A-class sailing is beginning to get quite popular in Holland. It’s probably too early to state that the introduction of the DNA is causing a hype but fact is that it gives the class a certain buzz. In Hellevoetsluis there were 48 boats from 6 countries at the start.
Conditions were very windy, up to 24 knots on the last day, and flat water behind the dike which separates the lake Haringvliet from the North Sea.
The Spanish Nationals where held in La Manga del Mar Menor from the 9 to the 12 of September 2010.
9 races were sailed with winds from 6 to 12 knots and 28 A class fleet were present.
Friday 3 races was sailed with winds from 6 to 10 knots. Very shifty and tricky conditions.
Gustavo Doreste was the best sailor in these conditions with an 2-1-1. Micky Hammer was second and Manuel Calavia 3º.
Saturday 3 races was sailed with winds from 10 to 12 knots. Manuel Calavia carried out a 1-2-1 and Gustavo Doreste a 4-3-9.
The DNA, the new Dutch A-classby Advanced Racing Catamarans with curved boards has made his debut at Easter during the Vele di Pasqua.
More info and pics can be found at their wesite: http://www.dnacat.blogspot.com
The web page for the 2011 worlds is up and running now. Basic information about the area, Denmark, traveling, shipping and so on is available, and more will come later. www.a-catworlds2011.dk Visit the worlds on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/share.php?appid=2344061033&src=box&tid=143411693...
26 th of june to 3rd of July the heat is on in Cesenatico.
A very styrong fleet of 100 pre qualified competitors of 17 different countries will fight for the title .
Among them many past world champions , olympic medellists and national champions .
Congrega Velisti Cesenatico is the well known host of this Worlds .
Measurements and practice is scheduled in the weekend , from monday the 28th racing is scheduled .
European start of The A-class season took place at Cesenatico.
The same venue the Worlds will be held end of June .
Traditionally a good and strong fleet was present . Unless the rather chilly weather and a very cold 'Mare Adriatic' 63 boats showed up.
Besides the strong Italian fleet consisting this year out a whole group of brand new 'Bimare V1-r's (http://www.bimare.org/v1r.htm), there were good entries from Switserland , Holland , Germany and Spain . Also some boats from France, Ireland and GBR made the trip.