One Ton Cup – Fast40+ Class
The One Ton Cup
The FAST40+ Class is the first class to have the honour of racing for the One Ton Cup since 2002. The hosting of the 2017 One Ton Cup has been made possible with the agreement of the Cercle de la Voile de Paris (the “Paris Yacht Club”) owner of the Cup, and the Royal Yacht Squadron, who will be hosting the event from 21 – 24 September 2017.
The One Ton Cup is steeped in yacht racing history, created by the Cercle de la Voile de Paris in 1899. Sailing as an olympic sport was introduced in the Paris Games in 1900. The Coupe Internationale du Cercle de la Voile de Paris, its original name, was at the beginning raced between one-tonner dinghies sailing yachts, according to the 1892 French Godinet rule. The Cup was then raced from 1907 to 1962 on International 6 Meter. She was then adapted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in 1965, and by the IC45 Class from 1999 to 2002. In 2016 the FAST40+ Class was given the honour of racing for the One Ton Cup.
The trophy itself was designed in 1897 by the jeweller Robert Linzeler and was made by Bratiau in 1898. It is made of solid silver and weighs 10 kgs standing at 57cm high and 81cm wide including the handles.
Click here for more information about past winners and cup history.
The FAST40+ Class.
Grand Prix Racing returned to the Solent with the FAST40+ Class exploding onto the scene in 2016. In under two years, the Class has grown from a nucleus of 3 boats to 14 competing in the 2016 One Ton Cup. The second edition of One Ton Cup will be hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron from 21-24 September 2017.
The 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit has five rounds, all to count, with the highlight of the One Ton Cup. The hosting of this event has been made possible through the support of the owners of the One Ton Cup, Cercle de la Voile de Paris.
The FAST40+ is an Owner Driver Class with a maximum crew of 11 including a maximum of five professional Cat3 sailors. The number of sails used and modifications to the boats are also restricted. The FAST40+ Class produces very competitive racing in boat capable of speeds in excess of 20 knots. The class rules encourage corinthian participation and is for owner drivers, this ethos helps create a passionate atmosphere at the very highest level of racing.
Hull length: 12.00 – 12.60m
Endorsed IRC TCC: 1.210 to 1.270
Max. Draft: 3m
IRC DLR <90
FAST40+ Class President: Robert Greenhalgh
“The FAST40+ Class is growing and that has a lot to do with the tremendous support from the boat owners, supporting marine companies, and yacht clubs such as the Royal Yacht Squadron. There has been a huge effort, which has resulted in the class growing so quickly, we expect 14 FAST40+ to be racing for the One Ton Cup this September. FAST40+ owners have a substantial appetite to compete in these high performance boats, sailing faster courses in boats, with more dynamic systems and technology than the traditional fleets. That said, it is not just about the boats, we have a very capable team of professionals setting the programme up led by Fast40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley.
For more information about the FAST40+ Class : WWW.FAST40CLASS.COM
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