Feb 19, 2017

A-Class US, NOOD Regatta 2017

Sailing photos Paul Todd/ Outsideimages.com - Check beachpark video Emmanuel Cerf - Lineup pic Bailey White. -
Pity lack of wind at St Petersburg Yacht Club, which will be the venue for the 2020 A-Cat Worlds. 2018 F18 Worlds will be also held in the US at Sarasota.

The US Class is by now ranking two different fleets in all regattas, only two races held so check full results here
Official web for the NOOD St Petersburg regatta: sailingworld.com/helly-hansen-nood-regatta-2017-inside-fleets-1

Check also Glaser main with a reduced foot from standard decksweepers, this to have a more compensated head, design which worked for Matt Struble but we still haven´t seen in Europe.
Here in BA today we went training, top guy already foiling upwind easy, and no contest in around 11-12 knots. That is what we are going to see at Sopot, with Brewin & Bundy showed at past Aus Nats some weeks ago.
Mischa will be also flying upwind and we'll see a bigger gap on the top guys being able to foil the entire course in the midrange.

I'm trying to foil upwind with the A14/JZ  and managed too few good runs, plenty hours left. If downwind foiling is already the most technical ride in current sailing , upwind is even more challenging. Still much to see and learn , even for the pros, but based on what I'm seeing (Moth was sailing today too) I think top As will be hunting Moths in the next seasons in midrange and above winds.