Jun 30, 2013

Steve Brewin wins A-Cat Europeans 2013

Steve Brewin won on Saturday the 2013 Europeans, Andrew Landenberger was second, and Manuel Calavia from Spain 3rd and grabs Euro Crown.

Full reports, results & details at A-Cat.org
Below Equipment used at Barcelona, the "Box" still Rules...  In the top 12 there is only 2 boat repeating platform and sails, all the others are integrated by a combination of 6 different boat platforms:
- Nikita
- Scheurer G6
- DNA
- Exploder

- Arrow MKII
- Vision

 & 5 different sails lofts
- Brewin Sails
- Landenberger Sails
- Ashby Sails
- Mischa sails
- Hammer Sails

So there is still no killer innovation in the As, in an almost full open development Class with No Cloth list, Painted hulls  & legal Flying boats.
 

Something has to be learned by other classes long time members that I must label well intentioned but sorry to tell, so deeply  uniformed on technical matters...

Why none of this equipment fanatics have found yet the magic paint or the untouchable foil, or the super special cloth, or the superior hull design to win every single race in any condition at every regatta? How come??? 

Well maybe it all has (at least by June 30th, 2013) to do with sailors skills and a still solid Box Rule. Ahh , I forgot: Steve Brewin won on a 2001 design, the Nikita designed by Nils Bunkenburg.... and the new Exploder A , Jacek was 3rd overall till last race, has for ie an excellent competitive price.

All Images Cristayn Fletcher - Full  gallery at CSN FB - 

Last Day video at http://youtu.be/Jzng0tKWo30
More reports at A-Cat.org - Results below.




No Sailno
Name
Tot R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
1 AUS 4 Steve Brewin 15 1 2 1 2 -dnf 4 4 1 -dnf Nikita/Brewin
2 AUS 308 Andrew Landenberger 22 4 3 4 -6 -9 3 2 5 1 Scheurer G6/Landenberger
3 ESP 11 Manuel Calavia 28
4 -dns 1 1 6 3 3 10 DNA/Ashby
4 AUS 25 Stephen Brayshaw 42 2 6 7 4 -37 -39 1 6 16 DNA/Brewin
5 POL 1 Jacek Noetzel 47 5 8 3 3 6 -37 10 12 -19 Exploder/Landenberger
6 ESP 72 Gustavo Doreste 53 10 9 9 -12 7 -11 6 7 5 DNA/Hammer Sails
7 AUS 902 Scott Anderson 55 19 5 -dns 5 16 -24 5 2 3 Nikita/Ashby
8 NED 7 Mischa Heemskerk 57 3 1 2 7 31 9 -dnf 4 -32 DNA/Mischa Sails
9 GER 14 Bob Baier 58 -bfd -15 6 10 4 2 13 11 12 Nikita/Landenberger
10 GER 45 Thilo Keller 67 7 7 10 9 -56 -55 8 8 18 Arrow MKII/Landenberger
11 SUI 19 Sandro Caviezel 81 12 11 13 27 2 10 -20 -30 13 Scheurer G6 /Landenberger
12 GBR 7 Chris Field 85 9 12 -dns 18 11 -30 14 13 8 Vision / Hammer Sails

Full Results at http://www.vela.cat/bisc/ClassA/130625_clas_PROV_9.pdf

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