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.
RORC Rating are currently working with the HP30 Class to review the rules, but broadly speaking, the fleet is defined by the following key criteria:
- Ballasted keel boat which carries an asymmetric kite on centreline pole
- Minimum IRC TCC: 1.053 Max TCC: 1.150* (to be confirmed)
* final ratification Jan 2018
- Min LH 8.5m Existing boats 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 (This limit is increased to 130 for 2018 only)
- Minimum speed ratio TCC^2/LH
(a) Greater than 0.130
(b) Existing boats – Greater than 0.120 (This limit is reduced to 0.119 for 2018 Only)
- New boats 2.45m Existing boats 2.6m (the HP30 Class may permit slight variations to this limit for an individual boat for a limited period of time)
Existing Boat Definition - boats with an IRC Age Date or Series Date prior to the 1st November 2017.
Broadly speaking this means that the following boats fit into the class without any modification: C&C30, Extreme-26, FarEast28, Farr30, Farr280, Henderson30, J90, MC31, Open 7.5, Pauger30, Seascape 27 and Soto30.
Documents and forms relating to the HP30 Class administration and membership will be posted here shortly.
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