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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From Outlaw, Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:15 am
Does this mean I can go ahead and find a nice trophy ?
Are there any formal procedures I need to follow ?
As for the name for that trophy, any ideas ?
I like the idea of referring to the champions of the OD Canoe builders;
The Tony Miles Cup
Sounds great and o my mind they were the most beautiful IC's ever
The Razorback Cup
Maybe that one is better for the AC's as Rob probably deserves the credit for that great & crazy development!
Question: Is there a perpetual trophy for the AC's ?
The Peter Nethercot Trophy
Not sure about that, I think the Trophy should be permissive in name and character and referring back to Nethercot would make the Slups look out of place. If I were to put up the silver than I would like to include Slups in that OD Trophy Deed of Gift. But then again, that is the design which probably saved the canoes as a class for decades!
Any ideas welcome !
I'll gladly take this one upon me and write a draft Deed of Gift for review and comments.
Cheers to you all,
From Arne GER76, Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:31 am
I do support that idea as well!
From chrishampe, Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:59 am
Wont be able to make any training but count me in for the meal on saturday night.
From Dreamcatcher, Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:56 pm
From steveb, Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:55 pm
Is there an approximate time for Friday evening meal? Would be helpful to know.
Thanks. Steve AC 310
A mere 20 International Canoes, from France, Germany, Sweden and the UK, entered the Europa Cup at Steinhuider Meer, Germany on August 8-11th ... continue reading...
Mountbatten Centre, Plymouth Daily Reports from the Yachts and Yachting Website International Canoe Europa Cup Preview International Canoe Europa ... continue reading...
These are provided for historical interest only and are not applicable for any Canoe today. General Regulations
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The Canoe Sailing World Championship 2005 was held from 5 – 11 August 2005 at the Weymouth and ... continue reading...