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As we are getting closer to the Worlds in St.Petersburg Florida I would like to give a little update.
On the 19 th of February 2023 we published the announcement of finally organizing the Worlds in Florida. In that announcement IFDCO offered € 400 to every boat going to the Worlds by container as the costs seemed to become very high.
For those who are in doubt to go to the Worlds and might not know this I just want to remind you of this. Maybe it helps you to make a decision to go and join the competition.
Frank Nooijen, who we cannot thank enough for all his incredible work in organizing the container transport again and again in such an excellent way and such low rates, asked me update you.
At the moment there are 27 boats in 5 containers from Europe.
So there are 3 spots left that can be filled up easily.
I case there are more boats a 6th container could be organized.
The deadline for entering would be 31st of december.
You can reach Frank at


Peter van Koppen
President IFDCO

4TH VINTAGE YACHTING GAMES in La Baule, France 5 (1)

Dear FD Sailors,
the 4th Vintage Yachting Games will take place from 27th of May to 2nd of June 2024 in La Baule, France.
Please find the NOR here.

Official Information about the Worlds 2024 are published 0 (0)

Please find the official board of the Worlds 2024 here:

REMINDER: insurance for USA 0 (0)

For those who will go to the Worlds in St.Petersburg please check your insurance for the boat.
In the past there have been problems with the fact that the insurance was not valid in the USA but for example only Europe. So make sure your insurance is ok or otherwise adjust it accordingly.


Peter van Koppen
President IFDCO

Vice President Championships 5 (7)

Dear FD-sailors,

hereby the IFDCO Committee wants to inform you about the change of the Vice President Championships.
As Rinaldo’s term as VP ended at the AGCM in Poland we asked him if he would like to continue his work as the VP Championships. He indicated that it is more and more difficult for him to find the right amount of time to fulfillthe job in the right way.
As Hans-Peter Schwarz was willing to take over his position Rinaldo was ok to step down as the Vice President Championships. Rinaldo is confident that Hans-Peter is a very good successor which was an important reason for Rinaldo’s decision.
Hans-Peter is a very good, widly known and respected FD-sailor. He is in the class for a very long time, has great knowledge and viewpoints about the class.
So we all have to say great thanks to Rinaldo for doing his job for six years as the Vice President Championships, for all his time and effort he put into the class. I especially want to point out the great job he did to create the Event Bid Document together with Marc Strittmatter. It is an important
document for the class for the organization of our Worlds.
Also the presentation of possible venues was excellent. So great thanks again Rinaldo!
Of course we expect you to keep sailing the Flying Dutchman and be present in the class for a long time to come!

And so at the same time we welcome Hans-Peter Schwarz as our new Vice President Championships and are happy that he is willing to take over the job. We hope for a prosperous and positive cooperation.
As a formality his nomination is ad interim for now as the official nomination has to take place at an AGCM which will be held in Spain late next year.

Regards to you all

Peter van Koppen

President IFDCO