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A-Class Catamaran North American Championships update

by Suzie Domagala 12 Apr 20:03 PDT 9-13 April, 2024
Mike Krantz (USA 007) capsizes on top of the weather mark in Race 1 - A-Class Catamaran North American Championships © Suzie Domagala

After two days of weather delay, the A-Class Catamaran North American Championships got off four races in a moderate 5-18 MPH with light chop and significant wind variations on the back end of a weather front.

The wind appeared to be dying in race 1, but then built again for a steady 15 - 18 MPH. Safety boats were busy, and all sailors were able to retrieve boats without incident. Each start was clean with only one individual recall on Race 1 and one on Race 3.

By the end of the day, strong current was seen with the back end of the front pushing tide out of the bay. While it was a "Chamber of Commerce Day" the puffs became "growlers" yielding to highly challenging racing and the racers showed incredible talent.

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