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PlanaTech FD 4.5 (2)

Dear FD sailors,

I am writing to inform you that planatech FDs are no longer produced and that I will no longer be able to produce them because my working life has profoundly changed.

I left the PlanaTech company and took care of transferring to me the ownership of the molds, equipment and intellectual property of the project.

The whole package, given the very high standards of construction and design, can be considered as a “turn-key project” that will easily allow everyone to replicate exactly the boats as I have always built them.

When I designed the new FD long ago and built the first boats I hope to have brought a very important evolutionary contribution, in terms of technology and performance, into the hands of the history of this fantastic class.

My will is to transfer the whole package to others, to allow this project to stay alive over time and continue to keep high the technological content of our beloved FD class.

This is a appeal to those of you who believe in this project and are interested in carrying it out: contact me privately at lucaungaro79@gmail.com

All the best

Luca

International Measurers 5 (1)

We are very proud to announce that our international measurer Tanja Heijink from NED is part of the World Sailing Grouping.

For more details check this >> announcement.

New FD builder 4.7 (17)

News from Berlin, Germany: The first Herbst FD will be launched in Steinhude in April.
Boat-builder Martin Herbst has taken over all of the equipment from Dirk Bogumil and will produce new FDs in the future. Martin Herbst has earned an excellent reputation as a boat builder. He made his master at the Hein shipyard in Elmshorn, which has successfully built many fast and beautiful dinghies and is still building them. He has had his own craft business for 20 years and is known for his fast 20’s dinghy cruisers, pirates and O-dinghies.
The new FD is based on the Bogumil shape, hull and deck continue to be made in carbon fiber and epoxy with Kevlar honeycombs. Such a change naturally also brings innovations to the building. Bogu will be able to explain to us what’s new in a few weeks, because he and Micha will start with the first Herbst FD at the Trapeze regatta in Steinhude, Germany. We are excited…

Latest Change of Rules Documentation 0 (0)

Here are the latest documents:

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/FD2016CRC09032016-[20425].pdf

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/FD2016CR09032016-[20424].pdf

Only change from previous version is the new rule 72 has been deleted and the wording of Rule 70 changed ever so slightly.

MARC GER172

2012 FD CLASS RULES 0 (0)

Our VP-Technical, Peter Hinrichsen, signaled the message by email that the ISAF has approved and published the 2012 FD class rules.

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/FD2012CR10042012-%5B12452%5D.pdf