Archive for March, 2022

PlanaTech FD 5 (1)

Dear FD sailors,

I am writing to inform you that planatech FDs are no longer produced and that I will no longer be able to produce them because my working life has profoundly changed.

I left the PlanaTech company and took care of transferring to me the ownership of the molds, equipment and intellectual property of the project.

The whole package, given the very high standards of construction and design, can be considered as a “turn-key project” that will easily allow everyone to replicate exactly the boats as I have always built them.

When I designed the new FD long ago and built the first boats I hope to have brought a very important evolutionary contribution, in terms of technology and performance, into the hands of the history of this fantastic class.

My will is to transfer the whole package to others, to allow this project to stay alive over time and continue to keep high the technological content of our beloved FD class.

This is a appeal to those of you who believe in this project and are interested in carrying it out: contact me privately at lucaungaro79@gmail.com

All the best

Luca

50 Years Olympic Games FD 0 (0)

Dear FD Sailors,

50 years ago the FD Olympics were sailed in Kiel, Germany. This year there will be a great revival in August. Not our „Olympics“ but the German Championship will he held in Kiel.

Please find here some information: https://50jahreolympiakiel.de/en/

If you have material, equipment, clothes etc. from 1972 or even an original boat please get in touch with me (generalsecretary@sailifdco.net). There will be an exhibition in Kiel Schilksee and it would be great to show the Flying Dutchman there.

You can also send me an email if you want go receive updates regarding the registration option.

Have a great start into the season 2022

Meike