Thanks for brining OTW to the A-cat world, Mer and Clean!!
Clean: One question I would have on new boats is, "Why doesn't anybody build a ruggedized practice-A-cat?" For those who sail from a rougher spot, it would make sense to have a drag-on-the-beach, Hobie-rugged A-cat, which they wouldn't have to baby all the time. Failing that, I'm stuck with vintage -- but tough-as-nails -- Hobie 14s and 16s here in West Africa. I guess this is OK for practice, but I'd still be curious to get an answer about a ruggedized practice-A-cat.
Way to go Ian! Nice to see him doing well... and representing WMUTybee 500 alumnus and A-Cat virgin Baily White after his first day racing an A-Cat:
Ian Landahl kicked ass today with a 2 and a 4 on his self-built LS-2, which is the funky lookin' one.