Paradox foil system Comp by Dario Valenza

After reading previous post on the D3 R&D, Dario Valenza , builder of the new Paradox sent additional feedback to the interview we made a few months ago. They might be the only ones of the new designs using L rudders against the now almost standard Winglet setup. But just like the Americas Cup new concepts, is all to be seeing and proven this season in the only and final valid measure: The Racing Course.

D3 A-Class R&D

The new D3 is being developed with the latest CFD technology used in the Americas Cup, it features S boards and production rudder winglet. Along the Paradox and new DNA J boards testing these builders are pushing development started by Martin Fischer's Mayfly, that didn´t had a good debut at Aarhus Worlds and the concept wasn´t further developed in that specific boat. This season the Paradox will give Fischer's concept a new try, while Gonzalo Redondo and Dominik Scheurer are launching a similar concept trying to generate additional lift.

NOR for the 2013 Europeans in Barcelona, Spain

Please find attached the final version of the Notice of Race of the Europeans in Barcelona duly approved by the IACA and the ISAF.

Also, we inform you that the website of the event is:

For accommodation, Barcelona has a lot of opportunities as a big city and near the venue it´s a lot of hotels and a big commercial center with restaurants/cinemas/shops (less than 1 km).

The travel agency that we have contacted in order to manage the accommodation of sailors if they want to ask is the following:

New Zealand 2013 Nats for Blair Tuke

Blair Tuke swept the NZ Nationals with an impressive 9 bullets out of 10 races. Followed by Murray Philpot and Dave Shaw. Mike Drummond race again with his rather unconventional H16 style tramp A-Class, he ended 7th, and judging on past performance that platform needs some additional tuning.
Full image Gallery at , check "2013 Nationals" link.

Catamaranparts Vision at London Dinghy Show by the British A-Class Association

Following the success at last years stand at the London Dinghy Show, the British A Class Catamaran Association will be returning again in 2013.

This year the Association will be displaying the hugely successful Vision A-Cat from After two seasons of intensive prototype testing, the Vision in the capable hands of top flight British sailor Chris Field has returned many successes in 2012 culminating with Chris being Crowned European Champion at Garda last June against a fleet of almost 100 world class sailors.

A-Cats present at Dusseldorf thanks to the German Assoc

The German A-Class Association is taking care with 5 of its members of the visitors inquires at the A cat stand at Dusseldorf Boat Show.
A DNA fitted with Landenberger is fully assembled giving the Class an excellent exposure. Nice touch having Outteridge, Peyron and other ACup sailors sailing As on several images attached to the boat. Great work done by the 'Vereinigung Deutscher A-Division Catamaran' Check their site at

Regatta Tracking

At the 2011 worlds in Denmark we had live tracking for all races, which was very appreciated by friends, family and A-Cat interested sailors all over the world. It generated a lot of hits on the event web page - which is a good parameter to attract sponsors.

But tracking doesn't come for free, it is an extra expense (and work load) for the organizers, and one of the reasons we didn't have that again in Islamorada.