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#Rowing: Trinity won the toss for both the Corcoran Cup women’s race and Gannon Cup men’s contest at the Colours Races this weekend on the Liffey. Trinity opted to take the North Station in both cases. The toss was performed by Josh Van Der Flier, the international rugby player.  The races are set for Saturday, March 18th, on the Liffey from O’Connell Bridge to St James’s Gate.

Novice women (Sally Moorhead Trophy) 1.30pm
Novice men (Dan Quinn Shield) - 2pm
Senior women (Corcoran Cup) - 2.30pm
Senior men (Gannon Cup) - 3pm

UCD Senior Women's Crew:
Cox - Síne Ní Fhinn
Stroke Eimear Lambe
7 Ruth Gilligan
6 Jane Coleman
5 Daisy Callanan
4 Gersende Youl
3 Rachel Ryan
2 Vanessa Connolly
Bow Sarah Matthews

UCD Senior Men's Crew:
Cox - Orlagh Reid
8 David O'Malley
7 Eoin Gleeson
6 Andrew Griffin
5 Shane Mulvaney
4 Max Murphy
3 Tiarnan Doherty
2 Shane O'Connell
1 Sam Bolger

DULBC
Sally Moorhead (novices)
1.      Bow: Kathryn Yeow
2.      Ellen Murphy
3.      Molly Brennan
4.      Pheobe Warren
5.      Aideen Fay
6.      Gabrielle Giuscitte
7.      Anna Mangan
Stroke: Jane Hogg
 
Corcoran Cup (seniors)
1.      Bow: Susie O‘Neill
2.      Nora Fisher
3.      Gemma Foley
4.      Aoife Corcoran
5.      Caoimhe Dempsey
6.      Hannah McCarthy
7.      Sarah Higgins
8.      Laura Walsh
 
DUBC
Gannon Cup (Senior)
Cox Conor Keogh
Stroke Mark Quigley
7 Adam Browne
6 Patrick Moreau
5 Liam Hawkes
4 Matthew Mitchell
3 Josh Norton
2 Andrej Liadov
Bow William Doyle
 
Dan Quinn (Novice/Junior)
Cox Hannah Colgan
Stroke Ross Layden
7 Andrew Burgess
6 Paul Peters
5 Constantine Knauer
4 Brian Egan
3 John Taaffe
2 Gavin Moore
Bow Paulus Heemskerk

Published in Rowing

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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