Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championships - Australians lead

by Thomas Capitani on 17 Aug 2011
Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship 2011 day 2 Kristoffer West
Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championships, organised by Sailing Aarhus in association with Kaløvig Sailing Center, are underway in Aarhus, Denmark.

The first race day was sunny, with a light breeze from west; shortly before the start, however, the wind died down and Principal Race Officer Andreas Kuchler wisely chose to set the postponement pennant. After a brief pause, the wind came back; this time from the south, however.

The starting sequence was reset and the first race went perfectly, with a fully clean starting line and no recalls. However, after the first boats had reached the top mark, the wind turned back to the west and increased to 20 knots. It was now beam reach, which is something of a challenge in so much wind in an A-Cat. Sensibly enough, the race was abandoned by the race management.

The wind fell again to approximately 5m/s, and a new race was started. The sailors were keen to get going, so the black flag was set in order to get the cats off. The wind was tricky, and the sailors needed to be on top of their game in order to cope with all the shifts.

After two races, Scott Anderson (AUS) was leading in front of Steve Brewin (AUS) and Jack Benson (AUS).

Day two
Day two started out with nice sunshine and a breeze of approximately 10 knots. The competitors were again eager to get started, and once again PRO Andreas Kuchler had to use the black flag in order to get a decent start. There was a big advantage on the starboard side of the race course, so all those who had chosen this side had a good lead at the first mark. But again the conditions were challenging, with many wind shifts, so the benefits were not entirely one-sided.

Shortly after the start of today’s second race, there was a wind shift, with advantage once again for the right wing. The move meant that the track was a little skewed, and many had got themselves into a position where they had little chance to make headway. The wind had increased to 12–14 knots, and there was plenty of 'wild thing' action downwind.

After four races, Scott Anderson (AUS) is in the lead, in front of Andrew Landsberg (AUS), second and Ben Moon (USA), third.

However, looking through the results list, many sailors have had at least one poor result, so it will be interesting to see how it looks after tomorrow’s races, after which there will be a deduction.

For full results list please click here.

Like previous years, Sailing Aarhus has teamed up with Active Institute of the University of Aarhus and the event will be widely active online via the event web which will integrate GPS tracking, online video streaming from the race course, live morning and afternoon interviews with daily winners, twitter feets from the race course as well as countless, exciting photos. Follow the regatta live online here.

The 2011 Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship is supported by the City of Aarhus and Sport Event Denmark and is sponsored by Ronstan, Volvo Cars Denmark and Henri Lloyd. A-Class Catamaran World Championship website
Wildwind 2016 660x82PredictWind.comBarz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best Eyewear

Related Articles

Wild Day 2 at Sperry Charleston Race Week
For a second day, Charleston Harbor and open ocean just offshore provided near-perfect conditions for over 200 teams For a second straight day, Charleston Harbor and the open ocean just offshore provided near-perfect conditions for over 200 competing teams at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017. Boats across all six courses faced brisk southerly winds of 15-20 knots, while the offshore boats saw five-foot waves and big gusts on the second day of the biggest multiclass keelboat regatta in the Americas.
Posted today at 3:21 am
The Vendée Globe skippers hosted at the Elysée Palace
The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. Twenty-three of the twenty-nine Vendée Globe skippers attended the event, gathering around winner Armel Le Cléac’h, appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Posted on 22 Apr
Boat International partners with NZ Millennium Cup 2018
Boat International partners with NZ Millennium Cup 2018 to celebrate superyacht regatta’s tenth anniversary Boat International Media, the global authority on superyachts and the luxury lifestyle that goes with them, has today announced that it will be partnering with the NZ Millennium Cup superyacht regatta, to be held in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands in January 2018.
Posted on 22 Apr
48th anniversary of Sir Robin’s Golden Globe victory
Robin Knox-Johnston set off for Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, striving to be the first person to sail single handed In 1968, when 29 year-old Robin Knox-Johnston set off for the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, striving to be the first person to sail single handed, nonstop around the world was not the only challenge he had to overcome.
Posted on 22 Apr
Golden Globe Race Plymouth start confirmed
The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Plymouth on Saturday June 30, 2018. The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Plymouth on Saturday June 30, 2018. The Race marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s victory in the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world Race back in 1968/9.
Posted on 22 Apr
Just a perfect Day 1 of Melges 24 European Sailing Series
The Race Committee under the supervision of PRO Bojan Gale managed to execute three great races for the first event Just a perfect day! What else can you say about the day where all matches: wonderful weather with blue skies and sunshine, nice sea breeze up to 13 knots from South-West and happy Melges 24 sailors enjoying all of it at the first regatta
Posted on 21 Apr
World Cup Series Hyères – Returning to action
There will be a Riou partnering Besson, but this time it will be in the shape of former Laser Radial competitor, Amélie. Besson, along with partner Marie Riou, won all four Nacra 17 World Championship titles in the Rio 2016 quadrennial but failed to capitalise on that dominance as a back injury hampered any Olympic medal ambitions the pair harboured.
Posted on 21 Apr
Bella Mente Racing revving up for a challenging European Race Circuit
With rigorous Caribbean circuit in the rearview mirror, Bella Mente Racing looks ahead to even more challenging battles At Les Voiles de St. Barth, there is no option for a premature starter to return to the line and restart; instead, a 10% penalty is added to the boat’s final time upon finishing the race. Bella Mente continued to sail a fantastic race, taking first place on corrected time, but due to the penalty fell to sixth, which ultimately hurt the team’s overall ranking.
Posted on 21 Apr
It's time for Qingdao and China round of the Extreme Sailing Series
The countdown is on as the teams prepare to take to the water for the second Act in China's Olympic Sailing City Following an epic season opener in Muscat in March, the racing reconvenes over China's May Labour Day holiday weekend, with open water racing on day one followed by Stadium Racing in Fushan Bay, a venue notorious for its temperamental weather that has previously seen multiple capsizes caused by its unexpected gusts.
Posted on 21 Apr
The Queen’s Cup will include an ORR Fleet in 2017
We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting registrations for fully crewed boats with a current ORR certificate Calling all fully crewed boats with ORR certificates. We are pleased to announce that we will now be accepting registrations for fully crewed boats with a current ORR certificate for the 2017 Queen’s Cup Race. We have just updated the website and entry form. Please go to our website at www.ssyc.org, to the Queen’s Cup tab, for the amended NoR and revised entry form.
Posted on 21 Apr