Report by Will Clark - When the going gets tough the tough get going. The going got tough at the 2012 Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship, with extremely high wind speeds and difficult conditions throughout the week, but after five races it was Mischa Heemskerk of the Netherlands who emerged with the win. After taking a third and two seconds to put himself two points clear of Brad Collett after day one Heemskerk won both the races on Wednesday to take home the championship.
Other than Heemskerk the big winner of the day was Australian Andrew Landenberger. By taking a fourth and a fifth with Collett and Brewin both finishing deep each time Landenberger moved into second place after winning the final race on day one. Steve Brewin (Magic Marine teamrider) finished third, two points ahead of Collett who he edged at the finish twice in five races. However the real victor was Heemskerk who simply looked more comfortable in the conditions than practically anyone else. He only won two races, but he also never finished outside of the top three in his new DNA.
Full results can be found on the event regatta http://www.aclassworldchampionshipsusa2012.com/ along with links to event photos and videos.