Hello, and welcome to the refreshed A Class Club website! If you have made it this far then you will have no doubt noticed the new look of this site. After speaking to many different people this year, the primary feedback was that the site was hard to find and didn't have enough new content to meet demand. We have been listening and what has been relaunched is the first step in achieving a website that reflects the needs of the club while being relevant to the public to attract and encourage new members.
While there has been a lot of positive enthusiasm for our club's online presence, I think we've all come to a realization that revamping an existing website is no small task and requires the coordination of several key people. For this reason, we are splitting the content refresh into phases. The first phase was to source an easy to navigate template to aid in maintaining our online presence. To achieve this, we opted to launch a light version of the page with stripped back content.
The next phase (which we are working through now) is to optimise the web search return results to enable users to easily find the page. You can expect to see a certain amount of new content grow during this time. Just like there is a range of foiling and classic catamarans, there also needs to be a range of content to suit all users. It is our hope that you our readers will find the upcoming diverse range of topics worthwhile.
In the meantime, make sure you get out on the water and show your ACats some love! For our international friends coping with the ongoing restrictions and uncertainties due to Covid, Kia Haha, you are in our thoughts.
We have a number of people to thank who have helped us reach the exciting relaunch of the club's webpage:
- Hamish Hall-Smith sourced and populated the light version of the site as it is currently displayed. Hamish also provided us with our new exciting logo!
- David Haylock has maintained an extensive archive of content for the club and also sourced the web hosting.
- Dave Aarons produced a template that we will be looking to incorporate soon.
- John Kennett for cracking the whip to keep us on track, because let's face it, it's like herding cats and we are easily distracted.
- Brent Harsant our club President for his enduring patience while we find out way in how best to present the content.
Danielle started sailing about 5 years ago and is now a proud owner of a Fly Mark New Zealand built classic catamaran constructed by Tom Block. The aim of this page is to increase the reader's awareness of just what makes the A Class Catamaran and it's sailors so unique.