The HERO Cup (in association with The Classic Yacht Experience) is the premier classic regularity rallying series in the world. With over 600 competitors annually, the fight for the top spot is always tight.
Orianda is an 85ft (26 m) Bermudian staysail schooner built in 1937 by Oscar W. Dahlstrom in Carl Andersen’s shipyard in Faaborg, Denmark. She is constructed with a wooden hull.
Orianda was commissioned in the waning days of a bygone era, when elegance was an integral part of the supreme adventure under sail. Her history could easily be taken from a novel where Royals, military seizures, naval academies, and rock stars were all part of the plot.
Start your 2020 season off with a bang with this £1000 Voucher towards entry on one of our events. If you wish, you can also redeem this voucher on items in the HERO Store. The voucher has no cash value.Visit
Start your 2020 season off with a bang with this £500 Voucher towards entry on one of our events. If you wish, you can also redeem this voucher on items in the HERO Store. The voucher has no cash value.Visit
Leading crews from the 2019 HERO Cup Series will be invited to the Annual HERO Cup and Golden Roamer Prize Presentation Dinner at the Royal Automobile Club in January 2020.
To be eligible for HERO Cup points, the entrant must:
1: Compete in the individual events to be able to qualify for HERO Cup points – by doing so they confirm their acceptance of these 2019 HERO Cup rules.
2: Entrants must be “HERO Premier Member” at the time of the event to be eligible for points and maintain their membership until 31 Dec 2019.
3: Points are only scored by the individual entrant. The entrant is entitled to use different cars for different events and have a different Co-Drivers/Navigators on different events. The same applies to Golden Roamer Trophy entrants – they can partner different drivers on different events in different vehicles.
4: Points are awarded by class performance on individual legs based on the Hero Cup entrants (ie :- if the class winner is not a Hero Cup participant then the maximum points score passes down the highest placed entrant and continues on that basis for all the class positions)
5: There are no restrictions on the number of qualifying events from which HERO Cup points may be claimed. However, a maximum of 22 legs count for points once 22 scores are reached the entrants can continue to score points but their worst scores will be dropped for anything over 22 legs
6: In the event of a tie, the win will go to the entrant with the highest number of class positions.
7: Class positions will be calculated by ignoring overall positions; i.e first overall on the event will be first in class for HERO Cup points, not the class position shown in results.
|1||Winter Challenge to Monte-Carlo||5||1.25|
|5||Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial||6||1.25|
|7||RAC Rally of The Tests||4||1.5|
Competitors finishing first in class at the end of a leg are awarded 5 HERO Cup points multiplied by the event coefficient. Competitors finishing second in class at the end of a leg are awarded 4 HERO Cup points multiplied by the event coefficient. Competitors finishing third in class at the end of a leg are awarded 3 HERO Cup points multiplied by the event coefficient. Competitors finishing fourth in class at the end of a leg are awarded 2 HERO Cup points multiplied by the event coefficient. Competitors finishing fifth in class at the end of a leg are awarded 1 HERO Cup point multiplied by the event coefficient.
The Organisers reserve the right to adjudicate on any queries raised regarding the allocation of points. A provisional points table will be published on the HERO website within seven days of the end of each qualifying event and entrants will have a further seven days in which to raise any queries. These must be submitted in writing. If appropriate, a further set of points will be published which will remain open to query for a further seven days from publication. Once this period has expired the points will be considered final and not subject to any further amendment. The award winners will be announced in accordance with the above schedule and the formal presentation of the HERO Cup will take place in early 2020.
Should the 2019 HERO Cup prizes not be available to the winners for reasons beyond HERO’s control, HERO reserves the right to change the prizes accordingly and will communicate the new prizes to the individual winners.