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YUASA CUP 2023 5 (1)

The eighth edition of the Yuasa Regatta took place from July 1st to 3rd in the waters of Altea Bay. Seven boats competed in this regatta, fewer than the previous edition, but that didn’t make the competition any less tough and exciting.

The first day of the regatta was threatened by a strong wind forecast. On Friday morning, that forecast became a reality, but despite the strong wind blowing at around twenty knots, the committee raised the delta flag, and all the sailors set out. It didn’t take long to realize that the wind was too strong to sail, and to prevent any accidents, the committee decided to cancel the races for that day.

Thus, the regatta actually started the following day. As soon as the wind picked up, the seven boats hit the water to enjoy a sunny day with moderate winds that allowed for three races to be held. Right from the start, ESP-6, with Gines Romero and Alvaro Moreno, dominated the regatta, ending the day with three first-place finishes and a flawless record. The second and third positions were more fiercely contested, with ESP-1 and ESP-90 alternating between third and second place in all three races, finishing the day with only one point of difference.

With the leaderboard very tight and only three races completed, the regatta entered its final day, which was marked by challenging conditions due to the light wind. The team of ESP-17, Marco Sevila and Nacho Seguí, had a strong performance, starting the day with a first-place finish and then securing two second-place finishes, moving up to the fourth position and posing a threat to ESP-90 and ESP-1, who finished third and second, respectively.

ESP-6 was crowned the champion, followed by ESP-90 with Jose Pastor and Carlos Gastaldi, and in third place, Juan Ignacio Egea Moreno and Juan Ignacio Egea Aguado.

In conclusion, it was a perfect regatta, thanks to the Altea Yacht Club and GS-YUASA, with a variety of wind conditions that allowed for a fair and highly competitive competition.

Written by Juan Ignacio Egea Aguado ESP-1


1966 Flying Dutchman for sale US736 5 (2)

1966 Flying Dutchman fiberglass built by Advance Sail number US736 and hull #2069

  • US#736, plastic dynamics, Original dutch measurement certs and manual.Painstakingly upgraded to modern controls including mast rake, genoa halyard tension, shroud tension, cunningham, centerboard angle, double trap system, spin pole trolley launcher system. New custom made tiller and extension, rudder cage, all blades refinished, cb trunk redone, no slop anywhere. Proctor mast and boom, two sets sails; including original Rolly Taskers, and Hyde worlds set from england, two spins, one large masthead, all redone blades and fittings, all new lines and hardware.

    Scratches and some weathercracking, remarkable shape and a true blast to sail, still one of the fastest boats to windward!

  • LOA 19’10”
  • Beam 5’8″
  • Weight 364 lbs
  • SA Main 110 sq ft
  • SA Genoa 90 sq ft
  • SA Spin. 226 sq ftTrailer could use paint, tows perfect, bearings just repacked.

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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


23/ 24/ 25 July 2021: Italian championship in Capodimonte (Bolsena lake) 0 (0)

From 23 to 25 July 2021, the Italian Flying Dutchman Championship will be held at the Club Nautico di Capodimonte (Lake of Bolsena). The previous Sunday, July 18th, a regional regatta could be an excellent opportunity to warm up your engines. Those who race on July 18th can safely leave the boat at the club to return racing on Friday July 23rd.

Open Polish Championship in Gdynia 0 (0)

Dear FD Friends,
We kindly invite You to join Open Polish Championship in Gdynia 16-18.07.2021
This year races od Championship we will be held on Gdynia waters, very nice and demanding sailing area. Marina is located in the centre of Gdynia City, that could provide holiday and family activities as well. Please spread this information on Your social media channels to invite and attract competitors from Your countries. This event in not only Polish Open Championship but also due to agreement with IFDCO Board is counted as EuroCup event.
Event Internet Site:
To join GSD 2021 – Firstly You should register You and Your Crew as well to create accounts in registration system here:
Then when both accounts Helm and Crew are ready and verified by email, You could register to Regatta by this link:
You will find a Helpful Information by clicking Help or this link:
Whatever kind of help or support You need at registration, finding a place to stay or any other please do not hesitate to write or call me +48 602 677 760.
We hope to have a as good Championship as it was last year in Ustka, See You here in Gdynia.
Tomek Kledzik
President FD Poland