To inform you before we will meet at the Worlds in Scarlino here are the candidates who will stand for the next term as member of the IFDCO General Committee:
President: Tony Lyall, GBR
Treasurer: Peter van Koppen, NED
VP Championships: Rinaldo Rinaldi, ITA
VP Communications: Marc Strittmatter, GER
VP Development: Svend Vieweg, GER
Svend and Rinaldo were so kind to write some words to introduce themself to the FD class.
“I’m Svend Vieweg, born in Reichenbach, married and 54 years old. 3 childrens and 3 grandchildrens are part of my family, and i’ma electronic engineer at Continental AG Germany. Since my 10th birthday my sailing carrer started on a wood made Optimist on a small water dam near my home town. After 2 years i’ve found a helmsman for sailing on a 420 class. After the youth sailing period ended by my 19th birthday we cange to the local east german sailing class XY. After fall of the wall i change to the FD class with various helms. With the IFDCO VP Development i would like to support sailors on samll countries to enjoy the fantastic sailing with a Flying dutchman.”
“I’m 55 years old, born in Florence where I live. I’m working at University as professor of Supply Chain Management. I have three sons, 22, 4 and 2 years. I’ve been sailing since I was 14 starting from Laser and then moving to FD as crew in the ’80 (when the boat was olimpic class). After spending these years on dinghies, I move on big boats and I took part in two America’s Cup campaigns (1984 with Azzurra and 2001 with Mascalzone Latino) as navigator because I’m keen on electronics.
After that I went back to my main work, university, and started spending less time sailing and racing. I sail back (after my young time…) on a FD the summer 2012 by chance and then I decided to fully dedicate my sailing time to our class. Nowadays I do not sail and race anymore on big boats and spend all my time practicing and racing with ITA 10.”