New French Event - Critérium National Classe A, 25th – 28th May

The 'Critérium National Classe A' will be held in Sète, South of France, from the 25th to the 28th of May. 

This new regatta on the AFCCA calendar replaces the French Nationals that were traditionally held on this Ascension week-end. Nationals that are for the first time move back to early November to enhance the sports interest throughout the season and conclude it in the best possible manner, crowing a French champion. 

The Critérium will be the 1st main regatta of the 2017 season on the AFCCA calendar. The sailing club Voile Fun Sete, organizer of the event, is putting great effort to make this regatta one to remember. 

And with such a playground as the bay of Sete and traditional warm and windy conditions in late May, we bet they can be right! 

Open and Classic rankings will be set and additional prizes will also be given to the 1st Junior, 1St Senior and 1St Woman. 

Besides the competition, this event will also be a chance for all sailors to meet up after sailing with drinks and food in a chilled atmosphere, to discuss boat tuning and settings, share ideas on the future of the class and gather once all together with a sailors dinner organized by the sailing club.

Regatta programme:​




Wednesday 24th May 

14:00 – 18:00 


Thursday 25th May 

9:00 – 12:00 



Fleet racing 

Friday 26th May 


Fleet racing 

Saturday 27th May 


Fleet racing 

Sunday 28th May 


Fleet racing 


Last warning signal 


Prize giving 


A maximum of twelve 12 races is scheduled and no more than 4 races may be sailed per day. 

A promotional movie of the AFCCA and the A Cat in general will also be shot during this regatta and done by a professional filmmaker. This movie is partially financed by the AFCCA members themselves and by our class partners Proust Sailing and Landenberger One Design Sails. A chance for everyone to actually see how they you look when sailing! 

Less than 2 hours from the Spanish border and 4 hours from the Italian one, Sète is a great place for sailing and we hope to see many foreign sailors joining us. 

Notice of Race and Entry Form here

More info on accommodations here

And in case you have any questions, feel free to contact us AFCCA: 

Or you can alternatively send an email to the sailing club Voile Fun Sète: 

The AFCCA bureau.