martedì 7 ottobre 2014

UNIONE A-CLASSICA CATAMARANI : Nuova Associazione Sportiva

Una nuova Associazione Sportiva dedicata ai classe A si sta organizzando al fine di  radunare tutti gli equipaggi che desiderano competere in una classe stabile, con un regolamento flessibile che garantisca la competizione tra equipaggi di ogni età e l'etica dello sport, con un occhio puntato verso l'evoluzione, i mercati e il divertimento.

La nuova Associazione Sportiva U.A.C.C.  è nata per impedire il propagarsi della pratica delle barche volanti (foilers). In Francia hanno fatto un regolamento in cui le classifiche sono distinte tra i volanti e i non volanti. In Italia la classe A non ha voluto ed allora è nata questa associazione che pur non volendo barche monotipo non vuole neppure una estremizzazione. Pertanto ci sarà un calendario nazionale alternativo. Tra i promotori ci sono i fratelli Babbi pluricampioni nazionali ed Egidio pure mondiale.

In una comunicazione a tutti i Presidenti Nazionali della Classe A, Jean phan dong, Presidente della Associazione Francese dei Catamarani Classe A  esprime le proprie considerazione su questa distinzione tra barche con foilers e barche senza foilers e sollecitando i Presidenti Nazionali della Classe A perchè venga trovata una soluzione.

Comunicazione di Jean Phan Dong (tradotta in Italiano)

Comunicazione originale di Jean phan dong :

We are worried about the future of our class because the conditions for racing with equal chances of success for all participants are no longer possible since the development of foiling. As a matter of fact a new class is being created in Italy for similar reasons.
This is why we have decided within AFCCA to create a double ranking system as a first step, which will be implemented on January 1st 2015 so as to permit a reasonable coexistence between the non-foiling majority and the few adepts of foiling in France.
Rule n°8 will be temporarily modified for those who wish to participate in races with the non-foilers.
8.3 Daggerboards must be of constant curvature with a radius larger 1200 mm
8.4 One or two winglets (for resp. L and T rudders) are allowed and their total length must be lower than 220 mm (or 220 mm between the blade's axis and the bottom for L rudders).
These 2 complementary rules could be reinforced if efforts to by-pass them are attempted or if they are found to be inefficient in prohibiting foiling (for example a limitation to the length of the underwater portion of the dagger board).
Those among us who use  J or S dagger boards have promised not to use them during our national races so as to permit a fair competition between all participants.
Foreigners who wish to participate in French races in 2015 must enroll in one or the other of these 2 categories.
Note that our A class is rapidly growing in France; almost 100 members this year (a record number); the great majority does not wish to foil during races and some question the logic of paying dues to IACA because they will not be able to competitively participate in international races.
I call to the other nations members of IACA to consider this problem and to find a joint solution.
One solution could be that IACA endorses this above mentioned double ranking system which would ensure, for the time being, a fair competition while allowing sailors to evolve in their competitive choices.
We are all A class lovers and many of us are longtime members who have participated and encouraged the series' development. The intention of this initiative is not to create a monotype but it has become important to the AFCCA to establish boundaries.
Can windsurfs and kitesurfs (both being boards with sails) reasonably compete together?
 jean Phan Dong
President of the French association

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