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#ROWING: Portora’s men’s junior 18 quadruple scull was the fastest crew in the first head of the Lagan Head of the River on Saturday. The fastest single sculler on the day was a junior – Dylan Mitchell of Bann outpaced intermediate Sam McKeown of Portadown. Senior sculler Ruth Morris of Trinity was the fastest woman, while the Queen's novice eight was the fastest women's crew.

Lagan Head of the River, Belfast, Saturday (2,700m)

Head One:

Overall: 1 Portora men’s junior 18A quadruple sculls 10 min 10.3 sec, 2 Belfast BC mens’ senior double sculls 10:46.6, 3 Methodist A men’s junior 16 coxed quad 11:06.5, 4 Bann jun 18A coxed quad 11:06.5, 5 Commercial club one coxed four 11:07.6, 6 Portora jun 16 coxed four 11:20.0.

Men

Eight – Novice: Trinity 11:27.7.

Four – Club One, coxed: Commercial 11:07.6. Novice, coxed: RBAI 12:14.1. Jun 18A: Coleraine AI 11:24.1. Jun 16, coxed: Portora 11:10.8.

Pair – Sen: Belfast RC A 12:11.5. Jun 18: Methodist 12:05.9.

Sculling

Quadruple – Club One, coxed: RBAI 11:21.2. Jun 18A: Portora 10:10.3; Jun 18A, coxed: Bann 11:06.5. Jun 16, coxed: Methodist A 10:53.6

Double – Senior: Belfast BC 10:46.6. Club One: Methodist 11:18.7. Jun 18A: Bann 11:31.6. Jun 16: Methodist 12:05.2.

Single – Senior: Trinity (J Dover) 12:23.1. Inter: Portadown (S McKeown) 11:55.0. Club One: Trinity (J Norton) 12:03.1. Jun 18A: Bann (D Mitchell) 11:52.5.

Women

Eight – Novice: Queen’s A 12:24.6.

Four – Inter, coxed: Belfast RC 12:45.8. Club One, coxed: Trinity 12:35.6. Jun 18: Methodist 12:17.8. Jun 16, coxed: Portora 12:15.4.

Pair – Senior: Methodist 13:06.4. Jun 18A: Portora 12:49.2.

Sculling,

Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Belfast BC 13:57.2. Jun 18A: Bann 11:27.8. Jun 16, coxed: Portora 12:44.9.

Double – Club One: Queen’s 12:53.8. Jun 18A: Neptune 12:40.7.

Single – Senior: Trinity (R Morris) 12:27.4. Inter: Belfast BC (S Quinn) 13:11.4. Club One: Queen’s (R Maguire) 13:46.8. Jun 18A: Bann (E Barry) 13:39.9.

POSITION
CREW
NUMBER Club Class Cox/Steerer Time % of winning
time Comments
1 101 Portora MJ18A 4X- E. Gebler 10:10.3 100.00
2 105 Belfast BC MS 2X M. McKibbin 10:46.6 105.95
3 122 Methodist A MJ16 4X+ J. Thompson 10:53.6 107.11
4 121 Bann MJ18A 4X+ C. Bell 11:06.5 109.22
5 112 Commercial MC1 4+ R. Keogh 11:07.6 109.40
6 147 Portora MJ16 4+ M. Woodhouse 11:10.8 109.93
7 115 Methodist MC1 2X E. Magill 11:18.7 111.21
8 128 Bann MJ16 4X+ F. Lestas 11:20.0 111.43
9 124 Commercial MJ16 4X+ R. Keogh 11:20.7 111.55
10 111 RBAI MC1 4X+ R. Hulatt 11:21.2 111.62
11 109 CAI MJ18A 4- L. Beach 11:24.1 112.09
12 102 Methodist MJ18A 4X- E. Sweeny 11:24.9 112.23
13 131 DUBC MN 8+ D. O'Carroll 11:27.7 112.70
14 154 Bann WJ18A 4X- R. Meenagh 11:27.8 112.71
15 103 CAI MJ18A 4X- J. Gregg 11:29.7 113.01
16 120 Bann MJ18A 2X T. Davidson 11:31.6 113.33
17 142 Commercial MJ15 8+ T. Cahill 11:35.0 113.89
18 114 CAI MC1 2X O. Gage 11:39.2 114.57
19 110 Commercial MC1 4X+ R. Keogh 11:42.4 115.09
20 157 Neptune MJ15 4X+ J. Butler 11:51.2 116.54
21 141 Bann MJ18A 1X D. Mitchell 11:52.5 116.75
22 152 Portora WJ18A 4X- L. Mulligan 11:53.1 116.86
23 133 Portadown MI 1X S. McKeown 11:55.0 117.16
24 135 Portora MI 1X E. Murray 11:59.3 117.86
25 153 Methodist WJ18A 4X- L. Bell 12:00.4 118.04
26 163 DUBC MC1 1X J. Norton 12:03.1 118.48
27 113 DUBC MC1 2X R. Sugrue 12:03.1 118.49
28 137 Belfast BC MJ18A 1X A. Murray 12:04.0 118.64
29 145 Methodist MJ16 2X X. Young 12:05.2 118.83
30 108 Methodist MJ18A 2- M. Taylor 12:05.9 118.94
31 164 DUBC MC1 1X N. Rawlinson 12:06.1 118.97
32 106 Belfast RC A MS 2- I. Crawford 12:11.5 119.86
33 144 RBAI MN 4+ D. Simpson 12:14.1 120.28
34 107 Belfast RC B MS 2- T. McCaughtry 12:14.2 120.31
35 198 Portora WJ16 4+ S. Dolan 12:15.4 120.50
36 149 Methodist WJ18A 4- O. Andress 12:17.8 120.89
37 127 Neptune MJ16 4X+ M. Hartigan 12:19.7 121.21
38 155 Belfast RC WJ18A 4X- C. Coulter 12:22.7 121.70
39 116 DUBC MS 1X J. Dover 12:23.1 121.77
40 162 DUBC MC1 1X B. Maguire 12:23.4 121.81
41 150 Belfast BC MME 2- C. Hunter 12:23.9 121.89
42 208 QUBLBC A WN 8+ G. Canham 12:24.6 122.01
43 158 Methodist MJ15 4X+ J. Kelly 12:26.2 122.27
44 139 RBAI MJ18A 1X N. Reid 12:26.9 122.38
45 184 DULBC WS 1X R. Morris 12:27.4 122.48
46 168 DULBC WC1 4+ K. Paterson 12:35.6 123.82
47 129 Carlow MME 4+ P. Doyle 12:37.0 124.05
48 177 Methodist MJ15 8X A. Kashyap 12:37.4 124.11
49 170 Neptune WJ18A 2X C. Ferrick 12:40.7 124.65
50 212 Portora A WJ15 8+ J. Willis 12:40.8 124.67
51 182 Portora MME 1X G. Murphy 12:42.0 124.86
52 197 Portora WJ16 4X+ C. McClean 12:44.9 125.34
53 119 RBAI MJ18A 2X M. Gaston 12:45.1 125.37
54 151 Belfast RC WI 4+ B. Kelly 12:45.8 125.49
55 195 Carlow WMC 4X- K. Wall-Scully 12:48.2 125.88
56 171 Portora WJ18A 2- E. Glover 12:49.2 126.03
57 140 RBAI MJ18A 1X H. Heatherington 12:49.2 126.04
POSITION CREW
NUMBER
Club Class Cox/Steerer Time
% of winning
time
Comments
58 138 Belfast RC MJ18A 1X J. Jordan 12:50.3 126.22
59 132 Bann MI 1X C. Mitchell 12:51.6 126.43
60 156 Neptune WJ18A 4X- A. O'Mahoney 12:52.6 126.60
61 165 QUBLBC A WC1 4+ A. Murdock 12:53.0 126.66
62 185 DULBC WS 1X S. O'Brien 12:53.3 126.72
63 202 QUBLBC WC1 2X A. Green 12:53.8 126.79
64 193 Belfast BC MMG 2X D. Gray 12:56.5 127.24
65 160 Belfast RC MC1 1X A. Kernohan 12:57.5 127.40
66 183 C of Derry MME 1X G. D'Urso 12:59.9 127.79
67 148 CAI MJ16 4+ A. Scott 13:02.5 128.22
68 169 QUBLBC B WC1 4+ A. DeBaroid 13:03.6 128.40
69 179 Methodist WS 2- L. McIntyre 13:06.4 128.86
70 143 Portora MJ15 8+ D. Robinson 13:07.9 129.11
71 130 OCBC MMG 4+ M. Cusack 13:07.9 129.11
72 172 Bann WJ18A 2X A. O'Donovan 13:08.4 129.19
73 189 Belfast BC WI 1X S. Quinn 13:11.4 129.68
74 188 Methodist WI 1X C. Deyermond 13:11.7 129.72
75 134 Portadown MI 1X A. Laivins 13:13.2 129.97
76 178 Portora MJ14 4X+ L. Rafferty 13:13.3 129.99
77 125 Methodist B MJ16 4X+ J. Ramsey 13:21.7 131.37
78 203 Belfast BC WC1 1X O. Blundell 13:27.9 132.39
79 146 Commercial MJ16 2X R. Keogh 13:31.7 133.00
80 123 CAI MJ16 4X+ J. Grant 13:31.9 133.03
81 167 Belfast RC WC1 4+ S. Smith 13:39.0 134.20
82 173 Bann WJ18A 1X E. Barry 13:39.9 134.35
83 205 LVBC MME 2X D. O'Hara 13:40.6 134.47
84 204 QUBLBC WC1 1X R. Maguire 13:46.8 135.47
85 206 DULBC A WN 8+ M. Devlin 13:49.4 135.90
86 180 Lagan MMC 1X P. Cross 13:51.8 136.30
87 210 Belfast BC WN 4X+ J. Malloy 13:57.2 137.18
88 166 Belfast BC WC1 4+ R. Cullen 13:58.5 137.40
89 181 LVBC MME 1X PJ Keown 14:16.2 140.30
90 207 DULBC B WN 8+ R. Cusack 14:20.1 140.93
91 117 Neptune B MJ18A 2X P. Dunn 14:20.2 140.96
92 175 Belfast RC WJ18A 4X+ B. McCaughtry 14:20.4 140.98
93 211 QUBLBC WN 4X+ E. Armstrong 14:25.1 141.75
94 214 Carlow WJ14 4X+ M. Nolan 14:35.3 143.43
95 159 Commercial MJ15 4X+ S. Cooke 14:49.6 145.77
96 126 Portadown MJ16 4X+ P. Waterson 14:53.1 146.34
97 213 Portora B WJ15 8+ R. Ballintine 14:55.9 146.80
98 196 Portadown WJ16 4X+ W. Pinkerton 15:09.8 149.08
99 209 QUBLBC B WN 8+ C. McCausland 15:20.9 150.90
100 194 Belfast RC WMC 4+ D. Kelly 15:24.6 151.50
101 190 Methodist WI 1X J. Copeland 15:45.9 155.01
102 215 Portora WJ14 4X+ E. Mooney 15:48.7 155.45
103 199 Carlow WJ16 2X A. Doyle 15:53.1 156.17
104 200 Portadown WMC 1X S. Laivina 16:02.1 157.65
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#ROWING: The men’s junior coxed four was the standout race of the morning session at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. It took a photo finish to confirm Cork Boat Club’s win over Presentation, with Portora also disputing the lead right to the last 50 metres.

Cork Boat Club also took the women’s junior single sculls title through Oisin Forde, who won a fine battle with Jasmine English of Belfast Boat Club. Forde is from Torrevieja in Spain and with her sister Dervla, who was third, will represent Ireland at the Coupe de la Jeunesse next month.

The men’s senior pair final gave Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny of UCD a chance to show why they are in the frame to represent Ireland at the World Championships this year, while a former international Fiola Foley partnered a current one, Monika Dukarska to win the women’s intermediate doubles title.

Irish Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork (Selected Results; Finals)

 

Men

 

Eight – Intermediate: 1 Trinity 5:46.25, 2 NUIG 5:50.28, 3 UCD 5:56.96.

 

Four, coxed – Junior: 1 Cork BC 6:35.99, 2 Presentation 6:36.22, 3 Portora 6:38.08.

 

Pair – Senior: 1 UCD (M O’Donovan, N Kenny) 6:46.05, 2 NUIG 6:49.95, 3 Commercial B 7:00.16.

 

Sculling

 

Single: Lee (D O’Sullivan) 7:31.80, 2 St Michael’s (P O’Connor) 7:36.24, 3 Belfast BC (A Murray) 7:39.44.

 

 

 

Women

 

Eight – Novice: 1 Queen’s 7:19.74, 2 Trinity 7:55.75.

 

Sculling, Double – Intermediate: 1 Killorglin (F Foley, M Dukarska) 7:17.17, 2 Commercial 7:20.83, 3 Skibbereen 7:39.99.

 

Single – Junior: 1 Cork BC (O Forde) 8:06.14, 2 Belfast BC (J English) 8:07.11, 3 Commercial B 7:00.16.

   

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#ROWING: Enniskillen club Portora bridged a gap back to 1980 when they won the junior men’s eights title at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. St Joseph’s of Galway, seeking their third successive junior eights crown, fought it out with Portora down the course, but the boys in black and gold kept their heads impressively to pull away at the end.

The Gráinne Mhaol four of Fionnán Tolan, Alan Martin, Cormac Folan and James Wall beat Old Collegians to win the senior fours. The first half of the race was a nip-and-tuck battle, but the Galway crew moved away at 1250 metres to win well.

UCD and NUIG fought it out right to the finish in the women’s intermediate eights, with the Dublin college just shading it. UCD also won the inaugural men’s club eight – by almost eight seconds.

Justin Ryan gave UCC a title when he won the lightweight single sculls from Tim Harnedy of Skibbereen. The west Cork club added to their title roll by winning the junior women’s four.

Clonmel won the women’s novice coxed quadruple sculls from NUIG.

Irish Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork (Selected Results, Finals)

Men

Eight – Club: 1 UCD 6:03.79, 2 Skibbereen 6:11.41, 3 Trinity B 6:13.04. Junior: 1 Portora 6:06.24, 2 St Joseph’s 6:10.21, 3 Bann 6:17.78.

Four – Senior: 1 Gráinne Mhaol 6:10.15, 2 Old Collegians 6:14.81.

Four, coxed – Intermediate: 1 NUIG 6:26.37, 2 Carlow 6:29.33, 3 Neptune 6:36.71.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: 1 Queen’s 6:49.52, 2 Clonmel 7:01.83, 3 Kenmare 7:17.56.

Double – Senior: 1 Skibbereen 6:30.22, 2 Three Castles 6:34.96, 3 UCC 6:45.32.

Single – Lightweight: 1 UCC (J Ryan) 7:26.61, 2 Skibbereen (T Harnedy) 7:31.73, 3 UCD (S Toland) 7:39.60.

Junior: 1 St Michael’s (D O’Malley) 7:17.53, 2 Shannon (C Carmody) 7:22.81, 3 Waterford (A Goff) 7:25.24.

Women

Eight – Intermediate: UCD 6:44.30, 2 NUIG 6:44.92, 3 Queen’s 6:55.60.

Four – Senior: 1 NUIG/Cork 6:57.92, 2 Trinity 7:09.18, 3 Skibbereen 7:16.93. Junior Four: 1 Skibbereen 7:18.45, 2 Muckross 7:29.03, 3 Shannon 7:31.07.

Four, coxed – Club: 1 NUIG A 7:25.50, 2 UCC 7:33.87, 3 Skibbereen 7:38.30.

Pair – Intermediate: 1 St Michael’s 7:49.72, 2 Trinity 7:53.27, 3 Shannon 7:53.29.

Sculling,

Quadruple – Novice, coxed: 1 Clonmel 7:47.42, 2 NUIG 8:03.81, 3 Athlunkard 8:48.81.

Double – Junior: 1 Cork 7:26.87, 2 Belfast 7:32.25, 3 Commercial 7:36.33.

 

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#ROWING: Holly Nixon of Portora was in the number two seat of the composite crew which finished second in the final of the Princess Grace for women’s quadruple sculls at Henley Royal Regatta. The race was won Leander and Gloucester, a senior British women’s quadruple, with Gloucester and Northwich, an under-23 British composite crew, three and a quarter lengths behind them at the finish. Nixon wore her Portora colours, but under Henley rules only two club names are listed for composite crews.

Henley Royal Regatta

Princess Grace (Women’s Quadruple, Open): Leander and Gloucester bt Gloucester and Northwich 3¼l, 7 mins 31 secs.

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#ROWING: Holly Nixon brought Portora a title at Henley Women’s Regatta today. The Enniskillen woman teamed up with Lucy Burgess, Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne and Josephine Wratten to take the Borne Cup for elite quadruple sculls with a six-length win in the final over a French composite. In the junior coxed four, Portora had given way to Henley Rowing Club (the eventual winners) and in the junior 16 coxed four American crew St Paul’s had beaten them at the quarter-final stage.

Women’s Henley (Finals; Irish interest):

Elite Quadruple Sculls: Gloucester H/Northwich/Tees/Portora bt Grenoble/Caen, D’Avignon 6l.

Trunk and Arms Single Sculls: Tribesmen (K O’Brien) bt Cantabrigian (C Connon) 3l.

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#ROWING: Portora won the Stephen Doran prize for best club at Athlone Regatta on Saturday. The Enniskillen club won a remarkable 11 finals, including clean sweeps of the men’s and women’s junior 18, junior 16 and junior 15 eights – with Bann of Coleraine coming in second in the junior 18 races. Portora also won the junior men’s coxed four and junior women’s coxless four.

The men’s senior single sculls winner was Turlough Hughes of UCD, with Damien Kelly of Garda second. Conor Carmody of Shannon won the junior 18 single sculls.

Kenmare celebrated their recent affiliation to Rowing Ireland by recording their first win – in the men’s noviced coxed quadruple sculls.

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# ROWING: Commercial topped the rankings with 11 wins and seven second places at the Neptune Head of the River at Islandbridge today. A Commercial/Neptune senior eight won the final race of the day, beating English visitors Broxbourne by half a length in three minutes 46 seconds, the fastest time of the regatta. Colm Dowling, the number seven man in the crew, had earlier won the senior single sculls title. The regatta was held in cold, sunny conditions and had a particularly big entry from Northern Ireland clubs Bann and Portora.  

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge (Selected Results)

Men, Eight – Senior: 1 Commercial/Neptune (W Yeomans, I Kelly, L Hawkes, AJ Rawlinson, F Groome, J Graham, C Dowling, M Maher; cox: G Connolly) bt Broxbourne ½ l 3:46. Intermediate: Broxbourne bt Portora 1l, 3:54. Novice: Belfast RC bt Bann 1l, 4:12. Junior 16: Portora A bt Bann 2 ¼l, 4:07. Junior 18: Neptune bt Commercial 3l, 3:59. Masters: Old Collegians/Three Castles bt Waterford BC 3l, 5:21.

Fours – Intermediate One, coxed: Portora bt Bann 1l, 4:24. Novice, coxed: Belfast bt Trinity 1¾ l, 4:52. Junior 18, coxed: Portora bt Neptune 1½ l, 4:25. Masters, coxed: Old Collegians bt Carlow 2l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: UCD bt Trinity 2 ½ l, 4:32. Junior 18: Neptune bt Commercial easily 4:16. Junior 16, coxed: Commercial bt Portora 2 ½ l, 4:29. Junior 15, coxed: Portora bt Bann 1ft, 4:41.

Double – Junior 16: Waterford bt Offaly easily. Junior 15: Commercial bt Athlone A easily, 5:04.

Single – Senior: Commercial (Dowling) bt Three Castles (Corcoran) easily, 4:59. Intermediate: Garda (Kelly) bt Three Castles (Corcoran) 2 ¾ l, 4:49. Novice: UCD (Toland) bt Sligo (Patterson). Junior 18: Commercial (W Yeomans) bt Athlone (Munnelly) disq. Junior 16: Athlone (Munnelly) bt Waterford (Goff) 2 ¾ l, 4:58.

Women

Eights – Intermediate: UCD bt Commercial 2ft, 4:22. Novice: Bann bt Belfast RC easily, 4:34. Junior 16: Portora A bt Portora B easily, 4:50.

Fours – Novice, coxed: Trinity A bt Belfast B 2¾ l, 5:04.  

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune ¾ l, 5:21. Junior 18: Commercial bt Neptune easily, 4:54. Junior 16, coxed: Carlow bt Portora 5:04. Junior 15, coxed: Bann A bt Athlone 3½l, 5:11.

Double – Junior 16: Neptune B bt Neptune A. Junior 15: Bann bt Athlone 1l, 5:38

Single – Senior: Commercial (S Dolan) bt Commercial (E Lambe) easily, 5:32. Intermediate: Trinity (O’Brien) bt Commercial (Foley) easily, 5:27. Novice: Bann (Barry) bt Commercial (Foley) 3l, 5:25. Junior 18: Neptune (Kavanagh) bt Carlow (Byrne) ½ l, 5:36. Junior 16: Commercial (Lambe) bt New Ross (Nolan) 2ft.

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The Rowing Ireland/Portora composite which won the elite quadruple sculls at Henley Women’s Regatta are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for June. The crew of Eimear Moran, Lisa Dilleen, Holly Nixon and Sanita Puspure beat a British combination crew in the final by four lengths. Dilleen and Puspure had earlier won the elite double sculls.

Rower of the Month awards: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times, President of Rowing Ireland Anthony Dooley and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year will appear on afloat.ie and the overall national award will be presented to the person or crew who, in the judges' opinion, achieved the most notable results in, or made the most significant contribution to rowing during 2011. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2011 champions list grow.

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Two men’s senior eights from Queen's University slotted into the first two slots at the Erne Rowing Head of the River at Enniskillen. The junior 18 quadruple of the host club, Portora, had a fine result, finishing joint eighth overall.

Erne Head of the River, Enniskillen

Overall: 1 Queen’s A men’s senior eight 19 minutes 53 seconds, 2 Queen’s B men’s senior eight 20:21, 3 University of Limerick/St Michael’s men’s senior eight 20:40, 4 Trinity men’s intermediate eight 20:59, 5 Bann men’s junior 18 eight 21:09, 6 Methodist College, Belfast men’s junior 18 eight 21:47.

Men, Eight – Senior: 1 Queen’s A 19:53, 2 Queen’s B 20:21, 3 University of Limerick/St Michael’s 20:40. Intermediate: Trinity 20:59. Novice: 1 Trinity 21:47, 2 Queen’s 22:38, 3 Queen’s B 24:51. Junior 18: 1 Bann 21:09, 2 Methody 21:47, 3 St Joseph’s 22:02. Junior 16: St Joseph’s 23:50. Masters: Belfast BC (E) 24:06.

Four/Quadruple Sculls – Senior: 1 Belfast RC (quadruple) 23:01, 2 LSC (quad) 24:45. Intermediate: 1 Trinity (quad) 22:17, 2 Queen’s (coxed four) 23:39, 3 University of Limerick (quad) 23:59. Junior 18: 1 Portora (quadruple) 22:02,  2 Commercial (quad) 22:51, 3 Portora (coxed four) 22:56. Junior 16: Bann (quad, coxed) 24:05.

Women, Eight – Senior: 1 Trinity 23:42, 2 NUIG 23:51. Intermediate: 1 Queen’s 23:45, 2 Trinity 26:02, 3 Methody 26:16. Novice: 1 Queen’s 25:07, 2 Trinity A 26:29, 3 Trinity B 26:40. Junior 18: 1 St Michael’s 24:41, 2 Portora A 27:24. Masters: Belfast BC (D) 25:39

Four/Quadruple – Senior: 1 Portora (quadruple) 24:32, 2 Trinity (coxed four) 27:28, 3 Garda 28:11.

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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
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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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