Elissa Speed Week 2015, Report by Bruce Mahoney & Bailey White

Elissa Speed Line Regatta Report – Houston Yacht Club, Galveston, Texas
By Bruce Mahoney and Bailey White

On April 10-12, the Houston Yacht Club did a fantastic job hosting a new "Speed" division in its 29th Annual Elissa Regatta. The idea, created by A-Class sailors at the club, was to bring together anything that's small and fast so we could share our latest developments, and to race with no ratings on different types of courses. Classes included the A Cats, Foiling Kiteboards, Windsurfers and a Flying Phantom that just arrived the day of the event.

Vele di Pasqua 2015: Stefano Casadei Champ

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Cesenatico, April 6th, 2015
Cesenatico - Italy: Stefano Casadei wins the 41st edition of Vele di Pasqua in A Class category and the Città di Cesenatico Trophy.

The 41st edition of Vele di Pasqua didn’t turn as well as expected. In these days, in fact, the horrible weather conditions made it impossible to sail. Two races took place only Saturday, even though the sky was completely cloudy and partly it rained.

Italy: Guido Pirrini Passed Away

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Cesenatico , March 28th, 2015

Italian Assoc reports that Guido Pirrini has passed away.
It is with great sadness that A Cat Italia reports that Guido Pirrini has passed away on last Saturday after a short illness: nor his physical strength nor his great courage have been effective against this fate.

Brazilian Nats 2015

The Brazilian A-Class Association has base in Sao Paulo, at the Guarapiranga lake/dam. They have a mix of designs racing together, all having fun as I could see from Ronaldo Fernandes, owner of an 18yrs old Marstrom the first A-Class arrived to Brasil (photo Below), was named also vice president for next period.

From Argentina we already are in contact with them, and we will try to organize an event together in the future.

Italy: Helmut Stumhofer wins at Siracusa

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Siracusa, March 23rd, 2015

Siracusa (SR): Helmut Stumhofer wins the Cat A Italia National Race, organized by the sailing club Ortigia.
The sailing club Ortigia organized the first National Race, which was held last weekend in Siracusa and, very surprisingly, the podium was conquered only by German helmsmen.

NSW Sate Championships 2015: Steve Brewin 1st , Report by Bob Griffits

As always complete & detailed by Bob Griffits & the Australian Assoc /

"The NSW A Class Championships were held over the weekend of March 21st and 22nd, straddling the Southern Hemisphere's Autumn Equinox. 26 boats from New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria, converged to the South Lake Macquarie Sailing Club to compete in a proposed 7 race series.