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Bulletin TV will be bursting onto your screens every Thursday from the 28th of October at 7pm on RTE 2. The adrenaline-jammed 8 part series brings The Red Bulletin Magazine to life and features extreme sports in full throttle from Ireland and around the world.

Aidan Power and newcomer Daniella Moyles guide viewers around the pulsating world of heroes, music, fashion and high energy sports meeting some of the worlds brightest stars and biggest risk takers along the way.

Aidan and Daniella delve deep into the world of culture and cover everything from rising music performers and fashion designers to getting down and dirty with Ireland's graffiti artists.
Bulletin TV will bring you through the USA, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as well as travelling the length and breadth of Ireland to experience firsthand events such as Rossnowlagh Irish Intercounties Surfing Championships and The Red Bull X Fighters. Along the way they meet Irish & international athletes and find out what dBUerives them beyond the amazing to achieve the incredible.
In programme 1, Aidan catches up with Ireland's top female surfer, Easkey Britton as she leads an all-girl team in the Rossnowalgh Intercounties Surfing Championships in Donegal; Daniella finds out from Karina Hollekim if BASE Jumpers are really as crazy as they seem; David Coultard burns rubber in Belfast City Centre; Keith Walsh tells us of the pain of skateboarding; with the help of Isaac Newton, Travis Pastrana jumps his car 82 meters in the air and Akte Blani demonstrates that if you don't like your seat on a plane you should another plane.
In programme 2, Daniella joins one hundred motorcross and enduro riders as they do battle over the original steeple chase route in Co. Cork; Aidan talks to Felix Baumgartner about his plan to be the first person to break the sound barrier without a vehicle; Mountain Biker Aaron Chase tells us what his spinal chord and a doughnut have in common; and Daniella catches up with award winning Irish fashion designer Amanda Grogan.
So, sit back, belt up and enjoy the world of extreme sports and culture with Bulletin TV. It promises to be an unforgettable ride.

Bulletin TV is a fully funded television series produced by COCO Television for Red Bull Media House GmbH.

Published in Surfing

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.


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. 

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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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