As a matter of interest, I did some research recently in some of the other canoe classes.
It was very interesting. I couldn't really work out what rhyme or reason there was to the class lettering in an international sense. There seem to be US Classes, Royal Canoe Club classes and Swedish classes. Most are dormant but others having a current resurgence.
In the US there is:
C (5m) Class
Then of course also the:
International 10 Sq M rule
National Canoe rule (details anyone?)
lot of development on the 16/30 rule recently:http://authenticboats.wordpress.com/16- ... -canoes-2/http://www.enter.net/~skimmer/16-30.htmlhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... iling.html
I did have the 16/30 rules somewhere, but they don't fall to hand. Presumably you can find them from one of the above links.
Then in Sweden they seem to have:
A 'B' Rule - is this the same as ours? Don't know
and 'C', 'D' and 'E' classes
Rules for those are:
The basic max. dimensions are:
l.oa 6m 6m
LwL 6m 6m
beam 1,5m 1,75m
Hull weight,min 150 Kg 135Kg
Centrebord, max 50Kg 20 Kg
Ballast 150-300Kg none
By definition a canoe must have a rounded stern and a deck, so there are also a max dimension for the cockpit lenght.
The hiking boards are allowed to stick out 40 c, out from the hull side.
These are being made at moment:http://www.lunne.se/lunne/Start.html
or on YouTube at:http://youtu.be/6ga7rTzgSlI
Not sure on the Swedish 'C' rules at moment.
Then of course there is the international Open Sailing Canoe.http://www.ocsg.org.uk
There were some rules for the OC class and I had them, but I think they threw them all out and now just have a simple rule based on sail size and 'everything else goes', but on their old site they had this:http://homepages.rya-online.net/ocsguk/ ... racing.htm
If anybody has any other information that fills any of the holes in these rules, would love to know.