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Updates: events, documents and trophies 5 (1)

As you have probably seen we are currently working a lot on our international website. The main goal is a vivid website for the whole Flying Dutchman community all over the world!

First of all we published an area “FD” with some information about our Flying Dutchman including some trim information.

We updated all international sailing events for the FD class in menu “EVENTS”. We have currently 73 events all over the world – please let us know if there is anything missing so that we can update the information.

In the menu “DOCUMENTATION” you will find updated versions of our rules incl. Euro Cup rules.

And last but not least we updated the trophys menu “ROLL OF HONOR” with the trophies and winning teams from the Class Book 2011. We are now working on collecting the missing information. You are happily invited to support.

For any further hints, comments, ideas, support please send an email to

All the best for all of you.

GER 112, General Secretary

Sail together & communicate together 5 (1)

Dear FD-Sailors,

we are currently working on this webpage to publish more information from all our FD sailors. The new area „News“ is showing all the published posts in different categories and years.

All countries are invited to publish their local information about regattas and trainings, photos or FD experiences on the international website. Just send an email to with a text and some pictures.

Please feel free to send also other FD material which would be nice on this website!

Many greetings to all of you and all the best for 2020.

General Secretary

Philipp Buhl – FD Sailor is World Champion 2020 in Laser Standard Class! 5 (2)

How long has it been since the German anthem was played in honor of an (Olympic) German sailor? 20 years. It was time.

Philipp Buhl won the World Championship of the Laser class.

By the way, if you don’t know that: Philipp spent a little time in the optimist as a child … but he learned to sail as his father Friedl’s crew in the FD. As a 12-year-old he was like a one in the trapeze. Later he fought with the now FD sailing Max (Jambor), Niels (Hermann), Lukas (Merz) and Felix (Albert) and went to Kiel as the best of this year …
He still owns an FD.

Rolf Albert

World Sailing published on

German Laser sailor Philipp Buhl put together an exemplary scorecard to win the 2020 ILCA Standard Men’s World Championship by 12 points.Buhl recorded four straight wins during qualifying and finished with just one double-figure score – a 10th in the penultimate race, which he was able to discard.

After being showered with champagne by his supporters on the beach, Buhl said it was hard to describe the winning feeling. “The week just happened,” he said. “When I got the two firsts on the second day, that gave me good momentum, but I knew anything could happen up until the second race today (when he knew he was unable to be beaten). I had good first beats, good downwind speed. It all came together for me this week.

“I’ve come close to a world championship a few times before. It’s so incredibly hard to make it happen. I think the Laser is the hardest class to win a World Championship. I’m just so happy!”

Happy New Year 0 (0)

Dear FD sailors,

I wish all of you a happy positive healthy and thrilling 2020!

Kind regards.

Peter van Koppen


Good Bye – Part 2 0 (0)

The Subcommittee Communications Bene Nagel and Tim Wechsler will retire from their office by the end of 2019, too. Together, in the past 3 1/2 years we have put the complete digital communication of the IFDCO on a new footing. This would not have been possible without your knowledge and commitment. Thanks, guys!