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Prizes in 14 divisions plus were presented at Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) MGM Cruiser Challenge on Sunday after two days of competition at the annual end–of–season regatta hosted this year by the Royal St. George Yacht Club

Race results for all classes are here and below are photos from the well attended prizegiving at the Royal St. George YC by Joe Fallon. Scroll down to the end of the page for a photo gallery. 

Chris Moore congratulates John Counihan Regatta Director 2DBSC Commodore Chris Moore (right) congratulates John Counihan Cruiser Challenge Regatta Director. Photo: Joe Fallon

DBSC MGM Cruiser Challenge 2MGM Cruiser Challenge prizes

Henry Leonard Sigma 33 Winner 2Jonathan Nicholson of DBSC with Henry Leonard, Sigma 33 Winner Photo: Joe FallonFrank Heath and Cillian MeldonFrank Heath and Cillian Meldon from the Beneteau 31.7s Photo: Joe FallonFlor O Driscoll and the J24sFlor O Driscoll and the J24s Photo: Joe Fallon

J24 TeamAbove and below J24 teamsJ24 Winners

Howard KnotWhite Sail's Howard Knot (left) with Jonathan Nicholson

Lorcan Balfe and cillian MeldonLorcan Balfe and Cillian Meldon from the 31.7s Photo: Joe FallonLeslie Parnell and Jonathan NicholsonLeslie Parnell (left) and DBSC's Jonathan NicholsonMyles KellyDBSC's Jonathan Nicholson (left) with Myles Kelly

Terese Tyrell and Jonathan NicholsonTerese Tyrrell and DBSC's Jonathan Nicholson Photo: Joe Fallon

Sandra Race Office 1Sandra Moore of the DBSC Race Office with Jonathan NicholsonSome of the Committee boat teamsSome of the DBSC Committee boat teams

Jonathan Nicholson with Tim Costello PROJonathan Nicholson (left) with Tim Costello DBSC PRO

 
Published in DBSC

Results are getting interesting with discards kicking in at Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Turkey Shoot. The large turnouts continue to defy the skeptics with up to 65 boats racing in some great conditions. The final two races are this weekend and next, if racing goes to form any one of the top 10-12 boats can win going in to the last race. The prizegiving is on December 19th. Starts and ECHO handicaps are attached.

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Turkey Shoot competitors round the Muglins Rock. Photo: Michael Bowler

Published in Turkey Shoot

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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