HISTOIRE DES HALFS
Introduction, Half tonner List, Architectes, Résultats, No Voile
à jour au: 2022
1972 Plan Farr #??, (his first HT!)
From RB Sailing Blog: "Back to the boat that signalled the start of a new era - Bruce Farr's first keelboat, the Half Ton design Titus Canby. This yacht was designed in the early 1970s for Auckland sailor Rob Blackburn - he required a yacht around 8m in length that would have a low building cost. The basic design concept heralded something quite new - light displacement married to broad aft sections, and fine for'ard sections for cutting through the Hauraki Gulf chop. A modest length of 8.1m allowed a fair and easily driven hull that would not require a large sail plan. The idea was to achieve a boat that would have enough weight for stability but still be light enough to plane and surf downwind. Titus Canby looked very different to the types of boat popular at the time, and was relatively high wooded and blocky looking, with a long cabin almost equal in height to the yacht's freeboard.
Farr designed a fractional 7/8th rig for Titus Canby with a small headsail and, for the times, a relatively large main. At the time that the design was being conceived the RORC rule was being phased out in deference to the new IOR. Small adjustments were made to the design of the yacht so that it could be made into a Half Tonner. This led to a little more beam amidships and more depth in the midship area. A careful arrangement of the for'ard girth stations around the stem knuckle allowed the FIGS measurement point to be pushed slightly aft relative to FGS which helped the Forward Overhang Correction measurement."
Titus Canby in her original white
colour scheme in 1972 (photo DB Yachting Annual),
"The stern of Titus Canby was
cut off almost vertically to achieve a lower rated length. But to achieve a
Half Ton rating Blackburn had to cut some lead out of the trailing area
of the keel and replace the missing area with wood, and place 8kg of lead under
South Pacific Half Ton Trophy series: ?e/??
owner, Ian Gibbs and new name
Tohe Candu, NZ 1505
South Pacific Half Ton Trophy series: 1 - 1 - 3 - 5 = 1st/33,
"Tohe Candu on her way to winning the 97-mile short ocean race during the South Pacific Half Ton Trophy series (DB Yachting Annual)"
Cowes Week: 1st/44 Class V
September, Half Ton Cup, La Rochelle: 17 - 16 - 24 - 12 - 3 = 8e/??
"Tohe Candu competing in the 1974 Half Ton Cup (photo Beken | Farr Yacht Design website)",
Half Ton Championship: ?e/??
"Tohe Candu returned to New Zealand and survived several rule changes to remain extremely competitive in local racing even five years after the lines were first put to paper. This was helped by a new taller 3/4 rig for the 1976 Half Ton Championship, which extracted a little more potential from the boat. Tohe Candu almost won the series, initially finishing just over one point ahead of Peter Spencer's S&S design Cotton Blossom, but was relegated to runner up after a controversial points award by the race committee that went in favour of Cotton Blossom."
New owner, and new name
Titus Canby, K 1505
2000 December, RPNYC 2000 - 2001, coastal: 5e/??
2002 June, RPNYC 2002 - 2003, dv: ?e/??
2003 June, RPNYC 2003
- 2004, dv winter: ?e/??
November, Line 7: ?e/??
December, RPNYC Summer 2003 - 2004: ?e/??
2004 June, RPNYC 2004
- 2005, dv winter: ?e/??
2 October, LBYC, Singlehanded: 4e/??
December, RPNYC Spring 2004: ?e/??
2005 30 January, LBYC
2005, Opening Day: 1er/?? :
February, RPNYC Spring 2005: ?e/?? ...
2006 February, RPNYC
harbour 2006, dv presidents: ?e/??
2007 February, Line 7
2007, dv inshore: ?e/??
2008 February, RPNYC
combined 2007-8- dv Sunday: ?e/??
2009 January, RPNYC new
year series 2009, dv presidents: ?e/??
Port Nicholson Regatta: ?e/? div B
Port Nicholson Regatta: 2e/8
Port Nicholson Regatta: ?e/?
Port Nicholson Regatta: ?e/?
"Titus Canby during the March 2017 Port Nicholson Line 7 Regatta (photo Chris Coad/SailWorld)"
Canby has recently returned to Auckland, and since early 2022 was undergoing
a thorough restoration at The Landing in Okahu Bay."
All information and pictures are from RB Sailing Blog