This 30' cedar-strip 15-person canoe (C15) had its launching and inaugural paddle on May 12th of this year. After the launching it was shipped to London, England to participate in a parade of indigenous canoes from around the World that takes place each morning before the Olympic paddling events begin. The crew who will be paddling the boat—14 paddlers and their coach as coxswain—won the right to represent Canada last Summer at the National Canoe Kayak Canada championships in Welland, Ontario. The paddlers are from the Cheema Aquatic Club in Waverley, Nova Scotia.
Robert Fraser used the designs of older C-4s to create this class boat. A C-4 class boat for Canada cannot be more than 20' long (6.1 meters), must have a minimum beam of 2'6" (76 cm), and weigh at least 68.34 pounds (31kg). The Senobe Aquatic Club bought the boat and now uses it on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS. They won 3 gold and 1 silver medal at the 2007 Canadian Sprint Canoe/Kayak Championships in Ottawa. Robert used a spruce keel plank, cedar strip planking, teak decks, and jatoba rails, stem, and transom.