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A Class Catamaran

A Class Catamaran

Did you know that the A-Class catamaran is the fastest single handed racing catamaran 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!'

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Show news Allen Endurance Series 2024 dates announced
Promising a thrilling and competitive season-long event for catamaran and skiff sailors
Posted on 8 Feb
Australian A-Cat Nationals at Lake Macquarie overa
The final day of a regatta can be a strange one
Posted on 14 Jan
Australian A-Cat Nationals at Lake Macquarie Day 4
Fleet arrive energised after a two hour delay waiting for the wind
Posted on 12 Jan
Australian A-Cat Nationals at Lake Macquarie Day 3
Aussie Sparkling Wine sailing at last
Posted on 11 Jan
Australian A-Cat Nationals at Lake Macquarie Day 2
Tight battles at the top in both the Open and Classic fleets
Posted on 10 Jan
Australian A-Cat Nationals at Lake Macquarie Day 1
The cream of the Australian fleet is joined by two US guests
Posted on 9 Jan
Susan McKinnon on the U.S. Multihull Championship
A Q&A with Susan McKinnon on the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Cup
Posted on 2 Oct 2023
A Class Cat Worlds at Toulon, France overall
John Scott Anderson ends 32 year wait for second A Cat World Title
Posted on 17 Sep 2023
A Class Cat Worlds at Toulon, France Day 5
After Wednesday's excitement in Toulon, Thursday was always going to be a bit of a let-down
Posted on 15 Sep 2023
A Class Cat Worlds at Toulon, France Day 4
Epic can be an overused word
Posted on 14 Sep 2023
A Class Cat Worlds at Toulon, France Day 3
The wind always has its own agenda
Posted on 13 Sep 2023
A Class Cat Worlds at Toulon, France Day 2
A foilable 9-12 knot Southerly breeze is a welcome change
Posted on 12 Sep 2023
A Class Cat Worlds at Toulon, France Day 1
A very light wind start to the event on the Cote D'Azure
Posted on 11 Sep 2023
A Class Catamaran Worlds preview
The French Connection
Posted on 25 Aug 2023
A Class Nationals at Clacton
Huge amount of variation in the way the boats were set up
Posted on 23 Jun 2023
New date for Gill Cat Open at Grafham
Event has reputation for being extremely sociable, and now it's in July
Posted on 24 May 2023
Bala Annual Catamaran Open is a month away
Back in early May, after a great showing of Nacras and Shearwaters in 2022
Posted on 8 Apr 2023
2022 Rolex Yachtswoman and Yachtsman of the Year
Ravi Parent (Sarasota, FL) and Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, CA) honored
Posted on 3 Feb 2023
2023 A-Class Midwinters at Upper Keys Sailing Club
39 A-Cats gathered at Rowell's Park in Key Largo, FL
Posted on 26 Jan 2023
A-Class Catamaran Nationals at Grafham Water
Held as part of the recent Gill Cat Open
Posted on 7 Nov 2022
Gabriela Cumbie on the Caterwaul Regatta Fall 2022
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta co-chair
Posted on 1 Nov 2022
A-Class Europeans at Lake Garda overall
Neither leader could rest on their laurels going into the final day
Posted on 19 Sep 2022
A-Class Europeans at Lake Garda day 4
Spreader mark carnage, a mast snaps, and maybe an Achilles tendon too
Posted on 16 Sep 2022
A-Class Europeans at Lake Garda day 3
The breeze builds, then gets bigger and bigger
Posted on 15 Sep 2022
A-Class Europeans at Lake Garda day 2
Epic can be an over-used word...
Posted on 14 Sep 2022
A-Class Europeans at Lake Garda day 1
Competitors from 16 nations racing at Circolo Vela Arco
Posted on 13 Sep 2022
A-Class Cat Europeans runners and riders
Remember, the winner is usually the one who does the corners best
Posted on 3 Sep 2022
Beacon Group A-Class Worlds overall
A Gurd 'Ole Texas shoot-out on the bay on Saturday
Posted on 8 May 2022
Beacon Group A-Class Worlds day 3
The Classic Division get a pounding in Texas
Posted on 5 May 2022
Beacon Group A-Class Worlds day 2
They say it was a hard day today, out on old Galveston bay...
Posted on 4 May 2022
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - – Adam Beattie, 2024 Australian A-Cat Open Champion
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Dom Tanner demonstrates his flexibility on his lovely blue DNA F1x
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Bruce Woodward delighted to get the Classic race bullet
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Ravi Parent, 2022 World Champion, finishes his series with a 2nd, on a borrowed boat
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Dave Richardson just happy to be sailing his lovely 15 year old Geltek Flyer
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Scott Anderson, 2024 Australian A-Cat Classic Champion
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Yes, that is Hamish's hand... all was fine after he freed the boat mast from the lake bottom
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Darren Bundock hot-dogs for the crowd as he wins the final Open race of the series
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Happy times for Hamish Sinclair
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - Matt Homan rippin!
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 4 - Scott Anderson adds the Classic National Champion title, to his World title won in Toulon back in September
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 4 - Top US Sailor Ravi Parent, closes in on the bottom gate, chased down by Adam Beattie in the first race
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 4 - The crowd-pleasing melee causing the Open fleet second race general recall
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 4 - – in contrast to the Open fleet, the Classic fleet is a study in starting elegance
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 4 - Adam Beattie, AUS 14, and Ravi Parent, USA 76, race for the line at 31 kts
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 4 - a victorious Adam Beattie wins the A-Class Open National Championships
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 3 - Multiple World and Olympic medallist, Andrew Landenberger lying in second place
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 3 - Ron Scherwinsk gets a little airtime at the bottom mark
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 3 - Reigning World Classic Champion, Scott Anderson, fends off a strong challenge from his fellow old Olympian Landy in the Classic fleet
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 3 - Classic Fleet are go! Champaign sailing conditions today
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 3 - Two sailing legends, AUS 88 Darren Bundock and AUS 4 Stevie Brewin blast upwing after the start
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 3 - 2022 World Open Champ, Ravi Parent, is one of the US guest sailors, and chasing Adam Beattie for the line
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 3 - Past class president, Ian Johnson, loving sailing his old Gel-Tek Flyer Classic - older boats in the Classic fleet can prove to be huge fun and close racing
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 2 - Matt Holman gets airborne in 13 knots of boatspeed
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 2 - The start of the last open race, Ravi Parent gets a blistering start after spotting something missed by the rest
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 2 - Ravi just crosses ahead of a chasing Adam Beattie at the finish
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 2 - Matt Johnson heads upwind in the Classic fleet
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 2 - Stevie Brewin heading for the bottom gate
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 2 - The Open fleet starts
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Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 2 - The Classic Fleet starts
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