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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 Beacon Group A-Class Worlds overall
A Gurd 'Ole Texas shoot-out on the bay on Saturday
Posted on 8 May
Beacon Group A-Class Worlds day 3
The Classic Division get a pounding in Texas
Posted on 5 May
Beacon Group A-Class Worlds day 2
They say it was a hard day today, out on old Galveston bay...
Posted on 4 May
Beacon Group A-Class Worlds day 1
35 foiling catamarans running from storms in Galveston Bay, Texas
Posted on 2 May
A Cat Admiral's Cup 2022 at Houston
A bit of a 'thing' in the US since its inception 13 years ago
Posted on 30 Apr
A-Class Cat Worlds return!
Top foiling cat sailors gather in Houston, Texas
Posted on 17 Apr
Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta overall
A Class Cat legend wins his Caribbean Challenge Berth
Posted on 21 Feb
Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta day 2
Sun-sational sailing in St. Petersburg
Posted on 20 Feb
Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta underway
The first day of sailing in St. Petersburg delayed by early fog
Posted on 19 Feb
Robert Saylor on the 2022 Foiling Midwinters #2
David Schmidt checks in with the fleet captain of the Upper Keys Sailing Club
Posted on 9 Feb
The Grafham Cat Open is back!
Set to take place on 30th & 31st October
Posted on 7 Oct 2021
New Cat Event on Ullswater
The Ullswater Catamaran Challenge scheduled for September
Posted on 24 Jun 2021
2021 A Class Cat Europeans cancelled
Travel and regional restrictions work against the organisers
Posted on 3 Jun 2021
Stokes Bay Sailing Club Catamaran Open
Almost 50 cats entered despite a very bad weather forecast
Posted on 26 May 2021
Stokes Bay Sailing Club Catamaran Open preview
Sailors eagerly anticipating the first big catamaran event of the season
Posted on 6 May 2021
The Only Way Is Up!
After the year we've all been through we're all hoping this to be true
Posted on 4 Jan 2021
WAXIT National Championship at Jervoise Bay
In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, a great idea was born
Posted on 4 Jan 2021
To foil or not to foil?
That is the question
Posted on 15 Dec 2020
Humpybong Yacht Club WinterBash preview
Brisbane's WinterBash regatta attracts record fleet
Posted on 8 Jul 2020
Shooting the breeze with Glenn Ashby
Talking to Ronstan A-Cat sailors Stephen Brayshaw and Ben Moon
Posted on 28 May 2020
2020 A Class Cat Europeans and Worlds postponed
New event dates announced for 2021 events
Posted on 6 Apr 2020
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg overall
Lightning fleet's David Starck wins the overall title
Posted on 17 Feb 2020
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg day 2
Duncan's Melges 24 Team keeps perfect scoreline
Posted on 16 Feb 2020
The relentless pace of change
We speak to Kenny Read about developments at North Sails
Posted on 16 Dec 2019
A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA overall
Landenberger & Heemskerk crowned champions in style
Posted on 1 Sep 2019
A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA day 4
An early start for the Classic sailors
Posted on 30 Aug 2019
A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA day 3
PRO David Campbell-James keen to get the race numbers evened out
Posted on 28 Aug 2019
A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA day 2
Wind fills in for a while after a stop-start day
Posted on 28 Aug 2019
A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA day 1
A challenging start to say the least!
Posted on 26 Aug 2019
A Class Cat GBR National Championships
Jellyfish take their toll on rudders
Posted on 22 Aug 2019
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The Open podium (l-r) Kuba Surowiec 2nd, Ravi Parent Champion, Riley Gibbs 3rd at the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
© Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
Bruce Mahoney on his way to a Worlds Race victory on the final day at the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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The chasing pack round the top mark in race 2 on the final day at the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Kuba Surowiec looking happy to be in Houston on the final day at the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
© Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
The 2022 Champion Ravi Parent during the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Comrades in arms. Kuba Surowiec congratulating a magnanimous Ravi Parent on his title, moments after the 1 point final race decider at the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Bundy flies to his win in the last race as Ravi gybes into position to win his first World Title at the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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The fleet finally get going properly on the final day at the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Landy and Son race uphill on day 3 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Billy Richnow and his team of highly experienced race officers will take no prisoners - only one OCS in the whole event so far at the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Micky Todd looks good for a 2nd place in this championship on day 3 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
© Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
Ken Marshack USA 192 finishes the first race in the short bay chop on day 3 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Micheal Love USA 395 and Greg Matthews USA 444 battling each other on day 3 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Race 2 gets away clean on day 3 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
© Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
Sometimes the traffic can be quite large here in Texas on day 3 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships
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Andrew ‘Landy' Landenberger locked in to his boat during a rough downwind leg on day 3 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Ben Hall heading for the finish on day 3 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Ravi Parent USA 76 has it dialled in for a race win on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Stevie Brewin AUS 4, setting up for downhill before lighting the blue touchpaper on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Spanish Olympian Iago Lopez Marra ESP 97 gets loose yet again on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Well saved sir! Amazingly Chris Bolton USA 148, got this back again on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Cam Farrah shows the lads how it's done and is in the top 15 on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Bundy chasing well at the finish on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
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Dean Mayke USA 1023 parks his DNA in Houston Space Center launch style, and they are remarkably stable like this, on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
© Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
2nd race Classics get away - an interesting point is how few recalls there are in the fleet, as the time penalty is so severe, they are all understandably a little line-shy on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
© Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
Top end conditions on the bay caused the 3rd race to be cancelled by the PRO on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
© Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
Cam Farrah, Rodeo Girl after a well caught near pitchpole on day 2 of the Beacon Group A-Class Catamaran World Championships in Texas
© Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Bala Catamaran Open 2022
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