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The A-Class Catamaran is the fastest single handed sailboat in production. Due to the developmental nature of the class, high tech materials such as carbon fiber are incorporated in the designs which are updated yearly keeping the class on the edge of technology and performance. With the development of foils, A-Class catamarans are able to maintain and exceed speeds of 24 knots.

In the United States, there are over 150 active A-class members who race at local clubs across the country, and travel to national level competitions which attract 50+ competitors.

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13 hours ago

International A-Division Catamaran Association

The best sailing book I have read is Paul Elvstrom's "Elvstrom speaks -- to his sailing friends on his life and racing career; Hardcover – 1970".

Philosophical, passionate, practical, and always

Fair winds and thank you for inspiring us. ... See more

A true sailing legend has passed. The most successful sailor in Olympic history prior to Ben Ainslie. 8 Olympic games, 4 consecutive Gold medals. 13 World championships on 8 classes from '56 to

RIP Paul Elvstrøm. ... See more

18 hours ago

Timeline Photos

Tony Arends, looking good and foiling on your own design and build, both boat and sail. Nice comfortable position just hiked out rather than trapezing and still going fast.

1 day ago

Photos from United States A-Class Sailing Association (USACA)'s post

New AD3 eXploders arrived. 6 in the US and 2 in Canada so far. 3 F1s here too and more coming I believe.

3 days ago

IACA poll results analysed

The International Class survey results and leadership are consistent with what what we are doing here. 58 boats attended our Florida Winter series and we hope to see this grow even larger over the ... See more

Thanks you for entering your opinion in the IACA poll. We have now analysed the results, anonymized and formatted your comments for general consumption. First of all, here are some general ... See more

2 weeks ago

Catamaran Racing, News & Design: A-Class US: Woods Regatta 2016

Woods Regatta report and great insight as always from @martin vanzulli on the comraderie and fleet building we emphasize.

Catamaran Racing, News & Design. F18, A-Cat, Tornado, AC45, Americas Cup, AC72, F16, A-Class Worlds. Foiling, GC32, Nacra 17, Olympics, Gunboat

2 weeks ago

2016 Woods Brothers Invitational A-Cat Regatta - Kirk Jockell Photography

Port tack start! Looks at more pics to see if they made it.

https://kirkjockell.smugmug.com/Regattas/2016/2016-Woods-Brother-Invitationa/i-5QRhBfp.

Photos by Kirk Jockell at the Lake Lanier ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Timeline Photos

Not to be outdone by merely having a regatta named after them, Larry and Andrew Woods are .... Yes, exactly what are they doing?? Tryouts for synchro ACat docking team? This calls for ... See more

2 weeks ago

Timeline Photos

Congrats to Bailey White (2nd year running) foiling class; and Chris Bolton, classic, on their wins at Lake Lanier Sailing Club for the 2nd Annual "Hey Ya'll Watch This - The Woods Brothers ... See more

2 weeks ago

Skippers meeting ABYC Turkey regatta. Forecast winds 8-10 knots. 175 total boats.

2 weeks ago

Sailing Anarchy

We got clearance to take a full tour of this very cool boatbuilding facility thanks to the folks at Holland Composites BV and DNA performance sailing BV. This is some good shit folks, and I love a ... See more

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