R.I.P Irek

Dear Friends,

With the greatest sadness I would like to inform you that last week my great friend Irek passed away after long, 3-years illness. We’ve been a crew on FD POL-7 since 2008. In 1975 we became a friends in Yacht Club of Poland, starting from Cadet. Irek sailed for many years on 470 having lots of titles and awards not only in Poland. He was a person with very strong character and personality, demanding as a helm and, at the same time, very helpful to all FD sailors. We lost good friend and irreplaceable mentor. Sailing has been always on top of his activities. He managed to attend a lot of regatta, as you can remember, at the same time having intensive and successful business life and  trips around the world with his wife. We met on 02. May, planning next regatta in autumn this year… The sailing will never be the same for me without Irek on board.

It is very hard time for Irek’s family (wife and 2 daughters) and me

Piotr POL-7

FD Bulletin 166 out now!

Here we are with the latest FD Bulletin 166 on its way to the printer. Enjoy reading! MARC GER172

EUROCUP Diessen Ammersee, Germany

The next EUROCUP regatta will be in Diessen, Germany 25th-27th of May. Here is the entry link. If you have trouble using manage2sail write an email to the club, they will provide an on site entry when you arrive at the club. MARC GER172

Results Trapezregatta / Austrian Championship results

Almost 60 Crews met in Steinhude, Germany for the Trapezregatta at the beginning of April, a number of entries most other dinghy classes become jealous. After 3 races with little and very tricky wind Peggy and Torsten Bahr from Berlin won this regatta. Here are the over all results.

At the last weekend in April 30 boats from 6 Nations started at the UYC Neusiedl in Austria. The very competitive fleet had the chance to finalize 8 races. Szabolcs Majthényi and András Domokos became International Austrian Champion. Gerhard Ulrich and Manfred Zeisel, who finished forth became National Austrian Champion. Here are the results of the Austrian Nationals.

MARC GER 172

Election / Reelection of General Committee Members

Dear FD sailors,

it’s time for the next elections / reelections of General Committee members.

Following positions are up for election at this year’s Annual General Committee Meeting (AGCM) at the Worlds in Scarlino, Italy:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • VP Championships
  • VP Communications
  • VP Development

Please feel free to nominate any proper candidate who you think is the best person for one of the above position. Please be aware of the following procedure for the nominations for these positions which must be in accordance with our Bye Laws No.’s 6.6.5, 6.6.6 & 6.6.12:

6.6.5 Nominations for appointments to the Executive Committee shall be made in writing to the General Secretary at least three months before the commencement of an AGCM. Each nomination shall be proposed by five IFDCO members from at least three countries and shall indicate that the person nominated has confirmed their willingness to serve in accordance with the Byelaws.

6.6.6 On receipt of a valid nomination to fill a vacancy on the Executive Committee, the General Secretary shall post a notice on the IFDCO website, together with a short curriculum vitae supplied by the nominee. Within one month the General Secretary shall notify the IFDCO membership of a vote together with a deadline one month later, and shall then tally the votes and post the results prior to the AGCM.

“When an election is required by the Bye Laws it is to be conducted and concluded by a vote of all current IFDCO members present at the competitors meeting. The IFDCO General Secretary will act as the returning officer for the election and will advise the general committee of the result. The general committee shall then appoint the new members of the general committee in accordance with the IFDCO Foundation Rules.

6.6.12 The Vice President Development shall be nominated by IFDCO members who are not represented by the five Commodores.

All nominations along with correct number of proposers must be received by the General Secretary Meike Greten (generalsecretary@sailifdco.net) no later than Friday the 23rds June.

See you all in Scarlino.

Best regards

Meike Greten

IFDCO General Secretary