A few details about the Toulon Worlds
Motorhome slots have now been filled, so if you don't have a reservation, you must stop at a nearly campsite. All those who have a slot have recieved and email confirmation.
There is an amendment made to the notice of race concerning the compulsory wearing of lycra. '2.2 The wearing of lycra supplied by the organising authority will be compulsory'.
Once again, the Dutch Hellecat club were their usual happy and friendly selves as they hosted the July A-Cat open meeting. This international affair featured sailors from Holland, Germany, Belgium, Wales, England and Scotland. Attendance was reduced a little as a few of the usual Dutch luminaries were absent as one of their number was getting married, and Thijs Visser's new bride seemed strangely reluctant to hold their wedding reception in an old sand filled hut on the beach surrounded by catamarans and smelly neoprene. We all wish them well though!.
Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checked in with Florida A-Class sailor Axel Issel for an update.
The singlehanded A-Class Catamaran has a strong presence in the USA, which was strong enough to host the 2022 World Championship, and strong enough for the country’s Ravi Parent to win the Open division world title.
The A-Class Class rules allow for development, which is good for improving the boat but can get expensive as gear becomes obsolete. How does this impact participation?
A quick report from Mike Krantz and Nan Hall photographs.
Wow, what a fantastic week of sailing out of Davis Island Yacht Club. Race Committee, club member hospitality, DIYC restaurant and bar, and the location were top notch. Warm water, a sheltered beach to launch off of, and great wind – what more can you ask for?
11 Races were completed over the course of 4 days of racing. There was the complete range of conditions – from 5 to 15+, flat water and chop. And did I mention a shift or two..
The Yacht Club De Toulon have managed to arrange permission where 15 slots, for Motorhome parking, are available in the public car park adjacent to the club. These will be allocated to sailors for the official duration of the event. Please note that the applications will be processed in the order they are received, and submitting the form does not imply you have a slot.
Please complete the form in the link here
The registration for the 2023 World Championships is now open.
Then click Classes to find your catagory.
Well done Ravi!
'In 2022, Ravi Parent became the first sailor to win the A Class Worlds, F18 European Championships, and F18 World Championship in the same year. Adding to that success, Parent won the A Cat Midwinters Championship and the A Class division at the Helly Hansen Sailing World Series.
“To see the list of those that won before me is truly amazing,” said Parent. “As was said this evening, these awards are not given, they are earned, and thanks to my networks of sailors and those I’ve trained with, receiving this award is truly humbling.”