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

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Image: Robin Wood at the 2014 Worlds. Flat is fast... © David Thompson

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Image: "Anthony Lowther (CAN4) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: Frederik Steimann at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

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Image: "Mark Rounding In Lighter Conditions: Peter Ullmann (GER79) and Chris Maas (USA246) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

The Decked Canoe Archives

Assembled by Tim Gittins

Leo Friede in Mermaid

Photo: Leo Friede, sailing "Mermaid" (16x30) winning the NYCC International Challenge, 1911 (NYSHA)

The Decked Canoe Archive

Assembled by Tim Gittins some years ago, this is a superb collection of archive material

A personally fascinating piece of Western History is the rise and fall of the Decked Sailing Canoe. These pages explore the people, the society, and the craft behind this movement and the evolution of the decked sailing canoe into the contemporary IC.

"These canoes... There is nothing I know to equal it. There is the feeling of speed, and the clean rush of air, as the water rushes swiftly underneath you. There is also the joy of gliding low and swiftly over the water, the only sounds being the swish of your canoe through the water and the singing of the wind through your mast, rigging and sails. At sixty.. I still look back with a quickening pulse and tingling of the blood at the exciting moments on the end of a sliding seat in a lightweight canoe."

- Uffa Fox, Sailing Boats

"... canoe sailing is the highest and most intelligent form of sailing, the most interesting and the most healthy branch of sailing and indeed any sport. ... Sailing a light canoe under a cloud of sail is the nearest approach by man to the controllable flight of a bird and the governable passage of the fish in the water, and all that can be legitimately introduced to perfect such action should indeed be welcomed." ... Warrington Baden-Powell, 1889

Photo: Decked Canoe

Photo: W. Willard Howard, of the New York Canoe Club, sailing "Yankee" (16x30) in Britain around 1899

In the archive here

Drawings and Photographs

Books, Book Extracts and other Articles

Copyright: its unrecorded to what extent the compiler of this collection established copyright clerance for all the material. Much of it is old enough to be out of copyright, and smaller extracts permissable under fair use or equivalent legislation. If you own copyright in any of this material and wish it to be removed please contact the webmaster below.

Photo: IC K47

Photo: Spindrift, Uffa Fox first chined canoe. Spindrift was built in 1954.

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

Image: "Johan Elfström (SWE101) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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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: Michael Leitch 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: "Uphill Challenge: Peter Ullmann (GER79) leads a bunch of others at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

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Image: David Clark 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: Mark Goodchild cutting through the waves at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. © Robert Muller

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

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Image: "Scarlett O'Hara at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"