./My JC10 Sailing Canoe Project\.

For quite a while now, I've been interested in the idea of building a sailing canoe. Now I don't mean a Canadian-type canoe with a small sail to help with the paddling. I'm talking about a stupendously fast narrow sailing boat. So after a bit of trawling the interweb, I found Selway-Fisher designs which do a number of sailing canoes. Below is the text from the SFD website...

The JayCee was conceived with Tyrone Boats as a trainer for the International Canoe. The idea was to produce a craft which was based upon low cost, easy building techniques and which would be an introduction into the world of IC sailing. With all this in mind, the hull is made from 4mm ply using the stitch and tape process. She has a simple sliding seat and the rig is based upon a grp sailboard mast with a sleeved sail so keeping the need for specialist fittings and gear down. However, there is enough gear to enable the helmsman to 'tweek' her performance with a Barbour Haul arrangement for the foresail sheet. An exciting craft which may in the future form the experimental model for a new stitch and tape 'B' class version of the IC10! LOD 15'6" (4.73m); Hull Beam 2'11 1/2" (0.9m); Sail Area 56 sq.ft. (5.17 sq.m).

Now doesn't that sound nice? I've split the project into a number of parts, which I'll write as I get to them.