New 'Addiction A-Cat' launched

Another successful A-Class project was launched in France. The Addiction A-Cat is built by a group of dedicated sailors that wanted to provide the locals with a French built A. They already won their first event showing is possible to race competitively a great number of designs currently available, this is just great news for the Class.

Report sent by Thierry Boisbouvier - "Our A-Cat Addiction raced for first times with S daggerboard and T rudders against all the best French sailors and won it first event.

Italian Assoc 2015 Worlds bid for Punta Ala

A new bid came in to compete with Weymouth & Sopot to host the 2015 Worlds.
Dear sailors,

Italy asks also to organize the 2015 Worlds and propose a location in the bay of Punta Ala in Tuscany as an ideal place for a World Championship. You will find all details of this great place hereafter in the enclosed file. The idea was born in June when we did a Race of A Cat. I know personally the location and i sailed there many regattas and championships with great conditions as the termic wind durning summer are between 12 to 18 knots, so ideal for A-Cat.

Open Dutch Championships 23, 24, 25 August - Hellevoetsluis

by Kees Krijger
The Dutch A-Class Catamaran Association invites you to the Open Dutch Championships to be held at Hellevoetsluis on the 23rd, 24th & 25th of August.

The entry fee will be € 80.
Dutch sailors must have their membership paid to DACA.
Costs of membership € 30, ABN 5165 83 115

More information acat.daca @

2014 Worlds @Takapuna , New Zealand: NOR & Entry Form

Attached are the NOR and Entry Form for the 2014 worlds in Takapuna, New Zealand to be held Sunday 9th February to Sunday 16th February, 2014. Sailors should enter through their National Association before Oct 1st (similar to previous worlds), and then the National Associations will make one payment to NZ Assoc for all the sailors from their association.
Each sailor should send their entry and payment to their own national Association and not directly to us.

Piet Saarberg Interview

Piet Saarberg is a well known character within the A-Class community, being Gral Sec for several years, and still holding Chair. He also builds his own 'Saarberg' carbon masts and the Vision A-Cat.
After Barcelona Europeans we asked Piet about how the class current status and how it has managed to survive several big developments over the years.

Donald Bieke wins at Warnemuende Week 2013

Germany’s beautiful seaside location Warnemuende on the open Baltic Sea saw fantastic conditions on the first day with 4-5 Bft and up to 1m waves, sunny and reasonable warm. 17 competitors from all Germany and Denmark came to the 3-day regatta with its nice white sandy beaches within the area of the intended Olympic resort Hohe Düne.

2015 Worlds: Bid from the British Association

The British Association , have put in their submission for the 2015 Worlds at Weymouth.
"The British ‘A’ Class Catamaran Association (BACCA) would like to invite the IACA to the
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Centre in 2015 and to hold the ‘A’ Class
Catamaran World Championships there from 20th – 27th September."

Attached you will find their full Presentation.