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

International Canoe Week at Stone Sailing Club - Day 1

by G Caldwell 26 Jun 2018 04:16 PDT 25 June 2018


....well, Stone sailing club on the river Blackwater to be precise! A healthy turn out of a dozen ICs attended the fist day of Canoe Week, a prelude to the IC Nationals that start on Thursday. The week is run with an emphasis on handicap racing for the different designs of IC, with the new boats attending hoping to provide the 'Breakthru' in design.

Waiting for the 'Hammer to Fall' at the 2pm start, the positive 'Body Language' was evident from the off by Mike Fenwick who was 'Dead on Time' in nailing the favoured end.

The fleet enjoyed the F2 sea breeze, and Robin Wood showed his 'Staying Power' half way through the race by finding 'A Kind of Magic'; behaving like 'An Invisible Man' by emerging near the front of the fleet and muttering 'Don't Stop Me Now'.

With Mike and Robin now neck and neck, the outcome was certainly 'In The Lap of the Gods'.....the seaweed gods!

With only one race to be sailed each day the fleet decided that 'It's a Beautiful Day' and retired to the beer garden.....'Lazing on a Sun(Mon)day Afternoon'.

Day 1 Canoe Week Top Five:

1. R Wood
2. M Fenwick
3. G Caldwell
4. T Marston
5. J Ellis

Thank you to our OD Wendy Robinson, and to Freddie.

Related Articles

The International Canoe Advent Calender 2020
The class remains one of the biggest challenges in dinghy sailing 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. Posted on 1 Dec 2020
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
International Canoe Week at Plymouth overall
Alistair Warren crowned National Champion from newcomer Glen Truswell Day 5 of Canoe Week would form the second day of the nationals and would eliminate several boats from the running at the front of the fleet with a South-Westerly wind blowing up to 27 knots. Posted on 19 Jun 2019
International Canoe Week at Plymouth day 4
The National Championship begins Day 4 of canoe week saw the start of the four-day National Championship and as the fleet launched into the Cattewater from the Mt Batten Centre they soon found that conditions were going to be a little bit tougher than what the forecasts had suggested. Posted on 14 Jun 2019
International Canoe Week at Plymouth days 1-3
Reporting with the 'New Order' It was no "Blue Monday" as the International Canoe fleet gathered in Plymouth for the start of Canoe week with torrential rain causing the First race to be delayed due to the wind going "Round & Round". Posted on 13 Jun 2019
International Canoes at Castle Cove
Attrition rate was high! The weather forecast before the event made it clear that the International Canoe open meeting was going to be challenging for the organisers and competitors. With gust of 45 knots it was decided to cancel the racing on Saturday. Posted on 17 May 2019
International Canoes at Aldeburgh
A Swallows and Amazon adventure in search of the ideal playground For the first International Canoe Open of the year eleven boats descended on Aldeburgh Yacht Club on the River Alde. With high tide just round the corner the fleet set out on a Swallows and Amazon adventure in search of the ideal playground. Posted on 8 Apr 2019
International Canoes at Oxford
Open & Training event the final celebration of the year The two day event at Oxford has become written into IC folklore as the final celebration of the year for canoe sailing and this year was no exception with twenty boats turning up for a day of short training races and the racing on Saturday. Posted on 9 Oct 2018
Savvy Navvy 2021 SW FOOTER v2RS Sailing 2021 - FOOTERHighfield Boats - SW - FOOTER