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.
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!'
* Please note - Time spent sailing an 'A' cat is NOT included in your lifespan. *
Last Update - 29th Sept 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.
A quick interview with Luna Rossa Pilot Chris Draper
'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.
Because the club was so welcoming and friendly last year, and the beer was so magnificently cheap, ten heroic 'A' cat sailors and the occasional accompanying WAG, ventured to the grim North on our pilgrimage to Kielder Water and the most remote sailing club in the UK, over the Mayday Bank Holiday.