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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 Humpybong Yacht Club WinterBash preview
Brisbane's WinterBash regatta attracts record fleet
Posted on 8 Jul
Shooting the breeze with Glenn Ashby
Talking to Ronstan A-Cat sailors Stephen Brayshaw and Ben Moon
Posted on 28 May
2020 A Class Cat Europeans and Worlds postponed
New event dates announced for 2021 events
Posted on 6 Apr
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg overall
Lightning fleet's David Starck wins the overall title
Posted on 17 Feb
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg day 2
Duncan's Melges 24 Team keeps perfect scoreline
Posted on 16 Feb
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
Three weeks to go until the A Class Cat Worlds
All to play for at the WPNSA in this elegant and stylish catamaran class
Posted on 27 Jul 2019
A Class Catamarans in the East Coast Piers Race
Hero to Zero in 13 miles
Posted on 12 Jul 2019
Palm Beach SC Bullets Regatta preview
To be held on 16-17 November
Posted on 25 Jun 2019
European Spring A-Class Cat Championship
Two perfect sunny days on Lake Garda
Posted on 6 Jun 2019
2019 Spring European Championship day 1
Dutch sailor Mischa Heemskerk leads on Lake Garda
Posted on 1 Jun 2019
42nd Bala Cat Open preview
Looking set for a bumper turnout in this Catamaran Classic
Posted on 28 Apr 2019
10th Annual Miami Sailing Week
The largest spring regatta
Posted on 12 Mar 2019
Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show
A Class Cat combines cutting-edge design with humour to win
Posted on 2 Mar 2019
Ashby makes it ten in the A Class Catamaran
Ashby makes it ten in the A Class Catamaran
Posted on 27 Nov 2018
North Sails Weekly Debrief
A-Cat Breaking News, Route du Rhum Victories, US Sailing Hall of Fame, Client Testimonials
Posted on 24 Nov 2018
A Cat World Championship overall
The odd thing is, it's not usually like this here...
Posted on 24 Nov 2018
America's Cup champions pleased with A-Cat win
Emirates Team New Zealand's Glenn Ashby has won his 10th A-Class Cat World Championship
Posted on 23 Nov 2018
Glenn Ashby wins A-Cat Worlds for 10th time
Emirates Team New Zealand sailors take three of top four places in foiling cat worlds
Posted on 23 Nov 2018
A Cat World Championship day 3
Mischa closes the gap on Hervey Bay
Posted on 21 Nov 2018
A Cat World Championship day 2
First blood to Ashby and Landy at Hervey Bay, QLD
Posted on 19 Nov 2018
A Cat World Championship day 1
First days racing at the Worlds abandoned after wind exceeded class limits.
Posted on 18 Nov 2018
Ashby wins A-Cat titles in Qld with perfect score
America's Cup skipper wins Pre-Worlds in Queensland, Burling second + Video
Posted on 16 Nov 2018
Ashby showing the way at A-Cat titles in Qld
ETNZ skipper leads Olympic Gold and silver medalists in Worlds warmup
Posted on 14 Nov 2018
Links
A Class Catamaran UK Nationals Attendance
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Fear of flying
© Rafal Czepulkowski
The A Class cat of today is a wonderful testament to the path of continuous development in multi-hulls with the full foilers reaching incredible speeds. In heading down this path, did they leave the broader base of support behind?
© Gordon Upton / DNA
World A Class Calendar postponed by one year
© Gordon Upton
A-Class Catamaran Foiling Class Winner Bruce Mahoney - 2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg
© Paul Todd / Outside Images
A-Class Catamaran fleet in action - 2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg
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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta
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Grafham Cat Open 2019
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Grafham Cat Open 2019
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Grafham Cat Open 2019
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Open top Brit Tom Phipps (GBR) during the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Classic champion Andrew Landenberger (AUS) in the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Open Runner up, Dave Shaw (NZL) in the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Open champion, Mischa Heemskerk (NED) in the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Classic Great Grandmaster champion and runner up, Scott Anderson (AUS) in the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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SailGP China Team skipper Phil Robertson (NZL) goes for a spin during the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Nils Palmieri looking for the finish during the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Race 7 in the Open fleet gets away cleanly on day 4 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Rafa Gomez ESP finishing after a near miss on the line on day 4 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Mischa Heemskerk showing superhuman powers on occasions and is leading on day 4 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Olympic and former class World Champion Scott Anderson AUS 31, and Enrique Cornejo reach the top mark on lap 1 race 1 of the Classics on day 4 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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POL Sailor Kuba Surowicz scored well in race 8 on day 4 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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US National Champion Bruce Mahoney at the finish by was disqualified under the U flag penalty on day 4 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Emmanuel Dode FRA gets rather too much airplay at the bottom mark on day 4 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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GRB Olympian Adam May hot dogging after the finish on day 4 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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GBR Olympian Adam May, gets airtime on day 3 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Tymo Bendyk flies to the finish in fine style on day 3 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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SailGP China Team Wing Trimmer, James Wierzbowski, just before his big finish on day 3 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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GBR National Champ, Oscar Lindley-Smith on day 3 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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Mischa (Green) battling Manuel on the downwind leg on day 3 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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The Classic race start with Alberto Farnesi at the pin on day 2 of the A Class Cat Worlds at the WPNSA
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