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Published on April 10th, 2023 | by Editor

A-Class Catamaran having it both ways

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The singlehanded A-Class Catamaran has a strong presence in the USA, which was strong enough to host the 2022 World Championship, and strong enough for the country’s Ravi Parent to win the Open division world title.

Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checked in with Florida A-Class sailor Axel Issel for an update:

The A-Class Class rules allow for development, which is good for improving the boat but can get expensive as gear becomes obsolete. How does this impact participation?

The A-Class is divided into two sub-classes separated by different sets of measurement rules; the Foilers (Open) and non-foiling (the Classics). In the case of the Classics that have been around 67 years, most development has occurred in the last decade or so with the change from straight dagger boards to C foils and the deck-sweeper mainsail with curved booms.

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Older hulls and masts remain competitive but the newer configurations do provide a slight advantage. Today, Classic boats from 10+ years keep winning Nationals and Continental championships and boats with straight booms and daggerboards still are in the top 5 in the Euro circuit.

The Classic fleet keeps growing in most countries due to the speed and simplicity of the boat; very competitive, tactical, fun races, with plenty of accessible boats around the globe. In many parts of the world, the Classics are very popular with larger numbers than Foilers like in the US/Canada, Italy, France, Australia, etc.

Sailors in Classics are competitive at all ages, many well into their 70s so it is a class where you can grow and be at the top for decades with your same boat for many, many years.

The Foilers have seen the most recent development. Here newer boats (2019-20 and newer) make a difference over older ones since they are easier and more stable to foil. Participation in the class is achieved in Classics due to very even and fun races with skippers with 20 years fighting 70s-year-olds. Participation in Foilers comes from younger sailors trying to master the fastest single-handed catamaran in the world.

Most of the top sailors in the world raced A-Cats at some point, even though it is a non-Olympic class. The A-Cat has consistently proven itself in the international scene whereby the World, European, and North American Championships are frequented by some of the most famous sailors in the world.

However, it’s always taken the dedication of a pure A-Class sailor to win the Championships. This demonstrates the high level of performance within the class and it leads to amazing numbers of entries for such events. Today, almost all top professional regattas are raced in foiling boats, like the America’s Cup, the Ocean Race, SailGP, etc, so learning and growing in a foiling A-Cat gives you experience and advantage, attracting young talents to the fleet.

When was the shift to foiling? How did the class endure that transition? Were there kits? Foilers started around 2015, but in 2018 the class decided to create two sets of rules to keep the non-foiling boats competitive, and two sub-classes were born. I believe this was a wise decision, to make the class appealing to a wider population.

Today you can be competitive in your 20s and into your 70s, with a newer Foiler or with an older Classic. Regattas are usually scored in two fleets, and some, like the North American Championship regatta, have the two fleets + the “Overall NA Champion” who is the best skipper among the two classes.

The transition was progressive, initially some folks modified the trunks on the hull to insert the newer foiling blades. Today, to be competitive in Foilers, you need a newer foiling specific boat. Manufacturers build two models: the Foiler and the Classic. The Classic is lighter, simpler and less expensive. The Foiler has a lower hull profile; is heavier due to extra carbon needed to support extreme foiling forces, and needs better physical input.

Has the foiling equipment stabilized or is it still evolving? For the last three years (late 2019-2020), there have been no new developments. The latest one was the rudder differential. Some have been working on differential for center foils with no success. Also, cambered sails with specific masts have been designed, but nothing new has come out. Until measurement rules for Foilers are changed, it will be difficult to see any new significant design improvement.

How is the used boat inventory in North America? Today, there are around 20 used boats for sale. Some used boats for sale are almost new, like a 2022 Foiler and newer Classics. You can buy an old Classic for less than $5K and be competitive in the Classic fleet. Used boats and parts can be found in https://usaca.info/ and in https://www.facebook.com/groups/922063451790001/ .

Who are the suppliers for North America? Are there any in the continent? Boats and masts builders are in Europe. Today, the largest manufacturer of boats is eXploder from Poland (with accessible labor), which provides new Classics and Foilers. Fastboatstuff.com is their representative in the US, and they carry new boats and parts for almost all new and older model boats. North America is getting shipments from Europe usually two times per year with new boats and parts. I have been in the class three years and I always find the parts needed quickly. Top competitive sails are built here in the USA by Glaser, Sail Technologies, etc.

Why do Foilers and Classics race together? Because it is way more fun, and way more competitive. The fleet is well mixed during races. In addition, it is a good way of keeping the fleet growing, making an easy and fun entry point to the class with more options. For example, I started in Classics two years ago and after the Worlds in Houston last year, I sold my Classic and I switched to the Open class.

Usually, the top Foilers will have an advantage but most part of the fleet is mixed. In lighter winds like sub 10 knots, the boats are even and in lighter non-foiling conditions, Classics are faster. Top light sailors can start foiling downwind around 8 knots but most of the foiling fleet foils closer with 10 knots of wind 100% air time, and upwind foiling is mastered only by the ultra-top sailors, and usually they need 12-13 knots of wind to make real gains over the top Classics going upwind.

For us, the newer foiling sailors, learning to foil (like me!), will always have Classics around showing how much ground is lost while we are trying to fly……and once on air, if we do not do the correct angle, Classics will pass you by. .Racing with 50 boats on the line, is always more fun than 20-30 boats, and chances are you always will have someone next to you on every mark.

What is the ideal sailor weight for the A-Cat? I believe 170-195 pounds is the ideal range, NED 007 Mischa Heemskerk won the world championship several times and he is 225+ lbs; the latest World Champion USA 76 Ravi Parent (2022 Rolex Yachtsman of the year) weighs around 165lbs . Who knows….!

Where are the hubs of class activity in North America? Florida concentrates 30% of the fleet, with Key Largo, and the Sarasota/Tampa Bay area being the most popular spots, followed by Fort Walton and Melbourne, FL. Lake Lanier in Georgia has one of the largest fleets, Annapolis/West River area is popular as well.

Lake Carlyle in Illinois, where we raced the 2021 North Americans, have several active boats. Also, there are 10 boats in Alamitos Bay in California, and there is a large fleet in Ontario Canada where we raced the 2022 North American Championship.

I heard a new fleet will grow soon in Mexico City as well. This year we are all looking forward to race in October the ‘Alter Cup’ in Pensacola, Florida, only for Classic boats, where skippers from other multihull fleets join the A-Catters to determine the best multihull skipper!

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The 2024 UK Nationals will be at Hayling Ferry SC on 28th-30th June.  More details to follow!

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Whereas most other racing classes are one-design, the A-Class is a development class and as a result it has become the very pinnacle of the high-tech sailing boat.  Many state-of-the-art design developments seen today in, for example, the latest Americas Cup racers, have been first developed and then applied to the 'A' Class cat.

Whilst being a relatively easy boat to actually sail.  They are stable and not particularly prone to cartwheeling or 'pitch-polling' even in the strongest of winds, unless you do something really stupid.  But the 'A' Class Catamaran is difficult to sail well, requiring many subtle tweaks and fine tuning to get it up to it's full potential.  You can be sailing upwind and suddenly realize that everyone else is out-pointing you, for no apparent reason!  A slight sail trim here, a small mast rotation there - it all has an effect, which is more noticeable because you are traveling faster. It suits people who like to fiddle and tune, but the feeling when you hit the sweet-spot is superb! 

It is so responsive that it almost talks to you...... You just have to learn to listen.

Hardly any two 'A' Cats are the same.  Each sailor likes to have things customized to 

suit their own style.  Transom or centre mainsheet, different downhaul and mast rotation systems, even rudder and daggerboard shapes can vary.  You will see many different hull shapes.  Until recently, the trend was for wave piercing bows.

 Now, The class is now in two categories - the Classic: the original non-foiling version, fitted with straight or constant curve C shape boards, and the Open, (or foiling version) fitted with J and Z shaped boards, together with T or L rudders allow skilled sailors to foil the boats downwind.

However, the actual hull shape has a lesser effect on the speed than having the correct rig setup.  The mast and sail are designed to work together for a particular crew weight.  Having the correct sail shape and mast stiffness for you is far more important than having the latest hull design.  A smooth sailing style is also crucial, and with an all up minimum weight of 75kg, this is essential to maximising the potential boatspeed.

Although spectacular to watch, the Open foiling category requires much more agility and movement to sail properly.  They are much more 'on the edge' as regards stability, however, the speeds now reached are in excess of 32 knots in this configuration.

The Classic usually tends to be the more popular version sailed here in the UK, and indeed Worldwide.  The close racing, and comparative ease of sailing keeps many older sailors within the class and the camaraderie as much fun as the sailing.

So, if you are up for the challenge of the Formula One of the sailing boat world, drop us a line.  We can then hopefully put you in touch with someone who can help, as the 'A' class 'scene' is a very friendly and helpful one!

Currently we have A cat sailors at the following clubs;

Thorpe Bay, Whitstable, Rutland, Grafham Water, Weston, Weymouth, Stokes Bay, Bala, Clacton, Farmoor. 

Now you wouldn't want to die not knowing, would you?!

Currently there are A cat fleets here 

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A Class catamaran – rigging

By telleropnul, February 14, 2021

An A class catamaran has:

Mast rotation

There is a 30cm long horizontal stainless steel ‘arm’ on the bottom of the mast that has a rope connected underneath the trampoline cleated on top of each hull.  The idea is to restrict the mast from over rotating when sailing upwind.

When sailing downwind you leave the rope that restricts mast rotation uncleated as you want the mast over rotated to create more belly in the sail:

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Harken outhaul system: https://www.harken.com.au/content.aspx?id=3910

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My 38mm diameter boom needed a mounting plate for a small block.  I decided to design and 3D print one:

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There is a small block inside the boom for a 2:1 ratio on the outhaul.

No changes were needed.  A single continuous rope comes out of each side of the mast and is secured using a pivot cam cleat on either side.  The downhaul connects to the bottom of the sail through a small block and then hooks onto the bottom of the mast for a 2:1 ratio force lever.

We are using the Harken – A Class – 2015 Cascade mainsheet system.  Compared to a traditional 6:1 ratio mainsheet system with two 3 pulley blocks the cascade mainsheet system has a 3:1 ratio horizontal mainsheet section coupled with a 3:1 ratio vertical mainsheet section at the end of the boom.

Traditional 6:1 ratio mainsheet

Tip: it is always a good idea to purchase blocks with a becket (anchor point), even if not directly needed.

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Harken – A Class – 2015 Cascade mainsheet system.

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This is the 2152 at the end of the boom.  It contains the shackle connecting the outhaul to the clew of the sail.  The boom moves freely in between the dyneema rope:

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This is the second 2152 that bolts onto the metal hoop bracket of the traveller:

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This is the 2149 closest to the two 2152 blocks.  It connects to the same outhaul shackle as mentioned previously.  Again, the boom slides freely in between the dyneema rope:

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This is the mainsheet itself including the 2149 that slides along the middle of the boom.  The 6mm diameter 2.6 meters dyneema ending in a small eye feeds through the blocks mentioned earlier.  The 8mm diameter 10 meters of blue/white rope goes forward to the mast.  The roller of the 2149 block should face forward towards the mast:

Note: buy 3 meters of 6mm dyneema to allow for eye splicing.

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This is the HSB411 at the gooseneck of the mast.  One rope around the mast, one rope around the boom (and a short bit of rope to pull it down – not shown):

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The blue/white rope feeds through the HSB411, goes back to where it came from, feeds through again and then goes to the trampoline.

And finally the 2149 located on the trampoline.  Note the metal ring that needs to go onto the mainsheet before it connects to the block to make sure the rope stays on the HSB411 properly when the mast rotates. I have tied the metal ring to the shackle for now so I don’t forget.  The metal ring is tied to the boom with a short bit of rope near the outhaul cleat.

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UPDATE: I have since replaced this 2149 block with a ratcheting block (Ronstan Orbit ratchet block).  Also, the ring has been replaced with a small block.

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UPDATE: I am getting better at sailing my A class catamaran and a 6:1 ratio mainsheet cuts into my hand a lot.  The ratio is not really a problem, but I would really like to be able to cleat / uncleat the mainsheet when sailing upwind.  So I upgraded to a single Harken 40mm Carbo Block with Cam Cleat & Becket HK2646:

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I use the surplus tail from the downhaul rope to keep the double block pulled down.

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The mainsheet feeds into the traveller and is tied around the center of the rear beam in between two stainless steel ‘Tonneau Cover’  buttons for a continuous loop.

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Carrick knot

These Harken blocks do not use metal pivots / shackles but instead have rope spliced directly onto the block or use short bits of tie-off rope instead.  I use two loops of 3mm diameter polyester rope (black/blue) for this purpose (comes on a 20m mini spool).  The knot I use to tie the ends together is a Carrick knot.

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Splicing dyneema

This is how a basic Brummel eye splice is constructed:

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This is the easy part; feeding / hiding the tail inside the core is the difficult part.

Brand new Dyneema rope is coated in wax which makes it stiff and smooth,  This helps with splicing.  Instead of “splicing fids” and a “D splicer tool” I simply use a ballpoint pen.  Just keep the clear plastic outside and cut it in half.

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I use some heatshrink tape to connect the rope to the end of the ballpoint pen and after some practise I was able to perform proper Brummel eye splices using this instruction video:

If I have to feed the eye loop through the rope I use a cable-tie tied to the eye loop to make life easier.  If the other end of the rope is open still, you can perform a Brummel splice without having to feed the eye loop through the rope.  This also allows you to braid the rope directly onto a block.

Feeding the tail through the core of the rope is a bit difficult if you have not done this before.  Using new waxed rope is best for a first attempt.  A ballpoint pen cut in half, some heatshrink tubing and bunching up the outer rope is all it takes.  Try to get a clean pass through the outer rope without catching any loose fine fibers of rope.  It is best to push rather than pull when feeding the tail through the core.

The popular Hobie16 trapeze setup:

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Stainless steel cable from the mast to a handle and pulley.  A rope is connected to a dogbone on one end.  On the other side of the pulley we find an adjustable nylon rope lock as stopper to adjust the height of the trapeze. The tail of the rope is then semi permanently attached to a shock cord using two sister clips.

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The shock cord is often zig-zagged underneath the trampoline.

The adjustable Nacra trapeze setup:

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Sleeved dogbone.  Nacra trapeze block.  Cam cleat.  Barrel bead end stopper.  The small black clip on the rope is to ensure the cam cleat stays vertical when you pull the cord:  The tail of the red rope would normally be connected to the shock cord running underneath the trampoline.

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On my A class I want something that is simple, reliable and (on beforehand) adjustable.

Let’s have a look at the nylon rope lock:

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This can be adjusted on shore and even on the water when sailing, just not on-the-fly, which is fine.

I would however use a different knot:

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If I wanted I could even use a Ronstan barrel bead and a stopper knot (not adjustable):

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There is a stopper knot that you are supposed to use with barrel beads called the barrel knot:

I have ordered 10 meters of 3MM Dyneema (blue).  SK75 can hold 200kg+ and SK 78 even more.  I could replace the stainless wire going up the mast with dyneema, but what I have currently suits me just fine.

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I will tie one end to a Ronstan sister clip using an Anchor not.  The other end is tied to the dogbone.  Do not use a Bowline or Half hitches.  Use an Anchor knot for this.  There is no need to splice here but you can if you want.  3mm Dyneema has a small diameter – I was hesitant to but in an eye splice.

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It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of another A-Cat legend, known to a great many of us. Matthias Dietz was a beloved and gentle character for many years on both the German and European circuits. His immense knowledge of all things, ranging from the 1970's Le Mans Porsche 917 breaking systems that he worked on as an engineer, up to how he sets his rig up for those light airs, of which he was one of the Kings.

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Entries are invited for the regatta to be organised by Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club inc.Date: Tuesday 25 April 2023Location: Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club, Park Road, Speers Point (within grounds of Speers Point Park).

Notice of Race: Harken 2023 A Class Catamaran QLD Championships, Hervey Bay SC

The Harken 2023 Queensland International A Division Catamaran Championships (The Regatta) will be held between Friday 7th April and Sunday 9th April 2023. The regatta will be held at the Hervey Bay Sailing Club (HBSC) situated at Torquay, Qld. Online entry https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/event/GHJVF

Notice of Race: 2023 A Class Catamaran NSW Championships, Speers Point

The Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club (SPASC) Inc. as the Organising Authority, in conjunction with the Australian A Class Catamaran Association invite entries for the 2023 Australian “A” Class Catamaran NSW State Titles to be sailed on Lake Macquarie, NSW from Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th March 2023.

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Association Française des Catamarans de Classe A

Bienvenue sur le site de l’association française des catamarans de classe a .

Le Classe A regroupe maintenant deux pratiques distinctes qui s’inscrivent toujours dans un esprit d’évolution, mais avec des restrictions différentes:

Le Classe A open, autorisant le vol, est le précurseur de la voile actuelle, en utilisant les libertés de la jauge afin d’atteindre des vitesses encore plus grandes en étant libéré de la résistance de l’eau.

Le classe A classic s’inscrit dans la prépondérance du jeu stratégique de la régate avec des restrictions supplémentaires, notamment pour les dérives et safrans.

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Stage Hyères

Début le

6 mars 2017

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Coupe de Printemps

11 mars 2017

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Championnat de Bretagne

18 mars 2017

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Décès de Matthias Dietz

30 avr. 2024

MAINTENANCE SERVICES WEB

30 janv. 2024

CLOTURE DU RETOUR DES FEUILLES DE VOTE AG-2023 AU 15 JANVIER 2024

7 janv. 2024

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Réaliser des pad-eyes légers

22 mars 2021

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Réaliser des inserts de footstraps sur un bateau construit en sandwich nid d'abeille

7 déc. 2020

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Retirer le pad de son classe A

15 nov. 2020

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    The A-Class Catamaran 2023 Worlds are starting on the 9th September. Hosted by the Toulon Yacht Club, this historic harbour is the HQ of the French Navy, so rather like a French Portsmouth and is beautifully sheltered from the biggest seas the Mediterranean can bring up. However, it is also right in the famous Mistral wind zone.

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    A-Class Catamaran North American Championships. Cam Farrah, Winner of the International A-Division Catamaran Admiral's Cup Foiling Division. USA 143, helmed by Mike Herendeen - 2024 A-Class Admiral's Cup, Day 1. Australian A-Cat Nationals on Lake Macquarie Day 5 - - Adam Beattie, 2024 Australian A-Cat Open Champion.

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