A-Class rudders 'Trickle Up' to Artemis AC72

We all expect to trickle down developments from the ACup to our Formula racing cats. But this is a "Trickle Up" case, as it has been used previously and successfuly in racing by two of the top 3 at last Worlds in Isla Morada including Mischa who got the title.
Another scale and dimension altogether for sure, but we can think the goal is the same.

Bids for the 2014 Europeans

Attached you will find the offers of FRA and SWE for the venue of the European Championship 2014.
All countries must vote on their favorite no later than the 15th of December, so let your national A-Class Association president know your favorite before then.

Scheurer D3

Scheurer Design & Eng. and D3 Applied Technologies have signed a long term partnership to couple Scheurer's expertise in composite materials with D3's knowledg
e in Computational Fluid Dynamics & Boat Design.

In Spring of 2013 the above collaboration will launch a newly designed A-Class Catamaran called the “Scheurer D3”.

A word from the new president

Dear fellow sailors,
First of all I would like to thank Stefano Sirri for the years he has worked for the class and wish he, and his family well for the future. I am sure Stefano will continue to enjoy his sailing with the rest of us.

Secondly, I would like to congratulate Mischa Heemskerk on becoming the 2012 World Champion. It is to be hoped that after Mischa’s success more sailors from the F18 class will follow him into the A class.

Andrew Landenberger at the 2011 worlds

New IACA web site

We have created a new website and have transferred the content from the old. We hope the new site is easier to navigate, and we will work to get it filled with much more class relevant content in the future.

For the old page all the national associations had a log in, and they where responsible for adding content. That was a good idea, but unfortunately it has proven not to work, so in the new setup, we will have a webmaster who takes care of the more static content and regatta calendar and an editor who will take care of news and race reports.

Open Danish Nationals 2012

We had the "Open Danish Nationals" in the first weekend of September in Aarhus, just south of the 2011 worlds venue, at the "Aarhus sailing week".
Saturday we had 5 races in 10 to 15 knots of wind, and Thilo Keller of Germany was the fastest man on the race course, ending the day with a 4 point lead on he's Arrow over Thomas Pasch on a Nikita and Jørgen Skov Hansen on a DNA.
Sunday we had another 5 races in 15 to 20 knots, gusting up till the class limit.

Nordic Championships

20 A-Cats from Sweden and Denmark where entered for the 2012 Nordic Championships in
Borstahusen/Sweden, but unfortunately only 15 showed up. During the 3 days from the 17th to the 19th of august, 15 races where sail in light to moderate winds, and very sunny and warm weather.
The best Swedish sailor Pontus Johnsson missed out on the first day of sailing, making it
impossible for him to reach the podium. There was a close fight for the placed
2, 3 and 4, that first got decided in the last race.

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