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 Post subject: IC Class Promotion
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:14 pm 
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A promotional spiel, following on from http://www.intcanoe.org/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=306 to let members and people interested in the class know what is happening with the IC in the lead up to the 2008 World Championships.


<b>WHAT IS AN INTERNATIONAL CANOE? </b>

The International Canoe is a boat which represents a long and complex evolution from paddle canoe to high performance racing dinghy.
As it exists today the IC is a one-man craft of 5.18m in length, 1.01m width and 63kg stripped hull weight powered by 10 square meters of sail. It is characterized by its means of creating righting moment, the sliding seat. By no means unique, and certainly not new, the sliding seat is a beam that slides athwartships on a track, enabling the sailor to hike out far to windward. The result is a long, skinny boat, very light for its length and sail area, which goes very fast!

The IC is more than a unique sailing craft. It is one of the premier one-person sailing challenges, and as an open design racing class, brings together sailing talent from around the globe. Currently, the international fleet includes boats from the US, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, France, Germany, and Australia, and is growing.

The International Canoe class enjoys a full racing calendar that is truly 'International'. National Championships are held annually in the US, Great Britain, Sweden, Germany, and Australia. European and British sailors can also compete for the annual 'Europa Cup', the trophy for the best IC sailors in Europe.
Internationally the IC class holds a World Championship Regatta every three years, with the next event to be held at the McCrae YC, Victoria/AUSTRALIA in January 2008. International Canoe Sailors also compete for the second oldest (to the America's Cup) International Sailing trophy, the New York Canoe Club International Challenge Cup. The New York Cup Challenge is a series of races held after the triannual World Championships.

<b>WHY ARE THERE THREE DIFFERENT INTERNATIONAL CANOES?</b>

Where most small racing dinghies are one-design boats, all conforming to the same specifications, the IC enjoys status as an "open design" class. This open status, combined with the changes in dinghy design and construction since the IC hull was 'frozen' in 1971, has led to the creation of two appendices to the International Canoe rules.
This has created 3 divisions of IC’s on the water, from which the International Canoe Members and Committee will draw from to influence the next chapter in IC history come the 2008 World Championships:
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IC – Sailed in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand*, Sweden, UK, USA
LOA 5180mm
BEAM 1010mm
SAIL AREA 10 m²
WEIGHT 83.5kg
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Asymmetric IC - Predominantly sailed in the UK with boats in Australia, Germany and the US
An asymmetric spinnaker was added to the conventional IC, with the aim of matching the IC’s seemingly sluggish off wind performance to its exceptional upwind speed. The AC won favour with many because of its ability to compete in IC or AC mode.
LOA 5180mm
BEAM 1010mm
SAIL AREA 10 m²

+ Perimeter restricted Asymmetric Spinnaker
WEIGHT 89kg
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Development IC – Boats currently on the water in the USA, Australia and the UK
The Development IC or ‘DC’ keeps the 10sqm of sail but with more freedom in hull design. The DC is an attempt to be true to the original Open International Canoe rules. It is also hoped that this line of development will:
reduce build costs
attract home builders/designers back to the class
be lighter and faster than existing IC’s and AC’s.
LOA 4900-5200mm (allowing current IC’s to still measure)
BEAM 750-1100mm (allowing current IC’s to still measure)
SAIL AREA 10 m²
WEIGHT 50kg
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<b>HOW DOES THE CHANGE IMPACT CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE SAILORS? </b>

The lead up to the 2008 World Championships is an exciting time, but also a transitional phase. In a dinghy sailing era where carbon fibre construction is mainstream and hydro foiled skiffs are almost commonplace, it is important that the IC class carefully considers the next phase of its 100 years of development. At McCrae YC, Victoria, Australia, class members and the World and National committees will decide on the next direction in this class’s progression.
Please don’t let this transition period affect your decision to get involved with the class, as the International Canoe Class will continue to support all International Canoes (AC, IC, DC and historic) just as it has through other ‘defining moments’ in its history:

1892 when the sliding seat first appeared

16ft canoes in 1909

Using a mizzen sail as a jib in the 1930’s

17ft canoes in 1936

First fully battened mainsails in 1946

Adopting of the Nethercott Hull (current IC shape) in 1971

Pioneering of Carbon Fibre Masts in 1982

Advent of the AC in the 1990’s


Throughout all of these changes one thing has remained constant, and that is the people who sail International Canoes. No matter what direction the IC class takes, it is a special kind of sailor will always be drawn to this fantastic class: part tinkerer/thrill seeker/boundary pusher/competitor and part something else that makes normally sane people want to hike off the end of a sliding seat over 5ft away from their boat in close company with others doing the same thing.

<b>IC Class Promotional Slideshow </b>(http://www.internationalcanoe.yachting.org.au/site/yachting/internationalcanoe/downloads/Canoed%20to%20death_0001.wmv)

So if this sounds like you, or if you’d like to see if it’s for you then contact the International Canoe Association nearest you and arrange a test sail.



World Site:
http://www.intcanoe.org

Australian Site:
http://www.internationalcanoe.yachting.org.au

Canadian Site:
http://www.intcanoe.org/iclife

French Site:
http://ic10.free.fr/

German Site:
http://www.ic-taifun.de/

Swedish Site:
http://hem.passagen.se/fki/ic-kanot.htm

UK Site:
http://www.intcanoe.org.uk

US Site:
http://www.intcanoe.us

2008 World Championships
http://www.icworlds.org

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IC Promo DVD: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=zgdo4p90jHo
2008 IC Worlds DVD: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=5_PUxqP0ssg

Australian IC Website: http://www.internationalcanoe.yachting.org.au


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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:37 pm 
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Edit from the IC Promotional DVD

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IC Promo DVD: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=zgdo4p90jHo
2008 IC Worlds DVD: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=5_PUxqP0ssg

Australian IC Website: http://www.internationalcanoe.yachting.org.au


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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:40 pm 
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I'm going to send a promo flyer to all the clubs in NZ and would like some help with pics, logos and/or any wording that you could assist with. I'm going to pitch it something like this:

[i]International canoe sailors wanted[/i]

If you after a high performance, single handed challenge for normal sized people (70 -100kgs) then you have to get yourself into an IC!

The International Canoe class enjoys a full racing calendar that is truly 'International'. National Championships are held annually in the US, Great Britain, Sweden, Germany, and Australia. Now we are building a fleet in NZ...

It helps to have a interest in boat design and building as iC's are a full development class. Entry cost can be low if you build your own hull or off the shelf boats can be orderd from Australia.

Free Boat building plans are available so contact me now: (contacts...)


Any help much appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:24 am 
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I've been stirring up some trouble over on sailing anarchy (http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index. ... pic=123045) where I asked why more poeple don't sail these great boats. One of the critisism's has been our lack of a decent web site. What's happenening with http://www.intcanoe.org?

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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:07 am 
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Well.....

the quick answer is: It got hacked and no-one has re-built it since.

the longer answer is:

originally the UK had the domain name: intcanoe.org..... and website which is on a UK web-server

and then we got intcanoe.org.uk, thereby freeing intcanoe.org for 'international class' use and set up the simple original intcanoe.org site.

intcanoe.org was then transferred to Joomla so some others with ICF could develop it further, but unfortunately the site became rather 'unsecure'.....which lead to it being rather seriously hacked.

As intcanoe.org is on the same server as intcanoe.org.uk and we have both websites on our account, we had to rather quickly pull it down to stop it 'infecting' our or other websites on the server.

We then put up the 'holding' page we currently have.....but no-one has engaged with re-developing a new site.

I have been meaning to try and shake this along a bit......but other pressures have put it a bit low on the list.

I would also really need the 'go-ahead' from the ICF committee before publishing anything new....or they should find someone to do it and I will pass over the 'keys' to the site. If you, or anyone else would like to get involved with developing a new intcanoe.org site, then do contact the ICF committee and we can then get it moving.

My suggestion would be to put a simple Wordpress blogsite up there with some basic class info and history and go from there......which as I have said, I will do when I get the chance!


cheers

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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:57 pm 
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I'm quite happy to pick up running a temporary world site if needed until agreement can be made for something more sophisticated...


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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:49 pm 
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OK....

well I guess we just need the go-ahead from the ICF committee.

I am real busy until the 27th June, but if we can get the go-ahead by then, I will try and get everything sorted my end and we can sort it out.

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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
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GBR242 wrote:
well I guess we just need the go-ahead from the ICF committee.

Its not as if we really need anything very complicated... as a starting point just a list of links would be plenty and at least avoid the perpetual rebuild notice... Maybe like this... We'd have to get people to nominate fave pages of images, I just chose a couple at random...
http://www.devboats.co.uk/ICweb/


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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
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Would work for me

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 Post subject: Re: IC Class Promotion
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Well, my Interim link page is up until we have a permanent web manager sorted out. This isn't going to be anything sophisticated. Perhaps people would like to nominate some pages of photos on the various National web sites which should be linked from the front page... I just picked on a couple of recent ones. I don't intend to do anything complicated with this page, just maintain a collection of links.


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