Class Rule update

The rewrite of the Class Rules have been accepted by the class, and as the final step, World Sailing have now accepted and published the new rules.

That means that the new Class Rules are effective from the 8th of June 2018.

The technical Committee has also reworked the Measurers Guidelines, which should be read in conjunction with the Class Rules and World Sailings Equipment Rules of Sailing.

The updated documents are available in the Class Rules section of this page.

Adam May and Struan Wallace 2018 British National Champions

The 2012 British Olympics, and the 2019 venue of the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) was the location chosen for this year’s UK National Championships.  This was done for a couple of reasons.  Firstly to give sailors a last chance to race at the venue before the ‘A’ Class World Championships are held there in August next year.  And secondly, to give the WPNSA an opportunity to see the ‘A’ Cats in actual racing action, allowing them to calibrate lap times/distances etc and give the shore crews an idea of what is to be required of them for next year.  As the home of t

European Championships - last few places now available!

Currently we have 91 entries for the European Championships at Warnemunde.
As written in NoR,  A-Cat sailors now can directly enter and pay until the 100 slots are filled, so the next 9 people will get in.
Please also complete the “Official Collective Entry Form” and mail it to  At the same time the entry fee of 250,- € has to be transfered to the bank account stated in the NoR .
Deadline is 24th of June.

Entries received later may be accepted with an extra fee of 100,-€.

Caveizel victorious in the Garda Euro Spring Cup

This years European Spring Cup was as usual perfectly organised by Circolo Vela Arco - and the weather decided to be with us this year with racing for all 3 days.  Tom Bojland reports.


36 competitors from 10 nations where competing in the typical 8-15 knots of breeze.  Due to the northerly course being used by another class, we were further south with slightly less wind, completely flat water and with more tactical decisions to make.


German Nationals in Schwerin.

The German nationals where held in Schwerin with the beautiful 16th century castle as a backdrop.  This race report  from Christian Shaefer, and later from Thomas Paasch.

This years German nationals (April 28th -April 30th) have been hosted by the Schweriner Segler Verein on lake Schwerin.

Minutes of the IACA Extraordinary World General Meeting

An extraordinary WGM took place on 21.4.2018. The single agenda item was a vote on the class-rules proposal. The result of the vote is : the new class rules are accepted by the presidents with 107 yes, 0 no, 3 abstentions.  As for constitution §11, the process will continue with a world-wide ballot among the  members of the national associations. Members will be informed on in due time.