Jun 28, 2012

A-Class Europeans 2012: Andrew Landenberger 1st

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--Landy is Back. An excellent championship for him after being out for a while without even being able to walk! Great event for the A-Class Association too, organized by Circolo Vela Arco. The top three were close, Chris Field only lost his chances on race 8, and Brad suffered a collision that left him out for the last 3. He was finally re dressed and ended 3rd, leaving Scott Anderson 4th after 3 last consecutive 2nd places.

As per the reports they had the full range of winds, so it was a truly competitive event with Landy performing   in every condition.
In the final races bullets for Ben Moon and Brewin that peaked early, maybe getting used to his new mast.
Mischa Heemskerk only lacked consistency as he managed several top ten results. I think some A sailors need to return favors and participate on the F18 too making sinergy between both classes.

I'm happy for Landy, he helped me a lot bringing the first imported F18 sails to Argentina stepping the level of the local fleet.Also he is always open to help out with technical inquiries as when I was starting here with the F18 project, Felix helped the 'Petit Leopards' french crew too at my request and that is why I supported them back since day one. Now for LA F18 Worlds I'l be riding a Landy set for the Matt's Falcon.

Impressive is the alternative for equipment available on this class, Scheuerer for Landy and Brad, note to Chris Field performance and really good news for Hans Klok/Catamaranparts.nl and their Vision. Scott on Nils Bunkenburg ever lasting  Nikita and his Fiberfoam mast. Which other boat has Nikita lasting record in any other Formula class? Maybe the Hobie Tiger?.

2011 World Champ Steve Brewin on a Dna a his own brand sails, the Bimares, the Dna fleet, Thilo's Arrow, Flyers, Ashby sails and many more, you can be competitive with almost any combo.

Edit on worlds dates confusion:I've been invited to A-Class 2012 at FL, but I will stay already 18 days at LA in september, dates are:
LA F18 Worlds 7-15 Sept,2012 Words at Isla Morada is October 19-27 ,

Received a mail from Ian Sloan too, and NZ January 2014 seems a good place to be if we pass through 2012. I have time, Master Scotty is 60 I think, so I have some 20 years to catch up with the A-Class.

More info at www.acateuro2012.ch
Full results www.acateuro2012.ch/dp/sites/default/files/a-class_final.pdf

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