The HP30 Class Race Circuit consists of a fleet of fast sailboats in the 30’ range. The fleet has emerged as a result of the natural evolution of sailing, with faster, more powerful designs becoming increasingly popular. The HP30 Class is home to production and custom boats, offering competitive, reliable, type form racing with speed and performance being the common denominator.
Following consultation with the IRC Rating Office and with the existing owners and competitors, the HP30 Class Limits for 2019 will adopt the changes to the displacement and speed ratios advertised at the beginning of this year, but beyond that will will broadly speaking remain the same.
The minimum speed ratio will remain under review in 2019 as there is a gap, which may require modification in the future and there is an apparent advantage for boats with lower TCC^2/LH ratios. That said, because 2018 has been a predominantly light airs season, the proposal is to review these ratios and not necessarily change them. If this perceived advantage remains too great, then the existing boat TCC^2/LH may require adjustment upwards, inline with the classes aspirations toward faster hull forms where the majority of the boats in the fleet already carry speed ratios greater than 0.130.
The adjustments to the HP30 Class limits signal that the Class remains serious about speed and performance, which will result in more teams joining the class to enjoy this racing.
- Minimum IRC TCC: 1.050 Max TCC: 1.150
- Min LH 7.5m - Max LH: 9.2m Existing boats 9.5m
- The DLR as shown on the IRC Certificate shall be:(a) Less Than 120(b) Existing boats – Less Than 125
- Minimum speed ratio TCC^2/LH(a) Greater than 0.130(b) Existing boats – Greater than 0.122 (under review for 2019)
Max draft- New boats 2.45m Existing boats 2.6m
- Ballasted keel boat
- Asymmetric kite on a centreline pole
Existing boat definition:Existing boats are boats first launched with an age or series date prior to 1st January 2015.
Broadly speaking this means that the following boats fit into the class without any modification: C&C30, FarEast28, FarEast31, Farr30, Farr280, Henderson30, J90, MC31, Open 7.5, Lutra 30, Pauger30 and Soto30.
Documents and forms relating to the HP30 Class administration and membership will be posted here shortly.
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