Emmanuel Dodé wins Belgian Nationals at Knokke

The Belgian 2017 Nationals were held on the North Sea at Knokke on the 15-17 July.  Michel Warlop reports.

We had 10 competitors including 2 French, 1 German and 7 Belgians. Conditions were quite hard, at least for those not used to sail on choppy waters as the wind ranged from force 3 to 5 in the first three races and even force 6 in the last race on Saturday. The latter race forced the foilers to sit thight on their boats whilst going downwind.

Important Message From The IACA President

During this WGM, we will take a few important decisions that will impact the future of the class. We hope and expect that you convey the wishes of your memberships. All the documents have already been distributed on a-cat.org. In case you have requests, questions on any of the proposals, don't hesitate to contact me.

I allow myself a personal request : I'm convinced all 4 proposals are good for the class. Let me take them one by one and provide my personal opinion about them.

DEN proposal : deletion of championship rule 16.

World AGM Agenda.

IACA World General Meetings Agenda - Sopot, Poland    

Date : Wednesday 23 August 2017, 20:00     Location : Sailing Club Navigo

1. President's Report

2. Secretary's Report

3. Economic Report and presentation of accounts and budget

4. National Association and Fleet Reports

5. Election of Officers and I.A.C.A. Committee

  • 5.1 Secretary until 2020
  • 5.2 Committee members

6. Membership Fees

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.