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Pictures of Worlds 2023 4 (4)

Dear All,

please find here some pictures of the Worlds 2023 from Maria who was with Peter on the rescue rib.

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


Worlds 2023 Information 5 (1)

Dear Sirs,


In connection with the upcoming worlds as part of Gdynia Sailing Day 2023, we have prepared for you a package of information and necessary documents to register in Gdynia. Please read the following information carefully:


1.       Arrival with equipment survey: Please fill out a short questionnaire regarding arrival with equipment at the Worlds 2023. This survey will help us to better organise the event and tailor our activities to your needs. The link to the survey can be found below:

2.       Stopover statement: If you plan to leave your units at the Marina in Gdynia, please print and fill out the stopover statement before arriving at the event. These declarations are important for administrative purposes and will enable us to organise the space in the marina efficiently. They should be submitted to the marina’s harbormaster upon leaving your equipment there. The Polish and English versions of the declarations can be found in the attachments to this message.


3.       Costs related to arrival before the start or departure after the end of GSD 2022: Information regarding the rates associated with the use of marina facilities can be found in the attachment to this message..

If you have any questions regarding the survey, stopover declaration, Gdynia Marina or other aspects related to Gdynia Sailing Days 2023, please contact us by e-mail We are here to provide you with all the help you need.


Marina GSD 2023

Worlds 2023 – low entry-fee till 15th of July 2023 5 (4)

Dear FD-sailors and Worlds contenders,
to make up for the problems with the registration for the Worlds in Gdynia Poland even more the organizers and IFDCO have decided the extend the date for the low entry-fee up to the 15th of July 2023.
I hope this eases up a few things for those going to Gdynia!
Peter van Koppen
President IFDCO

Worlds in Gdynia 1.5 (14)

Dear FD sailors, what’s the matter with you? In 6 weeks we have our World Championships in Poland, in Gdynia on the beautiful Baltic Sea. In Central Europe, in midsummer! Only there are hardly any reports. If everyone only thinks of themselves or regionally, our beautiful class will die very quickly!
We currently have 25 entries, that’s shameful and so sad!
It’s not okay that Carlo, for example, stands up and says, “The Italian championship in S. Benedetto del Tronto will be the most beautiful and best regatta of the whole year, come all” and on the other hand all Italian boats are missing at the World Championships.. .
It is also not sustainable that e.g. the Croatian class, which is getting stronger every year, expects more boats in Pula, but none of their boats come to Gdynia…
AUT, SUI, CRO, ESP, GRE, GBR, DEN, UKR are currently missing…
CZE, HUN, POL and GER have far too few boats at the start.
So we don’t even have to consider next year in Florida, USA. There it would probably 15 participants…
Give yourself a jerk, FD sailors! Reports in Gdynia. The early bird discount is still working!

Rolf Albert