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A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter #121075
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Since the last update on this regatta, the depth of competition has gotten even deeper. Here are some new additions:

1. Randy Smyth will be sailing an LR2 with a new mainsail design.
2. Robbie Daniel will be looking to avenge his second place Trials finish against Charlie Ogeltree.
3. Mitch Booth has another passport and will be sailing as a Spaniard with a Dutch sail number!
4. Epic ocean sailor Cam Lewis will be joining us. At 6'3" and the frame to go with it, I would not line up to leeward of Cam on the starting line in anything over 10 knots.
5. Matt Struble decided to quit polishing his ice runners for a couple of weeks and the DN Iceboat World Champ will dust off his Flyer for some soft H20 racing.

The entry number is still at the maximum limit of 100 with a few still on the waiting list hoping for last minute cancellations. We have been contacted by lots of sailing magazines and websites wanting daily updates and our newest member Tom Siders has volunteered to handle that task. We have been contacted by a TV company that wants to film the event.

With four Olympic medalists, several world champions, and who knows how many national or continental champions in the fleet, this is shaping up to be THE MULTIHULL regatta of the year.

So why aren't the rest of you sailing A-Cats?

Bob Hodges
USACA President
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Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: Acat230] #121076
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So why aren't the rest of you sailing A-Cats?


Because they cost too much.

Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: HobieZealot] #121077
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Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: ksurfer2] #121078
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Yeah, did you read that list of people who are coming??? I don't like crying... and I think... I just might being DFL in a 100 boat fleet <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: Will_R] #121079
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Here is a post from Italy:

The list of the approved entrants to the 2007 A-class WC is really impressive, no doubt the best ever with four past A class champions (Glenn Ashby, Scott Anderson, Pete Melvin and Mitch Booth, who comes back to sail a major A class event after 13 years). There are six Olympic medalists also competing (Randy Smyth, Jay and Pease Glaser, Charlie Ogletree, Andrew Landenberger and Goran Marstrom), a world known maxi-multihull skipper (Cam Lewis), an 18í skiff WC (Howie Hamlin), the current DN Iceboat WC (Matt
Struble), a prominent AC yacht designer (Mike Drummond) and many more. Very seldom a sailing event has gathered such a various and qualified attendance. Equally impressive is the equipment roster which includes the first ever A- cat fitted with a solid wing sail, (Ben Hallís project is
worth at least the same deal of attention paid to Rohan Vealís flyng Moth), the radical platform designed by Richard Roake for Ian and John Lindhal with a new type of mainsail to be tailored for it by Randy Smyth, the evolution of the XJ done by Peter Cogan, the new Swedish state-of-the-art all carbon wonder (the Marstrom M5) together with the more or less older Flyer Mk1/Mk2, Bimare/VMI XJ, Tool, and of course the Melvin A2/A3 contingent.

Sail Fast, Sail Light.

Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: Acat230] #121080
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"the new Swedish state-of-the-art all carbon wonder (the Marstrom M5)"

think that should be swiss, though there is a famous a-cat sailor called marstom too....


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Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: erice] #121081
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"the new Swedish state-of-the-art all carbon wonder (the Marstrom M5)"

think that should be swiss, though there is a famous a-cat sailor called marstom too....


His name is Goran Marstrom, his company is Sailcenter of Sweden, and his A-Cats are very Swedish and very beautiful boats.

Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: Acat230] #121082
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Bob, if the rest of us were sailing A cats, there wouldn't be enough room for all those late additions at the Worlds, since it is limited to a max of 100 boats. Are those late additions already -in- or are they on the waiting list?

Man, that's a lot of tallent! Should be quite a regatta, but with 100 boats on the line, how are they going to police the all important starts, to be sure the correct white hull gets called back for being over early? I hope you are going to be using a video system for help in the protest room!


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Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: Timbo] #121084
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Bob, if the rest of us were sailing A cats, there wouldn't be enough room for all those late additions at the Worlds, since it is limited to a max of 100 boats. Are those late additions already -in- or are they on the waiting list?

Man, that's a lot of tallent! Should be quite a regatta, but with 100 boats on the line, how are they going to police the all important starts, to be sure the correct white hull gets called back for being over early? I hope you are going to be using a video system for help in the protest room!


The late additions we mentioned above are in and there are still a couple of folks waiting. We (USACA) are considering asking the international class to consider dropping the max entry rule and if we have to we will use split fleets or gate starts to manage the larger fleet size (like the Laser and 505 classes do respectively).

Regarding managing a 100 boat fleet, it's done often and there will be boats on either end to call OCS'ers. It won't be perfect but the RC team we have will make it as fair as possible.

It's going to be a great week of sailing!

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yes it is!!!

Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: mikekrantz] #121086
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Damn, damn, damn! You guys are killing me! So close, yet so far! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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Bob, WOW! That's a true "world Class" event! I wish it was going to be televised!

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Re: A-Class Worlds - The Pot is Sweeter [Re: HobieZealot] #121089
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So why aren't the rest of you sailing A-Cats?

Because they cost too much.

Re:And because there is a 100 boat limit at this regatta.




Sail Fast..../).../)....

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100 boats is easy. Bow numbers and pin boats are very helpful. 450+ gets challenging... <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Just out of curiosity, who is the RC team for this event?

Mike

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100 boats is easy. Bow numbers and pin boats are very helpful. 450+ gets challenging... <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Just out of curiosity, who is the RC team for this event?

Mike


Billy Richnow is the P.R.O. - together with some of his usual team. I think he also has Betty Reeh helping him as well. With those guys involved it is going to run smoothly.

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100 boats is easy. Bow numbers and pin boats are very helpful. 450+ gets challenging... <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Just out of curiosity, who is the RC team for this event?

Mike


PU will be there as the IRO course consultant and as an IJ. It can't be a worlds without an IRO. Billy's "only" a RRO.

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