Memorial Santi Monjo ESP 'A' Cat regatta in Barcelona.

A memorial regatta is announced to honour the popular ESP sailor Santi Monjo, who sadly passed away last year, but in a manner that we may all probably secretly aspire to, whilst actually sailing his beloved 'A' Cat.   Abdón Ibáñez sends this invitation to honour his memory in Barcelona.

'We would like to inform you about a very Special Event we are preparing in Barcelona: Memorial Santi Monjo, that will be held in Barcelona next July.

Foiling Easter Regatta, Garda.

On the Garda circuit now, and with 21 entries, this event can only get more popular.  Emmanuel Dodé reports on his personal experiences.

I arrived at Garda the weekend before and it was sunny and 18-20 deg for the whole period.  However, the wind was a light southerly, and 6-10 kts with occasional 12kt gusts.  The upside was that this made the water almost flat.

Latest Measurers Guidelines - Rudder Fixings. A note from the Chief IACA Measurer

We have had a number of enquires over the past few weeks as to how we should be addressing the requirements of Rule E2.1 & E.5a & c which relate to the rudder assembly and the distance from back of hull. We are now seeing various designs of adjustable rudder assemblies allowing adjustment of rake whilst sailing. With our open design nature there is no hard and fast design of the rudder assembly so we need to look at what fits within the rules and what doesn’t.  Download the guidelines here.

Good turnout for the US Admiral's Cup with wins for Mahoney and Cope

Sailing out of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron a record fleet of 42 A Cats competed for the coveted Admirals Cup.  Winning the foiling fleet (and overall) was Bruce Mahoney followed closely by Jeremy Wilmot and Bob Hodges in third. In the Classic fleet, Woody Cope dominated with Rush Bird and Ben Hall tied for second (Rush won the tie breaker). Ben Hall reports.

The regatta started with the traditional and infamous Mudslide registration with Nan Hall and the Admiral blending the the mix ( and with the help of 6 year old Luke Paoli).

Classic Discipline Rules v2019 Trial Version


The IACA committee has approved a trial version of the Classic Discipline rules, which will take effect for 1st March 2019 and be subject to further review at the completion of the 2019 Worlds in Weymouth. Trial rules 1 to 4 and the dispensation are self-explanatory and was the result of the work done by both the Classic Discipline Committee and the Technical Committee. As you are all aware we had tried to control the foiling aspect by a “Gentleman’s agreement” declaration signed by all competitors, which stated:


Thirty eight A-Class sailors participated in what was probably the best St. Petersburg HELLY HANSEN-SAILING WORLD NOOD regatta we have supported since the event invited A-cats to participate. With three days of perfect Florida weather and a total of nine races with breeze ranging from 5-14 knots, it was just about the perfect regatta weekend. Bob hodges reports.

2019 NZL Nats Report

Held at Rotorua Yacht Club, Rotorua, 6th - 10th February.  David Haylock reports.

12 scheduled races, 12 sailed

Rotorua is a lake in the central north island. It’s surrounded by geothermal activity which gives the whole town an interesting smell. When we visit Rotorua, we are hosted by the Davey family on their front lawn right next to the yacht club and this time was no different. This makes a great location for boat work, launching and for relaxing in their geothermal hot tub.

Garda training weekend with Tymoteusz Bendik

'After the experience of last year we decided, with Tymoteusz Bendik, to run the training course again and I would like to invite you!' says Tristano Vacondio.

Tymoteusz will run 3 days training in Campione del Garda that will cover:

  • Boat handling - Upwind (upwind foiling depending on conditions)
  • Downwind foiling Optimizing boat settings
  • Rudder rake
  • Daggerboard rake
  • Mast rake and mast bend

Manoeuvres Tymoteusz will provide: