As we are all aware and have to deal with the effects of the Corona-virus this all also effects the sailing-activities all over the world. From different countries I hear the disappointment that we are not allowed to sail or sail regattas.
During the first week of June, we will post in this site confirmation on whether the 2020 Flying Dutchman World Championship, to be celebrated in Altea, Spain will be held as planned, postponed or cancelled.
The decision will respond to the recommendations and guidance by the Spanish Health Authorities, including regarding the movement of individuals, as they relate to the originally planned dates for the event.
As you can understand, we are in a difficult situation and dealing with a lot of uncertainty for the coming months. But from the Race Committee, we want to keep you informed of all the updates and decisions as per the National and International FD Class Organizations.
We hope to see an improvement of the situation soon so we all can go out sailing together again.
We will follow updates on the next events scheduled in Italy, confident that the COVID-19 emergency will end as soon as possible to resume sailing activity.
News from Berlin, Germany: The first Herbst FD will be launched in Steinhude in April.
Boat-builder Martin Herbst has taken over all of the equipment from Dirk Bogumil and will produce new FDs in the future. Martin Herbst has earned an excellent reputation as a boat builder. He made his master at the Hein shipyard in Elmshorn, which has successfully built many fast and beautiful dinghies and is still building them. He has had his own craft business for 20 years and is known for his fast 20’s dinghy cruisers, pirates and O-dinghies.
The new FD is based on the Bogumil shape, hull and deck continue to be made in carbon fiber and epoxy with Kevlar honeycombs. Such a change naturally also brings innovations to the building. Bogu will be able to explain to us what’s new in a few weeks, because he and Micha will start with the first Herbst FD at the Trapeze regatta in Steinhude, Germany. We are excited…