Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

A-Class Catamaran Worlds attract Red Bull Youth AC winners

by Sail-World on 10 Oct 2013
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup winning skipper, and current 49er World Champion, Peter Burling is one of the entries for the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget http://photo.americascup.com/

After the yachting world watched the multi-hull action unfolding on San Francisco Bay recently, New Zealand is gearing up to celebrate the class which has now bred some of the talented sailors who took part in the America’s Cup last month.

The A-Class Catamaran World Championships will be sailed off Takapuna Beach from 5 – 16 February, 2014. Recognized as one of the best sailing waters in the world, Takapuna has plenty to offer both sailors and visitors, with sometimes challenging wind and weather conditions keeping sailors at the top of their game.

The beauty of this event truly lies in the diversity of sailors, with a broad range of young and old, professional and amateur participants taking to the water.

A-Class sailor, Artemis Skipper, and 49er gold medallist Nathan Outteridge is looking forward to seeing how technology from the America’s Cup will affect the class competition.

'Foiling was clearly a big point of this America’s Cup, and I expect to see various different avenues of foiling explored over the next few years in the A-Class fleet to chase an overall performance improvement,' he says.

Although Nathan’s attendance at the 2014 World Championships is unconfirmed, he says the event is bound to be exciting.


Red Bull Youth America's Cup winners, Olympic Silver medalists and 49er World Champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have confirmed their entry adding to the already confirmed current multi A Class Catamaran World Champion Glen Ashby. The level of competition continues to rise in this amazing event. Takapuna, New Zealand is set to see some of the most competitive sailing seen at an international regatta when the A Class Catamarans launch off the start line in February 2014.

The A-Class fleet has a great group of people. I have no doubt that the Worlds in Takapuna will be a huge success. I’ve got a busy summer ahead, but if I can find the time to compete I will be there,' he says.

A typical training ground for multi-hull sailors, the A-Class continues to draw in a competitive field, from the speed-hungry sailors to the likes of ETNZ Skipper Dean Barker, in preparation for bigger multi-hulls. Top sailors work hard each year to experiment with new setups and designs, which is reflected in the tight, exciting racing on the water.

?This highly competitive event has previously attracted over 100 international sailors to the fleet, and the 2014 World Championships are sure to be no different. Takapuna Boating Club’s beach front and park side location will provide superb viewing for the racing in the Hauraki Gulf.

Currently there are 45 entries from 10 countries.

Entries close on as stated in the Notice of Race, late entries may be accepted up to December 18, 2013 click here for the official entry form and click here for the Notice of Race

More information for this event can be found on http://www.sailingeventstakapuna.com - or contact: Kerry Ellis, Event Director, Sailing Events Takapuna, Ph: +64 21353594 Email: kerry@sailingeventstakapuna.com



Mackay BoatsZhik Dinghy 660x82Protector - 660 x 82

Related Articles

St. Thomas International Regatta - Day 2 action-shots by Dean Barnes
Dean Barnes was on water at St. Thomas International Regatta 2017 and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. Photographer Dean Barnes was on water at St. Thomas International Regatta 2017 and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action.
Posted on 26 Mar
St. Thomas International Regatta – Day 1 – Wind was the word
Competitors in the Large Offshore Multihull Class especially reveled in the afternoon breeze. These polar-opposite conditions plus the challenge of round the islands rather than strictly buoy racing proved the talk of why some of the best sailors in the Caribbean, U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand put STIR on their list of must-do’ regattas each year.
Posted on 26 Mar
Round the Rocks kick's off St. Thomas International Regatta
Nearly 60 sleek sailing yachts from Caribbean, U.S., Canada and Europe will race in St. Thomas International Regatta. Nearly 60 sleek sailing yachts from the Caribbean, U.S., Canada and Europe will race in the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta. Set for March 24 to 26, this three-day regatta known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ will be prefaced by the second Round the Rocks Race on March 23, which features a circumnavigation of the 19-square-mile neighbouring U.S. Virgin Island of St. John.
Posted on 23 Mar
Extreme Sailing Series heads to Mexico for the first time in history
SAP has been Official Technical Partner to the Extreme Sailing Series™ since 2012, providing cutting edge insights Today the owner and organiser of the Series, OC Sport, is delighted to announce that the German software giant SAP – a longtime supporter of the world's leading Stadium Racing Series - will be the Host Venue Partner for the Mexican Act.
Posted on 20 Mar
St. Thomas International Regatta’s Prize Timepieces by Cardow Jewelers
Timing means everything in yacht racing, organizers of Round the Rocks Race, set for March 23, and STIR, March 24 to 26 Timing means everything in yacht racing. Therefore, organizers of the Round the Rocks Race, set for March 23, and the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), March 24 to 26, are proud to welcome Cardow Jewelers aboard as sponsor of the precision timepieces that will be awarded to class winners.
Posted on 19 Mar
Phaedo3 takes Line Honours and Class win in the NHYC Cabo Race
After starting in dense fog and no wind in Newport Harbour on Sunday Phaedo3 managed to rip down the West Coats of USA After starting in dense fog and no wind in Newport Harbour on Sunday Phaedo3 managed to rip down the West Coats of the USA and Mexico to claim a line honours winner in the Newport Harbour Yacht Club Cabo Race.
Posted on 16 Mar
Team ENGIE leaves Oman in 6th place at the Extreme Sailing Series
As a preamble to his new season in GC32 Sébastien Rogues and the Team ENGIE crew benefited from very high-level training As a preamble to his new season in GC32, Sébastien Rogues and the Team ENGIE crew benefited from very high-level training during two major international events, the GC32 Championship and the first leg of the Extreme Sailing Series which took place in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman.
Posted on 14 Mar
Team REV wins M32 Miami Winter Series Event No - 3
Eight brightly colored M32's raced back and forth in front of the Miami skyline for the Miami Winter Series Event #3 Eight brightly colored M32's raced back and forth in front of the Miami skyline for the Miami Winter Series Event #3 in conjunction with Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. The changing conditions brought several lead changes throughout the event, and it was Team REV skippered by Rick DeVos who jumped from sixth to first overall the final day to take the event win!
Posted on 14 Mar
SAP Extreme Sailing Team clinch opening win of Extreme Sailing Series
Clear blue skies combined with a north-easterly breeze gusting 25 knots as nine crews hit the choppy waters of Muscat After 26 races over four days three teams - SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Oman Air and Alinghi - went into the final race, worth double points, capable of taking the overall win.
Posted on 11 Mar
Strong start for Team Oman Air in Extreme Sailing Series opener
A wet and wild final day saw Oman Air's foiling GC32 catamaran blasting round the stadium racecourse. The crew, now with $1 million World Match Racing Tour winner Phil Robertson at the helm, scored 16 podium finishes in 27 races.
Posted on 11 Mar