Manuel Calavia dominates the ESP Nationals

The Spanish A Class 2.018 Championship was held in Vigo (Galicia at the North of Spain) between the 6 and the 9 of September 2.018.  A fleet of 21 boats was present during the event. Just 4 races were raced. 2 on Friday 7thfrom 8 to 12 knots and 2 on Saturday, first one with 4/6 knots and the other one from 8 to 12 knots. Sunday it was not possible to race due to bad weather conditions.

Paolo Penco and Manuel Vaccari ITA 2018 National Champions.

ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP A CAT 2018 – Calambrone (Pisa) – 6th- 9th September 2018

The “Centro Vela Sunset” (Calambrone - Pisa) organized the September meeting of the Italian A Class Catamaran Championship: three days of competition with a total of seven races. The Northern Tyrrhenian Sea provided real emotions both for the beautiful sunsets and for the overall wind conditions.

Phil Muysers 2018 BEL National Champion

The second Nationals of the weekend was the Belgian.  Some 21 sailors, mostly BEL and FRA, but with a couple of GER and NED boats joining the international party, racing was on the  Eau D'heure Lake in the Southern French speaking region of the country.  The wind was always on the lighter side, which suited the majority of the fleet as they were 80% Classic.  The 4 races on the Saturday were sailed in 8-9 kts with Phil Muysers getting 3 bullets and a 2nd to dominate the fleet.

FRA dual regatta, the perfect season finale

One week, two events, three good reasons to come racing !

What is the best way to end the 'A' Cat season than having two regattas in one week!  Thus, the “Régates d’Automne” in Cazaux, taking place on the 20th and 21st of October, will be the ideal training and race practice for all before competing in the French 'A' Cat Nationals, organised by the CVB in Maubuisson from the 23rd to the 25th October.

European Championships 2018 Races 4 & 5

Weed and waves characterise day two's racing at the Euros.

The second days racing at Warnemunde  ‘A’ Cat Euros was a wet affair.  The racing was scheduled for 1pm so the fleet spent the morning in a leisurely manner standing around talking or tweaking things on their boats after the battering they sustained the day before.  Rain started to arrive at about 10am and is was on and off most of the day.