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Handicaps - Note to Clubs

With the International Canoe class returning to a development status, the class accepts that handicaps for club racing will need to evolve with the new designs.

The PY system provided by the RYA is the main guide for handicaps based on club returns but the Class Association appreciates that this can be a slow process. With this in mind the Class works closely at various levels to constantly monitor the handicap of the various factions within the fleet to make sure that racing can be fair across a wide set of conditions, skill of the helmsman and most importantly the type of courses sailed. Based on current performance and averaging across a wide range of factors the Class recommended PY ratings recommended are as follows;

International Canoe post GBR305: 893 (or as modified by the RYA PY committee)

International Canoe One Design pre GBR 306 and the Slurp design:  920

Asymmetric canoe (A mark on the bottom of the mainsail): 870

 

 
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Events 2017

Summary of planned events below. These may change as the season progresses.

For specific details on the Premier Events, click on this link.

Date Event IC/AC/ICOD Venue
April 29/30th
Secondary Event IC/AC /ICOD Tata Steel SC
May 13/14th
Premier Open IC/AC /ICOD Llandegfedd SC
May 27- June 2nd Secondary Event IC/AC/ICOD Saundersfoot SC
May 27-29th Secondary Event IC/AC/ICOD West Kirby SC
June 22-25th UK National Championships IC/AC/ICOD WPSNA
July TBA Training/Premier Open IC/AC/ICOD Blithfield
Aug 19-25th World Championships IC/AC/ICOD Pwllheli YC
Oct 6/7 Training/Premier Event AC/IC/ICOD Oxford SC

 

Travellers Trophy

The 2017 Travellers' Series points will be scored separately for ICs and ACs and OD IC's but also with an overall result based on handicap (if they have been calculated) based on UK based Premier events only. A fleet prize will only be awarded if more than three boats each qualify in more than 2 events.

The Premier Events are the nominated UK Open Meetings and the National Championships with secondary events added from the list or where the committee have been informed in advance that more than three in a given fleet are competing.

Secondary Events are included this year to encourage involvement in shared regattas and are presented here where at least 3 boats have registered an interest. Results in Secondary Events will only be included if 3 or more boats are entered and they complete the required number of races to qualify in that event.

Scoring will be based as follows;

Nationals 3 points x (competitors - position - 1)

Premier events 2 points x (competitors - position - 1)

Secondary events 1 point x (competitors - position - 1)

Points will be allocated to a helm and boat. I helm using a different boat in any event will be scored separately.

Competitors is defined as a boat/helm who has successfully completed at least one race at an event.

 

 

 

Are you ready for the ultimate sailing challenge?

The IC is simply one of the fastest singlehanded boats afloat. This derives from its unique design, adopting the narrow hull form inherited from its ancient canoe origins, together with the famous sliding seat which provide a hiking experience no over boat can offer with its inherent freedom from trapeze wires but with a 2m lever from the centre line offering a very powerful righting moment.

 

IC

The International Canoe is a development class restricted by maximum length, 50Kg minimum weight, a box rule to define minimum width within a beam measurement station and a sail areas of 10m2. A  una rig is now permitted.

In the UK three main designs are currently being developed; Morrison (1 and 2), Dragonfly and Maas. Other builders have designed their own variants which are optimised for minimum drag or a wave piercing ability with a flatter section aft.