Paolo Penco victorious in the Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy

Paolo Penco wins the 10th Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy organized by the Associazione Nautica Sebina.   Pier Faccin reports.

The tenth Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy finished last weekend. This regatta, exclusively for ‘A’ Class catamarans, was organized by Associazione Nautica Sebina to celebrate the memory of Giorgio Zuccoli, a great sailing champion, who, a long time ago, began his fantastic career, starting at the ANS. 

America's Cup - Official congratulations from the IACA President.

The Cup goes to New Zealand !

"Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand have won the 35th America’s Cup"

That's the message on the official AC site. There is a little bit more behind it, as we all know. There are many people involved in the Cup, across many countries and regions, men and women, all in deep passion with our favorite sport. All of them have worked hard, some teams had serious budget, some had to be inventive, a long story ends in the Bermuda, with the Kiwis once again winning the Cup.

Paasch dominates the Danish Nationals, with 6 bullets.

They sailed from far and wide to compete in the Danish Nationals, as Peter Boldsen reports;

This year's Open Danish A-Cat  Nationals where held last weekend in the fashionable Rungsted.  At the same time, there was a nationwide event “Crazy about Water”, which attracted some extra people to the harbor.

As it was an Open Nationals, it was also with the participation of our friendly neighbors from Sweden and Germany.

Surowiec continues to win

At the weekend 10-11th of June, the A-class regatta was held in Sopot, at the venue of A-class Worlds 2017. - Jacek Noetzel reports.

Competitors from Czech Republic, New Zealand and Poland participated in the regatta. Each race was won by a different competitor, so the races were very interesting and had a lot of leader changes.

Jakub Surowiec victorious in a strong international field at Garda

Young gun Polish Jakub Surowiec wins the fifth edition A Cat European Spring Championship at Circolo Vela Arco.   Report by Pier Faccin.

The fifth Cat A European Spring Championship finished last Sunday after three days of racing. The event was organized by the Circolo Vela Arco on the well renowned Garda Lake. It has been a big success with 48 athletes on the starting line with a large and highly qualified foreign representation from Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Holland, France, Denmark and Austria. Worthy of notice was the presence of a crew from Argentina. 

Swiss engineering at it's finest

At the 2016 Worlds, a boat turned up at Medemblik with a distinctly different look at its back end.  It was the Scheurer G7 of Sandro Cavizel, the Swiss Champion.  It had an empennage extending the tramp from the rear beam to the hull ends.  This was designed to smooth the airflow from underneath the tramp and remove any drag vortices caused when the airflow drops off the beam and meets the air falling off the hull ends.   It was sailed all last season, proving an efficient platform.

Aussies put their boats away for the winter.

With the Southern Hemisphere going into the winter months, Bob Griffits sends this end of year report.

The 2016/17 sailing season has drawn to a close Down Under, following the completion of the Queensland State Titles on the first weekend in May.
The Qld titles had been delayed a few weeks due to the appearance of Cyclone Debbie, which ravaged North Queensland, and deluged South Queensland in April. Steve Brewin won the event in emphatic style, from Andrew Landenberger, with Mark Johnson third. 

Victory for Wentholt at Hellecat

It was a busy weekend for the European fleets - this report on the Dutch Hellecat TT is from Rutger Krijger on the A-Cat Class event Hellevoetsluis.

Competitors were welcomed on Saturday 13th of May at the popular A-cat location Hellecat, with lovely sunshine and a nice 8-12 kts of breeze. During briefing the race committee told their intention was to have at least 4 races per day, depending on the conditions. 14 boats were entered, with a few new faces and a few new foiling boats on the scene.

A day for the Classics at a lively Rutland Water 'A' Cat TT.

On a weekend of textbook catamaran sailing weather, the Rutland ‘A’ Class TT took place on the 13th – 14th May.   A stiff 13-16 knot breeze kept blowing pretty much the same each day and the broken cloud that developed certainly helped the feel good factor in the boat park.   14 boats raced, with 5 of them being visitors.  

A-Cat Class Rule rewrite - UPDATED

A-Cat Class Rule rewrite - UPDATED

The Technical Committee has updated the rule rewrite, based on some of the questions and comments received since first published. There are a few minor changes, and a few with a little bigger impact. Here's a list of the changed rules:

  • C5.1 (b) – parts of the rule have been deleted.
  • C5.1 (c) – added.
  • C5.1 (d) – added.

Our current rules does not limit the usage of compasses, GPS or other devices, so therefore the rewrite also shouldn’t do it.

 

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