"Arco Club in Lake Garda will host an annual international regatta each year as of 2014. Lake Garda is one of our most popular sail venues in Europe this event could become one of the biggest events on the calander each year along the Europeans. In earlier times the Torbole Trophy attracted well over 100 Tornados to Lake Garda every year. It would be really something if the A class could have such an event in the years to come. I am sure it will be very successful." Andrew Landenberger IACA's President.
Images Roberto Vuileumier & Denis Lucci. || PJ Dwarshuis & Arno Terra as AClass sailors decided to build their own A, they were quite successful in it and they forced a new development era that triggered lots of new projects.
In the process they have sold lots of boats contributing in a direct way to the Class health and also some additional exposure with the AC guys going for their A as test beds for the new multi campaigns.
9 races compelted for the Dutch Nats with 4 bullets and three 2nds for the winner. Report and images sent by Kees Krijger: "First day with light winds and better conditions for the rest of the weekend. Thilo Keller, another sailor sailing his own design, the Arrow MKII, was the fastest in light as in strong winds.
The Germans sailors were quite succesful at Hellevoetsluis, as Sebastian Moser was second on a Scheurer and Matthias Dietz third on a Nikita.
First Dutchmen was Erwin Kerstens, who was invited to sail on the Vision of his friend
IACA's Gral Sec and long time sailor and builder, Piet Saarberg is leading Dutch Nationals after Day 1 with 35 boats including current World Champ Mischa Heemskerk. Piet is sailing his Vision / Saarberg combo.
Matt Struble won his second NA Title - Press Release Alamitos Bay Yacht Club
Struble ices A-Cat NAs with two more wins
"On a day when others scrambled for respectable finishing positions, Matt Struble won his eighth and ninth of 10 races Friday to fly away with his second International A-Class Catamaran North American Championship in four years.
Another successful A-Class project was launched in France. The Addiction A-Cat is built by a group of dedicated sailors that wanted to provide the locals with a French built A. They already won their first event showing is possible to race competitively a great number of designs currently available, this is just great news for the Class.
Report sent by Thierry Boisbouvier - "Our A-Cat Addiction raced for first times with S daggerboard and T rudders against all the best French sailors and won it first event.
A new bid came in to compete with Weymouth & Sopot to host the 2015 Worlds.
Italy asks also to organize the 2015 Worlds and propose a location in the bay of Punta Ala in Tuscany as an ideal place for a World Championship. You will find all details of this great place hereafter in the enclosed file. The idea was born in June when we did a Race of A Cat. I know personally the location and i sailed there many regattas and championships with great conditions as the termic wind durning summer are between 12 to 18 knots, so ideal for A-Cat.
by Kees Krijger
The Dutch A-Class Catamaran Association invites you to the Open Dutch Championships to be held at Hellevoetsluis on the 23rd, 24th & 25th of August.
The entry fee will be € 80.
Dutch sailors must have their membership paid to DACA.
Costs of membership € 30, ABN 5165 83 115
More information acat.daca @ gmail.com