IACA international calendar postponed by one year

As a consequence of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, our major events of 2020 (European
Championships in Cadiz/Spain and World Championships in St-Petersburg, Florida, USA) are
enduring great risks of cancellation or very limited participation. In coordination with the presidents of
the respective national associations and the organisation teams of Cadiz, St-Petersburg, Toulon and
Punta Ala, we have decided to postpone the IACA international calendar by one year.

Full details here: event_reschedule_iaca_covid

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Memories of the A-Cat and the Class: Ian “Storm” Johnson

Refer attached Memories of the A – the Cat and the Class

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Letter from the new President – Paul Neeskens

Ref attached Letter from the new President Feb 2020

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A Class Cascading Mainsheet System

Ref attached, with thanks to Grant Pellew, and Harken, our 2016 Nationals sponsor.

A CLASS—2015 CASCADE MAINSHEET SYSTEM

 

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A Class Catamaran Sailors head for Olympic Glory

The 2012 Olympic Regatta is rapidly heading towards its conclusion. Nathan Outteridge ,who was runner up at the 2012 Australian A Class Nationals and is the current NSW A Class Champ, is holding to 1st place in the 49ners. Tom Slingsby ,another A Class competitor , is in the box seat in the Laser Class. Whilst nothing in a sailing regatta is ever certain until the end, the signs are good, and their history of success in their respective discipline is a very important prognostic sign.
The first Sailing Medal will be decided in the Finn. Here I think all Aussie A Class sailors should be rooting for Peiter-Jan Postma of the Netherlands who goes into the Medal Race in third position. Peiter Jan was another competitor who joined us at the Wangi Nationals.
Best of sailing to all.

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Glenn Ashby’s Perspective on the Victorian State Titles

It was great to have many interstate and international sailors join the local McCrae and local Victorians at the recent State championships.

The A class has been seen recently to have inclusions from many internationally renowned sailors that are looking to “up-skill” themselves and learn the basics of Multihull sailing on a light weight performance single hander.

The racing we had on the weekend at McCrae although shifty, was great racing and enabled a variety of different boats and rigs to perform well.

I was very happy to have some of the AC guys involved as it is great for the class and promotes us as a class internationally with the press and media they receive.

I had a good regatta and with the lend of my mate Will Howdens boat, I managed to put together some solid races and a good result.

I was extremely happy with Dave Brewers result of 2nd closely followed by Dean Barkers 3rd place after winning the last heat of the regatta.

Dave Brewer definitely man of the match sailing extremely consistently on an older Flyer Mk2 design.

Regards Glenn

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A Class Sailor Named Australian of the Year

Congratulations to Simon McKeon, Australian of the Year 2011.

Simon is recognized for supporting multiple charities, as a record breaking yachtsman and a prominent investment banker.

We all know Simon is competitive on the A Class course and many of us know about his World Speed Sailing Record. In addition to this Simon is a strong supporter and member of the boards of several charities.

More details at the Australian of the Year site.

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AIADCA YouTube Channel

I have created a YouTube channel to collect the best videos of A Classes on the web.

You can see this here. I have collected a few videos here as favorites.

If you know of any more please email to me or post in a comment below.

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