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 perhamh, Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:25 am
You may wish to read my post on the UK Forum: Will Scarlett go the Ball?
From perhamh, Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:23 am
I won't be going to the Worlds in Australia. Scarlett (GBR 311) my Morrison 1 Canoe, will be available to travel in the UK container subject to the buyer arranging this by the container commitment deadline of 8 March 2020.
So Scarlett is for sale, but for delivery after 6 September 2020, i.e. following the Poole YC Open Event. Still time to get in a couple of months' practice before the container is shipped! Condition on delivery will be as seen, but guaranteed to be full racing order.
Scarlett is an all-carbon 2008 build by Andy Paterson. Slide and carriage by Razorback. Superspar 5520 mast; all carbon accessories. Current sail wardrobe includes two Dynamic laminate mains (2016), three jibs (Dynamic 2016, Dynamic 2017 and Moatt 2019). Alloy trolley, breathable cover (2016). Note: not a self-tacker, but otherwise layout is within class norms.
Viewable / sailable at Castle Cove SC. Price and payment arrangements are for discussion.
If not sold by February 2020, I will be willing to discuss a charter fee for someone wishing to sail Scarlett at the Worlds.
t: +44 7901 687 566
From gilles, Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:13 pm
FRA 18 owner is Mr Pierre GIRAUT living at Loctudy white hull/warnish foredeck
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The Canoe Races
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A Foul Loses Ford Jones the Race Sports and Pastimes Section, Toronto Daily Mail, Sep 3 1890
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