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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Deutsch-Britischer Yacht Club, Kladower Damm 217 H, 14089 Berlin, Deutschland. Time schedule:
For this event 12 races are scheduled Practice race: tba Opening ceremony: Sunday, 22.07.18 18.00 Uhr Skippers meeting: Monday, 23.07.18 11.00 Uhr First race signal: Monday, 23.07.18 13.00 Uhr Last possible start opportunity: Friday, 27.07.18 14.00 Uhr Price giving ceremony Friday, 27.07.18 18.00 Uhr Entries are required by the 24th June
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From AlasdairA, Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:38 pm
I've just booked the Harwich - Hook ferry leaving Saturday (21st) morning coming back Saturday (28th) afternoon.
I have access to a double stacker so if someone is thinking of going but unsure about the journey on there own, I am happy to double up.
I will be travelling down from West Kirby to Harwich probably going M6 - A14 - Cambridge - Bury St Edmunds - Harwich.
The Dee-West Kirby Regatta is the week before the Europeans if someone wanted to do that event and leave the canoe there to be taken down that is also an option.
Let me know if you are interested.
From simon allen, Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Hi Gaz, no, because it will have a super-duper lightweight aluminium trolley with low-profile tyres, etc.!
From Dreamcatcher, Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Wont you need that to adapt to your new rules IC in the near future?
From tonymarston, Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:36 am
For those entering for the Europa Cup 2018 please note the following link. I understand there was an error in the original link.
Click on the Union Jack for the English version. Click on register to complete your entry.
From DRlee, Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Thanks, but I'm having a trolley built to fit my existing Merlin combi base, so just need the cradles
Angelholm, Sweden UK report
The triennial world championship of the International 10 Square meter canoe Class was held at Angelholm in Sweden. In ... continue reading...
International Canoe World Championships, August 2017 Pwllheli Sailing Club 19th to 25th August 2017 Event Sponsors ... continue reading...
After the Great War 1914-1918
If you're not from Europe or (then) British Empire countries you may not ... continue reading...
This is believed to be the second oldest (after the America's Cup) ... continue reading...