2022 A-Class Catamaran
St. Petersburg, Florida
What is the
The A-Class Catamaran World Championship brings approximately 200 sailors together at a different global location each year. The A-Class boats are the fastest wind-powered, single-handed sailing boats on the oceans and are capable of speeds up to 30 knots. It has been referred to as the “Formula One car” in catamaran form and the class has developed over the past years into a world-wide sport. Watching the races are always action-packed!
Each year the A-WORLDS brings high-level competitors and their families to beautiful waterfront locations in different countries. For 2022, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA was chosen as the site for the A-WORLDS due to its pristine water and top-notch facilities on land. More information on the venue and general area, including accommodations, can be found under Registration.
Originating in the late 1950s, the A-Class, one of four classes, was created to encourage racing and the designing of catamarans. Today’s A-Class is the largest remnant of the four groups. Boats are now made of carbon fiber to decrease aerodynamic drag and airflow over the boat, which weighs only 75 kilos including the sail.
2019 A-CLASS CATAMARAN NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Where & When
Beautiful Waters of
The wind doesn’t need a dashboard to tell you where to go.
You just listen.
The crash of a wave doesn’t require a tank of fuel.
You just feel.
You don’t have to “friend” anyone to connect to the world.
You just show up.
And for a moment of peace or uninvited terror,
You simply wait for it.
Just you and the world.
Race Weather in Tampa Bay
For reference, on March 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.1 miles per hour, while on July 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.0 miles per hour.
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).
The average surface water temperature in Tampa is increasing during April, rising by 5°F, from 70°F to 75°F, over the course of the month.
Information provided by WeatherSpark.com
Virtual Regatta 2020
See the results from competitors from around North America.