Oct
15
2014

ger2 = youngster team sydney

The decision on the young team for Sydney fell last. In the pot were ultimately still GER 222 Felix Albert/Luke Merz and GER 2 Max Jambor/Kevin Guenther. The application of ITA 78 was whit-drawn.
A reasonably fair decision could only determined by lot, Laura Klatt from YCBG played the Los Fee and ultimately drew the lucky winners. Both are pleased to pass on the huge opportunity for the Worlds 2015 in Sydney.

Both teams are of course already been informed of the decision .
To ensure that no questions arise , the draw was – of course – captured on video.

VP-Championship Jan Lechler GER100

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Oct
15
2014

ifdco nominations

On the 29th of September we published the fact that we needed nominations before the end of September.  To maximise the opportunities for all members to nominate for vacant positions and to encourage representations from all the main FD countries the IFDCO General Committee decided to extend the period for nominations up to the end of October 2014.

At present the IFDCO General Secretary has received nominations for each vacant position, including Ronald Stalman and Tony Lyall for President; Peter Van Koppen for Treasurer and Mark Strittmatter for VP Communications.

In accordance with the Bye-Law procedure published previously there will be a vote for each position at the competitors forum in Sydney, and it is possible for IFDCO members who cannot attend to send a proxy (verified by their national secretary) with someone attending the Sydney worlds. For further details click here for the link to the earlier post on how to proceed for a valid nomination and the voting procedure.

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Oct
10
2014

free shipment and stay in sydney

Dear National Secretaries,

On behalf of the IFDCO General Committee I am wiring to advise that sponsored (i.e. free shipping to and from Sydney from Europe) is being offered to suitable youth teams to compete at the Upcoming Sydney Worlds in January 2015.  By youth we have in mind under 30 (approximately) and otherwise unable to afford to attend.   In essence these are the spare spots in existing containers bound for Sydney. On behalf of the Sydney organisers of the Worlds I can offer such youth teams free billet accommodation in Sydney with local sailors (again free accommodation).  So just need to pay entry, flight, food and maybe some beer in Sydney. This is part of an initiative to encourage more youth participation and build the FD fleet for the future. Could you please advise any suitable youth teams and have them contact me and Jan Lechler with their interest urgently.  This request is to be made in the next 7 days as the arrangement for the container must be finalised urgently.  Space is limited, so they must contact Jan and I to make the arrangements.  If many teams apply we will make  determination on who is in the greatest need.

 Regards

 Edward Cox

IFDCO Gen Sec, FD AUS 7

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Oct
04
2014

sydney transport news

Frank Nooijen today confirmed Sydney transportation dates! See his full statement enclosed in this 162 Sydney transport date. For transportation purposes you need to fill out this at a list. The dates are set for Tuesday 28th of October for Hungary and Italy. 29th of October for Berlin. So if this is your preferred place of loading put the date in your agenda/schedule. Loding in Oss will be at Saturday the 1st of November. Note: For now no one is known by Frank as going to Sydney. So everybody has to make his announcement by email to Frank as from today. Please enclose directly in your email your ATA-carnet. This will make things easier on Frank.

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Sep
29
2014

nominations needed

By tomorrow evening the term of nominating yourself as a IFDCO- board member to expires. So with less then 48 hours to go we once again advertise the vacant job’s: President, treasurer, vp-championships and vp-communications. It is heart-breaking to see that only one new name has popped up for vp-communications – Marc Strittmacher from Germany -. For vp-championships – Jan Lechler – and president – Ronald Stalman – we have two existing board members who want to for fill the duties attached to the job. But for treasurer no name surfaced - by now – to take over from Fred Schaaf. Read how to get yourself nominated by clicking the read more button …..

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