International Canoe UK

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Fast.
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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 other 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.

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About the International Canoe

The roots of the class go back to the mid 1800’s where paddling canoes where fitted with sails and raced, particularly in Britain, USA and Sweden. These boats have changed quite a bit since then but the main characteristics of the boat is a long narrow hull form with rounded transom and the famous sliding seat.

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challenge yourself

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.