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POL & ESP events 2023 added 5 (2)

We just added the events of Poland and Spain to the events calender 2023.

NEW YEARS GREETINGS 5 (4)

Dearest Flying Dutchman-sailors!

I wish you all a happy,prosperous and healthy 2023!
I hope you had a nice Christmas time with your family and friends and had a fine New Years Eve!

Another year has passed. We all felt that Covid was a big obstruction to our normal life and are all happy that the worst is over. It would have been nice if all would have been back to ‘normal’!
But another disaster struck the World. The war in the Ukrain with all its consequences. I really do not understand why this is happening in the actual period of human civilization. It has a
great effect on our minds and also economically! Let’s hope it will be over soon!

So let’s not forget when we are sailing our Flying Dutchman what a great feeling of joy and freedom it gives to us! Let’s realize how valuable these moments are also sharing this time with our friends!
We again had this great feeling at the Worlds in Campione. What a great event a World Championship always is!

So IFDCO is making all the preparations for the next Worlds in Gdynia Poland. At the end of July we should have great weather and I heard from sailors who were at the Gdynia Sailing Week last year it seems to be a beautiful place with good racing.

Furthermore we are sorting out the issue for the containers and their prices for the Worlds in Florida planned for March 2024. We will make a decision in March of this year if the Championship will take place in the US.
The Bulletin will be presented soon. We hoped to get it ready before Christmas of last year but I regret that we did not make that date.

We will also present to you probably in february a new rewritten Class Rule 115 about pumping. At the last Worlds we had quite a few problems with it. The now existing rule leads to confusion with the jury. So we will have to rewrite it and clearify what we want from it as the Flying Dutchman Class!

Kind regards

Peter van Koppen
President

Racing FD Wanted 5 (3)

Dear Friends,
After sailing in FD for 33 years, my daughter (age of 27 ys) has decided to follow his father and join the FD fleet with another young lady. So a new female team is coming to catch us in the upcoming years!
So, we are searching for a used FD boat in good condition to buy before the next season start! Five to 12 years old boats (building year after 2010) would be of interest.
If you have any idea or know an FD for sale, please contact me (e-mail: polgar.c@outlook.com) and/or my daughter named Csenge Polgar (e-mail: csenge.polgar@gmail.com).
Please help us to allow some fresh blood into the FD fleet!
Thanks and regards:
Csaba (HUN-78)
Mobile: +36204751647
Email: csenge.polgar@gmail.com

1966 Flying Dutchman for sale US736 5 (1)

1966 Flying Dutchman fiberglass built by Advance Sail number US736 and hull #2069

  • US#736, plastic dynamics, Original dutch measurement certs and manual.Painstakingly upgraded to modern controls including mast rake, genoa halyard tension, shroud tension, cunningham, centerboard angle, double trap system, spin pole trolley launcher system. New custom made tiller and extension, rudder cage, all blades refinished, cb trunk redone, no slop anywhere. Proctor mast and boom, two sets sails; including original Rolly Taskers, and Hyde worlds set from england, two spins, one large masthead, all redone blades and fittings, all new lines and hardware.

    Scratches and some weathercracking, remarkable shape and a true blast to sail, still one of the fastest boats to windward!

  • LOA 19’10”
  • Beam 5’8″
  • Weight 364 lbs
  • SA Main 110 sq ft
  • SA Genoa 90 sq ft
  • SA Spin. 226 sq ftTrailer could use paint, tows perfect, bearings just repacked.

Contact Doug  @ landserv90@hotmail.com

 

OPEN CROATIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 5 (3)

Pula, 30.09.-2.10.2022.
Pula has welcomed 23 FD crews from 7 nations to the 2022 Open Croatian Championship.
Friday light winds permitted only one race, Saturday full of planning 3 race in the awesome conditions with vind up to 16 knots of west wind and big waves so everybody could enjoy FD on maximum performances. And on Sunday forecast wasn’t good in the start with very light breeze wich will change direction whole day. In the end, Race Committee did stopped race almost on its end do to wind completely changed direction and dropped down. We did wait for an hour and a half for wind to come back but didn’t happened. So the results from Saturday was valid for open Croatian FD Championship 2022.
The overall winner was last year winner GER 87 Hans-Peter Schwartz/Roland Kirst, followed by GER 98 Smhuel Markhoff/Lars Stockmann. 3rd on the podium was,  SUI 1 Stephan Fels/Ulf Hugel.
For the Croatian championship ranking CRO 15 Nadan Kosanovic/Bosko Celic followed by CRO 69 Tin Matulja/Val Matulja,. 3rd on the podium was new entries in the class, CRO 941 PatrikKubaska/Dino Petešić. Interesting part was that all Croatian podium had same points.