News

A word from the new president

Dear fellow sailors,
First of all I would like to thank Stefano Sirri for the years he has worked for the class and wish he, and his family well for the future. I am sure Stefano will continue to enjoy his sailing with the rest of us.

Secondly, I would like to congratulate Mischa Heemskerk on becoming the 2012 World Champion. It is to be hoped that after Mischa’s success more sailors from the F18 class will follow him into the A class.

Andrew Landenberger at the 2011 worlds

Open Danish Nationals 2012

We had the "Open Danish Nationals" in the first weekend of September in Aarhus, just south of the 2011 worlds venue, at the "Aarhus sailing week".
Saturday we had 5 races in 10 to 15 knots of wind, and Thilo Keller of Germany was the fastest man on the race course, ending the day with a 4 point lead on he's Arrow over Thomas Pasch on a Nikita and Jørgen Skov Hansen on a DNA.
Sunday we had another 5 races in 15 to 20 knots, gusting up till the class limit.

Scheurer D3

Scheurer Design & Eng. and D3 Applied Technologies have signed a long term partnership to couple Scheurer's expertise in composite materials with D3's knowledg
e in Computational Fluid Dynamics & Boat Design.

In Spring of 2013 the above collaboration will launch a newly designed A-Class Catamaran called the “Scheurer D3”.

New IACA web site

We have created a new website and have transferred the content from the old. We hope the new site is easier to navigate, and we will work to get it filled with much more class relevant content in the future.

For the old page all the national associations had a log in, and they where responsible for adding content. That was a good idea, but unfortunately it has proven not to work, so in the new setup, we will have a webmaster who takes care of the more static content and regatta calendar and an editor who will take care of news and race reports.

Nordic Championships

20 A-Cats from Sweden and Denmark where entered for the 2012 Nordic Championships in
Borstahusen/Sweden, but unfortunately only 15 showed up. During the 3 days from the 17th to the 19th of august, 15 races where sail in light to moderate winds, and very sunny and warm weather.
The best Swedish sailor Pontus Johnsson missed out on the first day of sailing, making it
impossible for him to reach the podium. There was a close fight for the placed
2, 3 and 4, that first got decided in the last race.

European Championship 2012 Lago Di Garda

Dear A-Cat Sailors,
From June 22nd to 29th, the Swiss A-cat Association (SACA) in collaboration with the Italian Sailing Club Circolo Vela Arco (ITA) organize the European Championships on Lake Garda, one of the most famous and beautiful sailing areas in Europe!
100 A-catamarans, 19 nations, with participations of European and World champions, but also Olympic and American Cup Sailors and Stars from AC45, Extreme-40 series, World Record holders, all at the same starting line at a sunny idyllic place with perfect wave and wind conditions !

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