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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

Thanks

Guzmán Egea ESP11

Email: guzmanea@outlook.com

Phone: +34 680676615

NEW YEARS GREETINGS 5 (5)

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
President

Racing FD Wanted 5 (4)

Dear Friends,
After sailing in FD for 33 years, my daughter (age of 27 ys) has decided to follow his father and join the FD fleet with another young lady. So a new female team is coming to catch us in the upcoming years!
So, we are searching for a used FD boat in good condition to buy before the next season start! Five to 12 years old boats (building year after 2010) would be of interest.
If you have any idea or know an FD for sale, please contact me (e-mail: polgar.c@outlook.com) and/or my daughter named Csenge Polgar (e-mail: csenge.polgar@gmail.com).
Please help us to allow some fresh blood into the FD fleet!
Thanks and regards:
Csaba (HUN-78)
Mobile: +36204751647
Email: csenge.polgar@gmail.com

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.

Contact Doug  @ landserv90@hotmail.com

 

Friendly reminder 5 (2)

I would like to remind FD sailors about the need of this 3 things:
  • Any picture or video you have.
  • A designated person from each country to get in touch with me.
  • To repost anything and tag us in social media.
Please its very important that we have this things for the FD.
Many thanks.
Guzmán Egea ESP11
Mail: guzmanea@outlook.com
Phone: 680676615