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Flying Dutchman Class on Wikipedia – who can help? 0 (0)

Dear FD-Sailors,

Wikipedia is one of the most used page for research and information purposes.

Our FD friends from the US found out that Wikipedia is reducing our FD-content due to lack of references.

Who can help to make sure that our FD page is filled with all necessary information? Please go ahead ūüôā

Here is the old link:

Here is the new one:

Thanks a lot.


New Years Greetings 3.7 (9)

Dear FD-sailors!

Welcome everybody to the New Year 2022. Time is running fast. I wish you all had a nice Christmas time and a good start to the New Year.

Despite all our hopes we still have to cope with the Corona virus. The new Omicron variant is still prescribing our way of life! Different countries have very different strategies concerning the virus and lockdowns. lt looks that Omikron is very infectious but less harmfull. On the long run we all hope that the virus will lay down and only exist like the flew.

For the coming season we wish the best concerning all this and giving all of us¬†the opportunity of much and good sailing and seeing each other again! lt was¬†good to have the Worlds in Spain last year and lets’s look forward to another great¬†Worlds on the Garda Lake in ltaly.

There is good news on boatbuilding: right now Tanja is in Dubai to measure the plug for the new boats to be build there. A good and interesting devlopment.

There is also news on the race format front for the Worlds. The Committee has made the decision to make shorter racing but more heats. This is the wish of the younger sailors for already a long time but also more common in sailing already for quite some time. The exact details will be published soon.

Furthermore we received the question if we will have a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Flying Dutchman. In principle the idea is good but it is more common to celebrate a 50th, 75th and 100th anniversary. We also did not celebrate the 60th for example. So the intention is to celebrate the 75 th anniversay in 2027. Maybe some of you are wondering if the building of the first Flying Dutchman in 1951 should be the starting point of counting for an anniversary and not the recognition as a class in 1952? It seems that in 2001 Р2002 there have been long discussions about this. The decision was made to take the year of recognition of the class in 1952. Therefore 2027 would be the year for the 75 th anniversary.

So let’s all put our positive energy together and make 2022 a good sailing season¬†and enjoy our beautiful Flying Dutchman.

See you on the water!

Kind regards

Peter van Koppen


AGCM Meeting Minutes 2021 5 (1)

Dear Flying-Dutchman-Claas,

please find the meeting minutes of our Annual General Committee Meeting 2021 >> here.

This meeting is held once a year by the General Committee (Executive Committee, Administrative Officers and the National Secretaries of the biggest fleets).

Best Regards

Meike & Peter

Regattas 2022 4.3 (4)

Our IFDCO sailing season 2021 is officially over. Some of the regattas 2022 are already fixed. Please find the new dates on our website: Events -> 2022.


At the Worlds in Spain just a few weeks ago the IFDCO was not able to give the Tullio Pizzorno Trophy to the winners Guzman Egea Aguado and his crew Jerry Vinkensteyn.
Of course we felt very sorry for this. We tried to find out where the trophy is right now but nobody present had a clew.
Doing more research in order to locate the trophy we found out that the trophy was presented to Finn Bismark and his father at the Worlds in New Zealand in 2019. As they foresaw that returning the trophy to Europe for the next Worlds could be difficult they just made a series of photos and put the trophy back into the container. In which container they put the trophy so for Germany, Hungary or the Netherlands they cannot remember of course.
So we kindly ask if anybody has any information on where the trophy is right now? Could you please let us know so we can still present the trophy to the winners?
Kind regards
Peter van Koppen