Euro A-Class Championships 2014 Update
Multihull skipper and DBY listing broker, Jason Waterhouse, achieved incredible results at the European A-Class Championships 2014 in Carcans (Gironde-France) June 21 – 28th.
Jason secured the 2nd place trophy in a hard fought competition against some of the best sailors in the world.
The 106 boat fleet included multiple Olympic, national and world champions, as well as New Zealand America’s Cup skipper Dean Barker.
Jason was only beat out of the top spot by Emirates Team NZ trimmer and Australian Olympic silver medalist Glen Ashby who has notably won 7 A-Class world titles.
Jason earned two 1st places and a second with remaining results consistently staying in the top 6. The conditions were varying from light to windy which made it a fair game regatta for weight and tactics.
The competition boat Jason used was a new foiling Exploder design. This was Jason’s first ever A-Class event. Race results here
Jason’s Sailing Bio
A long time member and Youth representative for the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport NSW, Jason was offered an opportunity to leave the Aussie winter behind for training.
He took time off from work for practice on the European mulithull racing circuit in preparation for a 2016 Olympic bid and another America’s Cup.
Jason has many accolades including 2009 ISAF Youth World Champion, a collection of Nacra and Hobie National and World titles and skipper for the Australian Youth Red Bull America’s Cup team in 2013.
He comes from a keen family of multihull and sailing enthusiasts. He started sailing at the age of 4, racing at 8 and completed his first Pacific Ocean crossing with his family somewhere in between. His mulithull racing and training began at the Palm Beach Sailing Club on Pittwater NSW.
When Jason is not training and racing, he is a Listing Broker that specialises in multihulls, performance boats and international sales for DBY Boat Sales in Newport NSW.