Archive for July, 2020


Dear FD Friends!

I`m very happy to inform you that the regatta on our lake Achensee has a “go”! At the moment we are already organizing the regatta. And therefore I want to invite you personally to come!

Some of you will ask when? The regatta is from Thursday 13.08.2020 till Sunday the 16.08.2020. (FD)

Last year we have had almost 40 FDs and 40 Korsars on our lake. Due to almost 200 participants and good windy and sunny wetter it was great fun.

This year the regatta will be held together with the 22ft. UFO class. The UFOs will be in water all time. And we won´t have the Korsar class. We therefore have more space for more FD`s on land! And more space for us to party.

My personal goal are 80 FD`s,  I will spend free beer! ……… Come and join us!

Some people will ask about the corona issue. I talked to the government, and also to the Austrian Sailing Federation. And I can say following :

  • We are allowed to race the regatta on our lake in Tirol.
  • number of 200 participants are allowed
  • Excluded are the people for the organization, non-participants, home guests of the sailing club.
  • We have to keep distance, etc.

For those who need a room to stay, we kindly ask to book a hotel or apartment in town. Due to Corona, there are no rooms and beds at the sailing club available to stay over night.

For those who has a van, mobile home, etc. We are allowed to provide you a place during the regatta in our sailing club. Because of the corona I kindly ask you to send me an email with :

Mobile home / VAN / etc.

Length of your vehicle.

Number plate

How many persons

So that we can organize a suitable place for you.

We can conclude that 100 FDs are possible, if no UFOs are around. Therefore at the moment we limited the FD`s to 80 boats, and 160 participants. And keep 40 participants for the UFO-22 free. If there are more people which will come, then we have a waiting list. Maybe we have last minute places which we can give.

The risk of some corona issues (government rules and regulations) is too high, and we are not sure if something unfortunately will happen in August. That is why we decided that you don`t have to pay the starting fee in advance. And we do not charge extra on the starting day.

If you decided to come, then please register on our website. Than we know how much people will be there, and we know how much we have to organize.

If you do not register in advance, we will normally charge extra when you decide to come on the last moment / day. This is because of the organization of everything.

We will also charge the full amount plus extra if you register and you will not show up. This is because we have buy and organize everything in advance. So please send me an email if you have registered, and you will or can not come to us.

And, first come, first serve!

So the rules are clear, and nothing is in between to join the biggest FD regatta in Austrian.

Underneath there are some links which you need.

If you have some questions, please contact me: Paul((at))

Best wishes and see you in August

Paul Hullenaar

Regatta Sailing Club SCTWV

Ausschreibung / Notice of Race

Extra Unterlagen / supplement of NoR

Link Melden / Register

Link Meldungen / List of participants.

International championship of the Czech Republic 0 (0)

Dear sports fans, fans of the FD class,
this year’s international championship of the Czech Republic on September 11th – 13th will take place.
On behalf of the Flying Dutchman Association of the Czech Republic, I cordially invite you to participate in this regatta.
Here you will find a link that you can use to find the information you need including tender:
And here it is possible to register: Please register by August 30th, 2020
Petr Storch
President of the FD Association of the Czech Republic

Report Trapez Regatta Steinhude 27/28 of June 2020 5 (2)

Dear FD-sailors!

Visiting Steinhude Lake is always nice especially when you can finally see
FD-activity on the water again after a long stop caused by Covid-19.
It was great to look at the a fleet of 40 FD’s enjoying their boats and racing

On Saturday under a sunny sky and good temperature 3 races could be sailed
under very variable winds (1 to 3 Bft). Big changes in wind in both strength and
direction did not make it easy for the sailors.

GER 199 Dirk Bogumil / Sven Hermenau started very strong with a 1-1-2 followed
by DEN 21 Jørgen Bojsen-Møller / Kai Schäfers with a 2-2-7. Not far behind
GER 30 Alex Antrecht /Christian Kujan with 5-5-1.

On Sunday the day started under a grey sky and more wind (up to Bft 4). Due to the
precautions for the Covid-19 there was no big beer-party on saturday evening.
So most of the competitors were full of adrenalin causing several general recalls.
So the black flag went up and four boats got a BFD – penalty: GER 199 GER17
GER 213 and DEN 21. So this made the last race even more exciting.
GER 113 Kilian König / Johannes Brack scored a 1and 1 and GER 30 2 and 3 the
second day.

In total:

GER 199 winning the regatta GER 113 second GER 30 third and DEN21 fourth.

We saw a lot of happy faces and very good atmosphere as usual. Let’s hope for
many more events this year!!


Peter van Koppen

Pictures by Stefan Ibold

picturs (c)

Geplaatst door op Zondag 5 juli 2020

Update from Hungary 5 (1)

Regarding the Hungarian races here is an update:

Scheduled regattas at Lake Balaton (at Balatonfoldvar):

4-5/July/2020: Foldvar Regatta II
8-9/Aug/2020: Foldvar Regatta III
4-6/September: Hungarian Championship

Hungary is safe regarding COVID-19, and we are looking forward to welcome some international FD sailors for our regattas…

With the best regards:

Csaba Polgar
(FD HUN-78)

Austrian Championship on Achensee 0 (0)

Dear FD-sailors and –friends,

14. – 16. August 2020: that ist he date of this years Austrian-championship on Achensee / Tyrol.
We would be very glad if many of your sailors will participate in this famous regatta (it’s also a EC-Regatta).
Our member Paul Hullenaar (he is part of the organizing team) will provide you with more information on this regatta in the next days. Please promote this event to all your sailors!

Best regards,
hope to see you on Achensee!

Manfred Panuschka
Nat.Secretary of Austrian FD-association