Dear Members and Dear Sailors,
Thanks you for having entered your opinion on the IACA poll. We are now well-informed about your opinion and will work accordingly.
We will keep the poll online for another 10 days before publicising the final results. Meanwhile, a preliminary and anonymised result page is attached.
The IACA committee thank you for your time !
Following the NSW State Championships the previous weekend, 13 A Cats descended onto the waters of Lake Macquarie for the 2016 Zhik Singlehanded Regatta.
The mix included Moths, OK Dinghies, Optimists, Lasers, and even one International canoe. Strong Westerly winds gusting up to 40 knots kept us entertained on the beach on the Saturday, as we watched the while water, and the occasional mini water spout cut up the lake.
Dear Presidents, Dear Members.
During the WGM of Medemblik, we have elected Philippe Muyzers as treasurer. A long-standing issue was the IACA fortune being located in a Dutch bank within an account not completely in control of the IACA, and the Dutch bank regulations making it hard to find a good solution. I proposed to move the account to a Swiss bank, namely Raiffeisen, the proposal has been accepted by the WGM. The account is now opened and fully operating, its currency is Euros.
On 19 October 2016, Piet Saarberg, IACA secretary, sent me this email (slightly edited):
'…I think it is wise for me to withdraw as secretary. Almost everything is dealt with direct through the internet which makes the post with not much left to do. I propose to do this at the 1st of January 2017.
I did both jobs (secretary and treasurer) long enough and started the Treasuring when there were no funds left at IACA. The present status is a lot better. So it is now up to Phillipe to guard the Treasure.'
Steve Brewin is the new NSW A Class Catamaran State Champion. Robert Griffits reports;
The 8 race series was sailed this weekend at the Kurnell Catamaran Club on Botany Bay, located within the southern confines of Sydney. The 17 boat fleet comprised entrants from New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. The forecast strong winds were thought to be a limiting factor for the eventual fleet size. Fortunately , the winds proved more moderate than the forecast, and allowed the series to be completed on schedule.
We are introducing a series of technical pages here to the IACA site that is hoped will become a portal for people wanting more information on setting up, trimming and offering different solutions to various issues and ideas found on 'A' Cats. And for people to share accurate information with others.
Please note - we are not interested in theoretical ideas or hearsay, we want actual genuine working solutions for here.
51 sailors from 8 countries registered at the German Nationals hosted by the Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer e.V. at a cold Steinhuder Meer, near Hannover, Mischa Heemskerk got a sweep of 7 bullets to win the German National meeting. Tymoteusz Bendyk and Jakub Surowiec fought for 2nd and 3rd places. The top German, and crowned the German National Champion was 'Leichtwint Miester' Georg Reutter. Georg gives us this report.