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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From tonymarston, Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:15 pm
[b][u]IC FIXTURES 2021 & Beyond[/u][/b]
(Latest Update 240221)
[u]UK IC Premier Events[/u]
Sat 29/5 - Sun 30/5/21 Castle Cove SC: Open event with Contender Class.
Sat 5/6 - Sun 6/6/21 Aldeburgh YC Open
Tue 6/7 - Fri 9/7/21 Weymouth (W&PNSA) UK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mon 20/9 -Thu 23/9/21 Poole YC, Southern Championships (New Event & Venue)
Sat 6/11 - Sat 7/11/21 Oxford SC
UK Secondary Events:[/u]
Mon 9/8 - Fri 13/8/21 Chichester Harbour Race Week.
Sat 4/9 - Thu 9/9/21 West Kirby Festival of Sailing
Sat 10/10 - Sun 11/10/21 Tata Steel SC Regatta
Sat 16/10 - Sun 17/10/21 PPSA (Plymouth) Final Fling.
31/12/20 - 8/1/21 Lake Macquarie, Australia. ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- POSTPONED to 2021-22 Expect an update no later than June 2021.
Fri 23/7 - Sat 1/8/2021 German Nationals & EUROPA CUP : Travemunde.
Mon 2/8 - Thu 5/8/21 French Nationals - Sanguinet
Mon 18/7 - Fri 22/7/2022 Hayling Island SC: UK NATIONALS & EUROPA CUP
27/2 – 28/2/21 RYA Dinghy Exhibition.
This is a Virtual Exhibition this year i.e. on the internet.
Visiting is free by registering at:
From michael Brigg, Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:15 pm
Last year we were all discussing what needed to be done to increase our visibility. I would invisage this is pretty much as important as anything
I am retired and these days am not overly busy and my tech savvy daughter is at home if I get stuck, so I really should find out more. Will we be running a continuous Zoom? Do we have personalised IC10 Facemasks to hand out? Will I need to get a web cam?
Is the web site optimised for the show?
So far I can see that we can easily direct interest to the websight and especially push contact details of local reps for post show contact.
I hate to see such an important part of our classes' visability fall down cos no one can man the phone especially now we are out of the AC, so I'm up for it but I will need someone to hold my hand / get it wrong with together.!
Can you give me a call to discuss what's to be done? Please don't tell me I'm the only one.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Phil Robin - GBR (Chair)
Arne Stahl - GER
Del Olsen – USA
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Loch Lomond SC
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