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NordCup Gdansk; Poland

13 FDs raced at the NordCup regatta at the beginning of July in Gdansk in Poland one of the major Polish sailing events in the Baltic Sea. Congratulation to POL1 with Jacek Tyszkiewicz and Katarzyna Sobieraj who won 5 out of 10 races and the overall regatta. Here are some great pictures and here is the overall result.




Altea Spain -III Yuasa Races

On the past June 30th and July 1st we have celebrated at the ¨Club Nautico de Altea¨ on Alicante, Valencia the 3rdGS Yuasa Boat Race. This year 7 boats have participated, all of them from Spanish teams and with 5 young men among their members   4 crew  1 helmsman.
The fist day of the race developed with middle winds making the sailing very difficult. Only three boats completed the three races, they were the ESP-1, the ESP-66 and the ESP-69.  This last one won the three races that day. At night time GS Yuasa invited to the sailors and their families to a wonderful dinner celebration at the Club Naútico de Altea Restaurant. This dinner hoested 25 guests. On the second race day the wind turned more moderated and constant, very adequate for training. This allowed that up to 6 ships finished the race.

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EuroCup Regattas Kiel und Medemblik

Last weekend the Dutch Nationals were sailed at Medemblik, the same venue as the upcoming Worlds. In perfect sailing conditions – sunny with a fresh breeze – Enno Kramer and Ard Geelkerken in NED-26 became the new Dutch Champions. FD Sailing GER 30 / Alexander Antrecht and NED-4 Klaas Tilstra and Pieter Zandstra completed the podium. Congratulations!

With the Worlds coming up in less than three weeks many teams used the opportunity to see if their boat is all ready for the big event. Fortunately, there’s still some time to fit in a few ropes here and there…

Just before the Dutch Nationals the EuroCup Kiel Week took place with plenty of wind and a dramatic last day with races 10 and 11. GER 113 with Kilian König and Johannes Brack so far leading the regatta, broke their mast while reaching and dropped back on 4th place. HUN 70 also broke their mast in the next race. Congrationlations to Kay Uwe Lüdtke and Kai Schäfers finishing the last three races on 1st and winning over all the Kiel Well regatta with DEN 21 Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen Möller on second and HUN 70 Szabolcs MAJTHÉNYI and András DOMOKOS on third. Here are the final results.

The following EuroCup regattas will be the Austrian Championship at Achensee, Austria and Marina Preis in Torbole Italy.




One month to go!

Dear FD Sailors,

Just another month to go before the International Flying Dutchman World Championship 2018 kicks off in Medemblik. The organization is ready to welcome you in this beautiful area of the Netherlands.

Agreements have been made with all the major players (main sponsor AkzoNobel, local authorities and the regatta center). At the moment the last details are finalized for the social part of this great event.

For weeks the weather and wind conditions have been perfect (thanks to global warming??) so do not let the Dutch climate keep you from participating in this event. At the moment of writing 65 FD’s are registered to participate. The Dutch FD organization expects at least 80 boats, so if you have not registered yet, please do so asap. The more competing boats, the more fun (and we will keep our organization financially healthy)!

We look forward to see you in Medemblik! Enter here.


Youth Grant 2018

Youth Grant 2018

We on the General Committee recognise 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 to support them, especially in attending our major championships, where the cost of entry, travel and accommodation often can be prohibitively expensive. We re-launched the Youth Grant scheme  for the World Championships in Steinhude, and a number of young teams to advantage of the money being offered. For 2017 we have increased the Grant to 75€ for those coming from Europe and 150€ for those attending from outside mainland Europe. 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 Scarlino are as follows:

  • Both Helmsmen & Crews can apply for a grant
  • Be under 25 years of age on the 23rd July 2018 (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 14 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 Medemblik in July.


President IFDCO


Application Form:

Youth Grant 2018

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