Australian Steven Brewin won the 2013 A-Class Catamaran European Championship. Steve Brewin was crowned World Champ in 2011 at Aarhus, Denmark, last year he ended 3rd behind Mischa Heemskerk & Landy. Later Brewin had a serious back injury , but of course as shown at Barcelona he is fully recovered and enjoying the crown of the major A-class event for 2013, as this season Worlds will be held at New Zealand in early 2014.
Mischa Heemskerk started the event full speed with some good breeze using his new flying technique, but later he had some stitches in his hand and wind dropped to fully floating mode too, reducing his chances. Calavia has the same foil conf and performed well in every condition. Beyond some latest equipment development the Box Rule continues to work perfectly in the Overall range of a 5 day event. 4 different designs and sails in the top five it is a good indication.
Steve Brewin sailed a 2001 design by Nils Bunkenburg, the Nikita and his own sails and is sponsored by Magic Marine. From Spain, Calavia 3rd as mentioned & a great performance by Gustavo Doreste 6th overall scoring 9 results under 12th. Having two local sailors doing so well will boost even more the local Class. Images by Cristayn Fletcher: 1st Brewin, 2nd Landenberger, 3rd Calavia.
Full results at: http://www.vela.cat/bisc/ClassA/130625_clas_PROV_9.pdf