Navigation Menu button
english language deutsch sprache la langue française english language nederlandse taal svenska språket english language
change language
International 10 sq.m. Canoe International 10 sq.m. Canoe

Image: GER 75 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

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

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

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

Image: "Chris Maas (USA259) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: "A smile for the camera? Between races at the 2013 Europa Cup.. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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

Image: "Blue Horizon Behind Blue Horizon John Ellis (GBR318) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: Todd Twigg, Simon Allen at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

The Decked Canoe Archives

Assembled by Tim Gittins

Tirc

Date: 1890 circa

Designer: Merwin, Hulbert &Co.

Photo: Decked Canoe

The information on this page is from the Merwin, Hulbert &Co. catalogue. The year of the catalogue is unknown however given references to 1888 in the write-ups for the Wood and the Tyro, I guess the year to be 1889. Many thanks to Phil DeCausemaker for sending me the Merwin, Hulbert &Co. cataloque.

"We have so frequently heard canoeing objected to because of its being such lonesome work, and also because of its requiring an amount of vigilance rather antagonistic to real laying that we believe this class - with its stiffness and power of carrying a passenger as well as crew - is destined to become very popular and perform a good mission in calling a certain class of enthusiasts into activity that would otherwise live and die dormant.

"The Tirc is 16 ft. x 40. in.; sail area, 140 square feet. The centerboard is provided with rollers at the upper for'd corner, which, as it is lowered, travel aft. The object being, 1st, to keep the case out of the cockpit (for sleeping space), and 2nd, to give an opportunity of shifting the center of lateral resistance.

"PRICE (Grade Z.)Provided with 2 centerboards, drop rudder, deck and foot steering gear, with rig complete .............$190.00"

Line Drawings

Photo: Decked Canoe

Sail Plan

Photo: Decked Canoe

"Grade Z. Smooth built.

"Keel of white oak or of white pine; shod with oak; timbers selected white oak; skin of selected white cedar; full length strakes; sheer strake of Spanish or white cedar, according to preference; deck of mahogany or Spanish cedar; deck partners mahogany or birdseye maple; coaming mahogany, birdseye maple or oak; flooring white pine; gunwales Norway pine; stem and stern pieces hackmatack (natural crooks); deck carlines of whitewood.

"By this system we obtain as smooth a surface as if a single piece extended from gunwale to keel. The strakes are shiplapped (as shown in cut) in a very perfect manner, thus making a thoroughly water-tight joint; the laps are backed up inside with an oak ribband, thus reinforcing them where weakened by fitting. In this manner we secure an exceedingly rigid structure, and are enabled to use cedar a good sixteenth lighter than we otherwise could, thus compensating for the additional weight of the ribbands. Between the ribbands and through the ribs are two or three rivets, the number depending upon the width of the strakes, which depends largely upon the model.

Search the IC site for with

This web site is provided by the International Canoe Federation's Sailing Committee

HTML check . CSS check

Communicate with the editor

International Canoe Home Page

IC Home Page

Canoe Events Future

Canoe Events Past

Reports for earlier events, where available, are linked from the ‘medallist’ pages.

Canoe Associations

Canoe Talk

Canoe Action

Canoe Rules

Canoe History

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

Image: "Anthony Lowther (CAN4) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

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

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

Image: "Robin Wood (GBR329) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

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"

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

Image: "Purple Thrills by name and by nature... Arne Stahl (GER76) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: "Dave Timson (GBR339) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: "Nice light! But I can't identify the boat. 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: Local hero Del Olsen (USA 253) in front of the skyline of San Francisco at the 2014 World. Photo © Robert Muller (slightly edited)

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

Image: "Now which bit of boat is where in that photo? Paul Hignett considers plumbing the depths of Loch Lomond with racing blown off at the 2013 Europa Cup.. Photo: © Loch Lomond SC"

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

Image: "Just about the most dramatic IC photo I've ever seen. Emma Grigull (GER65) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: "Dave Timson (GBR303) and Rob Bell (GBR298) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: Canoe Park at Richmond YC at the start of the 2014 Worlds. Photo: © Willian Gutoff