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Animal Secures Back to Back Scottish RC35 Championship Wins After GSS North Clyde Regatta
Jacob VII ends the RC35 season with another regatta victory but it's still not enough to unseat reigning champions Animal from securing back to back Scottish RC35 Championships writes Robin Young. The RC35 fleet, racing in the final round of…
Pat Kelly's Storm has retained the RC35 Celtic Cup
The consistently well-sailed Storm from Howth Yacht Club has retained the RC35 Celtic Cup in 2019 writes Robin Young. The four-event championship was hard-fought between 14 boats in the competitive Scottish RC35 fleet and Storm were chased hard by the…
Debbie Aitken with the First 36.7 Animal found the fresher wind to her liking to take a 2nd and a 3rd
Pat Kelly’s J/109 Storm continues to hold the lead in the RC 35 class at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, but John Stamp’s Corby 33 Jacob VII from Port Edgar YC on Scotland's East Coast was in good form to move…
'Animal' Crowned Scottish RC35 Champion on Countback
After all the crews enjoyed a great night sampling the hospitality of Rothesay it was back to business for Day two of the Luddon Construction RC35 Scottish Championships last weekend. The first race began with a gusty 15 to 20 knots…
Defending Champion Animal on Ascog Bay off the Isle of Bute on day one of the Luddon Construction RC35 Scottish Championships
The competitive eight boat fleet was treated to glorious conditions in Ascog Bay off the Isle of Bute on day one of the Luddon Construction RC35 Scottish Championships writes Robin Young. Day one of the annual championships held under the burgee…
Andrew Craig's Chimaera leads the 14-boat RC35 in Tarbert
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club continues her lead in the Scottish Series but a penultimate day challenge for the RC35 title has emerged from Strangford Lough's Hijacker, a former Irish Commodore's Cupper. Irish boats hold…
In class three, Howth Half Tonner Harmony, (Jonny Swan) continues to lead
After four races sailed at the Scottish Series in Tarbert, Dublin Bay boats continue to lead two of the four IRC classes on Loch Fyne yesterday. In the RC35 class, Irish J109s are in total control. Royal Irish's Andrew Craig on the J109 Chimaera leads a 14-boat class by six points…
The winning Animal crew at Kip Marina
”Kevin and Debbie and their team on Animal, with a near-perfect scoreline in very challenging conditions, were worthy winners of the class and the overall AW Steven trophy,” commented Ross Lang, Commodore of the Royal Western Yacht Club, the organising…
Pat Kelly's Storm was runner-up in the RC35 class at Kip Regatta
Scottish RC35 champion Debbie Aitken's First 36.7 Animal has taken first blood of the season beating the Howth Yacht Club J109 Storm (Pat Kelly) at this weekend's two-day Kip Regatta on the Clyde. As Afloat readers will know, the Storm crew…
Close racing in the RC 35 class
The exciting RC35 class is entering its third year of racing with another close season on the cards. Many of the members are taking advantage of unseasonal weather and getting an early start on boat prep hoping to shave off…
Whatever about the outcome of this weekend’s J/109 Nationals at Howth, home team Pat Kelly (centre) and his crew on Storm are already winners of the RC35 Celtic Trophy 2018 after success (seen here) in the Silvers Scottish Series in May, followed by second at Bangor Town Regatta in July, and first at the Welsh IRC Championship in August.
The great Danish sailor Paul Elvstrom famously commented that it was much easier to create a completely new racing boat with top class potential than it was to create a successful Class Association with global reach to give proper support…
The Kelly Family lead the RC35 fleet in Scotland
Irish boats are winning overall in two divisions and second in another as the final day of the Scottish Series sets sail today in Tarbert that incorporates the Scottish IRC Championships. In the tough RC35 class, Dublin family-based J109s are…
Silvers Marine Scottish Series racing yesterday at Tarbert
Four Irish boats are in the top six of the RC35 Class as the Scottish Series at Tarbert concludes today. Pat Kelly's J109 Stom from Rush Sailing Club is four points off the lead while Irish sisterships Chimaera (Andrew Craig) of…

RC35 Class

The concept of the RC35 Class is to bring together similar boats within a close handicap banding and to work with owners and crews to develop the best racing experience possible on the Clyde and the Irish Sea area. The Class is within a tight rating band (IRC 1.015-1.040) yacht racing will be in Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Q: What is the RC35 ‘Rule’?
A: Qualifying yachts for the RC35 Class will sit within an IRC Banding of 1.015 to 1.040. In 2017 it is proposed that a tolerance of +/- 0.05pts will be permitted

Q: Are there any other criteria?
A: RC35 takes the most prevalent IRC racing boats on the Clyde and groups them within a fixed rating band. Qualifying boats will have an LOA 32ft—38ft and displacement of between 3,000kg—9,000kg. The rule also requires boats conform to ISAF Cat.4 be anti-fouled and not dry sailed. A limit of sail purchases (2 per year) also applies.

Q: What is the RC35 Championship?
A: The RC35 Championship will cover 8 events (6 to count) and include events such as Scottish Series, Dun Laoghaire/Bangor and an RC35 Championship weekend. Each year the Class will make a commitment to one ‘away’ regatta as part of the Championship.

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