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 In 1956, the "A-Division-Catamaran-Class" was founded as a free construction class by the former "International Yacht Racing Union" in England and still belongs to one of the oldest and most active catamaran classes in the world.

Due to a minimum of construction rules such as length, width and sail area it has been possible for the numerous designers to develop a boat outstanding performance. This led to the fact that the A-Cat as a multihull has become a pure high-tech boat and is now days considered as the formula one among all the sailing boats. Modern materials such as carbon and kevlar are being used for the mass production of hulls and masts, a potential of development which has been recognized and approved by modern industries, whereas others still satisfy with glassfibre and aluminium masts.

 

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1 week ago

Upcoming Season Regattas,
Rotorua Sprints, 19 - 20 October
Nationals Bay of Islands, 13-16 February
Turangi, 29 Feb - 1 March
Taupo, 14-15 March

This year we are bring back the fresh water ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from New Zealand A Division Catamaran Association's post

It's been a tough day for Danielle and David. They picked up Danielle's first A Class. Then 30km down the road, got caught up in a police chase when the guy rear ended the bow of the A cat under ... See more

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1 month ago

Daniel Philpott is looking to sell some foiling kit. top gear going at a good price. Great for someone looking to retrofit their boat.

For sale:
Z22's used at worlds and nationals, painted ... See more

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1 month ago
List of national champions for 2018/19 season

Well done to all National Champions from the season, including our Dave Shaw.
https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/list-national-champions-201819-season

The 2018/19 racing season is coming to a close and most of the national champions in their respective classes have been found.

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1 month ago
Photos from New Zealand A Division Catamaran Association's post

NZADCA at the boat show with waszp and windfoiler. Promoting good fast sailing

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2 months ago
2019 New Zealand Nationals – A-Class of New Zealand

Finally posted our Nationals Report on the Website

Uncategorized 2019 New Zealand Nationals Posted May 15, 2019May 15, 2019 sebastian 2019 New Zealand National Championships Held at Rotorua Yacht Club, Rotorua 6th – 10th February 12 scheduled ... See more

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2 months ago

A Class association is going to be at the Hutchwilco Auckland boatshow this Thursday to Sunday. Come by and take a look at the boats. And maybe organise to get your own.

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2 months ago
Photos from New Zealand A Division Catamaran Association's post

Matty here is trying to sell his old A Cat. NZL 190. Looks to have been built by Graham Davey in 1989. Nice looking plywood boat. Don't let it go to the scrap heap. Pick it up cheap and have some fun.

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3 months ago
Howick Sailing Club

Some great photos of the 2nd days racing over the weekend.

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3 months ago
Photos from New Zealand A Division Catamaran Association's post

Auckland champs were held from Howick Sailing Club this weekend. Was a challenging regatta for some with big waves and top end breeze both days. Managed 7 races over the two days. Well done to ... See more

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