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#Rowing: Trinity won the men’s senior eight at Commercial Regatta at Islandbridge today. Commercial had divided their Championships winning eight into two crews. The rain came – at almost exactly the same time as in Saturday’s Neptune Regatta, but the full set of races were held. Neptune beat Commercial in the women’s club one eight, one of the last of a long day.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (Selected Results)

Men,

Eight – Senior: Trinity bt Commercial, 2l. Club One: UCD bt Commercial 1l. Novice: UCD B bt Trinity A 1l. Jun 18A: Neptune beat Coláiste Iognáid 1l. Jun 15: Athlone bt Coleraine GS 4l.

Four – Inter, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 2l. Club One, coxed: Commercial B bt Neptune, canvas. Jun 18A: Col Iognaid bt New Ross 3l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Neptune bt Commercial, scratched. Novice: Commercial bt Neptune 1l. Jun 18A, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Blackrock ½ l. Jun 16, coxed: Blackrock A bt Coleraine GS 1 ½ l.

Double – Senior: Commercial/Neptune bt Neptune ½ l. Club One: King’s Hospital bt Neptune distance. Jun 18A: Neptune C bt Three Cstles B 2l. Jun 16: Blackrock bt Carlow B 3l.

Single – Inter: Sligo (G Patterson) bt Offaly (C Brady) 3l. Club One: Lagan (N Darby) bt Carrick-on-Shannon (E Djeribi) 5l. Jun 18: Carrick (F Early) bt Neptune (S Byrne) 1l.

Women

Eight – Inter: Commercial bt Trinity 3l. Club One: Neptune bt Commercial 1 ½ l. Nov: UCD A bt UCD B distance. Jun 18A: Col Iognaid bt Commercial 3l. Jun 16: Coleraine Grammar School bt Commercial 1 ½ l.

Four – Senior, coxed: Commercial A bt Commercial B 1l. Inter: Commercial B bt Commercial A, distance. Club One, coxed: UCD D bt UCD B 3l. Jun 18A, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Commercial ½ l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Neptune A bt Athlone ¾ l. Nov, coxed: Neptune bt Trinity 2l. Jun 18, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Sligo 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 2l.

Double – Club One: King’s Hos A bt King’s Hos B, 3l. Jun 18A: Commercial A bt Carrick-on-Shannon 3l. Jun 16: Commercial bt Athlone A 3l.

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#Rowing: Commercial’s strength and depth were very evident at their own regatta at Islandbridge in Dublin today. After a huge programme was worked through, many of the finals involved the host club – some with two home crews competing against each other. The Intermediate eight was one such race. In the club eight, Trinity came out on top.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (selected results)

Men

Eight – Club: Trinity bt Blackrock 5l. Inter: Commercial A bt Commercial B ½ l. Novice: UCD bt UCD B 5l. Masters: Commercial bt Neptune 1l.

Four – Sen, coxed: Commercial C bt Commercial A ½ l. Jun 18, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 3l.

Pair – Sen: Commercial A bt Commercial B.  

Sculling,

Quadruple – Novice: Commercial A bt Neptune 2l. Jun 18, coxed: Three Castles bt Commercial 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Blackrock A bt Commercial ¾ l. Club, coxed: Neptune bt King’s Hos 3 ½ l.

Novice: Commercial B bt King’s Hos 4l. Jun 16: Three Castles bt New Ross 4l.

Double – Sen: Commercial A bt Commercial B 1 ¼ l. Club: Waterford A bt Garda distance. Jun 18: Three Castles A bt Three Castles B 5l.

Single – Club One: Carrick-on-Shannon (Earley) bt Commercial (Connolly) 2 ½ l . Inter: Commercial (N Beggan) bt Commercial (J Phelan) 2l. Nov: Offaly (K Morris) bt Commercial (J Wareham) dnf. Jun 18A: New Ross (L Sutton) bt Killorglin (J McCarthy) 3 ¼ l. Jun 16: Carlow (H Slattery) and Three Castles (L Flynn) dead heat.  

Women

Eight – Novice: Trinity A bt Neptune canvas. Jun 16: Carlow bt Athlone disq.

Four – Sen, coxed: Commercial C bt Commercial A 1l. Club, coxed: Commercial bt Trinity 3l. Jun 18: Commercial bt New Ross 1l. Jun 16: Commercial bt Galway scr.  

Pair – Sen: Commercial C bt Commercial A 2l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club, coxed: King’s Hos bt Killorglin 2l. Novice, coxed: Commercial B bt Neptune A 4l. Jun 18, coxed: New Ross bt Commercial 3l. Jun 16, coxed: Carlow bt Killorglin 1 ¼ l.

Double – Sen: Neptune bt Commercial 3½ l. Club: Neptune A bt UCD 3l. Jun 18: New Ross B bt Offaly dist. Jun 16: Commercial bt Killorglin 3l.

Single – Inter: Neptune (C Feerick) bt Athlone (Y Curley) 4l. Club: Garda (J Ryan) bt Neptune (E Power) dist. Nov: Commercial (S Bedair) bt Commercial (S Donnelly) dist. Club One: Garda (J Ryan) bt Neptune (E Power) distance. Jun 18A: Carrick-on-Shannon (T Duggan) bt Commercial (D O’Toole) 2 ½ l. Jun 18B: Offaly (E Dowling) bt Waterford (L Drohan) 3l. Masters: Offaly (C Nolan; C) bt Commercial (A Ryan; B) distance.

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#Rowing: Commercial Regatta was the biggest ever run by the club, with a huge entry from juniors in particular. Some of the top results also went the way of the host club. Trinity had to give way in the men’s intermediate eight, though in the women’s club eight they reversed the order. Scott Addison of Trinity won the men’s club single.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Intermediate: Commercial bt Trinity ¾ l. Club One: Commercial B bt Commercial 2¼ l. Novice: Neptune bt  UCD, disqualified. Jun 18A: Neptune bt Commercial ¾ l.

Four – Inter, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 5l. Club One, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 3l. Jun 18A, coxed: Commercial bt Waterford ¾ l.

Pair – Senior: Commercial B bt Commercial A 2 ½ l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Sligo bt Carlow 4l. Novice, coxed: Neptune B bt New Ross 2 ¾ l. Jun 18A, coxed: Commercial bt Waterford 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt New Ross 5l.

Double – Senior: Commercial A bt Commercial B ¾ l. Jun 18A: Three Castles B bt Commercial , DNF. Jun 16: Killorglin bt Waterford 3ft.

Single – Intermediate: Trinity (S Addison) bt Commercial (C Carroll) 1 ¼ l. Club One: Sligo (G Patterson) bt Portadown (A Lavins) 2 ¾ l. Novice: Commercial (E Jarvis) bt New Ross (E Jones) easily. Jun 18A: Commercial (E Meehan) bt Three Castles (O Clune) 2l. Jun 16: Waterford (S O’Brien) bt Commercial (K Browne) 2l.

Women

Eight – Club One: Trinity bt Commercial. Novice: UCD bt Trinity A easily. Jun 18: Commercial A bt Commercial B ½ l. Junior 16: Athlone bt Carlow 3/4l.

Four – Club One, coxed: Commercial bt Trinity 1 ¾ l. Novice, coxed: Commercial bt UCD 1l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Commercial B bt Commercal A 1l. Novice, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune easily. Jun 18, coxed: Waterford bt Sligo A 4l. Jun 16 coxed: Commercial bt Carlow 5l.

Double – Sen: Commercial bt Portadown easily. Jun 18A: Neptune bt Sligo A 5l. Jun 16: New Ross bt King’s Hospital 5l.

Single – Club One: New Ross (J Walsh) bt Portadown (A Martin). Jun 18A: Neptune (C Feerick) bt Fermoy (A O’Sullivan) 3 ½ l. Jun 16: Offaly (E Dowling) bt New Ross (A Coughlan) 1 ¼ l.

 

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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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