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2017 A Class North Americans. A view from the top in Champagne sailing conditions. Report by Bruce Mahoney.
The 50th Anniversary of the A Class North American Championship was held in San Diego Bay on October 5th-8th. Hosted by San Diego Yacht Club, the event was held on the Silver Strand State Beach which is halfway down Coronado Island. The sailing area was well protected with flat water and great racing conditions for the Classics and Foilers alike.
Dutch A-cat Nationals 2017, - Rutger Krijger reports
From the 22nd till the 24th of September the Dutch Nationals were hosted as they usually are by the great catamaran club of Hellecat. Racing started on Friday with three races in fantastic conditions. Sunshine, 10-12 knots of breeze and flat water. Coen de Koning, PJ Dwarshuis and Rutger Krijger emerged as the three front boats after the 1st day, showing some good foiling speeds.
Just twelve days after Sopot Worlds, the Spanish Championship were held in Puerto Sherry (Cadiz), which incidentally, is now bidding to host the 2020 A-Class Europeans. Abdón Ibáñez reports
Andalusia has a big fleet of Classic A-Class, so it was a very good opportunity to bring back the Classic boats into the Class. A total of 25 A-Class, 12 Classic out of them, sailed the Championship.