Aug 28, 2012

A-Class NED Nats @Hellecat: Chris Field 1st

Another good result for Chris Field and the Vision/Saarberg/Hammer combo after a 2nd at the Europeans, lets see at FL Worlds if Chris can challenge for top spot.




The class once more showing several alternatives and possible combinations of platform/mast/and sails perform. Full results not available yet.
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Report by Hans Klok, Vision builder at www.catamaranparts.nl
At 24-25-26 August the 2012 Dutch A-cat Nationals were sailed in light and strong winds over 2 days. Friday gave us a light wind with shifts all over the place and max 10 to 12 knots.

DAY 1
Sjoerd Hoekstra took the bullets at race 1,2 and in race 3 a 6th with Chris on his Vision 3 times second place , Jaap Straakenbroek did take the bullet in the 3th race, this makes the top of the board after day 1 .
Chris 1st with 6 point , Sjoerd 2nd with 8 points and Jaap Straakenbroek with 8 points 3th.

DAY 2
The Saturday was completely different with strong winds reaching the 20- knots easy and gusts above 25 knots. Thilo Keller was on the move with his extreme flat sail and did take 3 time a bullet for that day , unfortunally for him he was OCS in race 2. Chris Field was 3 times 2nd again for this day and Sjoerd on 3.

DAY 3
The Sunday was blown out with wind reaching easy 30+ knots. The final result is:
1. Chris Filed 9 pnts Vision—Saarberg—Hammer
2. Sjoerd Hoekstra 12 pnts Dna—Dna—Brewin
3. Thil Keller 15 pnts Arrow—Fiberfoam—Landenberger

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