7 Seasons

The class was founded during the 1960s and was part of the 4-tier IYRU (now ISAF) approach to divide up the sports catamaran sailing scene into 4 separate groups. These A, B, C and D classes were governed by a very small set of class rules to which each design had to comply. In the beginning it was just:
Maximum hull length
Maximum overall width
Maximum sailarea

All boats designed and built to these specs would be grouped into one fleet and race each other for crossing the finish line first.

The A-Class is the largest remaining of those 4 main classes. The B-Class quickly splintered into a score of sub classes like the Hobie 16's, Formula 18's and other classes that contain far more and far stricter class rules. The C-Class quickly developed into the really high tech and vanguard boats that were used in the Little America's Cup. These require immense investments of time and money to race. As a result, this class is extremely small but still maintains its status as the ultimate sailing catamaran designs. The D class never really got off the ground in earnest.

  • A Class European Spring Championship 2018

    Episode 1

    The A-Cats were out in strength for the 2018 Spring Champs hosted by Circolo Vela Arco on Lake Garda.

    Video Producer: Emilio Santinelli

  • Foiling Week Garda 2018 - Day 1

    Episode 2

    In it's fifth year - Foiling Week is back at Lake Garda. With anything that flies on the water and plenty of discussions on shore how to go faster and higher.

    Video Producer: Horue Video Production

  • Foiling Week Garda 2018 - Day 2 & 3

    Episode 3

    Highlights of the last two days at Foiling Week Garda.

    Video Producer: Horue Video Production

  • Emirates Team NZL - A-CAT Training In Australia

    Episode 4

    Ray Davies, Peter Burling, Blair Tuke camped out at Glenn Ashby’s place with a week of intense A-Class training in preparation for the 2018 A-Cat World Championships.

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • Emirates Team NZL - Warming Up For 2018 A-CAT Worlds

    Episode 5

    A-Cat racing for Peter Burling, Glenn Ashby and Blair Tuke in Australia, warming up for the Sail Hervey Bay A-Cat Worlds with the Australian A-Cat Championships.

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • Foiling Week Sydney 2018

    Episode 6

    Highlights from the Sydney Foiling Week including SUPs, windsurfing and obviously boats.

    Video Producer: Horue Video Production