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: Mark Goodchild at the 2014 Worlds © David Thompson

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

Image: "Windward Mark Action Colin Brown (GBR319) Peter Ullmann (GER79) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: "The mountains of the Llyn Peninsula behind, and Brett Holly (AUS1) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: Peter Ullman and Dave Clark fighting hard for a place at the 2014 Worlds in San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

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

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

Image: GBR308 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site

Royal Canoe Club Sailing Canoe Rules 1910

These extracts from the are provided for historical interest only and are not applicable for any Canoe today.

IX- A Canoe

26. Definition

26. The definition of a Canoe is "a vessel with or without sails capable of being propelled with a paddle or paddles by one or more persons, who face firwards, according to the number that it is intended to carry."

X. - Sailing Canoes - "A" Class

27. Classification

The "A" Class canoe shall be sharp at each end. Length over all shall not exceed 18 feet. Beam not over 4 feet. Depth outside from top of deck at middle line to underside of garboards anywhere up to 2 feet from either end shall not be less than 12 inches. Side deck not less than 1/4 beam of the Canoe. Plank not less than 1/4 inch, and deck not less than 3/16 inch, and bulkhead not less than 3/8 inch finished. One complete bulkhead not over 6 feet from mid-length. Ballast, including any metal keel, not to be less than 130 lbs. Sail area, actual, not to exceed 150 square feet. No seat‘ shall be extended beyond the side of the Canoe. Hatchway not less than 36 inches in length and not less than 16 inches width throughout that length. Existing boats built under the “A” Class rule as in existence 28th November, 1908, will be eligible to race in this class provided that they are sailed single handed.

This rule to be in force until 1st November, 1912, unless altered by a 4/5 majority of those voting.

Xl.—SAILING CANOES.—"B" CLASS.

28. Classification.

28. A "B" Class Sailing Canoe shall be sharp at each end. Length over all shall not exceed 17 feet. Beam extreme shall not exceed 42 inches. Any excess of length or beam to be multiplied by 5 and added to the waterline length for rating purposes. No seat shall be extended beyond the side of the Canoe. LWL shall not be less than 12 feet 6 inches, measured with Owner on board in racing position. Minimum depth outside from top of deck at middle line to under side of garboard, taken anywhere up to 2 feet from either end, shall not be less than 12 inches. There shall be two fixed complete transverse wooden bulkheads, which are to be not less than 5 feet 6 inches, nor more than 8 feet apart, and not more than 5 feet from mid overall length. There shall be a direct opening to the space between these bulkheads of not less than 16 inches in width for a length of 3 feet. The deck on each side shall not be less than quarter beam. Scantling - Minimum finished - Plank 1/4 inch, Deck 3/16 inch, Bulkheads 3/8 inch. Rating not to exceed 0.30 LWLxSA/6,000 R. In calculaing the rating, the figures beyond the second place of decimals shall be ignored. SAILS. - The certificate of rating shall be for one rig and suit of sails only, which may include a storm sail not exceeding 75 square feet area. Only one certificate can be held at a time. The L.W.L. shall be marked on the Canoe to the satisfaction of the Official Measurer.

This rule to be in force until 1st November, 1912, unless altered by a 4/5 majority of those voting.

Thanks to Peter Wells and the Royal Canoe Club for access to the source document.

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: Mikey Radziejowski, Chris Maas at the 2014 Worlds, San Francisco. Photo © Robert Muller

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

Image: Alistair Warren and Dragonfly (GBR317) out for a blast on the blown off last day of the 2013 Europa Cup, in which he was runner up. © Jim Champ 2013

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

Image: "Alasdair Alston (GBR196) at the 2017 Worlds, Pwlhelli. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: "Johan Elfström (SWE101) 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: "Great Spray Effects. Frederik Steimann (GER68) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

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

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: Simon Allen (GBR 278). I love the lighting in this one. 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. 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: "Mark Rounding In Lighter Conditions: Peter Ullmann (GER79) and Chris Maas (USA246) at the 2011 worlds, Travemunde, Germany. Photo: © Robert Muller"

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

Image: USA 246 at the 2011 Worlds © Robert Muller ex German web site