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Paolo Penco and Manuel Vaccari ITA 2018 National Champions.

ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP A CAT 2018 – Calambrone (Pisa) – 6th- 9th September 2018

The “Centro Vela Sunset” (Calambrone - Pisa) organized the September meeting of the Italian A Class Catamaran Championship: three days of competition with a total of seven races. The Northern Tyrrhenian Sea provided real emotions both for the beautiful sunsets and for the overall wind conditions.

Phil Muysers 2018 BEL National Champion

The second Nationals of the weekend was the Belgian.  Some 21 sailors, mostly BEL and FRA, but with a couple of GER and NED boats joining the international party, racing was on the  Eau D'heure Lake in the Southern French speaking region of the country.  The wind was always on the lighter side, which suited the majority of the fleet as they were 80% Classic.  The 4 races on the Saturday were sailed in 8-9 kts with Phil Muysers getting 3 bullets and a 2nd to dominate the fleet.

FRA dual regatta, the perfect season finale

One week, two events, three good reasons to come racing !

What is the best way to end the 'A' Cat season than having two regattas in one week!  Thus, the “Régates d’Automne” in Cazaux, taking place on the 20th and 21st of October, will be the ideal training and race practice for all before competing in the French 'A' Cat Nationals, organised by the CVB in Maubuisson from the 23rd to the 25th October.

European Championships 2018 Races 4 & 5

Weed and waves characterise day two's racing at the Euros.

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.

European Championships 2018 Practice race

The practice race at any major championships is usually a chance for the fleet to get settled into the race mode, check out the water and perform the final tests on their boats before the racing starts properly.  They tend not to be taken as an indication of form or performance.  However, a good showing here can give the sailor a psychological lift into the actual competition by showing him what he as got right, and what he needs to look out for.

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