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”.

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.

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.

European Championship 2012 Lago Di Garda

Dear A-Cat Sailors,
From June 22nd to 29th, the Swiss A-cat Association (SACA) in collaboration with the Italian Sailing Club Circolo Vela Arco (ITA) organize the European Championships on Lake Garda, one of the most famous and beautiful sailing areas in Europe!
100 A-catamarans, 19 nations, with participations of European and World champions, but also Olympic and American Cup Sailors and Stars from AC45, Extreme-40 series, World Record holders, all at the same starting line at a sunny idyllic place with perfect wave and wind conditions !

Open Danish Nationals 2011

In the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September, we had the Open Danish Nationals.
An efficient race management was able to start a total of 14 races. The short races where very intense and good starts and a minimum of mistakes was the key to success.

Top 3:
1. DEN 1, Thomas Paasch, Nikita, Fiberfoam, Ashby
2. SWE 16, Håkan Fråjdh, Marström, Marström, Landenberger
3. DEN 17, Michael Schwarz, DNA, Saarberg, Ashby

2011 Ronstan A Class Catamaran World Championship - the Aftermath

In August 2011, Sailing Aarhus hosted the World Championships for the A Cat class at the Kaløvig Sailing Center by the Bay of Aarhus. The class currently has an entry limit of 100 boats and all spots sold out well before the event. However, there were few no shows, so actually there were 96 boats on the water.

GPS live tracking at the worldchampionships

Dear All, Together with the University of Aarhus we are planning to broadcast the event via internet, using gps tracking and live video streaming – more or less the same setup we did at the 505 Worlds last year… see also http://www.505sapworldchampionship2010.com/ The main strategic reason to this is to make sailing more “understandable, viewable and shareable” – in other words, more popular.

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