IRL1383 Ruth J/109 Shanahan Family National Yacht Club 1.015 1.015 1
IRL1141 storm J/109 pat kelly rsc/hyc 1.014 1.015 1
IRL1206 Joker 2 J/109 John Maybury Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.014 1.015 1
IRL5109 Jalapeno J/109 Barrington/Despard/O'Sullivan National Yacht Club 1.014 1.015 1
IRL811 RAPTOR Mills 30 CR DENIS HEWITT & ORS. Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.013 1.020 1
GBR2342 White Mischief J/109 Timothy and Richard Goodbody Royal Irish Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 1
GBR7709R Justjay J/109 Nigel Ingram Holyhead 1.012 #N/A 0
IRL29213 Something Else J/109 Brian & John Hall National Yacht Club 1.011 1.015 1
GBR8933R Bon Exemple XP 33 1.90 Colin Byrne Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.009 1.015 1
IRL3470 Flashback First 34.7 Breen/Hogg Howth Yacht Club 0.987 1.000 1
IR7991 Jigamaree J/109 Ronan Harris Royal Irish Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 1
IRL3670 Altair First 36.7 Losty/Dorgan Cove Sailing Club #N/A #N/A 1
               
               
               
IRL1332 Equinox X 332 Ross McDonald Howth Yacht Club 0.980 0.980 2
IRL9970 Lambay Rules J/97 Stephen Quinn Howth Yacht Club 0.971 0.980 2
IRL8094 king one First Evolution 30 David Kelly rsc/hyc 0.958 0.955 2
IRL2706 Kodachi Corby 27 Rick de Neve Howth Yacht Club 0.955 0.955 2
IRL1343 Arcturus Sun Odyssey 37 Peter & Declan McCabe Howth Yacht Club #N/A 0.945 2
IRL5522 the Big Picture MG HS30 michael & Richard Evans Howth Yacht Club 0.945 0.945 2
IRL2016 Checkmate XV MG HS30 David Cullen Howth Yacht Club 0.944 0.945 2
IRL1484 Harmony #N/A John Swan Howth Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 2
IRL2552 Fusion Corby 25 Colwell & Cobbe Howth Yacht Club 0.934 0.935 2
IRL988 Dux X 302 Anthony Gore-Grimes Howth Yacht Club 0.927 0.930 2
IRL3022 XEBEC X 302 Bourke,McGirr,Ball Howth Yacht Club 0.927 0.930 2
IRL7495 Maximus X 302 Paddy Kyne Howth Yacht Club 0.924 0.930 2
IRL1103 Viking X 302 K.Darmody & M.Patterson Howth Yacht Club 0.923 0.930 2
IRL8223 Kamikaze #N/A Peter Nash Royal St. George Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 2
               
             
IRL4571 Flyover Sigma 33ood David Marchant Waterford Harbour Sailing Club 0.913 0.910 3
IRL508 Quest Humphreys 1/4 Ton Barry Cunningham & Jonathan Skerritt Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.906 0.905 3
IRL6559 White Hunter Formula 28 MOD Joss Walsh Howth Yacht Club 0.906 0.905 3
IRL6136 Starlet Formula 28 Wormald / Walsh Howth Yacht Club 0.905 0.905 3
FRA9186 Cartoon Quarter Ton Fauroux Ken Lawless & Sybil McCormack Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.895 0.900 3
IRL9538 Running Wild - Seachange Now Impala 28ood Brendan Foley Royal St. George Yacht Club 0.889 0.890 3
IRL3060 Jumpin' Jive J/24 Mark Usher Greystones Sailing Club 0.887 0.885 3
IRL4794 Hard on Port J/24 Flor O'Driscoll Howth Yacht Club 0.887 0.885 3
IRL4115 K25 HYC Johnny Bravo J/24 White Ciaran Howth Yacht Club 0.887 0.885 3
IRL4384 Gala Racing J/24 Simon McGibney Foynes Yacht Club 0.884 0.885 3
GBR9612 Bambi Impala 28 I/B 1.78 Richard Harding National Yacht Club #N/A 0.885 3
I8709 Cri Cri #N/A Paul Colton Royal Irish Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 3
IRL8245N Asterix #N/A Boushell, Counihan, Meredith Dun Laoghaire Marina #N/A #N/A 3?
           
               
IRL6556 Challenger Europe Challenger Paul Rossiter Howth Yacht Club #N/A 0.845 4
IRL35 ELEINT Trapper 300 Michal Matulka Dunlaoghaire Motor YC #N/A 0.830 4
E127 OctopussE E Boat PATRICK O NEILL Howth Yacht Club 0.824 0.825 4
IR3052 Tobago #N/A Ray, Costello, McShera, Quigley Malahide Yacht Club #N/A #N/A ?
               
               
WHITESAIL            
               
GBR1345 Samatom XC45 Robert Rendell Howth Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 5
IRL3335 Bite the Bullet #N/A Colm Bermingham Howth Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 5
GB58571 Spellbound #N/A H. & G. Burrows, L. Skeffington Howth Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 5
                             
WHITESAIL 1            
               
IRL6001 REBELLION Nicholson 58 Hughes, Hanlon & O'Mahony Howth Yacht Club 1.051 1.055 5
IRL4007 Tsunami First 40.7 Distinction 2.40 Vincent Farrell National Yacht Club 1.042 1.055 5
IRL4073 Splashdance Dufour 40 Howard McMullan Howth Yacht Club 1.011 1.030 5
IRL1166 edenpark Sun Odyssey 36i liam farmer Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.976 0.985 5
IRL1357 Humdinger Sunfast 37 Michael Mc Cabe Carlingford 0.971 0.980 5
GBR3550 Lolly Folly Hanse 350 Colm Howth Yacht Club #N/A 0.965 5
IRL1333 White Lotus Elan 333 PaulTully Dunlaoghaire Motor YC 0.956 0.965 5
IRL3339 Indulgence Elan 333 David Sargent Howth Yacht Club 0.952 0.965 5
IRL2706 Kodachi Corby 27 De neve Howth Yacht Club 0.937 0.955 5
               
WHITESAIL 2            
               
IRL2070 Out & About First 38 Terry Mc Coy Howth Yacht Club 0.929 0.950 6
IRL5643 Calypso Oceanis 361 Howard Knott Royal St. George Yacht Club 0.927 0.930 6
IRL1502 Vespucci Dehler 31 Sean + Kristina O'Regan Royal Irish Yacht Club #N/A 0.890 6
GBR4183 Poppy #N/A John Roberts Whitehaven sailing association 0.902 #N/A 6
IRL100 Demelza Club Shamrock Windsor & Steffi Howth Yacht Club 0.876 0.875 6
Published in ICRA
Class Afloat, a school that sails on one of the world's most spectacular tall ships, will be in Belfast next week. Weather and sea conditions permitting, SS Sorlandet is expected to arrive in Belfast on September 18th and stay docked there until the 22nd.

West Island College International - Class Afloat is one of the world's most unique and interesting educational experiences.  It offers high school and university students the opportunity to take fully accredited courses while sailing aboard a traditional fully-rigged class 'A' tall ship built in 1924. 

Some facts about Class Afloat:

Created in 1984 as a Canadian International Youth Year programme.

Has visited ports of call on every continent of the world.

Students and staff participate in two service projects in the Dominican Republic and in our West Africa Initiative in Dakar, Senegal

Students tend to come from the top 25th percentile in their home schools and 98% of our students attend the university of their choice after graduating with us

Students spend four hours a day outside of the classroom learning how to run and maintain the ship

Students leave the program having developed strong leadership skills, an ease at working in groups, a sense of responsibility and accountability, ready to participate as an active and conscious citizen.

More on the website here

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The Half Ton Class was created by the Offshore Racing Council for boats within the racing band not exceeding 22'-0". The ORC decided that the rule should "....permit the development of seaworthy offshore racing yachts...The Council will endeavour to protect the majority of the existing IOR fleet from rapid obsolescence caused by ....developments which produce increased performance without corresponding changes in ratings..."

When first introduced the IOR rule was perfectly adequate for rating boats in existence at that time. However yacht designers naturally examined the rule to seize upon any advantage they could find, the most noticeable of which has been a reduction in displacement and a return to fractional rigs.

After 1993, when the IOR Mk.III rule reached it termination due to lack of people building new boats, the rule was replaced by the CHS (Channel) Handicap system which in turn developed into the IRC system now used.

The IRC handicap system operates by a secret formula which tries to develop boats which are 'Cruising type' of relatively heavy boats with good internal accommodation. It tends to penalise boats with excessive stability or excessive sail area.

Competitions

The most significant events for the Half Ton Class has been the annual Half Ton Cup which was sailed under the IOR rules until 1993. More recently this has been replaced with the Half Ton Classics Cup. The venue of the event moved from continent to continent with over-representation on French or British ports. In later years the event is held biennially. Initially, it was proposed to hold events in Ireland, Britain and France by rotation. However, it was the Belgians who took the ball and ran with it. The Class is now managed from Belgium. 

At A Glance – Half Ton Classics Cup Winners

  • 2017 – Kinsale – Swuzzlebubble – Phil Plumtree – Farr 1977
  • 2016 – Falmouth – Swuzzlebubble – Greg Peck – Farr 1977
  • 2015 – Nieuwport – Checkmate XV – David Cullen – Humphreys 1985
  • 2014 – St Quay Portrieux – Swuzzlebubble – Peter Morton – Farr 1977
  • 2013 – Boulogne – Checkmate XV – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1985
  • 2011 – Cowes – Chimp – Michael Kershaw – Berret 1978
  • 2009 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978
  • 2007 – Dun Laoghaire – Henri-Lloyd Harmony – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1980~
  • 2005 – Dinard – Gingko – Patrick Lobrichon – Mauric 1968
  • 2003 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978

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