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Dear FD sailors;

Our friends for Poland had requested our help for those who want to attend in campers. Please fill out this form if you are planning on going:


Many thanks!!


Nomination Juan Ignacio Egea Moreno as Vice Presisdent Development Flying Dutchman Class 5 (4)

Dear sailors!
I would like to inform you that the procedure of the nomination of Juan Ignacio Egea Moreno for the position of Vice President Development has been started a few weeks ago.
Juan has been sailing the Flying Dutchman for quite some time now with great involvement and enthusiasm for the class together with his suns Juan and Guzman. He is a great promotor and well respected person in the class especially in Spain.
So we are happy that he would like to take the position of VP Development and his great business experience and skills in the english language make him an excellent person for the position.
Personally I strongly support his nomination for the position and hope he will get the support of the whole class once his nomination is effected.
Peter van Koppen
IFDCO President

New FD CAPS!! 4.5 (2)

Dear FD sailors;

We want to announce the launch of the new hats of the FD class. This are high quality hats made out of 100% recycled material. They have two logos embroidered in the front and in the back. They are two colors avalaible, white and navy blue. They are only 100 units avalaible, so don´t be late!! The price is 27,50 euros plus shipping.

We hope you all like them.


To buy them please contact me at or via phone +34 680676615.

Season is coming… 5 (1)

Dear FD sailors

I hope you are all doing great and that you are excited for the new season that is about to start.

As you may have seen, during off season we have been trying to keep the social media active and we have gained lots of new followers and reached literally more than 1 million of persons thanks to visualization and interactions with our content.

But is during the season when we plan to get an extra growth and that can´t be done if we don’t have your help. In order to achieve that goal we URGENTLY need these things:

  1. Pictures and videos of all the regattas that take place along the season. The videos are best than the pictures so anything you have can be used.
  2. Reports of the regattas to use them for the bulletin and to post them in the web and social media.
  3. That the persons who have a Social Media account to always repost and mention FD. Also, when you comment and like our posts it helps us to be more in other people feeds.

Many thanks to everyone and specially to these persons that I mention below because they have helped me with videos, pictures and reports.

  • Carlo Zappa
  • Niklas Kiel
  • Nadan Kosanović
  • Eric Deleu
  • GER22 sailing Team
  • GER187 sailing Team
  • Lukas Greten
  • Marc Stritmatter
  • Juan Carlos Gallego Muñoz


Guzmán Egea ESP11


Phone: +34 680676615


Dearest Flying Dutchman-sailors!

I wish you all a happy,prosperous and healthy 2023!
I hope you had a nice Christmas time with your family and friends and had a fine New Years Eve!

Another year has passed. We all felt that Covid was a big obstruction to our normal life and are all happy that the worst is over. It would have been nice if all would have been back to ‘normal’!
But another disaster struck the World. The war in the Ukrain with all its consequences. I really do not understand why this is happening in the actual period of human civilization. It has a
great effect on our minds and also economically! Let’s hope it will be over soon!

So let’s not forget when we are sailing our Flying Dutchman what a great feeling of joy and freedom it gives to us! Let’s realize how valuable these moments are also sharing this time with our friends!
We again had this great feeling at the Worlds in Campione. What a great event a World Championship always is!

So IFDCO is making all the preparations for the next Worlds in Gdynia Poland. At the end of July we should have great weather and I heard from sailors who were at the Gdynia Sailing Week last year it seems to be a beautiful place with good racing.

Furthermore we are sorting out the issue for the containers and their prices for the Worlds in Florida planned for March 2024. We will make a decision in March of this year if the Championship will take place in the US.
The Bulletin will be presented soon. We hoped to get it ready before Christmas of last year but I regret that we did not make that date.

We will also present to you probably in february a new rewritten Class Rule 115 about pumping. At the last Worlds we had quite a few problems with it. The now existing rule leads to confusion with the jury. So we will have to rewrite it and clearify what we want from it as the Flying Dutchman Class!

Kind regards

Peter van Koppen