Dear A cat sailors,
Dear A cat sailors,
Thilo Keller dominated the German Travemunde Week with 7 bullets out of 11 Races with his own design, the Arrow MKII. Second place for Mathias Dietz and third for John Holn. Results below & attached with detailed scoring.
All images courtesy of Jasper van Staveren from www.sailshoot.com . More images at IACA's FB.
Attached are the NOR and Entry Form for the 2014 worlds in Takapuna, New Zealand to be held Sunday 9th February to Sunday 16th February, 2014. Sailors should enter through their National Association before Oct 1st (similar to previous worlds), and then the National Associations will make one payment to NZ Assoc for all the sailors from their association.
Each sailor should send their entry and payment to their own national Association and not directly to us.
Piet Saarberg is a well known character within the A-Class community, being Gral Sec for several years, and still holding Chair. He also builds his own 'Saarberg' carbon masts and the Vision A-Cat.
After Barcelona Europeans we asked Piet about how the class current status and how it has managed to survive several big developments over the years.
Report by Guido Shulte - CLOSE RACING IN TOUGH CONDITIONS – WARNEMUENDE WEEK 2013
Germany’s beautiful seaside location Warnemuende on the open Baltic Sea saw fantastic conditions on the first day with 4-5 Bft and up to 1m waves, sunny and reasonable warm. 17 competitors from all Germany and Denmark came to the 3-day regatta with its nice white sandy beaches within the area of the intended Olympic resort Hohe Düne.
The British Association www.aclasscatamaran.co.uk , have put in their submission for the 2015 Worlds at Weymouth.
"The British ‘A’ Class Catamaran Association (BACCA) would like to invite the IACA to the
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Centre in 2015 and to hold the ‘A’ Class
Catamaran World Championships there from 20th – 27th September."
Attached you will find their full Presentation.
We contacted Steve Brewin, winner of the recent 2013 Barcelona Europeans for a Q&A on the event , the Class and his projects.
Steve Brewin grabbed the World title in 2011 at Aarhus, in 2012 6th at Garda Europeans and a 3rd at Florida special Worlds. A back injury in between and you are now dominating again winning the 2013 Europeans.
Piet Saarberg was the only one writing reports form Barcelona this past week, so we really appreciate his time for us to have a daily view of what was going on at the 2013 Euros.
Report published in his Vision / Saarberg website: http://www.catamaranparts.nl/news/