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#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan came fifth in the Open Double Sculls at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen crew were well in contention and finished just under three seconds short of a medal place in the eight-crew contest. The Sydney/Adelaide crew of David Watts and Alexander Hill won gold. Hill had taken gold on Thursday in the men’s Open Single Sculls. Don McLachlan, the former Ireland coach, was involved in coaching both the second- and third-placed crews.

Sydney International Rowing Regatta, Day Five (Friday; Irish interest)

Men

Open Double Sculls – A Final: 1 Adelaide/Sydney (A Hill, D Watts) 6:26.08, 2 UTS/Sydney 6:28.34, 3 Sydney University-NTC 6:30.45; 5 Skibbereen (G O’Donovan, P O’Donovan) 6:33.28.

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#ROWING: Ronan Byrne of Shandon Boat Club won the Cork Sculling Ladder on Thursday evening. Byrne beat Shane O’Connell of Cork Boat Club by three lengths. The 2014-2015 Ladder, sponsored by Hanley Calibration Ltd, had a delayed finish. This race should have taken place two weeks ago but was postponed due to very strong winds, which made sculling conditions dangerous. Byrne won the men’s Open, Intermediate, Junior 18 and Junior 16 sections. O’Connell was joint winner of the time trial with Daniel O’Sullivan (Lee Rowing Club) last October. Claire Synnott (Lee Rowing Club) won the women’s section. The Byrne-O’Connell race was umpired by Brian O’Flaherty, a previous winner of the sculling ladder in the 1988-89 season.

The 2015-2016 Cork Sculling Ladder will start with the Time Trial at the Marina Course on October 4th, 2015.

Result: (Thursday, April 16th): (2) Ronan Byrne (Shandon Boat Club) bt (1) Shane O’Connell (Cork Boat Club) 3 Lengths.

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#ROWING: Shane O’Connell (Cork Boat Club) and Daniel O’Sullivan (Lee Rowing Club) shared the winning of the 43rd Cork Sculling Ladder Time Trial held at the Marina course in Cork today. One hundred and seventy six scullers participated in this year’s event, which is sponsored by Hanley Calibration. O’Connell and O’Sullivan posted a winning time of six minutes 54 seconds each, a five-second winning margin from Colm Hennessy (Shandon Boat Club), the  2013 – 2014 Cork Sculling Ladder overall winner. Claire Synnott (Lee Rowing Club) won the Women’s Time Trial section in 7.43. She had two seconds to spare over her clubmate Eimear Cummins. Conditions for sculling were excellent on a very calm river.

The 2014-2015 Cork Sculling Ladder continues with two-boat racing until 29th March, 2015.   

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#ROWING: Seán Jacob set a new record time of six minutes 11.56 seconds as he won the Dublin Sculling Ladder time trial on the Liffey today. Niall O’Toole, who also took part today, had set the longstanding record of 6:14 in 1992. Dave Neale was also inside the old record, with 6:13.40. Conditions were unusually good, with a tail wind. The fastest woman home was Sheila Clavin of St Michael’s in Limerick.

The event had a record entry of 212 scullers. Former Ireland international Tim Harnedy, who has been based in the United States, also took part.

Dublin Sculling Ladder Time Trial, Islandbridge to Chapelizod:

Men: 1 S Jacob (Old Collegians) 6:11.5, 2 D Neale (UCD) 6:13, 3 A Griffin (UCD) 6:28, 4 T Hughes (UCD) 6:30, 5 D Kelly (Garda) 6:34. Women: S Clavin (St Michael’s) 7:14.

 

 

48th DSL Time Trial Provisional Results      
 NameClub Overall   
 *: past winner, ~: past fastest woman minsec1/100ths  
1Sean JacobOC 61156New Record 
2David NealeUCD 61340Beat previous record 
3Andrew GriffinUCD 62879   
4Turlough HughesUCD 63046   
5Damien KellyGDBC 63436   
6Michael BaileyUCD 63479   
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8Patrick MooreUCD 6363   
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13Alan Mc KennaCommercial 6448   
14Paul MannixDuBC 64511   
15Alexander McEloveryDuBC 64698   
16Kevin MolloyAthlone 64751   
17Shane MulvaneyNeptune 64797Fastest Juniors Man 
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19Conor CarrollCommercial 64931   
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22Tim KeenanCommercial 65267   
23Brendan SmythLEBC 65541   
24Paul FlahertyCommercial 65548   
25William DoyleNeptune 65584   
26Niall O TooleCommercial 65743   
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56Francis O TooleCommercial 799   
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67Patrick CostelloDuBC 71452   
68Sheila ClavinSt Michaels 71455Fastest Woman 
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144Rory MccluskeyBlackrock 81738   
145Cian GriffinT DD 81828   
146Caragh EdwardsCommercial 81911   
147Jonah CartyPortora 8207   
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149Michael O DonalPortora 82596   
150Mia Jane ElliotPortora 8266   
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Colm Dowling, representing the Dublin Sculling Ladder, won the 13th Annual Sculling Challenge Race at the Marina in Cork on Saturday. The Commercial man passed Cork representative John Griffin and won by three lengths. Gordon Reid of the Belfast Sculling League was third.

The women’s title went to the Cork Sculling Ladder, as Karen Corcoran-O’Hare was the only woman competitor.

 Annual Sculling Challenge, Marina, Cork

Men

1 Dublin Sculling Ladder (C Dowling, Commercial), 2 Cork Sculling Ladder (J Griffin, Presentation College), 3  Belfast Sculling League (G Reid,  Lagan Scullers’), 3l, 3l.

Women

Cork SL (K Corcoran-O’Hare, Shandon) row over.

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Cork crews saw off rivals from far and near at the Cork rowing Head of the River at the Marina on Saturday. UCC’s men’s senior eight were the fastest men’s crew – by 1.3 seconds from De Maas of Rotterdam, a masters eight. The fastest women’s crew was Cork Boat Club’s junior 18 eight, adjudged just .8 of a second quicker than UCD’s women’s senior eight. The fastest men’s single sculler was  John Keohane of Lee Valley and Karen Corcoran-O’Hare of Shandon was the fastest women’s single sculler.

 

Cork Head of the River, The Marina, Cork, Saturday

Overall: 1 UCC men’s senior eight 12 minutes 6.7 seconds, 2 De Maas, Rotterdam men’s masters eight 12:08.0, 3 UCC men’s novice eight 12:25.9, 4 UCD men’s novice eight 12:42.4, 5 Presentation College men’s junior eight 12:44.3, 6 Muckross intermediate eight 12:49.9. 

Men, Eight – Senior: UCC 12:06.7. Intermediate: Muckross 12:49.9. Novice: UCC 12:25.9. Junior: Presentation 12:44.3. Junior 16: Cork 13:21.2. Masters: De Maas 12:08.0.

Fours – Senior: Cork/Garda 12:53.6. Intermediate: UCC 13:40.6. Novice: Cappoquin 13:43.9. Junior 18, coxed: Presentation 13:04.0

Pair – Junior 18: Presentation 14:58.7. Masters: De Maas 13:09.9. Coastal – Novice: Ahakista 17:28.7.

Sculling, Quadruple – Senior: Shannon 13:50.8. Novice: Shannon 15:07.4. Junior 18: Cork 13:05.3. Junior 16: Cork 13:15.2.

Double – Intermediate: Cork IT 13:41.6. Junior 18: Clonmel 13:53.9. Junior 16: St Michael’s 15:04.4. Coastal – Novice: Kilmacsimon 16:17.2.

Single – Senior: Lee Valley (J Keohane) 14:16.4. Intermediate: Lee (O’Connell) 14:53.4. Novice: Lee (O’Connell) 14:37.9. Junior 18: Workmen’s (Burns) 14:33.0. Junior 16: Shandon (Casey) 15:08.9. Masters: Skibbereen (Barry) 15:40.07. Coastal – Novice: Kilmacsimon 17:33.6

 

Women – Overall: 1 Cork junior eight 13:40.0, 2 UCD senior eight 13:40.8, 3 St Michael’s junior eight 13:54.1.

Eight – Senior: UCD 13:40.8. Novice: UCC 14:25.4. Junior 18: 1 Cork 13:40.0. Junior 16: Clonmel 16:21.0.

 Four – Senior: Muckross 14:15.9. Intermediate: UCC 17:00.9. Novice: UCC 16:29.8. Masters: Skibbereen 22:34.9.

Pair – Junior 18: St Michael’s 15:00.2.

 Sculling, Quadruple  - Novice: Shannon 15:51.4. Junior 16: St Michael’s 15:16.5.

Double – Intermediate: UCC 16:15.1. Junior 18: Cork 14:43.9. Junior 16: Lee 15:42.3. Masters: Cork 15:38.3.

Single – Senior: Intermediate: Shandon (K Corcoran-O’Hare) 15:39.7. Junior 18: Lee (Kearney) 16:52.1. Junior 16: Lee (Hamel) 16:13.6. Masters: Cork (Crowley) 17:49.2.

Coastal: 1 Kilmacsimon men’s novice double scull 16:17.2, 2 Ahakista men’s novice quadruple coxed scull 17:28.7.

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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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