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.

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 European Championship on Lake Balaton are as follows:

• Both Helmsmen & Crews can apply for a grant

• Be under 25 years of age on the 16th September 2019 (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 we look forward to see as many of you as possible in Hungary in September.

Peter van Koppen 

 IFDCO Treasurer