Please select your home edition
Edition
Cyclops 2022 - Sailmon Bundle - LEADERBOARD

The International Canoe Advent Calender 2020

by Chris Hampe 1 Dec 2020 09:52 GMT

With limited events throughout the year the International Canoe Class has decided to use the advent period to show off what the class has to offer. Each day a new image will be posted to show the dynamics of this long historical class. The International Canoe remains one of the biggest challenges in dinghy sailing.

The key features of the Canoe are its relatively small but highly efficient rig, its long, slim and lightweight hull, and of course that sliding seat. The "plank" is key to the experience. There's something very unique about sailing your boat from your perch some feet from the windward side, and while all is going well its a surprisingly relaxing experience. Physically its generally less demanding than a trapeze or wings, but it does bring some extra handling challenges.

The International Canoe Advent Calender can be found on Instagram or in this Google Photos album.

Related Articles

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
US International Canoe East Coast Championship
An eclectic group on the water at Mount Hope Bay The eclectic group of fools also known as the US International Canoe Class gathered on Mount Hope Bay, July 9-11 for their 2021 East Coast Championships. The following is a report of the proceedings from class President Willy Clark. Posted on 14 Jul 2021
International Canoe UK Nationals day 1
AP over A, so a walk around the boat park Day 1 of the UK IC National Championships quickly saw the AP over A flags raised as excessive amounts of wind blew straight across Portland Harbour. Posted on 6 Jul 2021
West Kirby Fun Sailing Week
Hastily put together in place of the Canoe Nationals 40 boats took part in the first West Kirby Sailing Club 'Fun Sailing Week' hastily put together in place of what would have been the International Canoe National Championships which had to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus. Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Int. Canoes at Chichester Harbour Race Week
Dominating the results in the fast handicap fleet A fleet of seven International Canoes competed in the Chichester Harbour Race Week, comprising 25% of the entries in the Fast handicap fleet. Posted on 26 Aug 2019
International Canoe Europa Cup
Sailing paradise found in France For the first time since 2001, the International Canoe fleet headed into France and in doing so may have found sailing paradise. Posted on 7 Aug 2019