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IC World Championships

UK team boats packed and ready for shipping.

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The UK team comprising of 11 boats were packed on Saturday 12th July ready for shipping to Richmond YC in good time for the IC World Championships between 6-15th September. A 6 week sea voyage lies ahead of this valuable cargo representing most of the UK's newest IC designs. The team comprises of; two one design Nethercotts, Alistair Warrens original Monkey, two Dragonflies, two Morrison1's and four Morrison2 designs.

With a whole range of supporting spare parts, repair facilities, deck chairs and the odd kitchen sink included, the team has been immaculately prepared by GBR Captain Alistair Warren to expect the unexpected with meticulous organisation. The boats are expected to arrive at the end of August and the team will be arriving anywhere between 3 weeks and 1 day before the start of the racing on 6th September.

The UK IC Team is sponsored by Williams Shipping and C12 Performance Boats.

The UK Team members;

GBR 265 Mark Goodchild, GBR278 Simon Allen, GBR308 Chris Hampe, GBR311 Perham Harding, GBR317 Alistair Warren©, GBR319 Colin Brown, GBR320 Rob Stebbing, GBR327 Rob Bell, GBR328 Phil Robin, GBR329 Robin Wood, GBR330 Steve Clarke


For further information on the IC World Championships the following links will be useful;

Richmond YC International Canoe World Championships XIX

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British National Championships 2014 - Weymouth

There was a new sense of excitement at Weymouth for the weekend of June 13-16th with 10 of the 11 World Championship contenders representing the UK as Team IC GBR in attendance together with most of the new boats built in the last three years to the latest rules;  so much so that most turned up a day early to get in some practice before the event.

The main focus this year is with the IC fleet with the World Championships in Richmond USA in September and with only 4 weeks until boats are locked away in a container for a further 6 weeks, there was a sense of anticipation and eagerness in the fleet to get in as much time in the boat as possible to hone skills and stamina in readiness for the big one!



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.




The International 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.





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 settled on 23 square metres as being the maximum practical size.


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, 20 June 2014 16:26