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Downwind trapezing on the A Class Cat - The Drum By Sail-World.com, 12:03 PM Wed 11 Jan 2012
The new boats don’t seem to pay a huge penalty if you trapeze. With the curve boards the faster you go the more they lift so the more the boat unweights. You are sailing faster but because the boat has got slightly less wetted surface area your apparent (wind angle) goes forward and you end up sailing in roughly the same depth as what you do when you are sitting in, or very close to it anyway. ...[more]

A-Cats and multihull development By A-Cat Nationals media, 7:50 AM Sun 8 Jan 2012
‘The A Class is great for really honing your skills for sailing on the bigger multihulls. Everything happens at double speed on the A Class compared to what happens on an bigger boat, so learning the do’s and don’ts and what you can get away with and what you can’t is absolutely applicable to boats like the extreme 40’s, AC45’s and bigger multihulls going forward into the America’s Cup. ...[more]

A-Cats – John Cootes supports sailing By 2012 John Cootes Furniture A-Cats Titles media, 6:47 AM Sun 8 Jan 2012
Competing at the 2012 John Cootes Furniture A Class Catamaran Championship fleet, sailed out of Wangi Amateur Sailing Club, was a snowy haired 71 year old sailor, John Cootes, a sportsman who made history ...[more]

A-Cat Australians - High drama in last race By John Cootes Furniture A-Cat Titles Media, 6:10 PM Sat 7 Jan 2012
The final day of the Championships was another postcard day on Lake Macquarie, NSW. Blue sky and a light 10-12 knot sea breeze greeted competitors for the last race in the 2012 Australian Championships with the minor placings to be decided in another race of 'champions'. ...[more]

A-Cat Australians - Champions clash By John Cootes Furniture A-Cat Titles Media, 9:28 PM Thu 5 Jan 2012
The first race of day 3 at the 2012 John Cootes Furniture A Class Australian Championships hosted by the Wangi Amateur Sailing Club was delayed until 2pm. By then the east south easterly had lifted to six knots and Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke had reached 300 runs ...[more]

A-Cat Australians - Flying at the front By John Cootes Furniture A-Cat Championships Media, 9:19 PM Wed 4 Jan 2012
Race 3 of the 2012 John Cootes Furniture A Class Australian Championships started in a light, seven knot easterly after two general recalls, under a black flag. Tom Slingsby was first to the top mark, ahead of James Spithill, Nathan Outteridge, Bob Baier then Darren Bundock and Brad Collett. ...[more]

A-Cat King starts Australian Championships with two bullets By Australian A Class Championships media, 9:02 PM Tue 3 Jan 2012
Postcard conditions today on Lake Macquarie, NSW for the start of the 2012 John Cootes Furniture Australian A Class Championships. ‘The conditions were straight out of the A-Cat brochure. Just watching Glenn motoring downwind is worth the event entry price!’ Ian Johnson, A Class President. ...[more]

James Spithill sailing A-Cats in Australia talks Made for TV sailing By A Class Catamaran Australian Championships, 3:32 PM Tue 3 Jan 2012
James Spithill was one of the first AC sailors to get into the A-Cats. 'Trapezing downwind is what you now do in this class and yesterday I had four swims trying to figure it out. Tom (Slingsby) had five swims. JK (John Kostecki) didn’t even attempt it and Dirk (de Rider) won’t attempt it. It’s just fun.' ...[more]

Australian A-Cat Nationals 2012 – Ashby fires the warning cannon By Australian A Class Championships media, 8:12 PM Mon 2 Jan 2012
The last A Class Catamaran race Glenn Ashby sailed on Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, was when he won the 2009 World Championship. Today he fired a warning canon in the practice race for what will certainly be one of Australia’s most competitively fought National titles, the 2012 John Cootes Furniture Australian A Class Championships. ...[more]

America’s Cup and World Champions on Lake Macquarie By Rob Kothe, 9:48 AM Fri 30 Dec 2011
2012 John Cootes Furniture Australian A-Class Championships which get underway January 3 at the Wangi Amateur Sailing Club has attracted a stellar field, possiblt the best in the world for a major multihull event in recent times. ...[more]

A Class 2012 Australian Championship - an amazing field By Bob Griffits & Rob Kothe, 7:02 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Australian A Class Championships – Until late this past week, it was touch and go with regards to whether or not the shipping container transporting six DNA A Class Catamarans from the Netherlands, would arrive in sufficient time for the 2012 John Cootes Furniture Australian A Class Championships which get underway January 3 at the Wangi Amateur Sailing Club. ...[more]

2012 Australian A Class Championships NOR and entry list available By A-Cat Association, , 11:58 AM Thu 22 Dec 2011
The 2012 Australian A Class Catamaran Championships are set to get underway in just over three months at Wangi, Lake Macquarie and interest in the event is on the rise. The event will be more than just a National Title, it with also have elements of a World title, and an AC45 regatta. ...[more]

A-Class Catamarans at Sail Sydney 2011 By Robin Evans, Botany Bay, Sydney , 11:01 PM Sun 18 Dec 2011
World Champion Steven Brewin and third in the world Jack Benson have been competing over the weekend at the Sail Sydney 2011 regatta in A-Class Catamarans, out of Georges River 16ft Sailing Club. ...[more]

A-Class Catamaran World Championship win to Steve Brewin By Thomas Capitani, 8:01 AM Sat 20 Aug 2011
After eight successful races in weather conditions ranging from clear blue skies, with four to six knot breezes, to harsh, rainy days with up to 22 knot gusts, the 2011 Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship was finally settled today. PRO Andreas Kuchler decided to fire one shot and pull down the postponement pennant, calling the sailors onto the water for a ninth race. ...[more]

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