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

Image: "Chris Maas (USA259) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: "Michael Brigg sailing his 50 year old veteran (K102) alongside Peter Ullmans state of the art Maas design canoe (GER79) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

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

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

Image: Simon Allen (GBR 278). I love the lighting in this one. 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

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

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

Image: "Johan Elfström (SWE101) 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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International Canoe World Championships 2020 (17 May 2019)

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Advanced info for the 21st International Canoe World Championship Introducing the Worlds organisation committee

Geoffrey Carne Brett Holly Dates/program

We have confirmed the location, Lake Macquarie Yacht Cub and the sailing program (30th Dec 2020 to 8th Jan 2021), though this is subject to change, we don’t anticipate any. 30 December, registration & measuring 31 December, measuring, invitation race, opening ceremony 1 January, Lay day 2nd January, Heats 1 & 2 3rd of January, Heats 3 & 4 4th of January, Reserve day 5th of January, Heats 5 & 6 6th of January, Heats 7 & 8 7th January, reserve morning, Heat 9 8th January New York Challenge Cup, awards & closing ceremony, championship dinner

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International Canoe Europa Cup 2019 (17 May 2019)

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

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europa cup 2019

From gilles, Tue May 21, 2019 10:40 pm

Please use THAT link :
https://www.helloasso.com/associations/ ... europa-cup

thank you.

europa cup 2019

From gilles, Tue May 21, 2019 10:36 pm

hi all,

The web site and the link can be used again for entries.

Please, remember the entry fee is 150€ before the 15/06 and 200€ after.

hope to see a maximum of you at Hourtin paradise .

cheers, Gilles

2019 Nationals Plymouth

From steveb, Mon May 20, 2019 7:27 pm

Hi All,

Due to circumstances outside my control I shall not be attending NATS at Plymouth. Consequently I have available Mount Batten Sail Centre Premiere en-suite, double with bunks. Cost £237 Thurs/Fri/Sat nights.
Contact, steve.bowen@strandek.co.uk/ 01633250652 D. 07970797039 M

Hayling Island Whitsun Regatta 25th & 26th May.

From Markabuoy, Mon May 20, 2019 7:10 pm

Secondary event next weekend at Hayling Island.

Is there anyone else out there thinking of going?

See Hayling Island sailing club website for details.

2019 Nationals Plymouth

From steveb, Mon May 20, 2019 7:01 pm

Hi All,
Unfortunately due to situation outside my control I will not be attending Nationals in Plymouth and therefore have available premiere double and bunk beds en-suite room at sailing centre available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. All at cost, £237.
Steve
Tel 07970797039, W 01633250652, steve.bowen@strandek.co.uk

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

Image: "Paul Hignett kicks up the spray on the abandoned last day of the 2013 Europa Cup at Loch Lomond.. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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Image: Alistair Warren and Dragonfly (GBR317) out for a blast on the blown off last day of the 2013 Europa Cup, in which he was runner up. © Jim Champ 2013

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

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Image: Local hero Del Olsen (USA 253) in front of the skyline of San Francisco at the 2014 World. Photo © Robert Muller (slightly edited)

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

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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: Chris Hampe and Phil Robin at the 2014 Worlds © David Thompson

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Image: "Marei Charlotte Junge (GER60) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"