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Richmond Yacht Club announces dates for the International Canoe World Championships


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RYC has selected September 6 -15, 2014 as the dates for the XIX Championships for the International10 Square Meter Decked Sailing Canoes  as it is formally known.

Organizers selected the second week of September for its favorable tides and moderated wind velocities, expected to range from 8-22 knots at that time of year. Of note is that the organizers of the of the 34th Americas Cup Finals in 2013 chose the same time frame for similar reasons.

This event held every 3 years, under the auspices of the ICF, will bring together sailors from continental Europe , the UK, Australia and North America. This will be a return engagement as the XII Championships were held at RYC in mid August 1993.

An official Notice Of Regatta will be distributed to all National Associations and interested parties when details are more complete including race scheduling Important information about accommodations, canoe and competitor transport will be announced and posted on the RYC web site as soon as possible.

 

 

 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.

For 2009, the exciting canoe format has now been extended to allow for different interests;

Asymmetric Canoe (AC) - representing the largest fleet in the UK, the AC is based on the Nethercot hull design with asymmetric spinnaker. Hull shape is strictly one design with freedom to vary, foils, rig sails, fittings and deck layout within specified limits. The main rig is limited to 10 square metres but the asymmetric spinnaker size is unlimited. Most have setled on 23 square metres as being the maximum practical size.

 

 New Rules IC (IC)

The new rules canoe is no longer restricted to a one design hull shape and can be developed within a broad set of defined box measurements. Sail area is still limited to 10m2 but a single mainsail una rig is now permitted.

 

There are many ways now to enjoy modern canoe sailing, offering plenty of challenges and excitement.

As with all things in life, the greater the challenge, the greater the reward. Once the canoe is mastered, you will experience one of the most exhilarating thrill that sailing can offer.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 11 June 2010 11:01