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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.


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

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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.



Election of General Committee member

Dear FD sailors,

the Worlds 2018 in Medemblik are standing in front of us. Thanks to the Dutch organization who is taking care of this event.

Our president Tony Lyall will stand down as president at the Worlds 2018.

With great respect to his work and the years he stood in front of our class I thank Tony for all his effort. His personal reasons are very understandable and are just showing his interest in bringing the FD class forward.

Please feel free to nominate any proper candidate who you think is the best person for the new President of the IFDCO. Please be aware of the following procedure for the nominations for this position which must be in accordance with our Bye Laws as follows with comments in brackets:

6.6.5 Nominations for appointments to the Executive Committee shall be made in writing to the General Secretary [] at least three months before the commencement of an AGCM [July 2018]. Each nomination shall be proposed by five IFDCO members from at least three countries and shall indicate that the person nominated has confirmed their willingness to serve in accordance with the Byelaws.

6.6.6 On receipt of a valid nomination to fill a vacancy on the Executive Committee, the General Secretary shall post a notice on the IFDCO website, together with a short curriculum vitae supplied by the nominee. Within one month the General Secretary shall notify the IFDCO membership of a vote together with a deadline one month later, and shall then tally the votes and post the results prior to the AGCM.

6.6.10 The president shall have been an active FD sailor and or a member of the General Committee with a continued interest in attending FD regattas and representing the class at ISAF [World Sailing].


All nominations along with correct number of proposers must be received by the General Secretary Meike Greten (generalsecretary((@)) no later than Sunday, 1st April 2018.


See you all in Medemblik.

Best regards

Meike Greten

IFDCO General Secretary