The International Canoe is administered worldwide by the International Canoe Federation and within the UK by the British Canoeing Sailing Committee (the Class Association) which is part of British Canoeing.
The BC Sailing Committee (BCSC) benefits from the resources provided by BC (promoting IC sailing worldwide and central office resources) but as no financial grant is provided, the BCSC therefore raises funds independently through an annual subscription.
The BCSC performs important functions including monitoring and regulating the rules of the class, organising championships, open meetings and training events, maintaining the IC website which includes a forum and a resource centre, publishing a newsletter, publicising and promoting the IC, boat registration, issuing new sail numbers and measurement certificates, and liaising with other IC Associations around the world regarding international competitions.
Membership of the Class Association is mandatory for a member to register boats, use the class measurers and take part in all class organised racing and training events organised under the auspices of the BCSC. Membership provides training charged at minimal cost and access to a wealth of experience from sailors within the class.
Without a strong membership we can’t run the class events properly so please join the BCSC and setup a standing order with the Treasurer.
The BCSC Association annual fee for 2022 is £40 or £35 if a standing order is setup. Please note that fees will increase in 2024.
Individual membership of BC (or Scottish Canoe Association, Welsh Canoe Association or Canoe Association of Northern Ireland) provide additional benefits including £10m third party liability insurance; 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor and other selected canoe retailers; and Canoe Focus magazine. Application for membership to the BC should be made via http://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/membership
BOAT REGISTRATION AND MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATE:
New boats, including allocation of a number, from the Registrations Secretary on payment of £50 to the treasurer.
Change of ownership, including issue of certificate in name of new owner, from Registrations Secretary. New registrations are free.
Note that a Measurement Certificate is issued for an IC with a named owner, and requires to be renewed on change of ownership.
Registration Secretary is Dave Timson and all correspondence should be directed to him on email@example.com
BOAT AND SAIL MEASUREMENT:
Measurement services are available from approved Class Measurers throughout the country. Free service to IC Class members otherwise £ 15/hour charge plus expenses.
TRAINING AND BOAT TUNING:
Free training training and boat tuning clinics which are arranged as demand dictates and at least once per year. See current events: Promotion and Training