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The International Canoe Advent Calender 2020

by Chris Hampe 1 Dec 2020 01:52 PST

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.

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