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by Bert Janssen 26 Jul 2023 06:20 BST 12-18 August 2023
Action from the Half Ton Classics Cup 2022 © Pit De Jonge

Dahles Auto / Audi joins Half Ton Classics Cup 2023 as main sponsor

On Monday 14th August, which is exactly 19 days from today, the 13th Half Ton Classics Cup will start in Hankø, Norway.

The Half Ton Class Norway is proud to announce that DAHLES AUTO, the region's AUDI dealer has stepped on board as main sponsor of the event.

Since 1920 DAHLES AUTO is the region's largest car dealer and repair centre, with activities in Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad and Halden. DAHLES AUTO offers the complete range of Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda private and utility vehicles. The Dahle Group counts 160 employees and realizes an annual turnover that exceeds 1.5 million Euro.

Half Ton Classics Cup 2023 (12-18 August 2023)

The 13th Half Ton Classics Cup is organized by the Half Ton Class Norway, the Hankø Yacht Club and the K.N.S. (the Royal Norwegian Sailing authority) and supported by the Half Ton Class Europe. This is exactly 40 years after the illustrious Half Ton Cup was organized in Hankø in 1983.

The organizers are proud to welcome some 40 halftonners and their crews from Norway, Sweden, Great Britain and Belgium.

It is worth noting that Fram VIII, the boat that finished 4th in the 1983 Half Ton Cup and then owned by H.R.M. King Harald of Norway, will be present again to compete with her older and younger sisters.

Half Ton Class Europe (HTCE)

The HTCE has been created in 2003 to accompany the renewed interest in the Half Ton class boats, a very popular racing class in the 70's and 80's.

The HTCE organizes the Half Ton Classics Cup since 2003. The event has been hosted in various European ports like Nieuwpoort (2003-2009-2015-2018), Dinard (2005), Dublin (2007), Cowes (2011-2022), Boulogne-sur-Mer (2013), St-Quay-Portrieux (2014), Falmouth (2016), and Kinsale (2017).

The Half Ton Classics Cup will take place in Hankø (Norway) from 14 - 18th August 2023.

The regatta week is jointly organized by K.N.S. the Hankø Yacht Club, the Half Ton Class Norway and the Half Ton Class Europe.

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