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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