'A' CAT NEWS

Forward WIP BACCA Partners.

Following a meeting at the Dinghy Show, it is with great pleasure that we can announce a BACCA partnership with Forward WIP, the Swiss Water Impact Protection company. Forward supply three of the current America's Cup teams with impact protection clothing, (Groupama Team France, Team Japan) and Oracle will still use their Impact vests on their flying AC45 turbo. They are the safety partner of the GC32 Tour, and are the technical gear partner of Alinghi team, the winner of the Extreme Sailing series. A Cat ace, Glenn Ashby, Loick Peyron, Billy Besson are part of our International team working with them making their products even better. BACCA members may be familiar with the WIP brand, as

BACCA on show again

The BACCA was again in attendance at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace. This is the Worlds only dedicated show for small sailing craft as has a large number of visitors from home and abroad. In fact, we had two Swedish A Cat sailors visit us specifically to see the boat we had on display this year. Richard Hargreaves had previously been at the show with his boat, a Moth, some 40 years earlier and had just taken delivery of his new DNA F1 the previous Thursday, and was good enough to lend it to us for display. It was a stunner, and had many interested people flocked to fire questions at him, Struan and other BACCA members. The show this year was a bit of a foilfest, with at least 1

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