The first day of racing is finished! Follow the FD WORLDS on www.fd-worlds.com. We have great summer sailing conditions: A great club , hot weather, warm water and a sun burn in the face.
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.
A huge gallery of photos from the FD Worlds 2017 are now available. Look here.
Great finale today at Scarlino Marina for the Flying Dutchman World Championship 2017.
Hungarian champion Szabolcs Majitenyi & Andras Domokos (HUN 70) are the World Champion 2017, with 16 points from Germany Hans Peter Schwarz & Roland Kirst (GER 87). On the lowest step of the podium, the world champion of the outgoing world, made up of Danish brothers Bojsen-Moeller (DEN 21).
First under 26 German Tim Wechsler & Benedikt Nagel (GER 90), and first female German Peggy Bahr (GER19).
This is a great week of sailing, where the 102 Flying Dutchman entered the spectacle in the Gulf of Follonica with their extraordinary elegance and timeless lines of water that has been a state-of-the-art boat for years , as well as an Olympic class for nine four years, from 1960 to 1992.
The waters in front of the Marina di Scarlino have represented the right context for nine regular trials, and therefore, with two discards, allow the completion of the program in its entirety.
The battle for the head positions was fought until the last turn, and saw five nations (Hungary, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Germany) to get into the water this morning with the chance to get the iridated title.
With a 2nd place in the final, the title went to the Hungarians Szabolcs Majitenyi & Andras Domoko.
Bold in the mouth for world champions, Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Moller brothers, who must give up their leadership and settle for the 3rd place.
Just at the foot of the podium, the Italian Nicola and Francesco Vespasiani (ITA 4) which are at the 5th place. Also the Italians Manuele Gregori and Mtteo Mariotti are placed at the 10th place. For the prize-giving ceremony at the Marina Club, along with the challenge awards offered by the international class, the first three crews were given the prizes offered by Mario Luca Giusti, which represented a touch of originality, style and color.
To delight the ceremony, the tasting of Rigoni di Asiago.
Today is the start of the final race series. The first warning signal is planned for 10:55. GER 87 Hans-Peter Schwarz and Roland Kirst are leaders of the Gold Fleet. Szabolcs Majthenyi and András Domokos with 7 points just one point behind them. Even the German/Dutch team Markhoff / van Koppen still have the chance to reach for the World Champions title. MARC GER172
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