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Worlds in Gdynia 1.5 (14)

Dear FD sailors, what’s the matter with you? In 6 weeks we have our World Championships in Poland, in Gdynia on the beautiful Baltic Sea. In Central Europe, in midsummer! Only there are hardly any reports. If everyone only thinks of themselves or regionally, our beautiful class will die very quickly!
We currently have 25 entries, that’s shameful and so sad!
It’s not okay that Carlo, for example, stands up and says, “The Italian championship in S. Benedetto del Tronto will be the most beautiful and best regatta of the whole year, come all” and on the other hand all Italian boats are missing at the World Championships.. .
It is also not sustainable that e.g. the Croatian class, which is getting stronger every year, expects more boats in Pula, but none of their boats come to Gdynia…
AUT, SUI, CRO, ESP, GRE, GBR, DEN, UKR are currently missing…
CZE, HUN, POL and GER have far too few boats at the start.
So we don’t even have to consider next year in Florida, USA. There it would probably 15 participants…
Give yourself a jerk, FD sailors! Reports in Gdynia. The early bird discount is still working!

Rolf Albert

Worlds 2024 St. Petersburg Time-Schedule 2.9 (8)

Dear Sailors,
after some deliberations about what would be most convenient to both the St.Petersburg Yacht Club and the IFDCO we now have the final time-schedule for the Worlds 2024 in St.Petersburg:
Friday           March 22   Container arrival unpacking the boats and placing the boats at the Sailing Center
Saturday       March 23   Measurement
Sunday         March 24    Measurement
Monday        March 25    Free day to everybodys own disposal (eventually practice race)
Tuesday       March 26    2 Races  before the Opening Ceremony (around 18.00)
Wednesday  March 27    3 Races
Thursday      March 28    2 Races
Friday           March 29    Layday ( to be moved forward or backwards if the circumstances so require)
Saturday       March 30    3 Races and Dinner at the Club
Sunday         March 31    2 Races Price Giving and Closing Ceremony at the Club
Monday        April  1        Loading the containers
Hope this schedule fits everybody.
Peter van Koppen
President IFDCO

Registration process for the Flying Dutchman World Championship 2023 in Gdynia 5 (2)

Dear Flying Dutchman Sailors,

due to the difficulties you are experiencing with the registration in our system for the Flying Dutchman World Championship 2023 in Gdynia, we would like to take the initiative to support you with your registration, and make it way easier for you.

We are therefore setting up a standby service during which we will be able to help you.

Please send us your e-mails ( with details which will enable us to create your accounts and registration for the regatta and confirmation of payment (data below).

Registration data:

1. Skipper’s full name

2. Skipper’s e-mail address

3. Skipper’s date of birth

4. Skipper’s country of origin

5. Crew member full name

6. Crew member email address

7. Crew member date of birth

8. Crew member country of origin

9. Sail numer

10. Invoice details if its needed.

Payments will be made by traditional bank transfer to the Polish Yachting Association account.

Bank transfer details:


Beneficiary full address: AL. KS.J.PONIATOWSKIEGO 1; 03-901 WARSZAWA; POLSKA


Bank full address: ul. GRZYBOWSKA 53/57 ; 00-950 WARSZAWA; POLSKA

IBAN: PL 88 1240 6218 1978 0010 6233 0928


Due to the whole procedure, we are extending the application period with a basic entry fee of 450 EUR from 1st to 20th of June 2023.

We are waiting for your emails ( before 20th of June.

What’s important we will extend time for early entry fee June (€ 450) till 20 of June 2023.

If you would like to visit Gdynia by camper, please send us information by this form:

Thank you, we can’t wait to see you, have a great event and celebration!

Best regards,

The PYA crew

Worlds 2024 in St. Petersburg, USA 4.4 (8)

Dear FD-sailors!

In a committee meeting on 16-2-2023 the IFDCO has decided to appoint the St. Petersburg Yacht Club to host and organize the Flying Dutchman World Championship 2024.
It was not an easy decision in regard to the prices to ship the boats by container to St. Petersburg. This issue has been on the committees mind for the last 6 months. We have been monitoring the container prices constantly.
The St. Petersburg Yacht Club needed a decision in order to have enough time to organize the  Championship. At this moment the prices for a round trip from the Netherlands to St. Petersburg are about € 2.100. The prices of container shipping are going down slightly. We realize that it still is a lot of money and in order to emphasize teams to go to St. Petersburg the IFDCO has also decided to support every team with € 400 to go to the Worlds.
We think it is very important to keep our tradition up to go out of Europe every 4 years as we are a worldwide class. This is also a very important signal to World Sailing. Also we want to join the Flying Dutchman sailors from the western part of the World in good competition. We hope to see
sailors from the US,Canada maybe Mexico and Chile?

We do realize that for ‘younger’ teams it will be difficult to raise the money for such an event. We will try to find some extra support for them but also feel that because of this reason we cannot say no to a Worlds
outside of Europe.

Kind regards

Peter van Koppen
President IFDCO

Worlds 2023 NOR online 5 (2)

Dear FD-Sailors,

please find attached the Notice of Race (NOR) for our Worlds in Gdynia, Poland.

Registration opens on 1st of March 2023.

See you in Poland.

>> NOR 2023 Gdynia