Friday, 16 March 2012

Report from UK

 Paul hasn't got a 'clew' what he's looking at here!

Paul Goodison, Saskia Clark, Stuart Bithel and Adam May at the Dinghy Show

Gold medallist and Laser World Champion Paul Goodison and 470 world No.2 crew Stuart Bithel had both been previously expressing serious interest in the 'A' Class, particularly after Finn champion Giles Scott started sailing one recently.  So, at the 2012 London Dinghy Show, together with Ladies 470 medal winner Saskia Clark,  they seized the opportunity to get a serious close up look at one of these thoroughbred racing machines. Both were very taken with the simplicity for the controls and the mere 75kg all up weight and moves are afoot to get them on board.  

However, it was pointed out by 'A' class sailor, former Olympic Tornado and now Artemis America's Cup design team member Adam May, that it was our patriotic duty to prevent them from doing so before July, saying that once sailed, they would never want to get back into their old boats ever again!

Gordon Upton
British A Class Catamaran Assn

It would be great if we could attract these guys to the A-Class!. The UK is in aboslute numbers the number 1 country in the World. It might be the breakthrough for the A-class in the UK. Well done BACA!

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