Catamaran Championship races in Burlington - September 19 - 23, 2022, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

By Staff

September 12th, 2022



The BBCC (Burlington Beach Catamaran Club) is hosting the 2022 North American A-Cat Catamaran Championships, Sept. 19 to 23, 2022, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the support of the City of Burlington and the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority.

Burlingtonians may not see this kind of action – but what they do see will be exciting and daring.

This is a major event for the BBCC as it represents the first time in 40 years that the North American Championships are held outside of the USA. The A-Cat is one of the fastest single handed dinghy catamarans in the world often exceeding speeds of 55 kilometres per hour (or 30 knots).

These fast light weight (75 kg) sailboats use new foiling technology that raises almost the entire boat right out of the water except for the foiling boards and rudders.

All racing to be visible from Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park and the Burlington Pier. Spectators will be encouraged to experience the event by walking along Burlington Beach Park, meeting the racers and checking out these modern high-tech fast catamarans.

We are expecting 50 to 70 sailors from across North America and Europe. The attached background document provides additional information about A-Cats and the event.

About the Burlington Beach Catamaran Club (

The Burlington Beach Catamaran Club (BBCC) is an enthusiastic Not-For-Profit sailing club that has been representing Burlington in sailing regattas across North America for over 40 years. The Club is located on the sandy shores of Burlington Beach and provides a colourful backdrop to the residents of Burlington when visiting the Lake. Club Members launch their boats off the beach for pleasure sailing throughout the sailing season and for Club Racing on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons. We are proud members of Ontario Sailing and represent one of the largest catamaran fleets in the Province of Ontario.


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1 comment to Catamaran Championship races in Burlington – September 19 – 23, 2022, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Peter Draddy

    That’s great to have such a prestigious event in Burlington.
    I’ve been observing some of weekly & this event with the use of binoculars.
    Its hard for me to get to the lakeside, to be able to watch closer.

    Also I haven’t seen any advertisements for the event, or if it is being televised?
    These types of events, would be great for tourism & local businesses!

    As a sailor that has sailed, various types of sailing & size boats.
    Same for multi hull Hobie cats, Nacra racing cats.

    I also enjoy watching the World SailGP championship.
    Unfortunately NO event for this was held in Canada, tho we do have a Canadian entry.
    This would be great if held in this area!