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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Lake Macquarie Yacht Club
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club is located at Belmont, near Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia about 2 hours drive north of Sydney. Its a very large sheltered water venue. There are regular sea breezes, as the club is less than 2 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean.
The provisional dates are 30th December 2020 to 8th of January 2021. ... continue reading...
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From Steve Clark, Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Scott McInerney has ponied up for the cut file.
So someone is doing something.
I am developing a female building jig which will be to the outside of whatever planking the builder chooses.
So composite panels can be pushed into place and tabbed together.
From Mike Shreeve, Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Sorry I forgot to add that, reference camping?
There is plenty of Grass, and camping is free.
For those that have camper vans and want electric hook up, Yes that can be done and as I understand it the electricity is free. However I don't know where the cables are kept, let alone where the power feeds are - that would have to be sorted on the Saturday.
The bar can be open on both Friday & Saturday nights, and I will be in charge of that?
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From Stefan Zohar, updated 16 Mar 2018
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"I am delighted to confirm Australia's offer to host the XXI International Canoe World Championship has been accepted by the ICF Sailing Committee.
The event will be held at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, New South Wales, a 2 hour drive to the north of Sydney. The provisional dates are 30 December 2020 to 8 January 2021.
Lake Macquarie is one of the premier dinghy racing locations in Australia providing sailing on a large expanse of protected water with reliable 15 knot afternoon sea breezes.
Further details will be published by the Australian Association (ICAA) shortly.
ICF Sailing Committee
The ICAA will indeed have more details in the coming weeks!"
From Stefan Zohar, updated 14 Mar 2018
25 likes, 9 comments.
Thanks for the invite Chong i have been meaning to have a look at the ic as y back doesn’t like stacking straps anymore lol
From Ron Kerr, updated 12 Mar 2018
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Updated 12 Mar 2018
AC looks like it has fallen off the list, I guess this is due to not enough returns. We are always at risk of losing official status in the returns list so please ensure you get your club to submit results to the rya.
Updated 12 Mar 2018
Do we know any more about the Europa Cup 2018, beyond the dates - supposedly 23 - 27 July? Is it definitely at the Deutsch-Britischer Yacht Club, Kladower-Damm, and who is the organiser for the IC class? I'm sure I'm not the only one keen to arrange travel and accommodation once a few details are confirmed.
Updated 12 Mar 2018