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United States A-Class Catamaran Association

New LR6 Development Blog!

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Ian and John Lindahl are developing the LR6 A-Class Catamaran Platform. Follow there progress at: http://lindahlcompositedesign.weebly.com/

 

Hall Spars Admirals Cup 2015

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The Admiral's Cup once again proved why it is a top draw year after year. While the wind at the venue was very tricky this year, the event overall was superb. Sailing right off the beach was a real highlight as was the great help by volunteers in launching and security. The party Saturday night for the A-Class at the Tampa Bay Auto Museum on Saturday night was incredible too.

Thank you to Ben and Nan Hall and all the volunteers for their great work in organizing the event and thank you to the Cerf family for hosting us at their museum. Also thank you to Mike Quaglio who came out with his foil assisted catamaran RIB that helped with pictures and video. The boat is a perfect fit for the A.

Check out  the A-cat.org article HERE.

Final Results: https://sites.google.com/site/gycflorida/announcements/2015-admirals-cup-results

More Photos:
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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3l4z4j1tnj8rbc7/AAC7_3wWSpZH3S-eHX04E5Q-a?dl=0

 

 

North American Coaching Clinic - Sponsored - sign up now!

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The USACA is sponsoring a coaching clinic just before the North Americans in Panama City at the yacht club.

Randy Smyth, silver Olympic medalist in the Tornado and long time A-Class sailor, will be coaching us. I can promise you that Randy's work is excellent as a coach. Bob Hodges and I work with him as often as we can.

We have set the cost at $80 per person including coaching, food and refreshments, and fuel for the two day event with a $1000 subsidy from the USA A-Class Association.

We have the clinic starting on Saturday afternoon so that people can arrive in the morning and set their boats up beforehand. I hope everyone can attend. This is going to be a great way to prepare for the North Americans and to generally keep improving speed, enjoyment, and safety. Randy has a very good program for preparing for large fleet regattas.

Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G4F9L_EG3imA6PWSQUoAV-9KuvuidmQRw51OdYiYS2o/viewform?c=0&w=1

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A-Class: The ""Editor"" Learning to Fly the Exploder

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Read the whole article at Catamaran Racing News and Design: A-Class: The ""Editor"" Learning to Fly the Exploder

 

Ronstan Midwinters Regatta Report and More (Yes - you need to register for the A-Cat North Americans)

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DSC 297931 A-cats made the trek to Key Largo, and was it ever a good decision to go. I did not hear a single complaint. Everyone loved the venue. The weather didn't cooperate Sunday but everything else was perfect. Special thanks to Ben Moon with sponsorship from Ronstan and Skip Kaub who hosted quite a few boats.

Some people are looking at buying property there. It is that good.

Take a look at the great report published on the International A-cat site and Catsailing News. http://www.catsailingnews.com/2015/03/a-class-ronstan-midwinters-2015-key.html
Great job Bruce and all the top 5 sailors, the Intergalactic winners (scored as the top finishers in the bottom half of the fleet - nice and simple) and great job Woody on the Nikita. Woody has either won, tied, or otherwise had the most bullets for every major event this year. The foilers are fast but so is the Nikita!

Sam Armington looked very quick on his home built boat in the breeze as well and several sailors turned in some great performances. Probably personal bests.

See you in Gulfport and get ALL OF YOUR friends to register for the A-cat North Americans today. No city that I know of has ever courted us the way Panama City is doing this year. They have raised more sponsorship money than we have ever seen before. Let's reciprocate and show what a great class we truly are. Please. http://www.acatnorthamericans.com/registration/online-registration/

Bailey

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Foil of the Week on Sailing Anarchy

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Check out this great foiling article posted on Sailing Anarchy featuring OH Rodgers!

 

2015 NA Championships!

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Registration is now open for the 2015 A-Class Catamaran North American Championship, which will be hosted by St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club in Panama City, May 18 - 22, 2015, with an optional pre-regatta Coaching Clinic to take place May 16 -17. For more information or to register, go to www.acatnorthamericans.com

 

St. Pete NOODs !!

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The A-Class has been invited to do the St Pete NOODs again next month. This is a great regatta. I went last year and had a great time. We sailed out of Spa Beach in downtown St Pete and people watched the racing from the pier. Breeze was 8 to 15 and it was a lot of fun to sail with the VXs and Contenders. Can't wait for us to show off some foiling this year.

I am in. Bill Vining, Ken Marshack, Woody, Rush, Emmanuel, possibly Ben, and others are a go. With little planning we had about 10 boats last year and I think we could easily have more this time. Not only is the regatta a lot of fun, you come away with a ton of gifts and get to enjoy a reception every night with Mount Gay.

It's also a nice place to stop or leave the boat on the way to the Upper Keys in early March. I can help find storage for you if you need it between the two regattas.

Late fees start Jan 28 so the time to register is now. http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1227

Hope to see you there!
Bailey

 
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April
2015 West River SC Spring Regatta
April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015
(District 2)
May
2015 North American A-Class Championships
May 18, 2015 - May 22, 2015
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2015 SailNC Atlantic Coast Championships
May 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015
(District 2)
June
2015 Rock Hall Yacht Club Regatta
June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015
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July
2015 Sail Newport Regatta
July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015
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August
2015 Around Shelter Island Race
August 08, 2015
(District 1)
2015 Burlington Beach Catamaran Regatta
August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015
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2015 A-Class World Championship
September 05, 2015 - September 12, 2015
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September 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015
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2015 Lake Hopatcong A-Class Regatta
October 02, 2015 - October 04, 2015
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October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015
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