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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.

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.

Micky Todd Wins the Mediterranean Trophy, and Loic Dony becomes SUI Champion.

FRA Toulon Mediterranean Trophy and SUI Nationals, September 10 to 12, 2021

It was 28 competitors who met in Toulon for this last seasons Mediterranean regatta. Our Swiss friends came to eight to fight for their title of Swiss champion. Two Italians were present with the faithful Alberto Farnezi, and of course the winner of previous editions Micky Todd.

FRA Nationals 2021 look set to go ahead at Maubuisson

As things regarding COVID are going much better in France now, they are now optimistic regarding the race calendar until the end of 2021:

Their most important race "The French Nationals" will take place in Maubuisson from the 20th to the 23rd of October, with races to start on Wednesday afternoon and finish on Saturday to help the return travel time for the foreign competitors.

For those interested in a warm up, "The Atlantic Final Race" will take place in Cazaux (Sanguinet lake, 100km from Maubuisson) the week-end before (16 and 17th of October).

A couple of Garda 'A' Cat events coming up.

Univela Sailing Club are promoting 2 events in September in Campione del Garda.
'A' Cat Clinic with Tymoteusz Bendik from 17 to 19 September.
Univela Trophy from 24 to 26 September.

If you like, you can leave your A-Cat at Univela for free from 15th September until the end of September.
For those who need an overnight stay, special prices are available for sleeping at Univela:
Single Room with Breakfast: € 75 per night
Double Room with Breakfast: € 55 per night per person

Preview - Open Dutch Nationals or should we say “Shadow” Europeans!?

This weekend, the eagerly awaited Dutch Nationals happens at Hellecat, the hope of Dutch cat sailing, and superstars abound. Kees Krijger reports.
Due to corona most of us must be colour blind by now, because for more than a year the whole of Europe was changing permanently between codes like yellow, orange and red. Many regattas were postponed such as the Europeans, but now we have code green, because the Open Dutch Nationals will take place from the 27th up to the 29th of August at @Hellecat, Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands.