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

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Image: "Now which bit of boat is where in that photo? Paul Hignett considers plumbing the depths of Loch Lomond with racing blown off at the 2013 Europa Cup.. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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Image: Steve (GBR) Clarke, Alistair Warren at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

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

Rudder + cassette/tiller unit wanted for nethercott/AC

From Spjtnecniv, Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:58 pm

All sorted - Rob from C12 performance boats managed to source one at a fair price.

May need some adjustments to the cassette/slot but I hope to be back on the water soon.

(I think this one will float...)

XX World Championship 2017

From steveb, Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:07 pm

Could the AC FLEET give a show of hands for their likely attendance at the Worlds.
It would also be helpful if you know of anyone who is very likely to attend but may not see this site to be included.
To date there seems to be an indication of at least 8.

Steve AC 310

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 at W&PNSA

From Alistair, Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:40 pm

A big thank you to all those who organised the nationals! A much needed break for me, bit of practice for the worlds and a good check of heavy weather sailing. I think some of the conditions were as windy as I have sailed in at a championships, all credit to the fleet, several new faces, who gave it a go! I think there was a good positive feeling at the event. I am looking forward to the worlds in Pwllheli!

Rudder + cassette/tiller unit wanted for nethercott/AC

From Spjtnecniv, Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:54 pm

Thanks- I tried using a cut down contender foil but seem to have entered the dark world of hydrodynamics and seem to be continually stalling at low speeds.

Will have another go if no one has anything I can use -

Rudder + cassette/tiller unit wanted for nethercott/AC

From gilles, Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:26 pm

Sorry i dont have it but you should call Rob or you can make one by yourself. I did one for me and it's not very difficult but it is very long....

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UK Nationals full report

From Chris Hampe, updated 27 Jun 2017
13 likes, 4 comments.

With the UK basking in an early summer heatwave the fleet of canoes gathered for the UK National Championships. For those that arrived early conditions were perfect on Portland Harbour for the three days prior to the start of racing.
Chris Hampe shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Full results on handicap

From Steve Clarke, updated 26 Jun 2017
3 likes, 1 comments.

sailwave results
Steve Clarke shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Final results for International Canoe UK Nationals in probably the windiest event for many years.

From Steve Clarke, updated 26 Jun 2017
10 likes, 2 comments.

sailwave results
Steve Clarke shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Crash Test Monkey, Available for destructive testing of any new ic's ahead of this years worlds

Wont accept peanuts as payment but would consider beer...
Updated 26 Jun 2017
Chris Hampe shared Some Race Team's post to the group: International Canoes.

UK National championships day 3 update.

Windy weymouth continues to blow as only 10 boats complete race 3. Lots of boats hoping to get a discard but the forecast looking ahead to tomorrow's showdown appears that the fat lady has sung her song. Robin Wood leads from Colin Brown and Alistair Warren. Results:
Updated 26 Jun 2017
Chris Hampe shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Any results from day 2??

Updated 26 Jun 2017

IC 257 for Sale

Hull 1994 Razorback Carbon Nethercott shell. Extraordinarily solid! Complete new interior structure 2007 as documented here. http://www.devboats.co.uk/sailing/257rebuild/index.htm . Foam sandwich bulkheads, ply decks. Bloodaxe carbon seat and carriage, which brings the boat well under the One design weight limit Razorback wood special heavy seat and carriage, which should bring the boat within corrector range of One design weight limit Carbon foils Rig Stump mounted carbon Superspars mast (gooseneck is attached to mast stump, mast is stepped on top of that) 5515 section heavily reinforced below the hounds, which makes for a very gust responsive lightweights rig. Heavy sailors may find the rig depowers as they get to the end of the plank. Halyard lock with trigger release from deck. Mylar Caws mainsail cut to match mast, well used but sound Dacron Caws jib, very tired Brand new and unused Dynamic Sails Jib "Dangly pole" jib booming out setup Simple fitout without adjustable shrouds but full jib sheeting adjustment. Other Road trailer, much older than boat but refurbished in recent years with new cradle, bearings, wheels and stub axle. Lightweight Aluminium Launching trolley (these are great!) New Jasper cover a couple of years ago Currently near Chichester, Sussex. Just repainted and refurbished and a very sound functional boat. I would think OIRO £1,400 would be fair.
Updated 26 Jun 2017

UK National Championships at Weymouth

Updated 26 Jun 2017

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

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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

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

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Image: Michael Leitch (CAN 30) at the 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: "Chris Hampe at the 2013 Europa cup. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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

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Image: "International Indeed, Close Action.. Alistair Warren (GBR317), Chris Maas (USA246) and Peter Ullmann (GER79) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Purple Thrills by name and by nature... Arne Stahl (GER76) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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