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

Image: Peter Ullman and Dave Clark fighting hard for a place at the 2014 Worlds in San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

Image: Mikey Radziejowski at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

Image: Mikey Radziejowski at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

Image: Chris Maas at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

Image: "A smile for the camera? Between races at the 2013 Europa Cup.. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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

Image: GBR303 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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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WORLDS WEBSITE 2017

From Colin Newman, Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:25 am

Having registered my 'intention to sail', I checked the web site for information about staying in my VW campervan at the sailing venue during the World championship. I could find nothing about motorhomes on the Pwellheli Sailing Club website, but eventually found the information I needed by going to the separate Plas Heli website. There is a form to send back on line to reserve a space with an electrical hook up. I doubt if there will be any shortage of motorhome places once our IC Worlds start on the Saturday, but a problem may arise on the previous Thursday and Friday nights as it seems the Merlin Rockets will be finishing their Nationals on these two days when we are doing boat measuring and so on.

At 74, with some health issues, I have figured out this is probably my last chance in life to join in the ' IC Worlds experience' so I intend to enter, subject to agreement by my cardiologist when I see him on July 5, though I shall probably do only some of the races and then only on the less windy days. Last year I gave the Europeans a miss as my cardiologist was expecting to be operating on me during the winter just past. Further tests showed my leaking Aortic heart valve is less severe than it seemed to be last year, open heart so surgery has been put off for a while yet, giving me the chance to at least join in some of the races, hoping for a nice force 3 most days. I shall be doing other competitors a service, at least there will be someone else in the championships who you should be able to beat, much as I will be trying keep you behind me and not come last! It will be my first time sailing my Dragonfly design IC on the sea as recently the only sailing I have been doing has been at my home club, Draycote Water SC.

I can now claim to have qualified for maturity at last! Three weeks ago I became a granddad for my first time, not just once but twice; my daughter-in-law gave birth to twins on April 5. Thomas and Samuel were yesterday both weighing in at 11 ounces more than their premature birth weight of just under 5lbs. Mum, at 39, seems to be doing fine after a normal delivery, avoiding a C section. The Airedale Maternity Hospital near Bradford was fantastically good.

Colin Newman

Dinghy Show 2017

From SteveC, Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:59 am

Mark

Check out our Facebook page C12 Performance Boats and the gallery on our website http://www.C12Performanceboats.co.uk

Dinghy Show 2017

From MarkS, Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:03 am

Did you get any good pics of the show?

Tata Steel or Mengeham Rhye

From Shaunanderson, Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:36 am

Unfortunately can't make it anymore as my mast is in need of some surgery. Fingers crossed it will be ready to go for LLangdefedd.

Tata Steel or Mengeham Rhye

From SteveC, Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:09 pm

One for me Phil and also Robin and Jayne.

Recent Facebook Updates

Does anyone know of or have a reasonable Ac that is for sale?

Cheers.

From Alan Bennett, updated 26 Apr 2017
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For Sale

International Canoe IC330 Morrison 2 design built by C12 Performance. Carbon everything (Aardvark mast & boom, seat, carriage, foils, hull) Hyde sails. Trolley / combs road trailer. Under & over covers Padded bags for foils, boom & seat. Identical to boat belonging to multi world champion Robin Wood. All ready to race at the 2017 world championships in Pwllheli in August. Currently located in the midlands. PM for more details

From Iain Ferguson, updated 26 Apr 2017
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The rebirth of Top Banana (end)

Now she is just waiting for her new sock, she is ready to be wet.

From Gilles Gras, updated 26 Apr 2017
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International Web site - change to automated updates.

I've added some code to the International web site www.intcanoe.org so that the front page lists, in order, recently updated web pages, recently added forum posts, and recent activity on Facebook, so posts here will be linked to from there. By the way the International site is potentially multi lingual – I've added all the code so that it will detect users' browser language settings and display content in languages other than English where available. The only trouble is I'm strictly mono lingual and do need someone to write at least the front page in the other languages. Google translate really doesn't cut it. Svenska and Deutsch are obviously the priorities, but all welcome.
Updated 26 Apr 2017
Jim Champ shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Punch these coordinates into google earth

41.720846, -71.255381 It turns out they were scanning point farm while we were all rigging our boats up for North Americans last summer. Pretty neat little digital artifact of IC sailing
Updated 26 Apr 2017

The rebirth of top banana (3)

now, she looks like a boat. Waiting for a new sock and a daggerboard case.
Updated 26 Apr 2017

Notice of Race & Entry Form

The Notice of Race (NOR) and Entry Form are now available on the WORLDS WEBSITE
Updated 26 Apr 2017
Chris Hampe shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

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

Image: "Ready About! (Tacking for the Windward Mark) Chris Maas (USA246) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Marei Charlotte Junge (GER60) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: GBR310 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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Image: USA 246 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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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: Alistair Warren and Dragonfly (GBR317) out for a blast on the blown off last day of the 2013 Europa Cup, in which he was runner up. © Jim Champ 2013

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Image: Mikey Radziejowski, Chris Maas at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: "Windward Mark Action Colin Brown (GBR319) Peter Ullmann (GER79) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: SWE101 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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Image: "Scarlett O'Hara at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Uphill Challenge: Peter Ullmann (GER79) leads a bunch of others at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: USA 250 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site