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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

World Champion title goes to Germany 88 5 (7)

From 2 to 10 September the world championship took place in Campione del Garda. The famous lake has hosted a week of exciting competition with winds of all colors. With a total of 68 participating boats from 12 countries, the recovery in covid compared to the previous year has been noticed.

The activity at the Univela Club began on Friday 2 with the measurement of the firsts boats that arrived. Little by little during Saturday and Sunday the measurement was completed thanks to the fantastic measuring equipment headed by Tanja and Paul. On Sunday afternoon, the opening ceremony of the World Championship was held.

On Monday at 11:30 in the morning the boats were thrown into the water with a north wind that would end up rolling to be in a southerly direction with a moderate intensity. DEN21 Bojsen-Moller brothers won the first round being the second won by AUT20 with Jacob Holzinger and Paul Srienz who after finishing second in the first one were placed provisional leaders.

If anyone thought it was going to be a low-wind World Championship, they were wrong. On Tuesday at a somewhat untimely hour, 7:15 in the morning, the boats were thrown into the water. With a north wind already quite strong the boats flew over the fresh water of the mythical lake. The GER88 of Kay-Uwe Lüdtke and Kai Schäfers prevailed in the first race. In the second it was the ITA4 of the Vespasiani brothers who took the victory. In the last round of the day the wind went down and it was difficult to read correctly. DEN21 got the first position.

On the third day of racing it was back to dawn very early with a north wind that threw 22 knots at the starting line. The GER88 officially presented its candidacy to the fight for the title making a first and a second place. The second round was worn by the HUN70 of Szabolcs Majthenyi and Andras Domokos.

That same night the club offered dinner offering a fantastic menu composed of lasagna, pork and panacota accompanied by local wines.

After the rest day the boats threw themselves into the water on Friday around 13:00. With a strong north wind, two tight races were contested. The GER87 of Hans-Peter Schwarz and Roland Kirst and the ITA4 divided the races winning each one. The GER88 managed to stay first in the general classification and followed by the DEN21, the title was going to be decided on the last day.

The decisive day dawned with strong waves and a lot of wind. After the Delta flag was removed, the wind rose exponentially which made it impossible to sail. With half the fleet in the water, returning was a challenge, but thanks to the mutual help of the FD navigators everyone came back safely. However, with the starting limit at 16:00, at 13:30 the boats were thrown into the water. After 3 failed starts and with 15 minutes to go before the deadline, the start of the last and decisive round of the World Championship was given. The GER88 did and excellent race and won it, thus becoming world champion for the first time. The DEN21 finished second in the race and in the world championship. The HUN70 took third place in the general standins.

On the other hand, the different winners by categories were the following:

  • Dunhill Challenge Trophy (World Championship Overall Winner): GER88 Kay-Uwe Lüdtke and Kai Schäfers
  • FD Silver Sombrero Challenge Trophy (World Championship for the best result without discard): DEN21 Jorgen Bojsen-Moller and Jacob Bojsen-Moller 
  • Tullio Pizzomo Memorial Trophy (Best helmsman under 26 yrs): GER82 Benedikt Nagel and Lukas Bauer
  • 100+Trophy (best team combined age 100+): DEN21 Jorgen Bojsen-Moller and Jacob Bojsen-Moller 
  • Best FD Lady. (Ladies) : GER19 Peggy Bahr and Torsten Bahr 
  • 25+ Trophy (highest placed boat 25 yrs of age of older): GER82 Benedikt Nagel and Lukas Bauer
  • Silver Bowl (best sailor under 19 yrs): GER187 Beichl Stefan and Beichl Sebastian 

Thanks for the club Univela for its fantastic organization and all those who have made this World Cup possible.

Written by Guzman Egea

Crew for Campione available 5 (2)

One of the best American FD sailors, Razvan Adam, will join us in Campione. His helm is not able to start in Campione so Adam is available!
Razvan will arrive on 3rd of September in Campione. He just won the North American Championships with his Brother Ovidiu Adam, while they were second in March at the Nationals!
Please get in touch with Razvan in case you need a crew (