Another win for Thomas Paasch at Bosau, Germany

Report by Thomas Paasch -- There’ll be some big races coming up next weekend, with the Danish Nationals up north and the German/Swiss/Austrian nationals in the middle of Europe. The “A-Cat Treff” at Bosau in North Germany was the last chance to test the form for Danish and North German sailors. Hobie Cat Tiger/Wild Cat, 16, 14 and Dragoons where also invited to the regatta, so lots of different classes racing in the same race area.

2013 French Nats for Bob Baier , Hervé Ledue French Champ

Great success for 2013 French Nats with 70 boats racing. Organized by the French Association and held by Club Multicoques Hyeres.
Bob Baier took first place, followed by Chris Field and Eugenio Calabria.
Hervé Ledue took the National title on being the first French rider with a 8th overall among a top list of International sailors like 2012 A-Class World champ, Mischa Heemskek that ended 6th.

City of Valencia Trophy for Manuel Calavia via 6 bullets.

Report sent by Manuel Calavia -
The A Class Trophy of the City of Valencia was held this past weekend. 15 A-Class sailors were there and we did 6 races with winds from 8 knots to 14 knots. As always Valencia is a fantastic spot to sail.

Saturday we had 3 races in 8 to 14 knots and Sunday 3 more races from 10 to 12 knots.

Manuel Calavia (ESP-11) won each race with more than 200m before the second.

Thomas Paasch dominates Schweriner Cat Cup 2013

Report by Guido Schulte // Schweriner Cat - Cup 2013 Clear win for Thomas Paasch
"The start-up of the season for the Baltic A-Class community took place on Schweriner See, a reasonbly sized beautiful lake, 30 km south of Wismar and a traditional hot spot for racing sailors of many classes. However, the The A-class joined this Regatta for the first time after several years of absence, and a surprising number of 19 competitors from Poland, Denmark and Germany showed up.

French Nats 2013: May 9-12 at Hyeres

51 entries already for the French Nats to be held at Hyeres. The French Class Association is growing strong and two local new built boats, by Dorian le Pluart and the Addiction, are a good sign of what is going on at their home waters. Also we might see Raphael Censier racing with his home built A.

Entry List www.afcca.org/jy-vais/
More info and NOR at http://ducdalbe.oxatis.com
French Assoc http://www.afcca.org/

Austrian , German & Swiss Nats 2013: May 17-20 , Lake Constance

Nice initiative on the three Alpine A-Class associations to run together their Nats at Lake Constance on 17-20  organized by the Yacht Club Rheindelta and the Austrian Assoc. Image from the great A-Class Shortfilm by Johannes Obermaier  and produced by Catarina Jentzsch for the German A-Class.  If you haven't seen it yet do it now ,  as it is the best sailing short film ever made.
Full NOR attached below.

Chris Field wins Datchet Cat Open 2013

Report from Chris about the first UK event at Datchet
1st event of 2013 On the weekend of the 16 th & 17th March the British AClass association
held the first Ranking event of 2013. It was hosted by Datchet Water Sailing Club on a reservoir next to Heathrow airport.
The fleet had 3 new boats racing along with the regular competitors including myself sailing the new VISION from CatamaranParts.nl and a new Hammer sail.

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