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 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 re-launched the Youth Grant scheme last year in time 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 25th September 2017 (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 petervankoppen((@))hotmail.com 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 Scarlino in September.

Tony Lyall

President IFDCO

 

Here is the application form Youth Grant 2017