AIADCA AGM 2021

Members, reminder the AGM will be held Thursday 18th February at 8.00pm AEDT. The Zoom link has been sent via SMS, if you did not receive it please contact Paul (President) or Michael (Secretary).

AGM documents for download here:

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2021 NSW Championships

The 2021 NSW Championships will be held at Kurnell Catamaran Club
Dates: 17th & 18th April 2021
Notice of Race to come.
Any immediate enquiries to Steve Brewin.

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2021 Australian Championships results, photos, video

Results: https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/DisplayResults/DisplayPublicSeriesResults?Id=762&Id2=20-21%20Aus%20Champs

Photos & video: https://www.facebook.com/BaySailingCentre/photos/pcb.126526296008897/126523352675858/

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Notice of Race: 2021 A Class Catamaran Victorian Championship

2021 A Class Catamaran Victorian Championship

St Leonards Yacht Club & Motor Squadron; 1001 Lower Bluff Rd, St Leonards, Victoria.

Saturday March 6th 2021 – Monday March 8th 2021

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Australian Championships – further Amendment to NoR

Australian Championships

Sunday 31st January to Thursday 4th February 2021

The Notice of Race has been updated. The Championship is now solely an Australian Championship. A NSW Championship later in 2021 will be advised in due course.

Entries still open at https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/event/GHJMT.

The Sailing Instructions will be posted no later than MD Sunday 30th January. The Competitor briefing is scheduled for 0900 hrs on Monday 1st February .Remember to have your platform, mast and sail measured before you attend the Regatta.

The AIADCA AGM will not be held during the regatta and is scheduled for 7pm/8pm Thursday 18th February 2021 by Zoom.

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Australian / NSW Championships – amendment

Australian / NSW Championships

Sunday 31st January to Thursday 4th February 2021

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Upcoming ballot for the creation of the Classics Discipline

Creation of the Classics Discipline
Proposal for the alteration of the Class Rules of the
International A-Division Catamaran Association


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Elwood Sailing Club – 2021 Lightning Regatta

The Elwood Sailing Club is hosting the Lightning Regatta, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February 2021.

The regatta is open to all International A Class Catamarans and Paper Tiger Catamarans.

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Chelsea Yacht Club Four of a Kind Regatta

I would like to remind you about Chelsea Yacht Club’s Four of a Kind (FOAK) Regatta next year. The FOAK regatta will be held on 6th of February 2021 which is not far away, Registrations are now open for FOAK!

Any class that can get at least four boats on the water will qualify for the FOAK Class Championship which will be based on class yardstick corrected finishing positions. There is a $500 cash prize to the class association that gets the most boats on the water and $300 cash prize to class association that gets the second most boats on the water.

I will attach a FOAK poster, where to register and a YouTube link to be forward onto Division A Catamaran sailors by you and your social media team. 

Where to register: https://www.chelseayachtclub.com.au/events/75217/

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqrQwWOZ2Ok&feature=emb_title

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Memo from the AIADCA President

Dear Sailors,

I hope you have all been staying well.

Our sailing activities are slowly resuming as the COVID restrictions are gradually eased.

I wish to update you on 3 important matters .

  1. 2020-21 Australian Championships , Port Stephens 30th January – Feb 5th  2021
    In October 2020 the licence to use the Port Stephens Sailing Club site was transferred from  Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic  Club (PSSAQC) to the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) with the members of PSSAQC also transitioning their membership to NCYC.
    NCYC has confirmed their commitment to host our Championships at the Port Stephens site in Feb 2021. The AIADCA committee has carefully reviewed the various issues and angles and it is planned to proceed as scheduled.  Hopefully the COVID restrictions will further ease in the coming months and we will be able to have a genuine National Championships.
    So, YES , notwithstanding  changes in the COVID situation ,  plan A remains to have the A Nationals in February 2021. NOR coming soon.
  2. IACA World Annual General Meeting – 28th November 2020.
    Amendment to Championship Rule 16Electronic Communications.
    The IACA Championship rules apply to World and European Championships.  The AIADCA has sponsored a motion that the Championship Rules be amended to allow Electronic Communications , in sync with the current RRS and processes with  WORLD SAILING ( previously ka ISAF). Attached is the proposed motion with explanatory notes. The AGM will consider the pros and  cons of this change. Consistent with being a development class,  the AIADCA believes the  A Class should move forward new and emerging technology. This change is ratified at IACA level by a vote of National Presidents , with weighting by number of members per country.
  3.  IACA World Annual General Meeting – 28th November 2020.
    Amendment of the Class Rules to adopt the new definition of Classic Discipline.
    Attached is the proposed amendment to formally adopt a definition of Classic. As this is a Class Rule change its ratification will require an individual vote of each eligible A Class member. If endorsed at the AGM, it will go to a worldwide ballot conducted by IACA.

Stay well, Sail well

c/o
Paul Neeskens

President – AIADCA

+61 438 304 489

president [at] a-cat [dot] org [dot] au

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