After the DNAs arrived in 2013, now is the Exploder's turn. Sunday ride at Buenos Aires. Building fleet , and bringing newcomers to the Class like Pablo Volker, F18 Sailor & 420 World Champ who had his first A-Class session. Also Julio Saubidet, F18 sailor & former Windsurf Olympic campaigner. Esteban Daneri & Sergio Mehl sailing their boats after Bordeaux Europeans.
The 2015 A-Class World Championships will be held at Punta Ala, Italy. This year the Italian Nats were held in the same venue: http://www.a-cat.org/?q=node/455 - Image left taken at Punta Ala by Serena Scary.
The confirmed dates for the event are September 5-12, 2015.
For more info on the location, winds, transportation and hotels check Punta Ala presentation we published at http://www.a-cat.org/?q=node/258 (Also attached below)
This year I had the chance to participate at the Bordeaux 2014 A-Class Europeans, and thanks to the help of Andy Scheurer and Sandro Caviezel I got to sail the G6 and race in the A-Class racing for the first time.
It was a great sailing and learning experience, the A was all I expected to be and I got hooked even more with the boat. I also got to know people that had been part of the Class for many years and still fully involved like Andy Scheurer, Piet Saarberg & Scott Anderson.
Another complete report (as usual) by Gordon Upton / BACCA www.aclasscatamaran.co.uk
British Nats 'A' Class Catamaran National Championship Report.
The largest fleet of A Class catamarans ever assembled in the UK took to the water at Rutland SC on the 26th – 28th September. 23 of these thoroughbred racers were seen at the best attended British Nationals ever. This represented some 85% of the national membership, a remarkable feat.
Nice detailed report sent by Thomas Paasch.
Danish Nationals – Wind, Weeds, Breakdowns & Revenge
"This past weekend, 27th and 28th of September, the Danish Nationals were held at Hellerup Sailing Club, just north of Copenhagen, as a joint event with the Contender class.
The weather was beautiful for this time of year, the wind was blowing offshore and provided some flat water conditions in the race area, but on the other hand the wind was very gusty. In the first race we had several incidents:
Official Statement by the Italian A-Class Association sent by Stefano Sirri & Marco Gaeti
Cat A Italia
Rome, September 24th 2014
The Italian A Cat Class Association -
First time the Alter Cup is being held in A-Cats. Lars Guck won the event with 11 bullets out the same number of races.
Complete report at US Sailing website http://www.ussailing.org/lars-guck-earns-u-s-multihull-championship-honors/
Results below video wrap up of Day 3.
Comments by Bailey White, US Class Pres :
Image: Tony Arends sent by Bailey White along links | The US Multihull Chanmpionship is being held every year in mainly factory provided cats: Hobie 16, Vipers, C2s, Falcon F16s etc. This yeas is the first time the A-Class is selected, providing the growing US A-Class some additional exposure time.
We have confirmed reports on about 2 containers full of brand new As heading to US incoming weeks.
Images sent by Henri Dessiex. Full Gallery SACA Web -
It seems Sandro learned fast from Sascha Wallmer. As reported some weeks ago, Sandro told us that Sascha was 'sailing around him in circles' in the trainings being done with the new Scheurer G7s.
Wallmer won the Italian event 2 weeks ago and ended second this time at the Swiss Nats behind Caviezel.
3rd place for Helmut Stumhoffer, 4th for Daniel Caviezel and 5th for Mathias Dietz.