Youth Grant 2018

Youth Grant 2018

We on the General Committee recognise just how important it is for the Classes future to encourage young people to start sailing the FD and so we must do everything we can to support them, especially in attending our major championships, where the cost of entry, travel and accommodation often can be prohibitively expensive. We re-launched the Youth Grant scheme  for the World Championships in Steinhude, and a number of young teams to advantage of the money being offered. For 2017 we have increased the Grant to 75€ for those coming from Europe and 150€ for those attending from outside mainland Europe. We therefore want to remind all those under the age of 25 that they can apply to IFDCO for a Youth Grant. The criteria for Grant Applications for the World Championships in Scarlino are as follows:

  • Both Helmsmen & Crews can apply for a grant
  • Be under 25 years of age on the 23rd July 2018 (Published date for 1st Race)
  • Be a current Member of IFDCO
  • All recipients of a grant agree to write a short article for the International Bulletin and/or the website
  • Complete the attached application form and e-mail it to Peter Van Koppen the IFDCO Treasurer petervankoppen@hotmail.com at least 14 days prior to the event.

Please spread the word about these grants and I look forward to see as many of you as possible in Medemblik in July.

TONY LYALL

President IFDCO

 

Application Form:

Youth Grant 2018

Bene GER82

 

EuroCup Kiel and Dutch Nationals (Medemblik)

The next two EuroCup regattas are Kiel Week from June 16th till June 19th and the Dutch Nationals in Medemblik from June 29th till July. the Dutch Nationals might be the perfect to prepare for the 2018 FD-Worlds. Anybody taking part in both events will be able to leave their boats in Medemblik on a trolly in a secure area.

Here is the link for late entry of Kiel Week. And here is the link for the Dutch Nationals.

 

MARC GER172

New IFDCO President wanted!

We are still looking for nominations for a new IFDCO president since Tony Lyall will step back at the FD Worlds in Medemblik. Look here for the rules. http://www.sailifdco.com/election-general-committee-member/

Even if your nomination will not make it till April 1st. Please get in contact with General secretary Meike Greten generalsecretary((at))sailifdco.net

Marc Strittmatter

VP Communications

National Champions 2018

Congratulations to the first National FD Champions in 2018:

AUS 7 Ed Cox and Peter Bevis Australian FD Champion

NZL 111 Andrew McKee and Dave Hislop New Zealand FD Champion

GER 98 Shmuel Markhoff and Lars Stock EUROCUP Altea, Spain

 

Read more in the next FD Bulletin, which will be published this summer.

MARC GER172

Vintage Yachting Games 16 – 22 September 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The Olympics are the highest podium for athletes, amongst them sailors. The best of all professional sportsmen in the world, compete once every four years at a unique event at a central location.

Athletes work and train throughout their career to perform at the highest level. The same for their equipment and material. Like sailing, all sports have experienced an enormous development: Usain Bolt would not run the 100-metre dash in 9:58 second on the same shoes as Jesse Owens did in 1936!

Like Bolt’s shoes, Olympic Sailing material development has also been impressive. The boats, hundred years ago, then state of the art, were made of wood or steel with cotton sails and without joystick, spinnaker or trapeze. The designs of then are now considered slow and heavy. In a world of Olympic plastic and skiffs some predecessors might look dated. However, many former Olympic classes are still active as international classes sailed at high level by sailors, from all around the world.

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