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

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

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

Image: "Contrast! A 3 Masted Schooner in the backgrouns as Frederik Steimann (GER68) blasts upwind at the 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: Steve (USA) Clark. The man whose vision led to the exciting collection of new designs at the 2014 Worlds. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: Conversation Piece 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"

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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MEASURMENT FORMS/CERTIFICATES

From wee mcp, Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:43 pm

Rob,

You have issued me with a me with a certificate for 305.

Cert. no 167131, dated 1.07.13.

Sorry for late reply, I've been away.

Ian

strong winds and smaller sails

From petermclaren, Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:30 am

jimc wrote: the gains from the extra power on deep reaches and runs are huge, the losses from the extra rag upwind - if you can stay upright - are more moderate.

The problem is staying upright !!!!

However if sailing AC there isn't the loss downwind as the spi dominates the speed, not the mainsail. I have an old main which no longer fits my boom and am tempted to cut it down to fit and use in strong winds, with my "small" (18.5 sq. m.) spi.

Peter

MEASURMENT FORMS/CERTIFICATES

From Rob, Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:51 am

Hi Chris, thanks, certificate now on it's way, cheers, Rob.

MEASURMENT FORMS/CERTIFICATES

From chrishampe, Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:10 pm

Mine was posted today and will be with you shortly

MEASURMENT FORMS/CERTIFICATES

From Rob, Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:49 am

Thanks Tony for the Measurement Forms for 315 & 333, certificates now in the post to you, cheers, Rob.

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Hey All,

I'm arranging my travel, and it's looking like the best plan is leave Manchester on Saturday at 1:00. Just wondering if any of the UK folks live in that area/will be going back that way that Dave & I could hitch a ride with? Let me know. There are other options, but just thought I'd ask here first. Best, Will

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Fitting the New Sails - they look awesome, the main fits the boat beautifully

It is small, but thats what I wanted. The Jib is apparently very "Powerful" but again, thats what I was after I need to figure out the sheeting points, but so far it looks good. Tomorrow morning'a test sail could be interesting at a wee bit over 20 Knots...

From , updated 15 Jul 2017
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Making a new centre board, old board was 185mm chord length, how small have peoples gone before finding issues with losing lift/grip?

Is for an older new rules boat (AUS 33 MCR), my intention was to go for 150-160mm chord length.

From , updated 13 Jul 2017
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who else is getting excited at the prospect of some close racing at the worlds..

just over a month to go!
Updated 13 Jul 2017

Loving the new M3 design......

Updated 13 Jul 2017

Mederka K36 for sale

A large collection of vintage boats is being auctioned off by liquidators. The collection includes 1948 Uffa Fox Canoe Mederka, apparently in need of TLC. More detail on the IC forum. Auction home page is here.
Updated 13 Jul 2017
Jim Champ shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Superior American International Canoes:

We seem to have extra room in the USA container, so this is your big chance. After sailing one of our boats people say " Bloody Hell, why don't you guys win ALL the races?" USA 249 Witzelsucht ( A German word for the neurological condition that is typified by making inappropriate jokes and puns at inappropriate or socially awkward moments.) Tortured plywood, carbon and foam Clark design and build, won NY Cup in Travemunde, 5 top ten finishes in San Francisco. North Sails, high modulus carbon fiber mast. US$ 5000 in Wales, you pay import & VAT. USA 250, Smoke. Carbon Foam, plywood as above with different bow. Won NY Cup in Travemunde, Fourth in 2011 Worlds, North Sails, high modulus Carbon fiber mast. US$ 5000 in Wales. you pay import & VAT. Let me know. Resistance is futile. SHC
Updated 13 Jul 2017

On the lookout for a reasonable AC if anyone has one or knows of one that's for sale?

Thanks
Updated 13 Jul 2017

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

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Image: "Great Spray Effects. Frederik Steimann (GER68) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. 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: "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"

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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: Chris Hampe mid gybe at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: Alistair Warren taking Dragonfly (GBR317) off the beach for a blast on the blown off last day of the 2013 Europa Cup. At this point he's about 10 yards off the shore and has got to tack to clear the pier the photographer is standing on. © Jim Champ 2013

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