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

Image: Mark Goodchild (GBR 265) - This is how it works. 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

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

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

Image: Simon (superteeth) Allen at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

Image: USA 246 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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

Image: USA 246 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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

Image: GBR303 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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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AC GBR287

From PaulPat, Tue May 23, 2017 11:40 am

2002 Ellis Hull, Angel carbon mast + boom, two sets Orange sails, covers, trolley trailer.

Boat has been in storage for much of its life, so is in excellent condition.

Boat is currently lying in Emsworth, Hampshire. £3,500 ono

email p_patrick1@yahoo.co.uk

Llandegfedd Premier Open May 13/14th

From SteveC, Mon May 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Results of the Llandegfedd Open using the handicap adjustment. Not all times were taken for the Slurps and ICOD boats as they didn't always complete the full course so this is only a guide.

Llandegfedd Open Premier Event 2017

Helm GBR PY Fleet PY Total Position
Robin Wood 329 893 IC 6 1
Rob Bell 327 893 IC 13 2
John Ellis 334 893 IC 14 3
Andy Gordon 288 870 AC 17 4
Sean Anderson 332 920 IC (slurp) 23 5
Martyn Osborne 302 870 AC 31 6
Dave Timson 324 893 IC 35 7
Ed Bremner 314 920 IC (slurp) 38 8
Michael Brigg 203 920 IC (classic) 38 8

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Some pictures of SWE112 (ex GBR259) after a winter in the home workshop!

From Tord Lawner, updated 23 May 2017
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UK National Championships

From Chris Hampe, updated 21 May 2017
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Chris Hampe created an event for International Canoes.

UK National Championships at Weymouth.

Enter here:

From Chris Hampe, updated 21 May 2017
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Chris Hampe shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Some shots from the weekend at Llandegfedd taken by Chris Hampe, a very picturesque spot!

Updated 21 May 2017

A great pic showing the mixed bag of IC's at this weekends Premier Event at Llandegfedd SC.

IC'S, AC's, Slurps and great to see an old classic K102 (sail K203) leading out the fleet.
Updated 21 May 2017

257 getting all prettied up

As can be seen her experimental fat posterior is long gone and she's a standard Nethercott again. I originally picked the semi gloss paint for the seat and carriage (a new - to me anyway - Hempel product) because its an all purpose paint and saves separate tins of primer, undercoat and top coat, but I think its rather attractive and also provides a measure of non slip which does no harm at all. Only experience will tell how durable it is.
Updated 21 May 2017

Monkey before and after

First picture was taken after the progrip had been taken off. Then other two were taken this evening after applying kiwi grip. There was a lot of scraping, cleaning and priming in between but it has been worth the effort as Monkey now looks smart enough to meet her uncle.
Updated 21 May 2017

Does anyone knows where i could find this halyard hook ? thanks.

Updated 21 May 2017

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

Image: "AC Class winner Robin Wood at the 2013 Europa Cup.. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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Image: "Nice light! But I can't identify the boat. 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. 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: "Colin Newman featured on the start line at the 2013 Europeans. Is that a great start for Hugh deLongh in 275, or is it a step too far? . Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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

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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: Michael Leitch at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: "Dave Timson (GBR303) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: Start Sequence Race 4 at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: SWE101 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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Image: "Windward Mark Action Colin Brown (GBR319) Peter Ullmann (GER79) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. 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"