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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. Canoe International 10 sq.m. Canoe

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

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

Image: Chris Hampe mid gybe at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: David Gilliland (USA 209) - Texas rodeo. 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: Frederik Steimann at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: Paul Hignett out for a blast on the blown off last day of the 2013 Europa Cup. He's sailing Colin Newman's IC OD Extended Play, GBR 295. © Jim Champ 2013

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...

Latest Forum Posts

Europa Cup 2016

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,
John

Europa Cup 2016

From Arne GER76, Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:31 am

I do support that idea as well!

oxford training?

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.

Europa Cup 2016

From Dreamcatcher, Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:56 pm

Seconded
Gaz

NATIONALS 2015

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

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International Canoe Europa Cup 1995 (20 Feb 2015)

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IC Rules circa 1935 (12 May 2015)

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International Canoe World Championships 2005 (01 Mar 2015)

Weymouth

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

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

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

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Image: "Blue Horizon Behind Blue Horizon John Ellis (GBR318) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

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Image: Simon Allen (GBR 278). I love the lighting in this one. 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: Peter Ullman at the Leeward Mark at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: "Chris Hampe at the 2013 Europa cup. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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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: Robin Wood - always hikes this hard at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

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Image: "Eckhardt Pagel (GER74) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Johan Elfström (SWE101) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"