An extraordinary WGM took place on 21.4.2018. The single agenda item was a vote on the class-rules proposal. The result of the vote is : the new class rules are accepted by the presidents with 107 yes, 0 no, 3 abstentions. As for constitution §11, the process will continue with a world-wide ballot among the members of the national associations. Members will be informed on www.a-cat.org in due time.
The final starting places per nation are now available and advised in terms of the Championship Rules Appendix 1.3.6. I would like to thank each country President for their assistance in this matter. To date we have 97 confirmed places, which is a fantastic figure and continues to show the strength of the class on the world stage. Each country will have now received advices on how to proceed with individual registration and payment.
This is a true A Cat story from Andrea Ferrarri.
Giorgio Marchetto, called "il Bafo", a great fellow who is sailing on the Venice lagoon, at the age of 70 goes sailing almost every day, enjoying the beauties of the lagoon and the pleasure of his A Class.
Last Sunday during a nice trip through the islands, he had a heart attack, which could cost him his life. It was only thanks to his cold blood and the speed of the catamaran that he managed to get back to the shore unaided and fast, just in time to be hospitalized and got life saving treatment.
The provisional NOR for the 2018 European Championships is published. See http://www.a-cat.eu/en/ for further details.
Please note - As declared in paragraphs 3.9 to 3.13
– competitors shall register and pay through their National Association
– all National Associations shall submit there entries by filling out the Collective Entry Form.
2018 New Zealand National Championships.
Held at Wakatere Boating Club, Narrow Neck Beach, 8th - 11th February, 12 scheduled races, 10 sailed. Dave Haylock reports.
Day 1 - The whole regatta had strong winds predicted with likely the worst to be seen on day one.
The fleet numbers were down to 13 this year, some put off by the forecast and a few racing in other classes that weekend.