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Siberian Fleet seeking for old FD masts

FD fleets in Russia beyond the Ural mountains mostly consists of the very old restored boats and boats under restoration. It’s original wooden rigging is lost by now. Sailors are building wooden masts and booms themselves.

At the same time many sailors in Europe changed their alu rigging to carbon, and have their old unneeded mast in the garages.  

The Siberian Fleet is asking to share their old unneeded rigging. I could collect it at Balaton or other main regattas in Europe and distribute to sailors in need.

Regards Andrey Novoderezhkin


We on the General Committee recognize 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 must to support them, especially in attending our major championships, where the cost of entry, travel and accommodation often can be prohibitively expensive. We have re-launched the Youth Grant scheme three years ago for the World Championships in Steinhude.

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IFDCO President Election

Dear members of the IFDCO,

we received two nominations according to 6.6.5 our Byelaws for a new president of the IFDCO. Thanks to Eric Deleu and Peter van Koppen who are willing to become president! Please find their curriculum vitae below. 

According to 6.6.6 of our Byelaws we need a voting process. To make sure that all current IFDCO members can vote for the new president we will have a vote by email. 
From now on any IFDCO member is requested to vote for our new president.
Please send an email to with your preferred candidate as president (Eric or Peter) and your complete name, nation and IFDCO number till 31 of August 2019. 

You can use one of the following links to vote for the candidates:

Eric Deleu Peter van Koppen

Meike Greten, IFDCO General Secretary


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Official Video of the Italian Championship

Here is the official video from the Italia Champion in Cesenatico in June 2019. Gratulations to Nicola and Francesco Vespasiani for becoming (again) International Italian FD Champion.

Official Video of the german championship 2019 online

The newest video from the very talented young videographer, who already made some promotional videos for the Flying Dutchman class, is now online. It was filmed during the 2019 german championship in Diessen.