Vele Di Pasqua 2010 : European season opener

European start of The A-class season took place at Cesenatico.
The same venue the Worlds will be held end of June .

Traditionally a good and strong fleet was present . Unless the rather chilly weather and a very cold 'Mare Adriatic' 63 boats showed up.
Besides the strong Italian fleet consisting this year out a whole group of brand new 'Bimare V1-r's (, there were good entries from Switserland , Holland , Germany and Spain . Also some boats from France, Ireland and GBR made the trip.


The Spanish Nationals where held in Sanxenxo, Galicia (north of Spain, Atlantic) from the 10 to the 13 of September 2009.
8 races were sailed with winds from 5 to 10 knots and 28 A class fleet were present.

Very light winds the first two days, from 5 to 7 knots and more wind the last day, 8 to 10 knots.


For the first time the Spanish A Class Association has organized a circuit with the purpose to obtain a Spanish ranking of sailors and the most important, to provide the A Class sailors with 5 big level regattas in order to increase the level of the Spanish fleet and to carry out the promotion of the class.

The circuit was a success with more than 25 boats in each regatta and with good wind in all the events with 33 races sailed. The ranking has more than 50 sailors.

The final Ranking has been:

Hydrofoil ballot new rule is approved

Dear A class sailors worldwide ,
please find here the final result of the ballot on the proposal of amendments of the ISAF A-Division Catamaran Rules, better known as "hydrofoils rule".
Votes have been collected by the Returning Officer, Pieterjan Dwarshuis. I’ve matched all data with the members lists sent by all National Associations.