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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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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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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From gilles, Tue May 21, 2019 10:40 pm
Please use THAT link :
https://www.helloasso.com/associations/ ... europa-cup
From gilles, Tue May 21, 2019 10:36 pm
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 .
From steveb, Mon May 20, 2019 7:27 pm
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.
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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.
From steveb, Mon May 20, 2019 7:01 pm
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.
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Rock S.C., England
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