Manuel Calavia wins Spanish Nats 2013

Manuel Calavia was crowned Spanish Nat Champ this weekend at Barcelona. Event held together with the Spanish Catamaran Championship. Report by Manuel:
"Friday we did four races with 8-12knots , I scored 4 bullets followed by Gustavo Doreste.
Saturday started with a strong storm but clearing in the afternoon to race three more where I had with two more bullets and one for Doreste that had a hardware failure in the first one.

Danish Nationals 2013 for Lars Schroeder

Danish Nationals 2013 - Sadly not much wind for the Danish sailors but they could complete 4 races in calm conditions. Report sent by Steffen Bay.
"The city of Kerteminde is the host of the large dinghy event Sail Extreme. The Dannish A-cat class decided to organize it's class championship here. Eight A-cat sailors participated and had a total of four races, two on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Australian A-Class Winter Plans

In 2012 one of the most talented event took place at the Australian A-Class Nationals.
Darren Bundock, Glenn Ashby, Tom Slingby, Nathan Outteridge & Jimmy Spithill were part of the fleet among other talented sailors. The 100% of the Aussie sailors listed above are currently being part of the Americas Cup Teams. Image: Nathan Outteridge at 2012 Nats. Australian Class Assoc website

Current World Champ, Mischa Heemskerk Flying downwind at Hyeres

Denis Lucci was on the right spot when shooting this. There is a sequence of a pretty long flight downwind too. Reports of the DNA stable flight were circulating but no pic or video were available.
At the 2013 French Nats Bob Baier won with Nils Bunkenburg's Nikita, an already legendary and still winning design after more of 10 years of being launched in 2001.

Mischa on the DNA was 6th overall and Denis Lucci got these images of a production legal A-Class on a stable foiling.

Another win for Thomas Paasch at Bosau, Germany

Report by Thomas Paasch -- There’ll be some big races coming up next weekend, with the Danish Nationals up north and the German/Swiss/Austrian nationals in the middle of Europe. The “A-Cat Treff” at Bosau in North Germany was the last chance to test the form for Danish and North German sailors. Hobie Cat Tiger/Wild Cat, 16, 14 and Dragoons where also invited to the regatta, so lots of different classes racing in the same race area.