A-Class catamarans are the fastest single handed racing boats in the
The combination of the use of modern materials such as Carbon and Aramide
in the serie production of both hulls and masts, as well innovative
sail craft design from some of the best designers in the world, the
A-Class Catamaran has been able to push the boundaries to the point where
is considered as Formula One amongst all sailing craft. Speeds exceeding
24 knots are already recorded, as is superb handling, all due to
sailors continuing to take advantage of the very few design limitations
on this class. Design aspects such as hull and sail shape as well
as mast length and shape are unrestricted. Only the basic measurements
maximum hull length, maximum beam, maximum sail area and minimum
must adhere to certain limits.
Mainsheet System Layout
A 40 mm Carbo Ratchamatic® controls this powerful 8:1 system. The ratchet mechanism in the sheave automatically engages as loads increase. When eased, the ratchet automatically disengages, allowing unloaded sheets to run out instantly during mark roundings and jibes. The lower block rotates so the sheet follows the driver on both tacks.