Report Hankø Half Ton Classics Cup 2023

FINAL DAY / 18. august

After five fantastic race days at Hankø, with two distance races and eight course races, it was finally “The Evil/Team Bagdad2” who came out on top in Hankø Half Ton Classics Cup! They had won before the last race, so they did not sail the last race of the regatta.

It har been an amazing week, with good sailing and social event at the club after racing.

A huge thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, sailors and the Norwegian Half Ton Club for a making this event so great.

PODIUM:

1 – NOR 66666 The Evil/Team Bagdad2

Børre Hekk Paulsen (skipper), Sigurd Paulsen, Christen Horn Johannessen, Kristoffer Spone, Eivind Rubinstein, Kjell Arne Myrann, Bjørn Lindgren.

2 – NOR 19187 Rampage

Thomas Oksmo (skipper), Jon Ramm-Pettersen, Eivind Melleby, Geir Begby, Bjørn Heier, Arve Roaas, Jacob Undrum

3 – NOR 18094 King One

Espen Kamperhaug (skipper), Petter Hagelund, Knut Espen Solberg, Mikkel Hagelund, Claus Olsen, Flemming Christensen, Jesper Bank

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!

Complete results: https://bit.ly/45dh76I

Vi tok en prat med Ungdomsbåten “Junior”
Skipper Børre Hekk Paulsen og eier Bjørn Lindgren etter sju race i Hankø Half Ton Classics, der de nå er i føringen
Jensen seilte med kronprins Harald i den samme båten i 1983-VM. Han forteller litt om forskjeller og likheter mellom datidens VM og reunion-mesterskapet på Hankø i 2023.

Day 3 / 16. august

Today we had fantastic summer vibes. We had only two races yesterday, so today we managed to sail 4 races in 3-5 s/m today.

“The Evil / Bagdad2 friends” from Hvitsten YC with Børre Hekk Paulsen, Sigurd Paulsen, Christen Horn Johannessen, Kristoffer Spone, Eivind Rubinstein, Kjell Arne Myrann and Bjørn Lindgren continue their good sailing and secured 3 first places, along with a second place in today’s races. This puts them in the lead with a 13-point lead over “Concorde” from Bergens YC with Bror A. Berge, Peter Høeg, Erik Brunborg, Svenn Erik Hansen, Lars Dessen, Tore Glen Berg and Jan Falkevik. “Concorde” won the second race of the day and also secured a 4,5th, 5th, and 3rd place.

In third place, we find “King One” from Sarpsborg YV with Espen Kamperhaug, Petter Hagelund, Knut Espen Solberg, Mikkel Hagelund, Claus Olsen, Flemming Christensen and Jesper Bank. They achieved a 3rd, 4th, and two 2nd places in today’s races.

See all results

Tomorrow we are ready for a offshore race. The course is published on manage2sail.

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Results Manage2Sail:https://bit.ly/45dh76I
LiveTracking:https://tractrac.com/event-page/event_20230811_HankHalfTo/2720


Day 2 / 15. august:

Today, there were originally plans for three course races. Unfortunately, the weather conditions weren’t entirely in our favor earlier today. Despite the scheduled start at 11 AM, we faced fluctuating and shifting winds when on the course. Around 12 o’clock, the north wind began to fill in, and approximately 12:30 marked the start of the first race. We managed to complete two races in wind speeds ranging from about 6 to 12 knots. The organizers were concerned that we might only be able to complete one race due to potential calm conditions later in the day, so the fact that we accomplished two races was very positive. The second race also saw a brief spell of rain.

The team “The Evil / Bagdad2 friends” from Hvitsten YC with Børre Hekk Paulsen, Sigurd Paulsen, Christen Horn Johannessen, Kristoffer Spone, Eivind Rubinstein, Kjell Arne Myrann, and Bjørn Lindgren, sailed impressively with high, fast and accurate. They won both races of the day and are now leading the overall cup standings after yesterday’s 2nd place. They also secured the daily first prize.

All the boats have trackers, and you can see all the races and see where the boats sailed here.

“Général Tapioca/BWT” from Belgium with Philippe Pilate, Ferdinand Janssen, Marc Vanhoogten, Frederic Dignef, Nicolas Meeus, and Alain Delavaux, won yesterday’s race and secured a 5th and a 4th place in today, and is currently on second place.

In third place, we have “King One” from Sarpsborg YC with Espen Kamperhaug, Petter Hagelund, Knut Espen Solberg, Mikkel Hagelund, Claus Olsen, Flemming Christensen og Jesper Bank. They achieved a 7th place in yesterday’s long-distance race, along with a second and 4th place in today’s races.

See all results

Tomorrow, the start will be at 11 AM, one hour earlier than initially planned, and course races are on the agenda.

The championship’s base is at Hankø Yacht Club,  with a lot of social events after the races.

We look forward to another exciting day tomorrow.

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Results Manage2Sail:https://bit.ly/45dh76I
LiveTracking:https://tractrac.com/event-page/event_20230811_HankHalfTo/2720


Day 1 / 14. august:

It was a great start to the championship. The first day of the Hankø Half Ton Classics Cup commenced with a long-distance regatta. The course unfolded as follows: Starting West of Lyngholmen – Strutsrevet – Storegrunnen – Tristeingrunnen – Finish Garnholmen. The race began at 11 a.m. in approximately 14 knots of wind. Sailors encountered challenges like currents, wind shifts, and pressure variations along the way.

Tomorrow, we’re prepared for course races.

Top three results in the long-distance regatta: Results Manage2Sail:https://bit.ly/45dh76I

  1. “Général Tapioca/BWT” from Belgium with Philippe Pilate, Ferdinand Janssen, Marc Vanhoogten, Frederic Dignef, Nicolas Meeus, and Alain Delavaux.
  2. “The Evil/Bagdad2 friends” from Hvitsten Seilforening with Børre Hekk Paulsen, Sigurd Paulsen, Christen Horn Johannessen, Kristoffer Spone, Eivind Rubinstein, Kjell Arne Myrann, and Bjørn Lindgren.
  3. “Concorde” from Bergen SF with Bror A. Berge, Peter Høeg, Eirik Brunborg, Svenn Erik Hansen, Lars Dessen, Tore Berg, and Jan Falkevik.

It was captivating to follow the boats throughout the race. “Général Tapioca/BWT” took the lead quite early in the race and maintained it until the finish. “Concorde” crossed the finish line in second place but landed in third after corrected time calculations.

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Results Manage2Sail:https://bit.ly/45dh76I
LiveTracking:https://tractrac.com/event-page/event_20230811_HankHalfTo/2720

Martin Kamperhaug explains the differences between the various half tonners and talks about the extensive restoration work. Boat designer Birger Braadland stands on the dock, observing the boat “Abelone,” which he himself designed in the 1970s.

Sunday, August 13th is the day before the day. Tomorrow, the Hankø Half Ton Classics finally begin.

The 40th anniversary of the 1983 World Championship is going to be exciting to follow. There will be intense competition.

In today’s course sailing tune-up, “The Evil / Bagdad2 friends” from Hvitsten YC with Børre Hekk Paulsen, Sigurd Paulsen, Christen Horn Johannessen, Kristoffer Spone, Eivind Rubinstein, Kjell Arne Myrann, and Bjørn Lindgren took the 1st place ahead of “Antheor” from Sarpsborg YC with Lars Ingeberg, Espen Langtvedt, Henrik Smith, Bjørn Johansson, Øistein Sabel Christoffersen, and Ole Martin Lidal in second, and “Rampage” from Fredrikstad Sailing Association with Thomas Oksmo, Jon Ramm-Pettersen, Eivind Melleby, Geir Begby, Bjørn Heier, Arve Roaas, and Jacob Undrum in 3rd place.

In the Harbour Race, it was Rampage that came first, ahead of the Belgian “Farther Bruin” with Jan-Jakob Muyls, Wim Dereuddre, Samuel Goethals, Jeroen Van der Veken, Eefje Kegelaers, Wim Craenen, Robert Janssens, and Ward Desoete. In 3rd place was “Foxy” with Ida Julsen, Christin Larsen, Lene Ulfeg, Annette Jacobsen, Anne Kristin Teig, and Sandra Åsle Hatch.

Out on the course, there was approximately 13-16 knots of SW wind.

Tomorrow will be a long-distance regatta, and not a course race as originally planned. All the boats are equipped with trackers, so anyone who wants to can follow the sailors.

British team who is sailing as a team together for the first time.
Interview with Siri Martinsen, Mayor of Fredrikstad

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Results Manage2Sail: https://bit.ly/45dh76I
LiveTracking: https://tractrac.com/event-page/event_20230811_HankHalfTo/2720

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