All posts by Meike-Greten

Mobile home places in Campione available 0 (0)

Dear FD Sailors,

Campione Univela informed us that there will be additional space for mobile homes for 20€/night. Every boat that hasn‘t registered yet because of a missing parking for mobile homes can now register for the early bird entry fee of 450€.


IFDCO wants to inform all contestants of the Worlds in Campione that the Notice of Race (NoR) has been altered.The subjects that have been altered are mainly the number of races and the the starting times.
The original NoR was published prematurely and not in compliance with the latest Flying Dutchman Rules.
It took some time to find out if we had the right to do so.
We consulted World Sailing about this matter and they informed us that changes in the NoR are allowed except for the already published
dates of racing and the time limit for the final race.
World Sailing also informed us that the Worlds have to be sailed under the latest Class Rules.
For this reason we also had to change the NoR.
So we kindly ask you to take notice of the alteration of the NoR.
Kind regards
Peter van koppen
President IFDCO

IFDCO App News 5 (1)

Dear FD-sailors,

we updated our IFDCO App. You can now receive push-notifications as soon as there are new posts on the national websites. You can manage the push-notifications in the menu “Push-Settings”. There are not all nations online right now, but we are working on it.

We also added a category “Worlds” where you can find all necessary information regarding our World Championship.

In the section “Contact” we will add the contact details of all national secretaries.

Hope to see you in Italy for our Worlds – you can now register online.

Greetings, Meike


PlanaTech FD 4.5 (2)

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

All the best


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:

If you have material, equipment, clothes etc. from 1972 or even an original boat please get in touch with me ( 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