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Image: SWE101 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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

Image: Robin Wood on his way to winning the 2008 Billy No Mates © James Close, JEC Creative.

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Image: GBR303 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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Image: "Scarlett O'Hara at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Michael Brigg sailing his 50 year old veteran (K102) alongside Peter Ullmans state of the art Maas design canoe (GER79) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: David Gilliland (USA 209) - Texas rodeo. 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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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Events for 2018

From HughdeIongh, Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:40 pm

Looks a great programme!

I have never been to Saundersfoot, so no views on that as a venue but Stone has always been good, and also has good campervan facilities, so would be very happy with Stone.

Hugh
Mustang Sally, 275

Oxford Open Evening 7 th October.

From steveb, Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:29 pm

If all could advise their meal choices and either post on forum or to me on
sales@saltyyachts.com I'll advise Whyte Heart accordingly.
SteveAC310

Oxford Open Evening 7 th October.

From chrishampe, Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:02 pm

This should link to the menu:- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8PVQOPWCTgvYnF0RjBzemRqX1U/view?usp=sharing

Oxford Open Evening 7 th October.

From steveb, Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:46 pm

Thanks Chris. That's great.
Steve AC310

Oxford Open Evening 7 th October.

From chrishampe, Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:20 pm

I don't think you can put it directly on here but if you send it to be I will put it online and post a link so it can be viewed.

Send to chrishampe (at) yahoo dot com

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OK, well captioning photos obviously isn't your thing folks

How about answering some questions about the event to give me some colour for the final website report? I've put in half a dozen questions to give you some ideas, but anything's welcome. If you're really keen and want to write several paras that would be great too, Willy Kralc needn't be the only one to contribute! Here are my starters... Boat I would most like to take home Best Innovation Most amusing incident (sailing only) Best Thing Something I’d like to be different next time Most Admired Competitor (Gentlemen, be gentlemen!)

From Jim Champ, updated 21 Sep 2017
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Nationality Name (optional) Canoe I would most like to take home Best Innovation Most amusing incident (sailing only) Best Thing Something I’d like to be different next time Most Admired Competitor (Gentlemen, be gentlemen!) Something else worth sayi...
Jim Champ shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Now there are about 750 photos of the Worlds and still more to come

It's a little bit time- (and wine-) consuming but with a high fun factor! I have the ambition to finish the work this year 😉 https://1drv.ms/a/s!AkP2sF2UneNMiHGmPJs_iOYEpGgy I haven'd got a shot of everybody that moved a canoe over and through the rough sea of Tremadog Bay. Sorry for that. I myself was on the water for just 3 races so that I clearly missed some of you. But maybe we can catch up on that 2020 down under!? Here are the top 3 tips for good photos at the next Worlds: 1. Invite the German Canoe Association Press Team (Marit Praetz, Rickisticki Tickitoe and me) to the event 😉. 2. Make sure there is a media-boat, some waves, sunshine and adequate wind (a little bit good wine will help too). 3. Very important to have a colourful hull so you clearly see the boat against the sea and the spray against the boat (such as Emma's pic!). But till then I hope you enjoy these pics. Thanks a lot for giving me the chance to pursue my hobby in such stunning conditions and giving me that kind feedback.

From Robert Müller, updated 14 Sep 2017
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Images from the world's can be seen at

From Andy Green, updated 13 Sep 2017
2 likes, 6 comments.

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Andy Green shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

I hope that you can see the comments on my own FB page; doing this sort of retrospective on the event allows me to escape the bounds of strict reporting and instead offer my own opinions

These are indeed MY opinions - nothing more, for I have nothing to gain nor lose from telling what I saw. But I hope it is liked, for I'd happily work with the ICs again! Regards and thanks to all, Dougal
Updated 13 Sep 2017
David Henshall shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

As i worked to organize the 2018 eurocup in Sanguinet lake, i'd like to know if Berlin has been choosen.

Don't understand. cheers
Updated 13 Sep 2017

The first pictures from Robert Müller are now online and there are coming more

:) https://1drv.ms/a/s!AkP2sF2UneNMiHGmPJs_iOYEpGgy Big thanks to Robert Müller for the great pictures.
Updated 13 Sep 2017
Frederik Steimann shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

At David Clark's suggestion here's a shared Google Spreadsheet where you could fill in your boat details.

Updated 13 Sep 2017
Jim Champ shared a link to the group: International Canoes.

Anyone got the final results??

Updated 13 Sep 2017

Equipment listing

Chaps and Chappesses, It would be awfully good to have a tech listing of boats at the worlds, or at least top ten or 20, to go on the int website. I'd like design, designer, builder and Hull construction, mast maker and model if poss, sailmaker and foil builders. Of course I already have all that for Robin's boat [grin] ACs and Taifun too please. Jim Champ
Updated 13 Sep 2017

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Image: Canoes starting at the 2008 Billy No Mates. From Left, Gareth Caldwell, Robin Wood, John Nixon. © James Close, JEC Creative.

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Image: Michael Leitch (CAN 30) at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: "Contrast! A 3 Masted Schooner in the backgrouns as Frederik Steimann (GER68) blasts upwind at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "AC Class winner Robin Wood at the 2013 Europa Cup.. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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Image: David Clark at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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Image: "Todd Twigg (USA248) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: Robin Wood on his way to winning the 2008 Billy No Mates © James Close, JEC Creative.

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Image: "Mark Goodchild (GBR265) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: "Eckhardt Pagel (GER74) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: "Michael Brigg and his 50 year old veteran, (K102) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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Image: GBR310 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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Image: "Mark Rounding In Lighter Conditions: Peter Ullmann (GER79) and Chris Maas (USA246) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"