What's On Next
3rd - 5th May

Kielder Open

2014 World AGM Minutes here

Registration Documents

BACCA Number Application
BACCA 2014 Membership Form
BACCA Constitution

If you are a UK registered, or based 'A' Cat sailor, we urge you to join the Class Association.  As the number of entrants we are allowed for the World Champs is based on the registered class membership, we need everyone we can get, so we have a good representation at the Worlds and Europeans. 

Did You Know?
The A-Class catamaran is the fastest single handed racing cat in the world?

In fact it is arguably the world's fastest small sailing boat upwind? 

'Never start upwind of an 'A' Class unless you plan to tack off!'
The 'A' Class Catamaran - the closest thing to empirical evidence of the existance of a God!
Last Update - 13th April 2014
Why Sail One?
Whereas most other racing classes are one-design, the A-Class is a development class and as a result it has become the very pinnacle of the high-tech sailing boat. 
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Welcome to the B.A.C.C.A. website!!
Built entirely from real carbon fibre!

This site has been created to promote the A-Class Catamaran sailing in Britain, inform
potential recruits and provide information for those who are already participating in this
most exciting of classes.

The 2014 Membership forms are now online HERE.

Please can you let Derek Gibb have your fees as soon as possible please!!  You will make a Scotsman very happy!
New UPDATED Ranking Events 2014

Check out the Events page for the latest ranking events.  This time it includes a return to Stone SC.  This is a week before the ECPR at Marconi, so I am sure they will let us drop out boats off there on the way home as it is the following week.  Also, the Rutland Open will now also be a Ranking event, bringing the total up to 7.

Official UK Latest Rankings
Now Here.

2013 Rutland 'A' Class Open - 28th - 29th Sept

This was the first dedicated ‘A’ Class open meeting to be held in the UK.  More here
  2013 UK Nationals - Canvey Island

Well done Chris Field!    Report & Results Here
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A quick interview with Luna Rossa Pilot Chris Draper

________________________________________________________________________A Class European Spring Championships NOR
For those thinking of a nice littel trip to Lake Garda in late May?  Click Here

'I cannot emphasize enough how much fun sailing a foiling boat is..... I have never been so excited now as I have been with the foiling!'
The BACCA Boys - Ally Pally 2014

Paul Shaw, Chris Field, Jamie Walker, Phil Neal, Jamie Rankin, Colin Bannister, Struan Wallace, Gordon Upton, Dave Lowe, Steve Sawford

This was our third show attendance at Alexandra Palace and the consensus was this was our best so far!

We had a factory fresh DNA that was the first to incorporate all the optimization bits developed over the last few months.  This had the beams 55mm further forward, board cases 100mm further forward and foil cases for the new shape kinked J boards moved to the outer edge of the hulls for extra lift and stability.

Chris and Gordon brought it back on the Thursday night before the show, so everyone mucked in when it arrived at the show on the Friday to fit the tramp and all the little bits Chris wanted adding.  It was complete when the tapered DNA mast and matched Mischa Heemskerke sail were added.
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Interview with Mischa Heemskerke.  A man who foils.

2014 European Championships NOR here
Quick Video interviews from Mischa Heemskerke and Chris Field.
2014 Datchet Report  More Cat Carnage

Last weekend, saw seven brave souls from all parts of the UK; compete in cold windy conditions at the traditional Datchet Open for fast cats. Chris, Derek and Struan, turned up early to practice on the Friday but the high icy winds made us think twice and we retired to the hotel bar, later to be joined by Jamie Rankin who manage to talk Derek into sharing his warm hotel room...Read On!

Carsington Open.  13th April 2014.

Eight sailors ventured to this Derbyshire reservoir for the Carsington SC Fast Cat Open, and were the biggest fleet!  There were also 3 Hurricanes, a Spitfire and an F-18.  (Possibly the worst airshow I have ever attended!)

More here