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: 1.055 Max TCC: 1.150 (to be confirmed)
– Min LH 8.5m Max LH: 9.6m (existing boats) – new boats Max LH: to be confirmed
– Maximum IRC DLR of 125 (as shown on the IRC certificate)
– Minimum speed ratio TCC^2/LH 0.119
The minimum TCC^2/LH ratio is less length sensitive and kinder to some of the existing boats allowing them to achieve the Class Limits, without having to make massive changes to their configurations.