The second days racing at Warnemunde ‘A’ Cat Euros was a wet affair. The racing was scheduled for 1pm so the fleet spent the morning in a leisurely manner standing around talking or tweaking things on their boats after the battering they sustained the day before. Rain started to arrive at about 10am and is was on and off most of the day.
So, the ‘A’ Class European Championships finally got underway with a bang today after the first day was cancelled due to excessive wind/wave limits. An earlier start time was planned as the wind was due to increase again and the PRO wanted to get some races under his belt for the 95 strong fleet of both Classics and Foilers. So keen were they to get going that a huge bulge of boats surged forward over the line 10 seconds before the first gun, causing the inevitable General Recall. During this, one unfortunate sailor lost a starboard bow somehow. They got off cleanly second time.
Victory in the Sopot Cat Cup, and Michał Korneszczuk reports.
We had 2 good days of racing on 16-17/06 in variable conditions that put to a test differing skills. We started with an 18 strong fleet. Saturday was light with 5-6kn of wind and only in the last race and the last Downwind leg Jacek Noetzel managed to do any foiling. Anyhow winner of the day was Marek Zebrowski who scored 3 bullets with his C foil DNA (Fiberfam mast/North Sails DS1 sail). Marek had some good beats and was always fastest downwind.
With 3 weeks to go before the start of the ‘A’ Cat European Championships, we shall be seeing some of the World’s top sailors assembling in North Germany. In the official provisional entry list, we have 91 entrants signed up so far for this closed (100 max.) regatta at the picturesque German Baltic resort of Warnemunde and the competition looks like it might be rather tough.
The rewrite of the Class Rules have been accepted by the class, and as the final step, World Sailing have now accepted and published the new rules.
That means that the new Class Rules are effective from the 8th of June 2018.
The technical Committee has also reworked the Measurers Guidelines, which should be read in conjunction with the Class Rules and World Sailings Equipment Rules of Sailing.
The updated documents are available in the Class Rules section of this page. http://a-cat.org/?q=node/9
The 2012 British Olympics, and the 2019 venue of the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) was the location chosen for this year’s UK National Championships. This was done for a couple of reasons. Firstly to give sailors a last chance to race at the venue before the ‘A’ Class World Championships are held there in August next year. And secondly, to give the WPNSA an opportunity to see the ‘A’ Cats in actual racing action, allowing them to calibrate lap times/distances etc and give the shore crews an idea of what is to be required of them for next year. As the home of t
This years European Spring Cup was as usual perfectly organised by Circolo Vela Arco - and the weather decided to be with us this year with racing for all 3 days. Tom Bojland reports.
36 competitors from 10 nations where competing in the typical 8-15 knots of breeze. Due to the northerly course being used by another class, we were further south with slightly less wind, completely flat water and with more tactical decisions to make.