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

Image: David Clark at the 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

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Image: Mark Goodchild cutting through the waves at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. © Robert Muller

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

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Image: GBR308 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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Image: Mark Goodchild at the 2014 Worlds © David Thompson

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, August 2017 (22 Aug 2017)

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These are the news sources that I am aware of. I'd welcome more. Facebook seems to have as many updates as anywhere else. ... continue reading...

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Looks like there is a tad more wind settling in

A second race could be held in this but there might have to be a delay as some of the crews will still only now be sailing for the shore.

From , updated 22 Aug 2017
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OKay - day 3 update

The fleet is heading back to the shore....very slowly. Today was a light weather race but clearly sailable. Another win for Robin Wood with Chris Maas 'down the pan' big style. This will be his discard unless things go wrong again this afternoon. Here is the report from yesterday.

From , updated 22 Aug 2017
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David Henshall shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Worlds Updates..

I've been assembling news sources I can find on the worlds page on the International IC site here: http://www.intcanoe.org/en/2017worlds.php The dedicated event web site doesn't seem to be being very proactively updated, so I thought I'd better do something. If you know of things I've missed which should be included please either message me here or use the "Communicate with the Editor" link on the Worlds web site

From , updated 22 Aug 2017
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Jim Champ shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

https://www.facebook.com/vrsport.tv/posts/885811464909581

Updated 22 Aug 2017
Arne Stahl shared VR Sport.tv's post to the group: International Canoes.

Any starter boats available in NE US?

Updated 22 Aug 2017

Provisional results after day 2


Updated 22 Aug 2017
Chris Hampe shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

There are some problems with results so here is a provisional top 10:

1st Chris Mass 3pts 2nd Robin Wood 3 3rd Gareth Caldwell 10 4th Charlie "Cowboy" Chandler 11 5th Alistair Warren 12 6th Mike Fenwick 12 7th Phill Robin 18 8th Steve Clark 21 9th Rob Bell 22 10th Chris Hampe 25
Updated 22 Aug 2017

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/197947/International-Canoe-Worlds-at-Pwllheli-day-1

Updated 22 Aug 2017
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International 10 sq.m. Canoe International 10 sq.m. Canoe

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

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

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Image: "Johan Elfström (SWE101) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. 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: Simon (superteeth) Allen at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: "Purple Thrills by name and by nature... Arne Stahl (GER76) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

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

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

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Image: Mikey Radziejowski 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: 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Race 4 Start line action. Chris Maas and Willy Clark battling at the pin end. Photo © Robert Muller