Dear FD-sailors,

hereby the IFDCO Committee wants to inform you about the change of the Vice President Championships.
As Rinaldo’s term as VP ended at the AGCM in Poland we asked him if he would like to continue his work as the VP Championships. He indicated that it is more and more difficult for him to find the right amount of time to fulfillthe job in the right way.
As Hans-Peter Schwarz was willing to take over his position Rinaldo was ok to step down as the Vice President Championships. Rinaldo is confident that Hans-Peter is a very good successor which was an important reason for Rinaldo’s decision.
Hans-Peter is a very good, widly known and respected FD-sailor. He is in the class for a very long time, has great knowledge and viewpoints about the class.
So we all have to say great thanks to Rinaldo for doing his job for six years as the Vice President Championships, for all his time and effort he put into the class. I especially want to point out the great job he did to create the Event Bid Document together with Marc Strittmatter. It is an important
document for the class for the organization of our Worlds.
Also the presentation of possible venues was excellent. So great thanks again Rinaldo!
Of course we expect you to keep sailing the Flying Dutchman and be present in the class for a long time to come!

And so at the same time we welcome Hans-Peter Schwarz as our new Vice President Championships and are happy that he is willing to take over the job. We hope for a prosperous and positive cooperation.
As a formality his nomination is ad interim for now as the official nomination has to take place at an AGCM which will be held in Spain late next year.

Regards to you all

Peter van Koppen

President IFDCO

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