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2015:  HALFTON CLASS RULES  v1.1


Class Rules 
 

1.

Object:

 

The present class’ rules are intended to encourage halftonner ownership, cost effective sailing, fun and affordable racing. It intends to make the Class attractive to any sailors both amateur and professional.

 

2.

 

Boats eligibility :

 

A boat is considered as a Halftonner if it fulfills the following requirements :

2.1.

It has been designed, built, in the period between January 1967 and December 1994 together with an IOR measurement certificate (21’.7 or 22’) and an IOR sail number.

2.2.

It has been once eligible to participate at an edition of an IOR regatta like the Half Ton Cup. 

2.3.

No alterations have been made to the hull shell of the boat. (‘Hull Shell’ definition as per IRC Rules 2015).

2.4.

Moreover, every production boat derived from the hull of a prototype one-off halftonner will also be considered as a halftonner as far as she also respects the rules 2.3. For the serial boat list please refer to the link here

2.5.

Exceptions:
Boats having derogated to the points 2.3. before July 1st 2014 are eligible. Any hull shell modification must be declared to the IRC authority. Date of modification will be considered and IRC “age date “ will be adapted.
From July 1st 2014, the HTCE (Half Ton Class Europe) technical committee approval is required before proceeding with any changes to the hull shell. Also note that any hull shell modification must be declared to the IRC authority.

 

3.

 

Half Ton Classics Cups and Class’ events:

 

3.1.

Halftonners are racing under the IRC rating system.

3.2.

No boat is allowed to race in the class events unless she has a valid IRC measurement certificate.

3.2.a.

In order to take part in a Half Ton Classics Cup prototypes and one-off Halftonners are required to have a valid endorsed IRC certificate. A copy of the endorsed IRC certificate must be shown during the registration.

3.2.b.

If however if it is not possible to show an endorsed IRC certificate, the boat owner must request a derogation to the HTCE president at least 15 days before the event, in writing or by email. A penalty could be applied.

3.2.c.

For boats that are eligible under art. 2.5., the IRC endorsement is mandatory.

3.3.

In case of a HTCC race with a scoring coefficient above 1, the RRS 30.3. (black flag) shall not be applied by the race committee.

3.4.

Only symmetric spinnakers are allowed.

3.5.

The use of a bowsprit, fixed or detachable, is not allowed. A detachable bowsprit must be removed prior to the start of the first race of the series.

3.5.a.

If the bowsprit cannot be removed, the race committee may give a derogation based on a written request. In that case the bowsprit shall not be considered as a part of the hull or equipment when the boat finishes

3.5.b.

In case of a fixed bowsprit, the bowsprit shall not be considered as a part of the hull or equipment when the boat finishes.

3.6.

The official Class flag during any HTCC race is numeral pennant n° 5.

3.7.

HTCC organizers/committees are not allowed to derogate any of the above Class Rules.