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UK National Championships - September 3rd-6th 2015

Stone SC, Essex


The IC/AC fleet are back at Stone for the National Championships in 2015.

Situated on the south bank of the River Blackwater where the river is some 2km wide at high tide and the open sea is only a few miles away to the east, Stone Sailing Club provides great sailing at any state of the tide! Not only is the racing water great but the Dengie (the area around Stone) has its own weather sub-system - resulting in more good weather (with prevailing winds from the south-west), than most other areas in the country.

Club details can be found at

Notice of race can be downloaded here: IC Nationals 2015

Entry form: Nationals Entry Form 2015





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.



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.