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 perhamh, Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:54 pm
Happy to do so if somone explains how. Clicking on the 'vote for this photo' link, even when signed into facebook, doesn't seem to work. Is it enough just to 'like' it?.
From perhamh, Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Count me in for the full week.
From jimc, Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:55 pm
I split this subject out as Gilles suggested.
My feeling is that reaches broad enough for AC kites would be a bit dull for ICs.
One way one could do a handicap prize for boats on different courses and classes would be to normalise each corrected time against the fleet performance.
As a first pass I'd take an average corrected time for say the top half of each fleet, and then recalculate each corrected time as a percentage of that average.
The boat with the lowest percent figure would be the one who had most exceeded his/her fleet's performance in the race and be declared the winner.
This would even avoid the need to calculate a fixed handicap.
From tonymarston, Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:17 am
Andy Green - Photographer - Pwllheli
Andy emailed me recently:
Great news for the class. I entered my image to the yachting image of the competition and it's got into the voting process which is great. Can you email all the fleet and get them to like and share the image. More publicity for the association the better!
http://www.yachtracingimage.com/gallery ... ndy-green/
Let's support him in the competition - good for Andy - good for Canoe Sailing.
From gilles, Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:29 am
I didn't say that i was looking for a solution for the main price (maybe my english is not very good).
What do you think about using the same race format as the european at Travemund 2015 provided the reaches are broad enough to fly the Spinnakers with three real time prices for each sort of IC and a handicap price for the all fleet ?
I think that each sailor can choose his own objective during the race for a maximum pleasure with the boats near him.
Sorry for the pop-up events idea subject witch is a little polluted, If somebody can move it in a new subject...
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It's my entry for the Yachting Image of the year competition. Taken at this year International Canoe World's are Pwllheli. Thanks
From Andy Green, updated 20 Oct 2017
12 likes, 1 comments.
The 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and that which best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport.
Andy Green shared a link to the group: International Canoes.
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Held on Fisher's Island Sound, out of the Ram Island Yacht Club in Noank, Ct., USA on Sunday, July 24 ... continue reading...