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A Cat Worlds, day 1

Following a lovely champaign sailing week’s run up to a major championship, it’s obvious now, to anyone with any wind connection and recent experience, that the actual race week will inevitably be one where total near windless conditions shall inevitably prevail. There’s probably a law or something describing the phenomena. It’s like there’s only so much wind available, and if you’ve used it all up playing in it, then that’s your own fault.

RIP Lallo Petrucci - a legend sadly missed.

Michelangelo 'Lallo' Petrucci, founding partner of the Italian Class A and of the historic BiMare shipyard, until a few years ago the most important in the world for the construction of Class A, passed away on Friday 1 September. He was 82 years old.

Lallo Petrucci was very important for Italian sailing, both as a sailor and as a boatbuilder. For many things he was a volcanic, whimsical and inventive entrepreneur; the A-Class owes much to his work since the 1970s

His ashes will be scattered at sea according to his wishes.

The French Connection. Preview of the A-Cat Worlds in Toulon.

From Sailworld and Yachts & Yachting Magazines.

In just over two weeks’ time, the warm, azure waters of Toulon Bay will be filled with the spectacle of more than 120 of the World’s fastest single-handed cats. The A-Class Catamaran 2023 Worlds are starting on the 9th September. Hosted by the Toulon Yacht Club, this historic harbour is the HQ of the French Navy, so rather like a French Portsmouth and is beautifully sheltered from the biggest seas the Mediterranean can bring up.

A-Cat World Championships 2023 Social Schedule

Friday September 8th: "Paddle together against breast cancer" event in collaboration with a partner.
Program from 5.30pm : Presentation of the project + provision of kayaks/paddle to paddle and fight against breast cancer for those directly or indirectly concerned.

Saturday September 9th: Practice races followed by the competition opening ceremony (Parade of Nations, speeches, welcome drink).

Change to Worlds Sailing Instructions.

TOULON 2023. Important change in SIs.

Please take note of this new information concerning your participation in the A -Cat Worlds 2023:

"Dear Worlds Competitors. The World’s Sailing Instructions are nearly finalised and will contain a rule that we have not come across before at a World event. The MINISTÈRE DE LA TRANSITION ÉCOLOGIQUE ET SOLIDAIRE mandates that all competing boats must carry a tow line.