The 2012 British Olympics, and the 2019 venue of the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) was the location chosen for this year’s UK National Championships. This was done for a couple of reasons. Firstly to give sailors a last chance to race at the venue before the ‘A’ Class World Championships are held there in August next year. And secondly, to give the WPNSA an opportunity to see the ‘A’ Cats in actual racing action, allowing them to calibrate lap times/distances etc and give the shore crews an idea of what is to be required of them for next year. As the home of t
This years European Spring Cup was as usual perfectly organised by Circolo Vela Arco - and the weather decided to be with us this year with racing for all 3 days. Tom Bojland reports.
36 competitors from 10 nations where competing in the typical 8-15 knots of breeze. Due to the northerly course being used by another class, we were further south with slightly less wind, completely flat water and with more tactical decisions to make.
An extraordinary WGM took place on 21.4.2018. The single agenda item was a vote on the class-rules proposal. The result of the vote is : the new class rules are accepted by the presidents with 107 yes, 0 no, 3 abstentions. As for constitution §11, the process will continue with a world-wide ballot among the members of the national associations. Members will be informed on www.a-cat.org in due time.
The final starting places per nation are now available and advised in terms of the Championship Rules Appendix 1.3.6. I would like to thank each country President for their assistance in this matter. To date we have 97 confirmed places, which is a fantastic figure and continues to show the strength of the class on the world stage. Each country will have now received advices on how to proceed with individual registration and payment.