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It is with great regret that the organisers of the 2021 'A' Cat European Championships at Puerto Sherry, Spain, have had to cancel the event. International travel and National COVID restrictions have worked against the organisers, and it was just not possible to run a well attended Championships as a result. Hopefully there will be an event there in the future. Rafael Martin-Prat De Abreu, Puerto Sherry Orgainister writes -
The registrations for both the 2022 Worlds, 8-15th April 22, together with the Admiral's Cup warm up event, 2-6th April 22, is now open and taking bookings. All the information is on the Worlds portal, including the NORs for both events. We already have 40+ entries to date, so get your name down and start planning your campaign.
At long last, and after much work on Graeme Harbour's Measuring side, and Paul Larsen's Technical Committee side, we finally have a full set of 'A' Class rules in one official World Sailing document. In addition, there is now a revised set of Measurers Guidelines that will now cover and record such things as foil size/position for Classic as well as Open division boats.
The 'A' Cat international calendar has now changed as a result of the US Association managing to reschedule their World Championships event in Florida to April 2022. It was originally due to happen in 2020, but then postponed to Nov. 2021. However, as COVID and travel conditions would have still probably prevented the event happening, it was also cancelled.
However, we now have the following dates for your diaries;
2-6th April 2022 for the 'Admiral's Cup', the warm up event.
First of all, a huge thank you to all who participated, making the ACAT Class the biggest of the St Pete NOODs. Emmanuel Cerf reports.
We had perfect sailing conditions, starting with heavy winds on the first day, medium on the second and medium-light on the third. Allowing sailors to shine in their favorite conditions, and shine they did!