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The IACA committee has approved a trial version of the Classic Discipline rules, which will take effect for 1st March 2019 and be subject to further review at the completion of the 2019 Worlds in Weymouth. Trial rules 1 to 4 and the dispensation are self-explanatory and was the result of the work done by both the Classic Discipline Committee and the Technical Committee. As you are all aware we had tried to control the foiling aspect by a “Gentleman’s agreement” declaration signed by all competitors, which stated:
A memorial regatta is announced to honour the popular ESP sailor Santi Monjo, who sadly passed away last year, but in a manner that we may all probably secretly aspire to, whilst actually sailing his beloved 'A' Cat. Abdón Ibáñez sends this invitation to honour his memory in Barcelona.
'We would like to inform you about a very Special Event we are preparing in Barcelona: Memorial Santi Monjo, that will be held in Barcelona next July.
On the Garda circuit now, and with 21 entries, this event can only get more popular. Emmanuel Dodé reports on his personal experiences.
I arrived at Garda the weekend before and it was sunny and 18-20 deg for the whole period. However, the wind was a light southerly, and 6-10 kts with occasional 12kt gusts. The upside was that this made the water almost flat.