International Canoe
                               - the ultimate sailing challenge

IC Developments

1875 Crew Weight Equalization System
1935 Jib Luff Foils
1947 Fully Battened Rig
1948 Wing Masts
1948 Self Tacking Jibs
1952 Spaceframe Construction
1956 Fore and Aft Sliding Seat
1956 HydroFoils
1982 Carbon Fibre Spars
1983 High-Tech Laminates and Foam Hulls
1984 Articulating Foils
1986 Leech Cut-Outs
1987 Swing Rig
1989 Asymmetrical Spinnakers
1993 Wishbone Rigs


The International 10 Square Metre Canoe is the world's fastest single-handed monohull sailing dinghy, with a unique feature of a sliding seat that enables the helmsman to place his or her weight a long way out from the side of the hull. This makes the International Canoe (IC) an exhilarating and challenging boat to sail.

The hull is one-design, but the deck layout and sail plan are subject to minimal restrictions. The main statistics are as follows:

Length overall: 5180 mm
Hull beam: 1018 mm
Draught: Centreboard max. 1000 mm below hull
Minimum all up mass (ex.sails): 83.5 kg [Max. correctors: 10 kg]

Sail area 10m2
Max. mainsail area: 8.50m2
Top of main from underside of hull: 6360 mm max.
Top of jib halyard from underside of hull: 4730 mm max.

Sliding seat:
Horizontal extension from centreline of hull: 2040 mm max.
Max. width: 500 mm
Max. mass: 12 kg
Min. mass: 9 kg

Ideal crew weight:
Approx. 60-85 kg (10-13.5 stone)

Trial in progress.
Max. extension of spinnaker tack 1800mm
Not set above mast measurement band
Sheeted no further aft than 2680mm from stern
Spinnakers are not measured

PY Numbers:
IC Portsmouth Number (2001) 911
AC Prov. PY (Asymmetric trial) 884

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