Don Rafael Iturrioz Lozano

On March 20, 2019, passed away in Cadiz at 84 years Don Rafael Iturrioz Lozano, great person and athlete. Both from the National Secretariat, as well as from his position as Commodore Internacional and later, as race judge, from the years 60 until his death, he struggled with determination to make a class as complicated as this one, to remain alive. The current Spanish “Flyers” are in debt with him. Since 1996 he was an international race judge and was part of the Jury in most of the World Championships and in European events. This allowed him to stay close to the class he loved. Dear Rafa, all the sailors of Flying Dutchman  wish you good luck in your new voyage. Good board! and rest in peace. Rafael (Rafa for his friends) had a great career as a sailor at both national and international level obtaining numerous titles in the different classes in which he competed (Flying Dutchman, Soling, Snipe, 470, 420, Cruise, Etc). In Flying Dutchman, he was Champion of Spain on numerous occasions since 1962. Rafa, official of the Spanish Navy and great promoter of sailing, was a pioneer of the class Flying Dutchman in Spain of which he was a real passionate.

Enrique Egea Moreno

Birra Leder Trophy Lake Garda

Enter now for the first regatta of the 2019 Birra Leder Trophy in Campione, Lake Garda on 6./7. April. Find all infos here.

EuroCup Altea – Results

Congratulations to Thomas Schiffer and Thorsten Wenten winning the first EuroCup in Altea Spain, where the FD Worlds 2020 will take place. See here for full results. MARC GER172

NZL FD Class THANK YOU!

The 2019 FD Worlds are now history and it´s time to say a big THANK YOU to the New Zealand Flying Dutchman Class for hosting a great FD World Championship. It´s always a great challenge to host an event with so many boats, sailors and friends coming from so far away and it needs extra effort to manage such an event. Special thanks to Dave Gibb and Dave Hislop and all other sailors, friends and families for their great work and enthusiasm. And not to forget Tanja Heijink who made such a long journey not just to participate but also so organize measurement as chief measurer.

IFDCO

NZL Worlds Video

And finally here is the official Video from Nelson.