The registrations for both the 2022 Worlds, 8-15th April 22, together with the Admiral's Cup warm up event, 2-6th April 22, is now open and taking bookings. All the information is on the Worlds portal, including the NORs for both events. We already have 40+ entries to date, so get your name down and start planning your campaign.
At long last, and after much work on Graeme Harbour's Measuring side, and Paul Larsen's Technical Committee side, we finally have a full set of 'A' Class rules in one official World Sailing document. In addition, there is now a revised set of Measurers Guidelines that will now cover and record such things as foil size/position for Classic as well as Open division boats.
The 'A' Cat international calendar has now changed as a result of the US Association managing to reschedule their World Championships event in Florida to April 2022. It was originally due to happen in 2020, but then postponed to Nov. 2021. However, as COVID and travel conditions would have still probably prevented the event happening, it was also cancelled.
However, we now have the following dates for your diaries;
2-6th April 2022 for the 'Admiral's Cup', the warm up event.
Ravi Parent dominates the Open and Woody Cope fights to victory in the Classics at the St. Petersburg NOODs Regatta
First of all, a huge thank you to all who participated, making the ACAT Class the biggest of the St Pete NOODs. Emmanuel Cerf reports.
We had perfect sailing conditions, starting with heavy winds on the first day, medium on the second and medium-light on the third. Allowing sailors to shine in their favorite conditions, and shine they did!
Visit https://www.raceoffice.org/Walchenfass2021_A_Cat_IDB where you can find NoR in German, later on also in English available but it is already possible to enter.
Accomodation should be booked very early. This is a beautiful place, with thermic wind conditions like Lake Garda and flat water making it good for foiling.
Even without the sun, a good breeze is possible when the gradient wind is blowing from the north west to north into the pass like out of a nozzle!
Congratulations to our fellow 'A' Cat sailors, Pete Burling, Blaire Tuke and our own class total legend, Mr Glenn Ashby! Sailing their ETNZ AC75, they beat off a very strong and ruthless challenge from the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, with Jimmy Spithill at the helm of the Italian challenger of record.
The new IACA Auditor is to be French Association President Denis Brendel. Denis was a former executive director of the public administration. He studied at the Faculty of Economics of Aix en Provence. His job was to set up contracts with the state and mobilize european programs. We are in competent hands and he will be a worthy successor to Graeme Harbour, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude to for doing this important but unrecognised role. We wish Denis all the best!