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#Rowing: The senior eights from Commercial and Trinity topped the men’s and women’s rankings at the Erne Head of the River in Enniskillen today. Commercial were the fastest crew and came home faster than Trinity’s men’s senior eight, while Enniskillen’s junior women’s eight were the second-fastest women’s crew. The host club’s junior 18 men’s eight were also fastest in their class – they were fifth overall.

There were strong winds throughout the race. Despite the conditions, this was the biggest Erne Head.

Erne Head (provisional results); 1 Commercial A men’s senior eight 19 mins 32 seconds, 2 Trinity mens sen eight 19:56, 3 UCD men’s sen eight 20.11.2, 4 Commercial B men’s sen eight 20.14.9, 5 Enniskillen men’s junior 18 eight 20.35.9, 6 NUIG men’s club one eight 20:56.5. 18 Trinity women’s senior eight 22.24.2; 20 Enniskillen junior women’s eight 22:35.8.

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#Rowing: Erne Head of the River, set for Enniskillen on Saturday (March 2nd), will go ahead. The organisers expect strong winds for the six kilometre event. They have told clubs to instruct their rowers to wear warm clothing. The head is set for 2pm.

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#Rowing: The two heads of the river scheduled for this Saturday have fallen foul of the weather, although both are set to be rescheduled. The Erne Head, at Enniskillen, had drawn a top-class entry. But while conditions at Enniskillen might well be rowable on Saturday, travel to the venue, especially on Friday, would prove difficult at best because of snow and high winds. The organisers hope to run the event on March 10th. Cork Head has also been cancelled, and organisers say the are also hoping to have it held on a new date.

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#Rowing: Trinity’s senior A eight were clear winners of the Erne Head of the River today. The Dublin University crew had 19 seconds to spare over the Commercial senior eight. Portora’s junior 18 eight placed sixth, while the fastest women’s crew were the Trinity senior eight, which finished 16th.

 

Position Crew Number Club Class Time
1
1
DUBC A
MS 8+
19:23
2
4
Commercial RC
MS 8+
19:42
3
2
NUIG A
MS 8+
19:53
4
5
DUBC B
MS 8+
19:56
5
3
UCDBC
MS 8+
20:00
6
8
Portora BC
MJ18 8+
20:15
7
6
NUIG B
MS 8+
20:21
8
7
QUBBC
MI 8+
20:23
9
13
Portora BC
MS 4x-
20:58
10
11
Commercial
MJ18 8+
21:19
11
42
DUBC A
MN 8+
21:23
12
43
QUBBC A
MN 8+
21:38
13
10
Methodist College
MJ18 8+
21:40
14
9
Neptune RC
MJ18 8+
21:45
15
14
Belfast / Lagan Scullers
MS 4x-
22:00
16
23
DULBC
WS 8+
22:22
17
16
RBAI
MU23 4x-
22:26
18
29
Galway RC (Vet D)
MM 8+
22:48
19
44
UCDBC A
MN 8+
23:00
20
67
Commercial RC A
MJ16 4x+
23:06
21
58
Portora BC
MJ16 8+
23:11
22
12
RBAI
MJ18 8+
23:15
23
39
Commercial RC A
WI 8+
23:18
24
24
Portora BC
WJ18 8+
23:25
25
30
Belfast RC A (Vet D)
MM 8+
23:26
26
20
Neptune
MI 4+
23:27
27
17
DUBC
MS 4+
23:29
28
45
Neptune RC
MN 8+
23:31
29
34
Belfast BC (Vet F)
MM 8+
23:36
30
27
Methodist College
WJ18 8+
23:41
31
32
OCBC / Athlone (Vet E)
MM 8+
23:47
32
49
DUBC C
MN 8+
23:52
33
46
DUBC B
MN 8+
23:53
34
48
UCDBC B
MN 8+
23:58
35
51
Belfast BC / Bann/ QUBLBC
WS 4x-
24:15
35
=
28
Neptune RC (Vet D)
MM 8+
24:15
37
37
DULBC A
WI 8+
24:18
38
26
Galway RC
WJ18 8+
24:19
38
=
38
NUIG
WI 8+
24:19
40
59
Methodist College
MJ16 8+
24:21
40
=
56
QUBLBC
WS 4-
24:21
42
41
Commercial RC B
WI 8+
24:31
43
33
Walton Rowing Club (Vet E)
MM 8+
24:34
44
36
LVBC (Vet G)
MM 8+
24:46
45
69
Commercial RC B
MJ16 4x+
24:51
46
54
Commercial RC
WJ18 4x-
25:04
47
64
Belfast BC A (Vet D)
WM 8+
25:06
48
31
Belfast RC B (Vet E)
MM 8+
25:38
49
35
Moseley Boat Club (Vet G)
MM 8+
25:46
50
47
QUBBC B
MN 8+
25:51
51
25
Commercial RC
WJ18 8+
25:53
52
53
Belfast RC
WJ18 4x-
26:04
53
40
DULBC B
WI 8+
26:07
54
22
Methodist College
MJ18 4+
26:31
55
68
Portadown
MJ16 4x+
26:33
56
72
Portora BC B
WJ16 8+
27:21
57
63
Belfast RC (Vet C)
WM 8+
27:38
58
66
Portadown (Vet D)
M Mixed 8+
28:21
59
55
Portadown
WJ18 4x-
28:37
60
62
Belfast BC B (Vet C)
WM 8+
29:11
61
61
Portora BC A
WJ16 8+
29:17
62
65
QUBLBC
WN 8+
29:39
63
=
15
Lagan Scullers
MS 4x-
Did Not Row
63
=
18
UCDBC
MI 4+
Did Not Row
63
=
19
QUBBC
MI 4+
Did Not Row
63
=
21
RBAI
MJ18 4x-
Did Not Row
63
=
50
DULBC
WS 4x-
Did Not Row
63
=
52
Portadown
WS 4x-
Did Not Row
63
=
57
QUBLBC
WI 4+
Did Not Row
63
=
60
Blackrock College
MJ16 8+
Did Not Row
63
=
70
Blackrock College
MJ16 4x+
Did Not Row
63
=
71
Galway RC
WJ164x+
Did Not Row
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ROWING: The Erne Head of the River has been cancelled. A radical change in the forecast, with high winds predicted, convinced the organisers that there was a chance that some boats could get into difficulty. The event set for Saturday, was set to be to be the first domestic event of the rowing season – on March 1st. All the other heads of the river have cancelled because of weather-created difficulties.

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#ROWING: The Erne Head of the River will go ahead on Saturday at Enniskillen, but with a revised format because of the effects of the recent heavy rains. Only eights will compete and the course will run from Devenish Island against the flow to the Portora boathouse. There will be over 20 safety boats in attendance and flashing blue lights on any perceived hazard.

The event, which was a huge success last year, is set to be opening head of the river of the domestic season.

The Fermoy head of the river, scheduled for March 16th, has fallen to the weather: the high water levels have made it impossible to hold a test run and divers have identified what could be new hazards below the water.

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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
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  • 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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