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

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

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

Image: "Chris Hampe at the 2013 Europa cup. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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

Image: "Dave Timson (GBR339) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "John Ellis (GBR334) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "The mountains of the Llyn Peninsula behind, and Brett Holly (AUS1) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Scarlett O'Hara 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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Hull Shapes

From jimc, Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:05 pm

This is doing a bit of interpolation on my model, so no promises as to definitive accuracy, and bear in mind SHC on tolerances, but if I haven't stuffed up radically

> what is the width 100mm up from the keel?
804
(402 from centreline)

> What is the height above the keel at 750mm wide?
81

Sadly I no longer have an IC to measure definitive numbers from.

Machete ( aka Crazy Ivan) hull shape.

From Steve Clark, Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:20 pm

There was some interest in Machete at the Worlds.
I think the boat demonstrated that it was competitive.
People felt they would feel willing to build a boat to this plan, but were unwilling to pay for the plywood kits.
Then there were those who wanted to build a hull simplified to make sheet construction simple out of foam and carbon fiber.
Because everything is based on 3mm plywood, this would mess up the whole design.
So I offered to draft a set of external frames that could be used to build the boat out of whatever you wanted to put inside them.
I haven't heard from anyone in 6 months, so I wonder if I should bother and what if anything someone might be willing to pay for use of the design.
SHC

Hull Shapes

From Steve Clark, Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:12 pm

I have the profile and plan view of Bill Beavers No Go 55. I do not have the section shapes.
This is his optimized Nethercot, which measures in to the one design class, but is not the same shape as the DKV shape that most associate with the Nethercot.
The DKV is identified by the small near chine on the bow just about at the waterline.
There is quite a bit of tolerance +10mm in the One design hull rule, which also doesn't require that the height of templates be referenced to the Base line but to the hull. So if you are maximum distance from the baseline at a certain point on the rocker, you can place the template on the hull and still have 0-20mm gap between the template and the hull surface. This compounding of tolerances is not unusual and accounts for all of the "new shapes" in one design fleets.
SHC

You will probably have to send me your email so I can send it to you.

FRENCH OPEN SKIFF

From gilles, Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:03 pm

The french fleet (!) should be very pleased to welcome some of IC/AC German fleet at this event.

It's very central for you and the Britishs, near Paris on the biggest artificial lake of France.

It will be led since the 30/03 to the 2/03 in a all inclusive place.

see the web site of this event at http://fos.breizhskiff.com/

hope to see you there.

Gilles Gras

AC FRA27

FRENCH OPEN SKIFF

From gilles, Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:01 pm

The french fleet (!) should be very pleased to welcome some of IC/AC british fleet at this event.

It's very central for you and the germans, near Paris on the biggest artificial lake of France.

It will be led since the 30/03 to the 2/03 in a all inclusive place.

see the web site of this event at http://fos.breizhskiff.com/

hope to see you there.

Gilles Gras

AC FRA27

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The french fleet (!) should be very pleased to welcome some of IC/AC fleet at this event.

It's very central for the Britishs and the germans, near Paris on the biggest artificial lake of France. It will take place the 30/03 to the 2/03 in a all inclusive place. see the web site of this event at http://fos.breizhskiff.com/ hope to see you there. Gilles Gras AC FRA27

From Gilles Gras, updated 17 Jan 2018
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Dès à présent, de nombreuses informations concernant la régate Skiff du Lac du Der. Cette épreuve qui date de 2004 et qui a su au gré des années évoluer afin de proposer à un public français et international toujours plus large une épreuve de rassemblement qui va au delà de la simple ré...
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International 10 sq.m. Canoe International 10 sq.m. Canoe

Image: "Nice light! But I can't identify the boat. 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Michael Brigg and his 50 year old veteran, (K102) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Chris Maas (USA259) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. 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: GER 75 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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Image: Mark Goodchild (GBR 265) - This is how it works. 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: Start Sequence Race 4 at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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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"

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

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Image: "Marei Charlotte Junge (GER60) 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"