A-Class catamarans are the fastest single handed racing boats in the
Most other racing classes are one-design whereas the A-Class is a development
class and as a result, it has become a pure high-tech boat.
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.
The A-Cat has consistently proved itself in the international scene
whereby the World and European championships are frequented by some
of the most
famous sailors in the world.However, its always taken the dedication
of a pure A-Class sailor to win the Championships. This demonstrates
the high level of performance within the class and it leads to amazing
numbers of entries for such events. The International A-Class Rules
allows up to 100 entries to each event which results in each country
to sail pre-selection events.