A-Cat Class Rules rewrite

As you might know, the Class Rule rewrite was taken of the agenda for the 2017 WGM at the Sopot Worlds. The main reasons for that was a new contact we got assigned at World Sailing, found some issues in complying with the World Sailing template, which would cause them to not being able to approve the rule rewrite.

These issues have now been fixed along with incoorporating the World Sailing Interpretation from 10th of August on Thilo Kellers foil system.

Currywurst, Rollmops, Pommes, Waves and Wind... thank you all


Dear Sailors, Dear Helpers, Dear Committees,

The European Championships 2018 in Warnemünde is behind us. This is the opportunity to congratulate the winner Glenn Ashby, the European Champion Manuel Calavia, the Classic winner Marek Zebrowski, the first woman Katrin Brunner, the first junior Robin Maeder. Thanks to all participants who have made the trip to the Baltic Sea. For me it is always a pleasure to meet you at these major events and I hope you had a good time as well.

No racing on the penultimate day of the European Championships

There is a saying in Cricket – bad light stopped play. Well, today for the ‘A’ cat fleet at the Euros it was wind stopped play, or rather no wind.  Despite the forecast suggesting that there should be enough for racing, but the time it was due for them all to set off, the PRO called for a cancellation of three hours, as 5 kts was looking optimistic.  Two hours later, the AP over 2 went up.  90 mins after that, the AP over A signaled it was game over for the day. 

Weed and waves characterise day two's racing at the Euros.

The second days racing at Warnemunde  ‘A’ Cat Euros was a wet affair.  The racing was scheduled for 1pm so the fleet spent the morning in a leisurely manner standing around talking or tweaking things on their boats after the battering they sustained the day before.  Rain started to arrive at about 10am and is was on and off most of the day.

Ashby leads after an exciting first day at the 2018 Europeans.

So, the ‘A’ Class European Championships finally got underway with a bang today after the first day was cancelled due to excessive wind/wave limits. An earlier start time was planned as the wind was due to increase again and the PRO wanted to get some races under his belt for the 95 strong fleet of both Classics and Foilers.  So keen were they to get going that a huge bulge of boats surged forward over the line 10 seconds before the first gun, causing the inevitable General Recall. During this, one unfortunate sailor lost a starboard bow somehow.  They got off cleanly second time.

Korneszczuk proves consistency wins the Sopot 2018 Cat Cup.

Victory in the Sopot Cat Cup, and Michał Korneszczuk reports. 

We had 2 good days of racing on 16-17/06 in variable conditions that put to a test differing skills. We started with an 18 strong fleet. Saturday was light with 5-6kn of wind and only in the last race and the  last Downwind leg Jacek Noetzel managed to do any foiling. Anyhow winner of the day was Marek Zebrowski who scored 3 bullets with his C foil DNA (Fiberfam mast/North Sails DS1 sail). Marek had some good beats and was always fastest downwind. 


European Championships preview

With 3 weeks to go before the start of the ‘A’ Cat European Championships, we shall be seeing some of the World’s top sailors assembling in North Germany.  In the official provisional entry list, we have 91 entrants signed up so far for this closed (100 max.) regatta at the picturesque German Baltic resort of Warnemunde and the competition looks like it might be rather tough.

Class Rule update

The rewrite of the Class Rules have been accepted by the class, and as the final step, World Sailing have now accepted and published the new rules.

That means that the new Class Rules are effective from the 8th of June 2018.

The technical Committee has also reworked the Measurers Guidelines, which should be read in conjunction with the Class Rules and World Sailings Equipment Rules of Sailing.

The updated documents are available in the Class Rules section of this page. http://a-cat.org/?q=node/9