Sep 20, 2018

Hullspeed A-Cat North Ams 2018: Bruce Mahoney 1st

Nacra 17 Foil Board towing by Ravi Parent


That's a complete foiling package. Image sent by Jason D'Agsotino of Ravi Parent and friends on his Nacra 17 & Foil board.

Alinghi D35 Team story



Source Team Alinghi - Beautiful video on Alinghi's D35. An oldie design but still the fastest Lake racer ever built. New D35 Foiling version has a tough job matching this beast performance in light winds racing.

Sep 16, 2018

Nacra 17 World Cup Series Enoshima 2018: Waterhouse & Darmanin 1st

GC32 Racing Tour Villasimius Cup 2018: Cammas / Norauto 1st




Photo by Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour - Video & report sent by GC32 Racing Tour media. Official web: www.gc32racingtour.com
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Cammas fights back from the brink to clinch GC32 Villasimius Cup
GC32 Racing Tour press release issued on 16/09/2018

Light winds on the GC32 Villasimius Cup’s final day may not have provided the same top speed

Sep 12, 2018

2019 WS Cup Series Enoshima R1: Day 2 Results

2018 F18 Worlds Sarasota: 2 Windrush Edge available for charter


Photos: 2018 Europeans by Marc Gonzalez Alomá - Windrush Edge built by Brett Burvill have proven to be super competitive. Not only in Australia, with several Nats behind, but also this year at the 2018 Europeans, where Brett & Max Putnam finished in 2nd place winning some races and contending for the title.

There will be two of the weapons along Next gen DS sails ready to sail at Sarasota. Those interested in charter or buying them contact Brett directly at brett@windrushyachts.com.au

Boats pics and info sent by Brett Burvill : "Hi Martin, we still have 2 of the brand new Windrush Edge's available for charter in Sarasota. We plan to have them there Monday before the event and assembled ready to go on Tuesday.

The boats are complete with Next Gen sails as we used at the F18 Europeans and Eurocat earlier this year.  We are also looking to sell these boats on after the event so a good chance for competitors to look to take home a new boat. Windrush is prepared to sell these boats prior to the event or post charter, either way a good deal is available on these great boats. "

F18 Worlds web : www.2018f18worlds.com/

Sep 11, 2018

Macif Foiling Tri: 48hs Run for Gabart & Spithill



Francois Gabart is the Solo Round the World Record holder aboard Macif Trimaran. Preparing for coming challenges James Spithill joined the French multihull sailor for a 48hs run.
Source Macif Trimaran.

A-Class Belgian Nats 2018: Philippe Muyzers 1st

Sep 9, 2018

New Foiling D35 Prototype Foils tested

Some months ago we reported that the D35 Class was planning a new foiling platform for the future. Now the news are becoming real with this Unofficial fb video  published by Jan Eckert, (check it below, if you cannot watch it or not loading here is the direct fb link) a D35 helm who races the D35 Trophy with his team Django. Jan reports being the "TF35" Prototype, this cat featured in the video is actually an Easy to Fly platform fitted with the new T Foils developed by a known group of designers.
Foils are 3pt conf running system, and all 4 foils are T Foil types, vertical section has an inverted curved and its features flaps and seemingly full electronic flight control system.

The info I have that this setup will surpass any current multihull foil conf, and they are targeting calm winds racing too, as D35 Regattas are mostly held in light winds. Early lift off is targeted along matching current D35 floating performance in light winds, which will be a tough task to achieve, as the D35 is simply the unbeaten beast in those conditions.

Foiling looks pretty stable in this teaser, but remember the foils will need to have an efficient drag component in calm weather racing.

More info when available officially. Video below (click "Continue Reading") :

F18 Nordic Championships 2018: Stroebel & Morris 1st

Spanish Catamaran Championships 2018, F18: Migoya & Parcerisa 1st


Spanish Catamaran Championships 2018, A-Class: Manolo Calavia 1st

Polish Catamaran Championships 2018, A-Class: Maciej Zarnowski 1st

Sep 5, 2018

A-Cat French Nats 2018: October 23-25 @Maubuisson

Info sent by Jean Darnaude / French Association / www.afcca.org/
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One week, two races, three good reasons to come racing !
What is the best way to end the A Cat season than having two regattas in one week!

Thus, the “Régates d’Automne” in Cazaux taking place on the 20th and 21st of October will be the ideal training for all and a general repetition before the French A Cat Nationals organised then by the CVB in Maubuisson from the 23rd to the 25th october.

If the arguments of why participating in two regattas so close to each other is no longer to demonstrate, we wish to share with you three good reasons that will surely convince you to come and join us before storing your boat away for the winter.

First: Proximity and quality
In that same week, you will be able to participate in two regattas before the winter break, less than 100km away from each other, on two sites well known from A-Cat competitors and offering ideal conditions to maximize pleasure both on and off the water. Sailing Clubs’ warm welcome, easy launching, sandy beach, freshwater, nice tactical playground with mostly flat water conditions will allow everyone to play out their favorite game with pleasure or performance and most often a mix of both.

Second: A large and mixed fleet
Last year, the French Nationals attracted 49 competitors including 15 foreigners resulting in an ideal balance between Open and Classic divisions. No doubt this figure will be greatly exceeded this year, counting on the “Cercle de la voile de Bordeaux”expertise in organising great and fair regatta to make this 2018 Nationals a new success. Moreover, this 2018 edition will not be combined with the traditional Grand Prix de l'Armistice, which means that the whole lake will be ours!

Regarding Cazaux, the “Régates de printemps” which was a first experience gathered 18 competitors in exceptional weather conditions. There too, this figure should be largely exceeded for this Autumn regatta, with a continuous ambition to gather both Open and Classic divisions on a same event.

Many foreign competitors of all levels have already expressed their wish to come and mix it up with the French. Thus, we will have to count on Belgians, Swiss, Spanish, Germans, with certainly more countries and names to come....

Third: Friendliness and celebrations ashore
The French A cat National is not only the opportunity to race, to tune his boat or to attend the AFCCA general assembly ; it is before all the opportunity to meet enthusiasts of the class around several events that will be proposed to all sailors. We can not reveal the whole program yet, but it is planned that on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd , between the two competitions, an extra special A Cat program will be available either on the water or ashore. A welcome drink, a sailors diner, opportunities for technical and tactical talks, collective training, ... and many other ideas are being prepared. A Cat is above all spending good moments with friends, making racing even more interesting and fun !

The Notice of Race is here: http://www.cerclevoilebordeaux.com/regates/avis-2018/ADC-national-cla-2018.pdf
Registration online will be available here from the 15th of September

Trophies and other prizes are waiting for you! Who’s coming for it?
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Sep 4, 2018

GC32 Racing Tour TV: Episode #3



The GC32 Racing Tour has the best course racing out there and also some of the best quality media coverage by Icarus Sports. Still sometimes so little footage is published, here a great exception with a 23mins short doc of the GC32 Racing Tour Class.

Icarus Sports were responsible for the takes I put together back in 2016, 10 mins of raw sailing reel:
youtube.com/watch?v=ip_7x9iCEdM

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