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Steinhuder Meer, Carrara, Neusiedl and Loosdrecht

Seanson has now started all over Europe with the second EuroCup in Loosdrecht Netherlands. Congrats to NED 4 Klaas Tilstra and Pieter Zandstra who won this regatta with 5 first places out of 10 races. Here are the full results.  

Three races with extremely gusty conditions and wind from 15 to 30 knots were a big challenge for the competitors from AUT, CZE, HUN and GER at the Austrian Neusiedler See. CZE 21 Jiri Hruby and Roman Houdek had an excellent performance of three first places on Saturday and won the regatta after further races were canceled on Sunday after gust of 40+ knots were predicted. Here are the results for Neusiedl.

Just at the beginning of April with true April weather (sun and snow) more than 40 boats met at Steinhude Germany for the traditional Trapez-Regatta. GER 199 Dirk Bogumil and Michael Liske took the trophy after 5 races in difficult wind conditions. Here are the results. 

And finally Carrara in with much milder conditions and with an excellent performance of the Vespasiani brothers winning 5 out of 6 races. Here are the results. And enjoy this video produced by of our youngest members of the FD family 13 year old Sebastian Beichl sailing his first FD regatta with his sister Johanna who won best female helm and best helm under 26 at the 2018 Medemblik Worlds. Great job, Sebastian.

National Championships GER, AUT, CRO

The entries and NOR for National Championships at Ammersee, Germany in May and Mattsee, Austria in June are now available. We are still waiting for the NOR of the Italian Championship in Cesenatico. See regatta calendar 2019.

We are very happy to announce that there will be the first Croatian Championship for many years in Pula from October 4th till 6th 20129. More info will follow.


EuroCup Loosdrecht NED

This weekend the second EuroCup regatta of the 2019 season will take place. For late entry see here.

Tropheo Birra Leder – Campione

Congratulations to ITA10 Roberto Cipriani and Rinaldo Rinaldi winning the first Tropheo Birra Leder regatta in Campione, Lake Garda. See here for many photos and full results here. Next regatta in this trophy series will be Criterium di Pasqua – Marina di Carrara 19./20. April. Seehere for entry infos.

Don Rafael Iturrioz Lozano

On March 20, 2019, passed away in Cadiz at 84 years Don Rafael Iturrioz Lozano, great person and athlete. Both from the National Secretariat, as well as from his position as Commodore Internacional and later, as race judge, from the years 60 until his death, he struggled with determination to make a class as complicated as this one, to remain alive. The current Spanish “Flyers” are in debt with him. Since 1996 he was an international race judge and was part of the Jury in most of the World Championships and in European events. This allowed him to stay close to the class he loved. Dear Rafa, all the sailors of Flying Dutchman  wish you good luck in your new voyage. Good board! and rest in peace. Rafael (Rafa for his friends) had a great career as a sailor at both national and international level obtaining numerous titles in the different classes in which he competed (Flying Dutchman, Soling, Snipe, 470, 420, Cruise, Etc). In Flying Dutchman, he was Champion of Spain on numerous occasions since 1962. Rafa, official of the Spanish Navy and great promoter of sailing, was a pioneer of the class Flying Dutchman in Spain of which he was a real passionate.

Enrique Egea Moreno