Sent by Dominik Scheurer - Scheurer Design & Eng. is very proud to announce the shipyard of the upcoming D3 A-Class catamaran. CDK Technologies based in Port la Forêt (France) is the perfect partner to transfer cutting edge engineering into top quality boats.
TROFEO RANKING NACIONAL CLASE A CAR “INFANTA CRISTINA” MAR MENOR - 20 Boats present for the first European event of the year. Manuel Calavia dominated the event 5 bullets.
Report by Manuel Calavia:
"Last weekend we held the first regatta of the Spanish A Class Circuit in La Manga del Mar Menor, the place where the Europeans 2007 were held.
My main goal with this regatta wat to test the new DNA dagger boards against other boats with normal curved boards. Some Dutch guys came to this event.
Raphael wanted to have his own Cat and he chose the A-Cat for his home built. If a Class can encourage young kids to build their own boats, it is on the right path.
Raphael built his custom Carbon A-Cat and now he is trying to make it Fly within the rules.
We made an interview for him to tell about his building experience and his future projects.
He was inspired by others and now he will be an inspiration for many to join the class with their own home builts.
Several A-Cat builders supporting their local classes in Boat Shows around the World. A truly great sinergy between the Associations and A-Cat brands. This Time the Vision by Catamaranparts.nl / Saarberg at the London Dinghy Show.
Info sent by Gordon Upton from the British A-Class. More images at http://www.aclasscatamaran.co.uk
Top Class sailors Chris Field and Mischa Heemskerk were there too promoting the Class.
The Class has adopted the Winglets as a defacto production feature. I contacted 'Winglet Guru' Andrew Landenberger to tell us how he ended using them & Gonzalo Redondo from D3 Applied Technologies for some tech data.
Latest boats offering factory Winglets are: Andy Scheurer G6, DNA, new Addiction A, new Exploder A, Bimare Zero, new D3 and I'm sure I'm missing some.
Impressive Midwinters win for Ben with 9 bullets out of nine races. The Class in the US continues to gather big numbers as shown at Isla Morada Worlds. Ben will be for sure a menace at the 2013 Europeans. No pics from the event available. Only report by Bob Hodges at Sailing Anarchy - Note that Bob says "Scheurer G6" but he is confused I guess, Ben will race the 'D3' at Barcelona. As informed weeks ago Andy Scheurer will continue to produce the Scheurer G6 (Landy's boat) and his son Dominik is building the 'D3'. Photo Kristofer West from Aarhus 2011.
Bimare has a long history with the A Class, and this year they are launching a new version, the Zero.
We contacted Valerio Petrucci to know more about Bimare's current, future projects and their excellent price offer on complete A-Cats. Valerio talks his view on design and class current growth.
Check their site for more info on their products: www.bimare.org
Jakub Kopilowicz from Exploder just came back form Spain (Los Alcazares) were they spent 2 weeks testing their new 2013 model in 10 days of sailing. Good looks, curved board, step for trap a la Nikita plus T rudders fitted, more info from Jakub later. Teaser images attached. More pics at http://www.facebook.com/pages/eXploder/