Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - LEADERBOARD

Int. Canoe Nationals at Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club Preview

by Gareth Caldwell 4 Aug 2012 07:18 BST 4-7 August 2012

Competitors arrived steadily at the Mount Batten centre, Plymouth since early this morning. A strong fleet of both AC and IC canoes look set to do battle on what promises to be a windy weekend.

Boats rigged in sunshine in the lee of the convenient mount persuaded some of the fleet to venture out to check boat set up and all returned to adjust/repair/confirm that it WAS pretty windy!

Thanks must go to Ullman Sails who, at very limited notice (ie none!), are performing a next day repair service on Steve (seasick) Bowen's mainsail as he proved that the Welsh can't walk on water and disappeared through the mainsail's window.

If the wind stays strong, Steve is certainly in with a shout of first place... but the German contingent are on their way!

Related Articles

International Canoe UK Nationals and Europa Cup
Gareth Caldwell is both Ska'd For Life and the new champion Hayling Island SC hosted the International Canoe Nationals and Europa Cup from 18 to 25 July. Competitors enjoyed sailing in Bracklesham Bay in sunny conditions throughout the week in winds ranging from Force 2 to 4. Posted on 1 Aug
Restart sailing show #48 - International Canoe
Filmed live from Plymouth with guest star Steve Clarke In the latest show, filmed live from Plymouth we talk to Steve Clarke about the International Canoe - the fastest non-foiling single hander! Posted on 10 Jul
International Canoes at Castle Cove
Weekend event with training on the Friday beforehand Fresh from the Friday's training session with words of wisdom from Adam Bowers on starting techniques and the finer points of rounding marks echoing through the heads of the assembled canoe sailors, Saturday morning brought a promising outlook. Posted on 25 May
Bright lights at a dark time
The situation in Ukraine dominates the headlines and our thoughts It's difficult to know where to start when the situation in Ukraine dominates the headlines and our thoughts. We can all feel helpless when a despot leader seems hell-bent on destruction. Posted on 8 Mar
Sleeping Tiger wakes to win Concours d'Elegance
At the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022 The attention to detail shown by so many classes made finding a winner especially difficult, but Glen Truswell's International Canoe took top honours, thanks to detailing which was simply breath-taking. Posted on 26 Feb
Arrested development
Has the restricted development genre had its day? Let's start with a little Christmas Quiz and play spot the odd one out. Numerically, the Merlin Rockets are our most successful development class, but in this classic shot from a crowded Salcombe, can you recognise the one boat that ISN'T a Winder? Posted on 23 Dec 2021
Lennon Sails 2021 End of Season Round-Up
Championship wins across the I14, Canoe and foiling Moth classes Firstly the Canoe - a new venture for Lennon but when former I14 world champ Glen Truswell asked us to look at his rotating Canoe rig and consider the best option to enhance this innovative concept, we could only say yes. Posted on 17 Dec 2021
International Canoes at the Tata Steel SC Regatta
Enthusiastic fleet has a long wait for the breeze With a buzz of excitement from the International Canoe Facebook Page, eight skippers arrived at Tata Steel Sailing Club to join the club for their 2021 regatta. Posted on 13 Oct 2021
IC Southern Area Championship at Poole
The pure joy of Canoe sailing The event opened with a blustery F5 North-easterly. Conditions rapidly exposed lack of practice for a number of us (prompting a "is it usually like this?" in debrief!) compounded by navigational challenges. Posted on 29 Sep 2021
International Canoe UK Nationals overall
Glen Truswell takes the title after some tight battles in Weymouth With the first day's racing cancelled with excessive wind, racing got underway on Wednesday with the fleet launching into 15 knots breeze. By the time racing had got underway this had already increased to 20 knots and was continuing to increase. Posted on 15 Jul 2021