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#ROWING: Ireland had some notable wins in the first session of the Home International Regatta at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. Eimantas Grigalius won the men’s single sculls impressively, while Niall Duncan matched him in the lightweight single. The Carlow men’s pair of Niall Murphy and Alan McKenna also won, though Murphy returned to the sport after a long break. Relatively new entrants to the sport Emma Desmond in the lightweight single sculls and pararower Katie O’Brien also won.

The women’s junior double sculls and lightweight double sculls also brought Ireland top points, as did the men’s four of Thomas Deere, Ryan Corcoran, Daniel Buckley and Kevin Coughlan.  

Home International Regatta, National Rowing Centre, Cork

Men

Four: 1 Ireland (T Deere, R Corcoran, D Buckley, K Coughlan) 6:11.85, 2 England 6:12.21. Junior: 1 Wales 6:24.97; 3 Ireland 6:33.09.

Four, coxed: 1 Scotland 6:31.05; 3 Ireland 6:48.43. Junior: 1 England 6:38.35, 2 Ireland 6:40.57.

Pair: 1 Ireland (N Murphy, A McKenna) 6:59.04, 2 Scotland 7:02.13, 3 England 7:25.08. Lightweight: 1 Scotland 7:07.86; 3 Ireland 7:17.19. Junior: 1 England 7:00.84, 2 Ireland 7:02.98.

Sculling, Quadruple – Junior: 1 England 6:10.89; 3 Ireland 6:27.26.

Double: 1 Scotland 6:40.76; 3 Ireland 6:51.88. Lightweight: 1 England 6:45.82; 3 Ireland 6:59.23. Junior: 1 Ireland (S Mulvaney, F McCarthy) 6:44.18, 2 England 6:45.59.

Single: 1 Ireland (E Grigalius) 7:12.90, 2 Scotland 7:21.52, 3 England 7:26.99. Lightweight: 1 Ireland (N Duncan) 7:22.39, 2 Scotland 7:26.29, 3 Wales 7:35.88. Junior: 1 Scotland 7:14.12; 4 Ireland 7:48.73.

Women

Four: 1 Scotland 6:50.28; 4 Ireland 7:21.12. Junior: 1 England 7:09.13; 3 Ireland 7:17.43.

Four, coxed: 1 Scotland; 3 Ireland 7:28.59. Junior: 1 Scotland 7:31.43; 4 Ireland 7:41.00.

Pair: 1 Scotland 7:36.50; 3 Ireland 7:49.83. Lightweight: 1 Scotland 7:50.28, 2 Ireland 8:01.28. Junior: 1 Scotland 7:47.97; 4 Ireland 8:01.67.

Sculling, Quadruple – Junior: 1 England 6:57.40; 3 Ireland 7:09.94.

Double: 1 Scotland 7:28.98; 3 Ireland 7:39.57.

Lightweight: 1 Scotland 7:22.07; 3 Ireland 7:48.63. Junior: 1 Scotland 7:33.87; 3 Ireland 7:45.72.

Single: 1 Wales 7:57.28; 4 Ireland 8:19.93.

Lightweight Single: 1 Ireland (E Desmond) 8:03.69, 2 England 7:4.02, 3 Wales 7:35.88. Junior: 1 England 8:14.03; 4 Ireland 8:30.05.

Pararowing: Trunk and Arms single sculls: 1 Ireland (K O’Brien) 4:51.98.

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: The Irish challenge in the Double Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta was ended this morning as the British national crew of John Collins and Jonathan Walton beat Dave Neale and Eimantas Grigalius of Three Castles. The British, who have been finalists at the European Championships and the World Cup in Aiguebelette, were half a length up by the top of the Island and three lengths up at 500 metres. The winner was never in doubt from that point.  

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Three (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Double Sculls Challenge Cup (Men, Open): Leander (J Collins, J Walton) bt Three Castles (D Neale, E Grigalius) 2l, 7 mins 48 secs.

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: Dave Neale and Eimantas Grigalius made an excellent start at Henley Royal Regatta today. The Three Castles’ men took the lead early in their heat of the Double Sculls and never relinquished it against the lighter crew of Chris Owen and John Hale from Roy Roy Boat Club. Neale and Grigalius had a three-length lead by halfway and won by that margin.  

Queen’s exited the Prince of Wales in the first round. The Irish quadruple fell to Tyrian and Thames in a race which was decided early on. Queen’s were behind by a length by 500 metres, and while they made a number of pushes they did not make enough progress into the headwind conditions.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Prince of Wales Challenge Cup (Men’s Quadruple Sculls, Intermediate): Tyrian Club and Thames RC bt Queen’s University (G McKillen, A Boreham, T Oliver, C Beck) 3l, 7:17.

Double Sculls Challenge Cup (Men, Open): Three Castles (D Neale, E Grigalius bt Roy Roy (C Owen, J Hale) 3l, 8:08.

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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