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International 10 sq.m. Canoe International 10 sq.m. Canoe

Image: "Nice light! But I can't identify the boat. 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

International 10 sq.m. Canoe International 10 sq.m. Canoe

Image: "Michael Brigg sailing his 50 year old veteran (K102) alongside Peter Ullmans state of the art Maas design canoe (GER79) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: Robin Wood on his way to winning the 2008 Billy No Mates © James Close, JEC Creative.

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Image: Michael Leitch (CAN 30) at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: Steve (USA) Clark. The man whose vision led to the exciting collection of new designs at the 2014 Worlds. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: "Great Spray Effects. Frederik Steimann (GER68) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

International 10 Sq.m. Sailing Canoe

For over one hundred years racing sailing canoes has fascinated, exasperated, intrigued and even infuriated some of the world’s great sailors. The voyage includes the earliest known recorded planing boats, the second longest standing international sailing event, and the ability to go upwind like a stiletto through butter.

The key features of the Canoe are its relatively small but highly efficient rig, its long, slim and lightweight hull, and of course the sliding seat.

How do you sum up the appeal of the International 10 Square Metre Sailing Canoe in four short paragraphs? "The dry fly of sailing"? (Uffa Fox) "one of the most interesting things that God let man make"? ( L Francis Herreshof) "Oh [deleted]!"? (nearly everyone who’s ever sailed one)?

For well in excess of one hundred years racing sailing canoes has fascinated, exasperated, intrigued and even infuriated some of the world’s great sailors. Along the way decked canoes have provided the earliest known recorded planing boats, the second longest standing international sailing event, an enormous amount of idiosyncratic fun and the ability to go upwind like a stiletto through butter. Sailors who become smitten with the class’ unique challenge often stay sailing them for decades.

The key features of the Canoe are its relatively small but highly efficient rig, its long, slim and lightweight hull, and of course that sliding seat. The "plank" is key to the experience. There’s something very unique about sailing your boat from your perch some feet from the windward side, and while all is going well its a surprisingly relaxing experience. Physically its generally less demanding than a trapeze or wings, but it does bring some extra handling challenges.

No boat can be all things to all men, and its pointless to pretend that this is a mass market boat. But then Château d’Yquem is not a mass market wine, and a pre war blown Bentley is not a mass market car. Some special things are, well, just special, and, unlike the wine or the car, this one isn’t unreasonably expensive...

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Uffa Fox 2022 - Canoes wanted.

From jimc, Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:42 am

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I am writing on behalf of I am writing to you on behalf of Mike Dixon (Atalanta Owners Association Commodore) and Mark McNeill (Cowes Classic Boat Museum Chairman).



They plan to hold a commemoration event in Cowes to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of Uffa Fox – 26 October 1972. We are contacting representatives of all of Uffa's classes to gauge interest in the event. Draft details of the event are at UffaFox2022.org.



We are approaching class associations for all of Uffa's dinghies and it would be great to get some veteran Uffa Fox canoes along to the event (I believe there were two at the 1998 Centenary event).



Are you able to help me get this invite to the IC Association and members with veteran boats please, or tell me who to contact?



Initial scoping has taken place with the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club (CCYC) who will be hosting the Flying Fifteen European Championships in Cowes 20th to 26th August 2022, and Royal London Yacht Club (RLYC). Both yacht clubs are keen to support an event to mark the occasion if there is sufficient interest. The idea is to organise some fun sailing and dinghy racing provided we have a sufficient number of boats participating. A good social program will also be organised, Cowes does that well. The event will be known as Uffa Fox 2022.
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GNAV - pros and cons?

From chrishampe, Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:49 pm

Never used one myself But here are my 2 cents:



Gnavs can be either fixed at the mast end or boom end, I would expect that lowers would be prefered to help control mast bend or you would need an extra thick wall section for the lower part of the mast.



I know Charlie Chandler didn't like the gnav on the Aus boat he had, so may be worth giving him a shout.

GNAV - pros and cons?

From perhamh, Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:21 am

Heading says it all, really. I like the idea of a clear working area forward of the slide, where you want to be in very light weather, and of ending those embarrassing moments coming ashore when the main foil is lifted and the boom turns out to be on the wrong side of the kicker. Cons presumably include mild deformation of the flow across the main (though low down), and spar weight.



First, a technical question: must the GNAV be fixed on the mast, and tracked on the boom, or could it be the other way round?



Next, are lowers a must-have with a GNAV? What about if the gooseneck is as low as possible, either on the foot of a deck-stepped mast or even below it)? Obviously there's a trade-off between gooseneck height and the benefits I'm looking for. Or is a GNAV somehow compatible with a cranked boom? - seems unlikely.



Anyone out there with relevant experience, in ICs or otherwise?



Perham

GBR ???

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