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

- Maximum IRC DLR of 125 (as shown on the IRC certificate)

- Minimum speed ratio TCC^2/LH
   New boats 0.130  Existing boats 0.120*

Max draft
- New boats 2.45m  Existing boats 2.6m

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.

Existing Boat Definition - boats with an IRC Age Date or Series Date prior to the 1st January 2015. 

Broadly speaking this means that the following boats fit into the class without any modification:  C&C30, Extreme-26, FarEast28, Farr30, Farr280, Henderson30, 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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For usage please contact: secretary@hp30class.com