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The A-Class Catamaran is the fastest single handed catamaran 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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2 months ago

The 2017 North Americans

thanks San Diego Yacht Club!

October 12 2017 Posted By: editor Comments: 0 2017 A Class North Americans. A view from the top in Champagne sailing conditions. Report by Bruce Mahoney. The 50th Anniversary of the A Class North ... See more

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2 months ago

Sailing Anarchy

Thanks for all the press Sailing Anarchy and congrats to all the top finishers.

New post (straight A's - http://sailinganarchy.com/2017/10/08/straight-as/) has been published on Sailing Anarchy

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2 months ago

San Diego Yacht Club

Congrats, Bruce. 2017 North American Champion!

Bruce Mahoney was named the 2017 A-Cat North American Champion! United States A-Class Sailing Association (USACA)

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2 months ago

San Diego Yacht Club

Every day a different leader in the classic division. Congrats, Craig Yandow!

Craig Yandow, winner of the classic division, recounts the competition between the classic boats at the 2017 A-Cat North American Championship! United States A-Class Sailing Association (USACA)

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2 months ago

San Diego Yacht Club

After 11 races of the 2017 A-Cat North Americans in 4 days, Mischa Heemskerk from the Netherlands became the Open North American Champion! United States A-Class Sailing Association (USACA)

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2 months ago

San Diego Yacht Club

Bruce on today, day 3

Bruce Mahoney, winner of race 7 today, recounts what happened on the water today, day 3 of the 2017 North American Championship! United States A-Class Sailing Association (USACA)

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2 months ago

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

Day 2 Report from the North American Championship San Diego Yacht Club

Day 2 ....almost a print of day one. Same weather, same wind ( well it went a little more right today), same temperature, and

Mischa totally dominated again with three bullets. Bruce and Matt were in a total rock fight with super close finishes. Brandon was right in there too. Larry Woods has been boringly consistent this entire regatta with a fifth place in every single race.

Very close racing in the classic fleet - Damian La Casella, Woody Cope, Rush Bird, Criag Yandow and the rest. In the third race the Admiral had to sub in for Emmanuel Cerf due to a shoulder injury from a collision at the start.

In general, race committee work has been flawless. Couple individual recalls, one general recall.

Spectating from the rib has been spectacular. Seeing the skill level of the top sailors and the close battles both mid fleet, classics, foilers, has been great to watch and a great learning experience.

We've had great media coverage, top notch photography, drone coverage. Treasurer Bill Vining said "If you want to learn how to foil, come to San Diego".

Daniel Seagraves said " I've learned more in four days than I have in the last year of sailing A Cats...the people in the class are collaborative and super helpful in sharing their knowledge"

Tomorrow may see a change in weather...maybe lighter...but the ground hog may still be hanging around.

Overall awesome event...no one is complaining and So Cal is certainly delivering!

Results: https://sdyc.org/assets/results/results17/a-cat-na-res.htm ... See more

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2 months ago

San Diego Yacht Club

RUSH AND WOODY!!

One point separates Woody Cope and Rush Bird in the classic class after day two of the 2017 A-Cat North American Championship! Here’s what these two friends from Gulfport YC have to say about ... See more

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2 months ago

San Diego Yacht Club

Bruce day 2

Bruce Mahoney is still second after Friday’s races at 2017 A-Cat North Americans and explains what it’s like to race against Mischa Heemskerk United States A-Class Sailing Association (USACA)

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2 months ago

San Diego Yacht Club

Mischa Heemskerk debrief, day 2.

Mischa Heemskerk, the foiling catamaran expert from the Netherlands, shares what happened during races 4-6 of the 2017 A-Cat North Americans. Heemskerk won all of Friday’s races United States ... See more

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