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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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First information about international Regattas 2018

The 2018 season is coming closer and closer! We already received the dates of many international Regattas.

Check them out!:  Events 2018

Bene GER 82

FD Bulletin 167 out now!

The latest FD Bulletin 167 is has been today shipped. It will come with a free high quality IFDCO sticker for all paying IFDCO members. See here for preview and look forward to holding a printed copy in your hands, soon.

MARC GER172