HISTOIRE DES HALFS
Introduction, Liste Half tonner, Architectes, Résultats, No Voile
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1978 Plan Julian EVERITT, design #040
27 years of Half Ton designs,
Posted on November 11, 2019 by Julian Everitt
"THE EVOLUTION OF OUR HALF TON DESIGNS FROM 1966 to 1993."
Some of these 14 designs of mine, covering 27 years, fall into the pure race boat slot while others are heavily influenced by a dual purpose requirement. There is a third category too – which is the ‘I don’t give a damn about the rule – let’s just design a fast boat’.
- Design #0040:
Our first ‘non-rule’ Half Tonner was Eagle
in 1978. This was a deliberate attempt to take the Eliminator concept , but
take out the rule inspired flats. We made the bow even finer and veed and the
stern as full as possible. To ‘pay’ for this in IOR terms we went
for virtually no overhang at the stern and a transom hung rudder. Once again
a fractional swept back spreader rig was employed. This basic design went on
to be very adaptable with daggerboard, lifting keel, long keel and even winged
bilge keels. As an IOR Half Tonner I don’t think the theory was ever tested.
Looking back now the design philosophy had much in common with the S&S designed
Columbine of 1972. I suppose this is how influences creep into designs.
Pictures from Everitt Facebook 2019,