2021 AGM Minutes
2021 WGM Minutes now published.
'A' Class Observations by an informed outsider
The article below was written, unsolicited, by Dr Ian Ward, the man who started with Foiling Moth long ago. Its purpose is to stimulate the future development of the A-Class Catamarans. The IACA Committee will not initiate any change of the class rules based on this document. If one or more National Association(s) would like to do so, then please follow the IACA Constitution and Class Rules. We can of course assist with the process. - The IACA Committee.
Worlds website now live
The new website for the World Championships is now live at https://www.aclassworlds.com
It contains all the info you need about the event, and you can register for the Worlds and the Admiral's Cup warm up event too.
Shipping boats to the Houston Worlds
Our 2022 Worlds Logistics Coordinator, Richard Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org has developed a guide for those considering shipping a container to the US. After shipping boats to several regattas, I can attest how important it is to follow the paperwork guidelines. For those of you that ship boats frequently most of these recommendations are well known. There are a few simple items that can help smooth the process. Try not to use wood for the bracing. Sweep the container clean and clean all the boats and equipment.
National Presidents WGM reminder
A quick reminder to National Presidents that the WGM will via a Zoom meeting at 10.00 GMT on Saturday 4th December. For clarity as to timings, see below for the time zone in your part of the World.
Albert Roturier FRA National Champion, but Spanish sailors show the way
National Class A – October 20 to 23, 2021 – Carcans-Maubuisson. Jacques Valente reports.
As usual, the national event took place on this magnificent site on the waters of the Cercle de la voile de Bordeaux. An exceptional attendance with no less than 48 registered boats – from several countries – France – Spain – Germany – Switzerland and the superb Belgian team who like each animated the fleet on the water and especially on land.
2022 Worlds NOR published and registration now open
The NOR for the 2022 'A' Cat Worlds in Houston on April 29th-May 6th, together with the Admiral's Cup warm up event the week earlier, are now published.
You can register now for the Worlds at the regatta event admin site, visit https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/23425
And for the Admiral's Cup visit https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/23423
Houston Yacht Club confirmed to host the 2022 A-Cat World Championship
After a careful review, the IACA Committee agrees to the USACA and HYC proposal and is happy to confirm the A-Cat Worlds 2022 to the Houston Yacht Club. Please see the letter from Commodore Fontenot and the attached presentation of the USACA bid. The Notice of Race will follow within a few days.
The IACA Committee wish to thank the organizing team and the Houston Yacht Club for their efforts to host an attractive event !
A letter from Farley Fontenot, Commodore Houston Yacht Club
Worlds 2022 venue and date changed
The United States A-Class Catamaran Association has requested a change of location and date for the 'A' Cat World Championships 2022. Instead of St. Petersburg (FL), the event will take place in Houston (Texas) from April 29th to May 6th, 2022. A preceding event will be the Admiral's Cup, taking place from April 25th to April 28, 2022, on the same location. The Organising Authority is the Houston Yacht Club in conjunction with the International A-Division Catamaran Association and the United States A-Class Catamaran Association.
Univela Trophy 2021 in Campione del Garda
The long anticipated event at Garda drew many of the top European sailors. Christian Stock reports.