20 A-Cats from Sweden and Denmark where entered for the 2012 Nordic Championships in
Borstahusen/Sweden, but unfortunately only 15 showed up. During the 3 days from the 17th to the 19th of august, 15 races where sail in light to moderate winds, and very sunny and warm weather.
The best Swedish sailor Pontus Johnsson missed out on the first day of sailing, making it
impossible for him to reach the podium. There was a close fight for the placed
2, 3 and 4, that first got decided in the last race.
Dear A-Cat Sailors,
From June 22nd to 29th, the Swiss A-cat Association (SACA) in collaboration with the Italian Sailing Club Circolo Vela Arco (ITA) organize the European Championships on Lake Garda, one of the most famous and beautiful sailing areas in Europe!
100 A-catamarans, 19 nations, with participations of European and World champions, but also Olympic and American Cup Sailors and Stars from AC45, Extreme-40 series, World Record holders, all at the same starting line at a sunny idyllic place with perfect wave and wind conditions !
The Aussie nats are firing up !
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In the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September, we had the Open Danish Nationals.
An efficient race management was able to start a total of 14 races. The short races where very intense and good starts and a minimum of mistakes was the key to success.
1. DEN 1, Thomas Paasch, Nikita, Fiberfoam, Ashby
2. SWE 16, Håkan Fråjdh, Marström, Marström, Landenberger
3. DEN 17, Michael Schwarz, DNA, Saarberg, Ashby
In August 2011, Sailing Aarhus hosted the World Championships for the A Cat class at the Kaløvig Sailing Center by the Bay of Aarhus. The class currently has an entry limit of 100 boats and all spots sold out well before the event. However, there were few no shows, so actually there were 96 boats on the water.
Dear All, Together with the University of Aarhus we are planning to broadcast the event via internet, using gps tracking and live video streaming – more or less the same setup we did at the 505 Worlds last year… see also http://www.505sapworldchampionship2010.com/ The main strategic reason to this is to make sailing more “understandable, viewable and shareable” – in other words, more popular.
The worlds are limited to 100 places by the A-Class Championships Rules, and currently we are sold out.
BUT - there probably will be some "drop outs" or "no shows", and for that case we have established a waiting list, from where we will substitute open places.
This is a "first in first served" queue, so don't hesitate to get on the list if you are interested in a place in case someone can't come.
Send a mail to Thomas Paasch: thomas(at)paasch.dk with your Country, Name and contact information to get on the list.