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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Club de Voile Hourtin Medoc, Bordeaux, France 27th July 2019 to 3rd August 2019
There will be 5 days racing with one lay day, no race on the 3rd and no races in the mornings. Accomodations Camping and Campervans
There will be no camping available at the club. Campervans will be allowed on site from from 06:00 to 22:00 but must go to Hourtin port (10mn) for the night. Campervans MUST book by facebook to have a place at Hourtin port. Other accomodation and information
Please click on the Facebook event page to give the organisers an idea how many will be coming. Entry
Entry Fee 150€. IC/AC/OD + handicap+scratch. Taifun very welcome... other news soon. ... continue reading...
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From tonymarston, Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:38 pm
IC CLASS FIXTURES 2019
Updates will be provided as more detail is agreed with hosting clubs/organisations.
Europa Cup : CVHM, Lac d'Hourtin, Aquitaine, France.
Dates: July 27th to August 3rd 2019
Racing: will be organised for IC, ICOD (Nethercot & Slurp), AC and Tyfun. There will be combined fleet results based on handicap as well.
Cost: The entry fee will be approximately 150 Euro plus meals - more details to follow.
Social events: There will be lots to do for sailors and their supporters. This will include a trip to a chateau with vineyard visit, bicycle ride in the wild forest and dunes. Also there is surfing at 6 kms. The event will include 2 meals with local products and cooking. Visit http://www.medoc-atlantique.co.uk/ for more details of activities in the area.
Accommodation: Campervans and tents will not be allowed at the club as it is a conservation area. A campsite is available at Hourtin which is just across the lake on the western side and a boat will be provided to run between the club and campsite. Campervans can park at the club during the day (6h/22h) but they must go to Hourtin capsite for the night. Places for the campsite need to be booked with Gilles.
There are houses to rent very near the club, but these need to be booked early as it is a popular holiday destination
Further details will appear here and on FaceBook under "International Canoes”.
It is very exciting to have the opportunity to sail in such a good location in France. It should be a fantastic event. There are not too many French IC sailors, so it is hoped there will be many IC sailors attending from other European countries.
UK NATIONAL EVENTS
National Championships : PLYMOUTH
Date:- Thursday 13th June to Sunday 16th June 2019
Organising authority: Port of Plymouth Sailing Association Venue: Mt Batten Centre, 70 Lawrence Rd, Plymouth PL9 9SJ
A Notice of Race will be available in due course which will provide full details including how to enter.
Canoe Week One-Race-A-Day Series is available to us again starting Mon 10th June, run concurrently with the National Championships for those who want an easier series or just want a weeks holiday in Plymouth with a gentle three days of racing in the run up to the Nationals. Please email Tony Marston (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to do the week as we need a minimum of 12 canoes to organise the additional 3 days. There will be an additional cost for the first three days of £51 per canoe.
Accommodation is available at the Mount Batten Centre and can be booked on their website: http://www.mount-batten-centre.com
The Mount Batten Centre can also provide space for motor homes but it is limited. Please email Tony Marston (email@example.com) who will attempt to co-ordinate requirements with the centre and communicate to the interested parties.
April 6 & 7 - Aldeburgh YC - Date to be confirmed
April 26 & 27 Castle Cove SC
May 11 & 12 Northampton SC - Date to be confirmed
June 13-16 - National Championships - Plymouth
July 27- August 3 Europa Cup - CVHM, Lac d'Hourtin, Aquitaine, France.
Aug 31 - Sep 1 West Kirby SC - Date to be confirmed
Oct 4 & 5 Oxford SC - Date to be confirmed
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