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

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

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

Image: "Hugh deLong (GBR275) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. 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

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Image: "Charlie Chandler (GBR321) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: David Clark at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: "Steve Bowen (GBR310) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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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International Canoe Europa Cup 2018 (19 Jun 2018)

Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July

Deutsch-Britischer Yacht Club, Kladower Damm 217 H, 14089 Berlin, Deutschland. Time schedule:

For this event 12 races are scheduled Practice race: tba Opening ceremony: Sunday, 22.07.18 18.00 Uhr Skippers meeting: Monday, 23.07.18 11.00 Uhr First race signal: Monday, 23.07.18 13.00 Uhr Last possible start opportunity: Friday, 27.07.18 14.00 Uhr Price giving ceremony Friday, 27.07.18 18.00 Uhr Entries are required by the 24th June

You may download the call for entry from here. On line Entry is Open

Entry is on line only. See the Call for Entries for more detail. Register from here

Here is the current entry list.

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Europa Cup 2018

From AlasdairA, Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:38 pm

I've just booked the Harwich - Hook ferry leaving Saturday (21st) morning coming back Saturday (28th) afternoon.

I have access to a double stacker so if someone is thinking of going but unsure about the journey on there own, I am happy to double up.

I will be travelling down from West Kirby to Harwich probably going M6 - A14 - Cambridge - Bury St Edmunds - Harwich.

The Dee-West Kirby Regatta is the week before the Europeans if someone wanted to do that event and leave the canoe there to be taken down that is also an option.

Let me know if you are interested.

Alasdair

Trolley cradles?

From simon allen, Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:41 pm

Hi Gaz, no, because it will have a super-duper lightweight aluminium trolley with low-profile tyres, etc.!

Trolley cradles?

From Dreamcatcher, Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:30 pm

Simon
Wont you need that to adapt to your new rules IC in the near future?

Europa Cup 2018

From tonymarston, Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:36 am

For those entering for the Europa Cup 2018 please note the following link. I understand there was an error in the original link.

http://www.raceoffice.org/DM-TF-EC-IC-2018

Click on the Union Jack for the English version. Click on register to complete your entry.

Trolley cradles?

From DRlee, Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:10 pm

Hi Simon,

Thanks, but I'm having a trolley built to fit my existing Merlin combi base, so just need the cradles

Regards

Dave Lee

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

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

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Image: Canoe Park at Richmond YC at the start of the 2014 Worlds. Photo: © Willian Gutoff

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

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Image: Mark Goodchild at the 2014 Worlds © David Thompson

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Image: "Michael Brigg sailing his 50 year old veteran (K102) alongside Peter Ullmans state of the art Maas design canoe (GER79) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: Local hero Del Olsen (USA 253) in front of the skyline of San Francisco at the 2014 World. Photo © Robert Muller (slightly edited)

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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: Chris Hampe and Phil Robin at the 2014 Worlds © David Thompson

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Image: "Peter Ullmann (GER79) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. 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: "Dave Timson (GBR303) and Rob Bell (GBR298) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"