The A-Class Catamaran is the most popular development class of sailing catamaran in the world today. This paper is a comprehensive look at the history of the class in terms of both its technical development and the progression of its racing activity. Discussion of design elements and performance characteristics of this 18 foot single hander are also provided along with speculation on the direction of future development.
The A-Class Catamaran: Development of Serious Fun
Beadling, Robert G., and Walter H. Beadling. "The A-Class Catamaran: Development of Serious Fun" Paper presented at the SNAME 11th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1993. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1993-017
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