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 hotrudderedbum, Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Price dropped to $950. I am not sure of the exact age of the boat but I do know it was built in Virginia, USA. Since I have too many other boats I want to make this IC available for someone else who wants to start out in the class at a very reasonable cost. I am asking $950 for the boat (no trailer). It comes with a main, jib, rudder, daggerboard, carbon mast, wood boom, and sliding seat. Stored indoors and with very limited use over the past 10 years, this boat is in good, ready to sail condition.
San Francisco, USA
After a very windy World Championships in San Francisco the New York Canoe Club International Cup was held on the ... continue reading...
Pwllheli Sailing Club / Clwb Hwylio, Wales / Cymru
The Championship started on Wednesday afternoon ... continue reading...
The International Canoe Europa Cup took place in Germany at Wilhelmshaven on July 29 to August ... continue reading...
and Marine Motor Magazine, May 1910 Mr Bertram de Quincey Quincey
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