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UK, Grafham Open 2014: Chris Field 1st

Report by Gordon Upton / British Assoc www.aclasscatamaran.co.uk

Grafham Water Cat Open 2014 - The view from the 'A' Class Fleet.
"Building on the momentum of the numbers we managed at the Nationals, 15 'A' Class travellers went to Grafham for their annual cat open, and the final BACCA ranking event of the year. The forecast for the weekend was to be 'breezy' according to the BBC weatherman, and he was spot on.

Q&A with Jason Waterhouse

I interviewed Jason Waterhouse on his current Olympic campaign and of course we went for his experience on the A-Class debut at Bordeaux, where he finished second behind Glenn Ashby.
Glenn has been dominating the A-Class for years now and Jason is willing to challenge him, he will receive soon his own A in Australia to start his training for Punta Ala 2015 Worlds, showing he got hooked sailing & racing in the Class. Image: Paula Kopylowicz.
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Q&A Jason Waterhouse

Exploder BA Session

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.

Worlds 2015 @Punta Ala: Confirmed dates, September 5 - 12.

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)

Q&A with Andy Scheurer & the Caviezel bros: Developing the Scheurer G7

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.

British Nats 2014 @Rutland SC: Sam Newton 1st

Another complete report (as usual) by Gordon Upton / BACCA www.aclasscatamaran.co.uk
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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.

Danish Nats 2014: Pontus Johnsson Champ

Nice detailed report sent by Thomas Paasch.
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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:

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