It is very pleasing to hear that there are now a number of young people who have started to sailing in the Flying Dutchman.
We on the General Committee recognise just how important this is for the Classes future and so we must do what 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 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 Steinhude are as follows:-
• Both Helmsmen & Crews can apply for a grant
• Be under 25 years of age on the 23rd May 2016 (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 at least 7 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 Steinhude in May

Tony Lyall
President IFDCO