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F LY I N G DUTCHMAN BULLETIN 167


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Dear FD sailors, Late but nevertheless, before you lies the second FD Bulletin 2017. We can look back on a large number of great and beautiful regattas. First of all the World Championship in Scarlino, which we will report on in detail. Unfortunately, there are no reports from many big regattas and in the best case a few nice pictures. It is therefore particularly gratifying that young teams report in detail on their experiences. Many thanks to Felix Albert Vice Champion of the Czech National Championship, Arne Gruschka and Christian Meyer, crew of the German promo boat, who participated as the youngest team at the Worlds in Scarlino, as well as Christopher Hoffmann, recipient of the Youth Grant of these Worlds, who started for the first time at an FD Worlds. This issue is also a report of the steadily grown enthusiasm for FD sailing in Eastern Europe with National Championsships as metioned in the Czech Repulic but also Poland, Ukraine and Hungary. Then we briefly introduce Rinaldo Rinaldi and Svend Vieweg, the newly elected members of IFDCO‘s GC. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jan Lechler in particular, who finished his term of office as V-P Championship. Great job, Jan! At the same time we regret to inform you that IFDCO President Tony Lyall will step back at the FD World this summer. We hope very much to find new candidates please ready more on the following pages. In this issue we also take a look at the upcoming Worlds in Medemblik, Holland and Nelson New Zealand. Have fun reading and have a great season 2018. MARC STRITTMATTER IFDCO Vice President Communications


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PRESIDENT´S LETTER........................................................................................4 ELECTION OF GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBER........................................5 GENERAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS 2017....................................................6 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND EURO CUP 2018...................7 IFDCO ANNUAL GCM MEETING MINUTES ..................................................8 FD WORLDS SCARLINO, ITALY REPORTS.................................................. 14 CZECH CHAMPIONSHIP...................................................................................30 HUNGARIAN CHAMPIONSHIP.......................................................................34 POLISH CHAMPIONSHIP.................................................................................36 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP................................................................................38 UKRAINIAN CHAMPIONSIP............................................................................40 DUTCH CHAMPIONSHIP..................................................................................44 GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP..............................................................................45 2018 FD WORLDS NOR...................................................................................46 2019 FD WORLDS INFORMATION...............................................................50 ADVERTISING INFORMATION........................................................................54 IMPRINT.................................................................................................................55 3


PRESIDENT´S LETTER Dear Fellow FD Sailors! First I would like to wish everyone a very Happy & Prosperous New Year. Sadly I couldn’t be there but from all the photos I’ve seen and reports I’ve read/heard about the Worlds in Scarlino they were a great success so congratulations to the organising Club and the Italian Class Organisation who did such a great job. Certainly watching the race tracking at home was good but not quite the same as being there in person. As we get ready for another season our focus turns on this year’s Worlds in Medemblik at the end of July. I know from talking to the Dutch President that preparations are well under way so it should be another fine Championships, so hopefully it will be well supported so we will once more have an entry list of over 100 boats. Then just 6 months later we are off to the southern hemisphere and to Nelson in New Zealand for the 2019 Worlds, this should be a fantastic sailing venue in a country that offers so many great holiday adventures. Administrative wise there have been a few changes in the management of the Class Jan Lechler has stood down as V.P Championships after a term of 6 years. Jan in his quiet, organised, unflappable manor has been the driving force behind making sure we have a successful World & European Championships as well as a full EuroCup programme. Jan as a key member of the ‘team’ we will all miss your constructive and measured comments, so a big thank you for everything you have done. To fill the vacancies it gives me great pleasure to welcome 2 new members onto the General Committee, Rinaldo Rinaldi as V.P. Championships and Svend Vieweg as V.P. Development. Elsewhere in this Bulletin you will find an announcement saying that I’m intending to stand down as President of IFDCO at the next AGCM due to significant changes in my personal circumstances. It’s been an honour and pleasure to serve as your President and I am happy to continue to serve & support the class whenever & wherever I can. And finally it just leaves me to wish you all a wonderful & hopefully successful sailing season and I look forward to meeting up with many of you in Medemblik if not before. TONY LYALL IFDCO President 4


ELECTION OF GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBER Dear FD sailors, the Worlds 2018 in Medemblik are standing in front of us. Thanks to the Dutch organization who is taking care of this event. Our president Tony Lyall will stand down as president at the Worlds 2018. With great respect to his work and the years he stood in front of our class I thank Tony for all his effort. His personal reasons are very understandable and are just showing his interest in bringing the FD class forward. Please feel free to nominate any proper candidate who you think is the best person for the new President of the IFDCO. Please be aware of the following procedure for the nominations for this position which must be in accordance with our Bye Laws as follows with comments in brackets: 6.6.5 Nominations for appointments to the Executive Committee shall be made in writing to the General Secretary [generalsecretary@sailifdco.net] at least three months before the commencement of an AGCM [July 2018]. Each nomination shall be proposed by five IFDCO members from at least three countries and shall indicate that the person nominated has confirmed their willingness to serve in accordance with the Byelaws. 6.6.6 On receipt of a valid nomination to fill a vacancy on the Executive Committee, the General Secretary shall post a notice on the IFDCO website, together with a short curriculum vitae supplied by the nominee. Within one month the General Secretary shall notify the IFDCO membership of a vote together with a deadline one month later, and shall then tally the votes and post the results prior to the AGCM.

6.6.10 The president shall have been an active FD sailor and or a member of the General Committee with a continued interest in attending FD regattas and representing the class at ISAF [World Sailing]. All nominations along with correct number of proposers must be received by the General Secretary Meike Greten (generalsecretary@sailifdco.net) no later than Sunday, 1st April 2018. See you all in Medemblik. MEIKE GRETEN IFDCO General Secretary

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GENERAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS 2017 „I’m 55 years old, born in Florence where I live. I’m working at University as professor of Supply Chain Management. I have three sons, 22, 4 and 2 years. I’ve been sailing since I was 14 starting from Laser and then moving to FD as crew in the ’80 (when the boat was olimpic class). After spending these years on dinghies, I move on big boats and I took part in two America’s Cup campaigns (1984 with Azzurra and 2001 with Mascalzone Latino) as navigator because I’m keen on electronics. After that I went back to my main work, university, and started spending less time sailing and racing. I sail back (after my young time…) on a FD the summer 2012 by chance and then I decided to fully dedicate my sailing time to our class. Nowadays I do not sail and race anymore on big boats and spend all my time practicing and racing with ITA 10.“ RINALDO RINALDI V.P. Championships

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INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND EURO CUP 2018 Here are the new members of the General Committee. Svend Vieweg, Vicepresident Development und Rinaldo Rinaldi, Vicepresident Championships „I‘m Svend Vieweg, born in Reichenbach, married and 54 years old. 3 childrens and 3 grandchildrens are part of my family, and i‘ma electronic engineer at Continental AG Germany. Since my 10th birthday my sailing carrer started on a wood made Optimist on a small water dam near my home town. After 2 years i‘ve found a helmsman for sailing on a 420 class. After the youth sailing period ended by my 19th birthday we cange to the local east german sailing class XY. After fall of the wall i change to the FD class with various helms. With the IFDCO VP Development i would like to support sailors on samll countries to enjoy the fantastic sailing with a Flying dutchman.“ SVEND VIEWEG V.P. Development

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NZL National Championship

16. – 18.02.

AUS National Championship

15. – 17.03.

ESP Euroflyingcup Altea EUROCUP

16. – 19. 06.

GER Kieler Woche EUROCUP

30.06. – 01.07. NED Open Dutch Class Championship EUROCUP 21. – 28.07.

NED FD Worlds Medemblik

17. – 19.08. 23. – 25.08. 24. – 26.08.

AUT Austrian Championship Achensee EUROCUP

06. – 09.09. 07. – 09.9. 14. – 16.09. 15. – 16.09. 21. – 23.09. Not confirmed Not confirmed

GER Int. German Championship

ITA Lake Garda EUROCUP POL Polish Championship

ITA Italian Championship HUN Hungarian Championship UK Championship CZE Int. Czech Championship EUROCUP USA UKR

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IFDCO ANNUAL GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

TOP 1 Presidents Opening Remarks Jan Lechler delivers warm greetings from Tony Lyall who cannot participate today. Ian McCrossin stands in for Tony and opens the meeting with a warm welcome.

TOP 2 Apologies for Absence Place: Marina Club, Scarlino, Italy Date: Thursday, 28th September 2017 Begin: 17:00 End: 19:00 Participants and distribution list: Executive Committee: • Tony Lyall (President - not present) • Meike Greten (General Secretary) • Peter Van Koppen (Treasurer) • Jan Lechler (VP Championships - retiring) • Rinaldo Rinaldi (VP Championships – nominated) • Marc Strittmatter (VP Communications) • Paul Hemker (VP Technical) • Svend Vieweg (VP Development – nominated) Administrative Officers: • Tanja Heijnk (Chief Measurer) • Zsófia Csanda (Boat Registrar) Commodores: • Ian McCrossin (AUS & NZL) • Tom Greten (GER – not present) • Alberto Barenghi (ITA) • Fred Schaaf (NED – not present) • Peter Carr (USA – not present)

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Apologies were received from Tony Lyall.

TOP 3 Confirmation of the Minutes of the AGCM – Steinhude 2017 The Minutes of the AGCM held 26th May 2016 in Steinhude are agreed.

TOP 4 Matters arising from those Minutes not covered by Agenda items No matters raised.

TOP 5 President‘s Report Tony send a report which is posted here: “It is with great regret and much sadness that I can’t be with you all in Scarlino. The last 3 seasons have proved very difficult for me, firstly breaking my arm at Medemblik and all the subsequent complications arising from that and then all the issues around my hip replacement this summer means that since the Worlds in Sydney at the beginning of 2015 I’ve only been able to sail the FD at 3 regattas. True I was in Umag & Steinhude but it’s not the same as being out on the water sailing, and I have certainly missed meeting people at the various regattas around Europe. Here’s hoping for a better sailing season in 2018. In last year’s report I talked about the ‘bucket’ list of things I wanted to achieve as President, some were quick fixes which we’ve been able to action fairly easily, others are work in progress. For 2018 -2020 I want to focus on three things… 1. Increased promotional activity to attract new members into the class.


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2. Take the young sailors initiative the next step and establish a youth development programme. 3. Attract a major Class sponsor. We desperately need a significant injection of external financial resources if we are going to properly support a youth development programme. We also and need to be in a position where we can offer substantially better grants towards container costs to enable more people to attend our World Championships. Financially Due to the diligent work of the Class Treasurer our finances are in a good position. Yes we currently have a healthy balance in our accounts however we still have to be careful about how we spend those resources as they may be hard to replenish again in the future. Going forward we need to work on a strategy as to where to best focus future expenditure so as to give maximum benefit to the class’s development. Championships, Events and Regattas What a fantastic well organised and successful event the 2016 Worlds Championships held on the Steinhude Meer were. Alright the wind was a bit fickle some days but talking to many of the sailors from the 113 boats that entered, they all enjoyed the event both on & off the water. Congratulations to all the officials, organising committee and members from Hannover Yacht Club who did everything they could to make it a great event. I must make special mention & offer my thanks to Meike who worked tirelessly the whole week, making sure everything ran smoothly. I’ve been following the sailing out there is Scarlino and I have to say it looks like 102 boats that entered are enjoying some fantastic weather and winds. I’ve been following all the races on the Metasail.it tracking system which I have to say is the best system I’ve ever watched, yes there are a few glitches but talking to some of the sailors what I’m seeing on my screen accurately reflects what’s happening on the water. Looking forward, the Worlds in 2018 will be at Medemblik in Holland where again we are expecting to get a 100 + boats then just over 6 months later we are off to the southern hemisphere to Nelson in New Zealand. Both should be very different but great events. The big challenge we face for New Zealand is how to attract a good number of boats from Europe to make the long trip. Hopefully there will be also at least one container from both the AUS and USA.

Activity Whilst membership numbers remain quite high in many countries especially in GER & ITA this may not truly reflect the underlying trend. I think we need to be concerned about the reduction in number of active boats & events in countries such as ESP, GBR, HUN and USA and now even NED seem to be struggling compared to a few years ago. Also the absence of any boats from Croatia or Slovenia at the last two World Championships and no signs of any growth in the Scandinavian countries is all suggesting that we are fast becoming a class centred in a few Western European countries. There are no magic answers or quick fix solutions so we do need to try and understand the issues and problems and then ‘engineer’ a solution as it’s so important for the class’s future that we maintain our International Status. Having said all that, it’s very encouraging to see a resurgence/growth in the Polish, Czech Republic and even Ukraine FD fleets, as well as a very enthusiastic & active group down in Chile. It’s important that we give these fleets all the support we can. I’m also so very pleased to see a continued growth in the number of young people sailing the FD, it’s an area we need to work on very hard to develop further as there is no doubt they are the FD Class of the future. To that end I’ve instigated a separate youth Forum as it’s important they have a platform to express their views, without being ‘shouted’ down or ignored by the senior members of the class. They have some important messages that we should all be sitting up and listening to. Communications Marc and his team have to be congratulated on the excellent work they have continued to do over the last year, not only on the International Bulletin but the new initiatives such as the calendar, short video clips and constant news feeds & updates on the Website and Facebook. I can’t understate just how import it is for us to continue communicating on all mediums, we are in an era where we can’t take anything for granted, we have to work hard not only to attract new members but also to keep the existing ones. If there is little or poor communication then people become disaffected and will drift away. For this reason I’m very supportive of the idea of giving Marc a small annual budget for promotional activities. Summary I think much of what I wrote in my summary last year is still relevant one year on. At a time when there are so many demands on our lives, leisure activities are often 9


the first to feel the ‘squeeze’ as people struggle to find a work/home life balance. Sailing is an expensive & time consuming activity and we need to be mindful of that. As we all know in the FD we have a great boat that is both exciting, challenging yet so satisfying to sail, supported by a strong well established Class Organisation so we are well placed going forward to meet whatever challenges that come our way. I can’t end this report without saying a very big thankyou to Jan Lechler who is standing down as V.P Championships after a term of 6 years. Jan in his quite, organised, unflappable manor has been the driving force behind making sure we have a successful World & European Championships as well as a full EuroCup programme. Jan as a key member of the ‘team’ we will all miss your constructive and measured comments. As we say good-bye to one member, I’m pleased to welcome two new ‘faces’ onto the General Committee, Rinaldo Rinaldi as the new V.P. Championships and Svend Vieweg as V.P. Development. I’m sure both will bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to our discussions. In closing on behalf of myself and all the Class Members I would like to thank everyone on the General Committee for everything they have done over the last year, I’m sure many of the members don’t realise just how much work it takes to run an international class. TONY LYALL President IFDCO

TOP 6 General Secretary Report (including any item from World Sailing) Meike Greten mentions following points: • One mayor work is to get all national secretaries addresses and sailors contact information for a better communication policy within the IFDCO • World Ranking/Dawes Cup: Meike offered in the last meeting to take care of the Word Ranking List. There are currently no information about the procedure how this list is generated and how it works. The committee discusses the topic. Decision: As long as the national secretaries are not sending all required results to the VP Communication (who is always asking for results for the bulletin) or General Secretary the list will not be generated. • World Sailing moved their offices to London. • Planatech is not a World Sailing licensed manufacturer for FDs anymore. 10

TOP 7 Treasurers Report a) Accounts for 1st January – 31st December 2016 Peter van Koppen presents the financial report in a detailed way. The promotion costs are higher because of several additional promotions (videos, calendar etc.). The Bank account has a total of roughly 75.000 €. It is necessary for the class to keep a sum of round about 50.000 € for a championship if there may be no volunteering sailing club hosting a World championship. The report is agreed. b) Update on the Finances for 2017 to date Not given. c) Budget for 2018 Not given.

TOP 8 Officers Reports a) VP Championships • Jan Lechler is working on the comments given by the General Committee for the new championship rules. He will give the document to the upcoming VP Championships Rinaldo Rinaldi. • Jan summarizes that these Worlds are going on quite well, good racing committee, very good measurement. • The organization for next year’s Worlds are very good organized yet. • New Zealand is organizing containers etc. for 2019 yet. • The Eurocup events needs to be fixed for 2018. Decision: The events for the Eurocup 2018 will be the same as 2017. • For 2019 we received an invitation from Hungaria for a European Championship. Decision: The European Championship will be in Hungary 2019. Zsofia and Rinaldo are clarifying the best timing so that there are no collisions with other important regattas and best wind conditions. • Ian expresses his gratitude to Jan for his great work over the last years. We had great championships and Jan did an excellent job. THANKS! b) VP Communications • Marc presents the work of him and his subcommittee with Tim and Benedict (GER 90).


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• Facebook - Over 1000 followers are following the IFDCO Facebook Page. • Website - A mew marketplace was established but it is not used, consideration of the team to take it down again. • Bulletin - Large readership from all around the world for online version of bulletin. - Currently 1000 printed copies of bulletin are spread around the world. Marc has the impression that not all members receive the printed version. Marc propo ses that everybody checks if members receive co pies. If so we should enhance the copies to 1500 because it is a great promotion with great pictures. • Marc brings up the idea to build an IFDCO Worlds website like www.fdworlds.com. Decision: Peter will reserve this domain and Marc and his subcommittee will take care of a template. Meike can deliver the wordpress template used for the FD Worlds 2016 in Steinhude including an online entry system with a database structure. • Marc presents the latest version of the class book that is from 2011. The committee discusses about a new printed version. The costs will be up to 5.000 € (depending on the number of copies). Decision: We will not print a class book because it will be outdated again and is quite costly. We want to be always up to date and bring all necessary information direct to our members. This can be guaranteed with an App for mobiles. IFDCO will build an App for iOs and Android. Rinaldo is asking a team in Italy how much an app costs, Meike will talk to the company preparing the FD Worlds 2016 app, Tanja can check a contact in Netherlands. Content: World Championship Information, Class rules and documents, history, pictures, videos, news, etc. (a combination of website, facebook, printed documents, history). • Access to archive of FD history: Alberto will try to record his information digital • Decision: Marc gets a 1000 € budget for marketing promotions. Next year we will see what they did and if it’s worth it. c) VP Technical • Paul presents a possible change of the measurement procedure for the main sails. His suggestion is to measure some sails both ways in Medemblik. • Paul presents the proposal for changing rule 50 (jibbing center board). Decision: Leave Rule 50 as it is, no changes will be done.

d) VP Development As there is no active VP Development there is no report. But Svend Vieweg who is nominated for this role brings up his ideas for the next years. He will create a survey to interview the members of the IFDCO and he wants to go with a promoboat into smaller countries to show the FD.

TOP 9 Commodore Reports a) Australia & New Zealand Ian: The numbers of sailors in Australia is static. A new president is in place. 2017 the Australian had a great championship with 10 boats including one from New Zealand. In New Zealand new sailors are coming because of the upcoming Worlds. b) Germany Meike: Currently GER gets a lot of new members from 420 class. c) Italy Alberto: Italy is doing one race a month as a “national race”. d) Netherlands Tanja: A few new members and boats came in 2017 but NED has a decreasing number of sailors at races. Some “old” sailors are reappearing after stopping FD sailing for a while. e) USA Paul: Number of boats and sailors is equal to the last 5 years, 1 new boat, small regattas. Suggestion to organize Worlds 2021.

TOP 10 Boat Registration Report Zsofia presents the numbers of the last year and this year: Boats: • In 2016 10 new boats were registered (6 Mader, 3 Planatech, 1 Homemade). • In 2017 up to now 4 new boats (all Mader) were registered. Sailbuttons: • In 2016 200 buttons were sold. • In 2017 235 buttons were sold. • 62 buttons are left, after that the new stickers will be sold to the sailmakers. 11


• At the Worlds right now some buttons had a number around 3000, but currently buttons are sold with a # number of 14000.

TOP 11 Chief Measurers Report The measurement at this Worlds in Scarlino was well organized by the Italians. Tanja proposes some changes in the measurement procedure and organization (e.g. team of volunteers have to get free drinks and food of the organizing club). She will send a measurement report and a proposal for future years for technical measurement expertise required by the organizing club and volunteers. The IFDCO needs young measurers. Adriaan Schmal (NED) volunteers but also from other countries volunteers are necessary. It is necessary to have a better preparation of the class members with their membership cards and valid measurement certificates and forms (incl. original stamp).

TOP 12 Matters arising from other Meetings a) National Secretaries Meeting The meeting was hosted by Meike with 14 participants. Current development can be seen in the nations: • ITA: 45 boats, 80 members, offer evening training sessions • AUS: 20 boats (10 sail), 5-6 regattas each year • USA: 5-6 boats • NZL: 6 boats on the water, 10 at the Nationals • NED: 14 boats, 10 events, 20 sailed in their Nationals, but 4 canceled, struggeling • AUT: 10 boats sailing, 30 members, 4 regattas in family friendly places • GER: 260 members, 120 boats in ranking list • ESP: 3 boats, 2 regattas • HUN: 5 boats, 4 regattas • GBR: (added by Tony) 25 International Members in 2017, only 5 – 6 active boats, only 3 boats at National Championships in both 2016 & 2017 A main topic was a discussion how to attract young people. Following ideas came up: • Pictures and videos in action are working • Showing the FD, showing the feeling and the family • Come together at “holiday places”, good for families 12

• Changing and interesting places for regattas • Social network is important for young people (GER is offering experience with Facebook or Web) • In GER a lot of young sailors are coming from 420. Also GER has 1-2 promoboats. 1 promoboat is going to 420 events next year. Promote the fact that the FD planes up wind. GER offers training for FD sailors and networks on Facebook and WhatsApp. • FD is hard to sail, “you can be proud that you can sail it” – “Challenging” • Create a new trophy for the Worlds for the best under 18 years old crew or helm • It is necessary for a better communication to get better information about the national organizations and responsible person. b) Competitor’s Forum The competitor’s forum was held by Jan. He addressed following topics: 1. Championships • 2017: At this Worlds there are over 100 boats and 18 nations. • 2018: The next Worlds will be in Medemblik, 20th 28th July 2018. It is a beautiful area with a professional race committee. They are expecting over 100 boats. • 2019: The Worlds will be from 11th - 21st February 2019 in Nelson, New Zealand. They have 3 down slips and a port container not far away. Frank is organizing the containers. 2. Measurement • Jan thanks the measurement team of this Worlds for the good organization. He appointed following topics from this years measurement: • A lot of masts were not correct. • Spinnaker: you don’t need to have a number in the spinnaker but if you do it has to be the right number. • A lot of old sailbuttons were seen (currently we have 14.000). • The measurement certificate needs to be the original one. • IFDCO membership cards with valid stamps need to be shown. • Jan is asking for new measurers volunteering. • There was a letter from Dirk Bogumil with a request for restriction in Rule 50 (forbid the jibbing center board). The letter was read out and a short discussion started about pro and contra. A survey of the attending sailors showed no clear majority for any position.


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• Jakob Boysen-Møller proposed a change in the measurement of the main sail for easier measurement. 3. General • Svend Vieweg is nominated as VP Development for the smaller fleets. • Jan Lechler started his role as VP Championships in Italy and stops in Italy. He is retiring as VP Championships. Rinaldo Rinaldi is nominated as VP Championships. c) Youth Hearing Marc hosted a youth hearing. 12 participants from GER, ESP, GBR participated. The following wishes were mentioned by the young sailors: • More international exchange (e.g. crew market) • WhatsApp Group • Training camp before German championship • Shorter and more races in a series • More action on the course

TOP 13 Election of Officers for Executive and General Committee President: Tony Lyall is nominated as President. As there are no other nominations, Tony Lyall is elected as President of the IFDCO. Treasurer: Peter van Koppen is nominated as Treasurer. As there are no other nominations, Peter van Koppen is elected as Treasurer of the IFDCO. VP Communications: Marc Strittmacher is nominated as VP Communications. As there are no other nominations, Marc Strittmacher is elected as VP Communications of the IFDCO. VP Championships: Jan Lechler is standing down after 6 years of VP Championships. Rinaldo Rinaldi is nominated as VP Championships. As there are no other nominations, Rinaldo Rinaldi is elected as VP Championships of the IFDCO. VP Development: This role was not covered the last years. Svend Vieweg is nominated as VP Development. As there are no other nominations, Svend Vieweg is elected as VP Development of the IFDCO.

TOP 14 Any Other Business • Info from Alberto: Vintage yachting association - in Copenhagen July/August 2018; JB is measurer. Alberto will send information – to send around to all national secretaries. • Alberto will investigate further possibilities for sponsorship and marketing.

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3RD PLACE DEN 21 JORGEN BOJSEN-MØLLER AND JACOB BOJSEN-MØLLER

2ND PLACE GER 87 HANS-PETER SCHWARZ AND ROLAND KIRST

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DAY 1

FD WORLDS 2017 With two races with light winds averaging from western quadrants and sun, a strong week of regattas took place under the auspices of the Club Nautico Scarlino and the Italian Class Flying Dutchman, with the support of Club Nautico Follonica, GDV LNI Follonica and Yacht Club Punta Ala. The fleet of 102 boats was divided into two groups. This will allow a general ranking to be made at the end of the first three days of the race, which will make it possible to divide the fleet into the “Gold fleet” (the first 51 boats) and

the Silver fleet (the remaining boats, from 52 ‘to 102 ‘place) for the two final days. They went down in the water to defeat the title in Scarlino also the world champions, the Danish Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller, and the Italian national champion Nicola and Francesco Vespasiani. Great start for the German team, who won the first round of the championship in both of them with GER 88 Kay-Uwe Ludtke and Kai Schafers (yellow battery) and GER 112 by Meike and Tom Greten (blue battery).

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The head positions are consolidating, at the end of four trials, in the provisional classification of the Flying Dutchman World Championship 2017. Hans-Peter Schwarz and Roland Kirst (GER 87) drive the fleet of 102 boats equally with the Hungarians Szabolcs Majthenyi and Andras Domokos (HUN 70). Well, the Italian crew of the Vespasian brothers (ITA 4), currently at the 4th place. Tomorrow the last day of the qualifying series before resuming with the fleet in Gold and Silver. Continues to FD Worlds in Marina di Scarlino, with 102 registered vessels representing 16 countries. The day on Tuesday, September 26, saw the trial of two races, with complex wind conditions, testing the regattas, and their tactical skills. The first test of the day was thrown with wind from Grecale of about 12 knots, with insidious windswitches and intensity changes. At the end of the first test of the day, the Regatta Committee, directed

by Dodi Villani, well-interpreted the weather scenario and opted for a wait, so that the thermal breeze from Maestrale would be available, thus allowing competitors to take a second test with wind on 15-16 knots. Skilful and timely the team who made a change of course, on a change of wind direction in the middle of the second test. Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller (DEN 21), who are still in the field of regatta, are still in the field of racing, while the first place in the second test is satisfied with the 5th place in the overall standings. Last but not least, the good progression of Italian crew of Gianni Sommariva and Marco Poggianti (ITA 36), to the tenth place, but only three points from the 5th place.

WORLD CHAMPIONS 2017 HUN 70 SZABOLCS MAJTHENYI AND ANDRĂ S DOMOKOS

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4TH PLACE AUT 38 CHRISTOPH AICHHOLZER AND PHILIPP ZINGLERLE

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The Mistral protagonist of the third day of racing at the Flying Dutchman World Championship. Leader of the provisional classification at the end of the elimination phase is GER 87, Germans Hans-Peter Schwarz and Roland Kirst. It keeps the position in the head group of the Italian crew Nicola and Francesco Vespasiani (ITA 4) currently at the 5th place. Tomorrow is a well-deserved day off, before departing on Friday, September 29, with the last two days, when the fleet will be split into Gold and Silver. The day of Wednesday, September 27, began with the expectation, as the morning breeze from the ground did not seem to drop, to give way to the sea. Almost two hours of waiting, they were abundantly rewarded by the arrival of a thermal breeze of Mistral, typical of the Gulf of Follonica, which made it possible to dispute two splendid races with a wind of intensity around 16-18 knots and gusts up to 22. With the first race today the discard has come into force; this made possible a small scrambling of the standings, allowing crews such as German Shmuel Markoff / Peter Van Koppen (GER 98) and Thomas Schiffer / Al-

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exander Antrecht (GER 30) to discard an OCS in the first championship test, and then climb to 3rd and 4th respectively. The first phase of the championship is thus archived, leaving room for the last three trials in which the first 51 crew will race in the Gold fleet and those from the 52 forward in the Silver fleet. It is still too early to make a bet, but it is possible to say that the title controversy favors, in addition to Germans Schwartz / Kirst (GER 87), who lead the standings on the 1st day, Hungarians Majthenyi / Domonkos (HUN 70) and Germans Markhoff / Van Koppen (GER 98). Penalized by an OCS in the last round, they slip to the eighth place with world champions, Danish Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller (DEN 21).


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/ Kirst (GER 87), who led the championship from the first day, slips in 6th position, following a 44th place in the last race today. The Hungarians Majthenyi / Domokos /HUN 70) head to head, followed by Danish brothers Bojsen-Møller (DEN 21) and Austrian Aicholzer / Zingerle (AUT 38). Just close the provisional podium Italian crew Nicola and Francesco Vespasiani (ITA 4) and at eight place for Gregori / Mariotti (ITA 102). Tomorrow for the final race will come down in the water with the hand-held notebook to the top teams. With the dispute, in fact, of the ninth and final race, the second discard will come into effect, and the rankings will therefore be able to be further modified.

OVERALL RESULTS AND FINAL DAY

DAY 5

Mistral wind is still protagonist of the Flying Dutchman World Championship. The Final Series phase begins today, which will tomorrow decide the World Champion Flying Dutchman 2017 at Marina di Scarlino. Changes at the top of the standings, with the start of the finals. Tomorrow the last test. The FD Worlds continues in the waters of the Gulf of Follonica, with 102 registered vessels representing 16 nations. The thermal breeze of Mistral has made it possible to dispute today also two beautiful regattas with medium-light intensity wind, around 8-10 knots. With the two of today’s races, the headings in the provisional rankings are canceled. German team Schwartz


Great finale today at Scarlino Marina for the Flying Dutchman World Championship 2017. Hungarian champion Szabolcs Majitenyi & Andras Domokos (HUN 70) are the World Champion 2017, with 16 points from Germany Hans Peter Schwarz & Roland Kirst (GER 87). On the lowest step of the podium, the world champion of the outgoing world, made up of Danish brothers Bojsen-Moeller (DEN 21). First under 26 German Tim Wechsler & Benedikt Nagel (GER 90), and first female German Peggy Bahr (GER19). This is a great week of sailing, where the 102 Flying Dutchman entered the spectacle in the Gulf of Follonica with their extraordinary elegance and timeless lines of water that has been a state-of-the-art boat for years , as well as an Olympic class for nine four years, from 1960 to 1992. The waters in front of the Marina di Scarlino have represented the right context for nine regular trials, and therefore, with two discards, allow the completion of the program in its entirety. The battle for the head positions was fought until the last turn, and saw five nations (Hun-

gary, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Germany) to get into the water this morning with the chance to get the iridated title. With a 2nd place in the final, the title went to the Hungarians Szabolcs Majitenyi & Andras Domoko. Bold in the mouth for world champions, Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller brothers, who must give up their leadership and settle for the 3rd place. Just at the foot of the podium, the Italian Nicola and Francesco Vespasiani (ITA 4) which are at the 5th place. Also the Italians Manuele Gregori and Mtteo Mariotti are placed at the 10th place. For the prize-giving ceremony at the Marina Club, along with the challenge awards offered by the international class, the first three crews were given the prizes offered by Mario Luca Giusti, which represented a touch of originality, style and color. To delight the ceremony, the tasting of Rigoni di Asiago. With this event, the curtain falls on an intense competitive season of the Club Nautico Scarlino, which this year has organized a series of high profile events, including the Melges Sailing Series (Melges 32 and Melges 20), the Championship the TP52 World Cup, the Itali-

an Cup Laser, the Swan Sparkman & Stephens Rendez-vous, and the Alcatel J70 Cup. Satisfaction was expressed by President Spadolini, who took the opportunity to thank the staff and the volunteers of the club for the great work he has done. It is also compliant with the synergy that for years has distinguished the various realities of the Marina complex of Scarlino, praising the collaboration between the different realities of what has become like a Marina Resort & Boatyard, with an integrated offer that makes the Marina di Scarlino a 360 ° destination, with welcome and services available all year round . For those who would like to relive regattas, this is possible thanks to the tracking service Metasail www.metasail.it, a tool for tracking sailing regattas. The event is made possible thanks to the intensive logistic and organizational support of Marina di Scarlino and Scarlino Yacht Service, and thanks to the partnership between Rigoni di Asiago, Mario Luca Giusti, Harken, Meteda, Videx, Bachetti Food and Vega. Club Nautico Scarlino

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MARINA DI SCARLINO

22.09. – 30.09.2017

Pl

Race 1

Sail No.

Helmsman

Crew

Race 2 Race 3 Race 4

Race 5 Race 6 Race 7

Race 8 Race 9

1 HUN 70 Majthenyi Domokos

2 (3) 2 1 1 1 2 (14) 2

2 GER 87 Schwarz Kirst

(4) 1 1 2 1 1 3 (45) 18

3 DEN 21 Bojsen-Möller Bojsen-Möller

12 1 9 4 2 (ocs) 1 (2) 1

4 AUT 38 Aichholzer Zingerle

(18) 8 4 3 4 4 (11) 1 6

5 ITA 4

Vespasiani Vespasiani

6 GER 30 Schiffer

Antrecht

7

Schäfers

GER 88

Lüdtke

8 GER 98 Markhoff van Koppen 9

NED 25

1

22

10

4

(ocs)

2

(5)

3

3

(ocs) 3 1 1 4 4 (33) 29 14

Kamphuis

5

10 ITA 102 Gregori

Mariotti

6 6 (22) 3 13 7 7 (24) 19

11

Bahr

9

Brack

17 2 5 7 (ocs) 2 10 (26) 22

GER 19

van der Pol

2 2 (12) 8 3 5 4 (16) 9 (ocs) 4 3 5 3 3 13 (31) 4

Bahr

12 GER 113 König

4 18

(14) 8

9 11

5 7

3 (21

(29) (16)

27 4

5 7

13

GER 210

Loewe

Hermenau

7

(17)

3

5

13

12

18

(25)

11

4

GER 17

von Lepel

von Lepel

4

7

9

17

(25)

14

9

12

(33)

15 CZE 21 Hruby

Houdek

16 GER 222 Albert

Merz

17

NED 4

3 5 4 7 (ocs) 9 (47) 13 32 (18) 10 11 18 7 14 6 (11) 8

Tilstra

Zandstra

13

18 HUN 4

Ziegler

Balázs

(20) 16 11 15 8 10 (ocs) 6 12

19

Behrens

GER 14

11

9

6 (ocs)

13 11

(15) (40)

10 18

15

Stöckmann

12

Schreiber

8 13 6 12 (16) 9 12 20 (dns)

21

ITA 36

Gianfreda

Poggianti

7

19

6

2

(ocs)

18

8

21

(34)

22

HUN 11

Gaborjani

Argay

15

6

13

(19)

6

12

24

7

(40)

23

GER 76

Garzmann

Schiermann

(27)

10

18

25

10

8

14

(22)

10

Salow

5

8

20 GER 135 Jambor

24 GER 100 Lechler

11

(32)

13

8 9 12 6 11 (20) 34 (42) 17

25

GER 187

Beichl

Wiedemann

(22)

12

19

16

2

6

27

17

(38)

26

ITA 10

Cipriani

Rinaldi

3

5

26

12

(ocs)

6

(dsq)

15

36

27

GER 219

Herrmann

Hermann

9

15

(27)

27

14

10

(30)

5

23

28

HUN 13

Suli

Papp

21

21

21

(23)

5

5

19

(23)

16

29

ITA 8

Pardini

Carincola

6

(dns)

7

17

8

25

17

(33)

29

30

ITA 7

Barenghi

Koles

10

17

(28)

11

18

17

(37)

9

30

31

GER 173

Wenten

Handick

(17)

16

7

13

10

15

26

28

(35)

32 ITA 20

Samuelli

33 GER 213 Albert

Ferretti

(26) 25 13 18 18 17 21 8 (24)

Priegann

(ocs) 12 2 15 9 8 41 (47) 39

34 GER 91 Römmelt

Zeller

35

NED 318

van Ierssel

Schmal

14 15 (26) 16 15 13 35 (51) 21 11

13

14

10

16

(19)

25

(50)

42

36

GER 199

Bogumil

Lisken

13

(bfd)

15

26

22

15

20

(30)

20

37

ITA 94

Eustachi

Rossi

28

14

(dsq)

10

15

7

22

39

(46)

38

NED 18

Nooijen

Riemslag

(31)

7

17

13

11

11

49

34

(ocs)

39 GER 133 König

Happich

23 19 (25) 21 17 19 28 19 (41)

40

GER 209

Müller

Gaubisch

14

18

(29)

20

29

20

23

(35)

41

AUT 39

Pfund

Zingerle

24

24

(28)

14

9

22

31

(48)

31

42

GER 90

Wechsler

Nagel

19

(31)

20

28

12

16

32

(43)

28

43

CZE 11

Storch

(dns)

15

6

20

36

(38)

32

27

44 GER 174 Dudek

25

Palkovsky

32

Lieret

16 23 16 28 23 (31) 36 (44) 26

45

GER 177

Schröder

Schröder

21

20

(24)

22

12

16

(45)

37

46

RUS 21

Novoderezhkin

Masalof

11

9

20

14

(29)

26

48

(49)

45 47

47

GER 95

Gensch

Schulze

23

8

8

30

30

(39)

42

36

(48)

48

HUN 78

Tenke

Polgar

28

23

(34)

20

14

18

(43)

41

37

49

GER 12

Greten

Kiel

10

20

18

22

(40)

30

(46)

40

43

50

AUS 33

McCrossin

Moore

5

(31)

30

23

31

22

39

38

(44)

51

GER 112

Greten

Greten

1

28

(35)

29

24

23

44

46

(dns)

52

AHO 30

Koning

Taal

27

26

22

(32)

21

21

4

(14)

4

53

POL 7

Rokosz

Tyszkiewicz

(45)

21

24

27

24

24

(25)

3

7

54

GER 48

Fleischer

Busch

26

(dns)

16

21

17

34

12

(13)

6

55

POR 77

Verissimo

Arco

(40)

14

27

25

27

38

2

(21)

2

56

GER 22

Beichl

Graf

16

(35)

21

24

32

35

10

9

(12)

57

GER 15

Müller-Seegers

Müller-Seegers

19

25

10

(31)

30

27

24

16

(26)

24


FD WORLDS 2017 58

GER 2

Gruschka

Meyer

24

(dns)

36

37

20

27

3

2

59

ESP 69

Ruiz

Verissimo

25

30

(37)

24

19

28

18

8

(21)

60

GER 171

Jambor

Hoffmann

20

22

(42)

42

32

29

13

1

(dns)

61

NED 312

Staal

Wijs

22

24

(29)

29

19

28

17

(35)

22

Rogers

30 30 25 30 28 (31) 23 7 (dns)

62 GBR 387 Williams

(18)

63

ITA 6

Ravasini

Borrini

35

(41)

19

36

26

26

(37)

12

19

64

GBR 389

Keely

Mathews

33

(dns)

31

26

ocs

24

(7)

5

3

65

POL 1

Tyszkiewicz

Deleu

31

26

38

36

(ocs)

32

5

(23)

8

66

GER 103

Kunze

Aicher

(44)

28

23

38

31

30

15

11

(dns)

67

GER 92

Rudorff

Burkert

36

27

(49)

45

21

33

(39)

4

15

68

ITA 26

Faccetta

Poggianti

(41)

29

34

35

33

34

11

6

(13)

69

NZL 110

Tayama

Gibb

29

(dns)

44

35

22

dns

1

(17)

1

70

GER 66

Prenzler

Höft

29

29

30

19

27

(39)

36

(dns)

14

71

GER 172

Strittmatter

Leitl

(ocs)

dns

17

31

28

23

9

(33)

25

72

ITA 9

de Castro

Lanfranconi

15

27

35

(42)

26

32

27

(45)

23

Hügel

25 (bfd) 32 34 23 35 29 (37) 9 (ret) 33 31 33 33 42 (20) 20 5

73 SUI 414 Fels 74 ITA 28

Savoia

Pasquali

75

Barbieri

Marinucci

42

Dill

38 (42) 38 41 34 36 8 (24) 17

ITA 222

76 GER 178 Vogel 77

ITA 91

Colletti

Cattabriga

78

GER 29

Meyer

Maaß

79

ITA 46

Sodo

80

ESP 1

Moreno

39

23

32

(dns)

41

14

(15)

11

(dns)

dns

33

34

ocs

25

(22)

10

10

36

34

(41)

38

25

29

35

27

(36)

Ciardi

41

36

36

33

(dns)

33

19

(32)

28

Aguado

34

32

33

(39)

34

37

28

36

(37)

81

ITA 57

Tremi

Cerrina

(46)

37

40

43

38

45

16

(26)

16

82

AUT 11

Moser

Sitzwohl

37

34

37

37

36

(dns)

33

(43)

24

83

ITA 1125

Pieri

Piccoli

(43)

40

40

41

35

42

(30)

22

27

84

RUS 9

Kryuchov

Mandreychuk

33

32

45

(50)

38

38

(46)

39

29 20

85

ITA 83

Monti

Ruggieri

30

(dns)

dns

dns

42

40

(26)

19

86

ESP 66

Egea Moreno

Aguado

34

35

(48)

44

39

43

(31)

30

31

87

RUS 2

Novoderezhkin

Andrushina

37

(dns)

43

47

37

47

34

18

(dns)

88

ITA 85

Tonzani

Cardone

(ocs)

dns

49

39

44

49

6

(41)

30

89

GER 114

Haupt

Morgenstern

38

37

43

43

(dns)

50

(40)

28

35

90

ITA 176

Taffoni

Carincola

39

33

45

(dns)

36

44

(44)

42

39

91

GER 131

Günther

Nolte

39

(dns)

44

45

39

41

(48)

34

38

92

GER 1911

Hirscher

Kyewski

32

(dns)

39

49

41

40

(47)

44

40

93

ITA 18

Gori

Casali

35

36

47

46

37

(dnf)

42

(48)

43

94

ITA 14

Bonatti

De Angelo

49

(dns)

41

48

41

46

(43)

29

34

95

GER 218

Krüger

Vieweg

(ocs)

dns

39

40

42

ret

32

31

(33)

Stalman

Schoor

(ret) dns dns dns 35 37 21 46 (dns)

96 NED 21 97

GER 130

von Mulert

Matt

48

(dns)

46

40

dns

dns

(38)

25

98

GBR 377

Phillips

Harris

47

38

46

44

40

(48

(41)

40

32 41

99

AUT 1874

Thurner

Stippler

40

(dns)

47

46

43

51

(51)

47

44

100 ITA 133 Macci

Fantini

(ret) dns 42 dns 43 ret 49 (50) 42

101 GER 163

Dierker

Bischop

42

(dns)

48

47

dns

dns

(50)

49

46

102 ITA 2

Masturzo

Gargiulo

50

(dns)

dns

48

dns

dns

(45)

38

45

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THE NEWCOMER TEAM 2017 REPORTS ABOUT THEIR FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Since we got the newcomer boat, we have already sailed some regattas, including the German Championship. The highlight this year, however, should be the World Championship in Scarlino. An interesting week lies behind us. The journey with 1500km was not half bad. Arriving in Scarlino, we found great summer weather with 26° C and turquoise warm Mediterranean water. Plus a marina with large yachts. Although we‘ve competed in high-ranking regat26

tas several times and we‘ve been familiar with measuring, this time the measuring was quite exciting. Our boat was underweight and we had to first get some weights and fix them, all the other equipment was fine. From Monday to Saturday we sailed with the exception of Thursday, which was our „free“ day. The races always started late in the morning and two races were sailed per day. Two groups of 102 participants started in two groups. There were always good sailing conditions, but sometimes

we had to wait some time until the wind started. On the first three days of the race we had everything in our rankings, from the front to the rear midfield. Not so bad for our first World Championship and the first season in this boat class, because the FD is already a real hightech equipment with many trimming possibilities and the participants are all experienced FD sailors. We were the youngest participants at the age of 17. Friday was our best day of the regatta, we finished third in the races with 51


starters once and second again! That was our greatest result. After the finish of the first race, the „measurement boat“ came up to us and told us that it is common practice to check the front positions at sea. Of course everything was fine, we thought, but unfortunately it wasn‘t quite so. One of two paddles was missing, which must have gone overboard during the race. This was passed on to the jury and there was a protest hearing. That was quite exciting, but Christian managed it well and the „penalty“ was relatively

small. There was a 5% penalty, so we slipped 3 places behind in the overall ranking. Several FD sailors came to us on this race day and congratulated us on this daily performance. It was then that we realized what we had achieved. On the last day of the race we had sailed another 18th place and ended up in 58th place. Many FD sailors have given us help and support and we can only say that FD sailing is fun, challenging and you are in a great community. Finally, we would like to thank the FD class as-

sociation and all the sponsors who supported us so that we could go to this World Championship. Greetings from GER 2 ARNE GRUSCHKA and CHRISTIAN MEYER “ GERMAN NEWCOMER TEAM 2017“

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Dear Flying Dutchman-community, with this article I want to share my experiences sailing the FD at the 2017 World Championship in Scarlino with Max on GER 171. I want to start by introducing myself in short: My name is Christopher Hoffmann, I live in Berlin (Germany) and I started sailing with an Optimist when I was about 10 years old and kept on doing so until I got too big for it 3 years later. At that time I wasn’t the biggest fan of sailing which was probably the reason why I swapped to windsurfing, which I really enjoyed and kept on doing competitively until graduating from german highschool, where I also got to know Max in 2011. “Who cares?” – you might think now. Well, I wanted to point out that I am not a “real” sailor and had no (and still have no ;-) in-depth knowledge about the boat let alone the 1000 (at least that’s how it felt) strings or cords. About 6 months ago Max asked me to sail with him because his former bowman Moritz was going to study in the US. He convinced me for the “job” by talking about the Tuscan weather in September and sailing a World Championship – I mean who wouldn’t want to sail in a World Championship (with at least +25°C compared to 12°C in Germany)?!

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REPORT FROM GER 171 Easy. Decisions were made, but since Max knew that I was a beginner, we had to practice first > International German Championship Müritz (27.-30.07.2017). Here I got to know the FD for the first time and had to painfully learn that sailing wasn’t as relaxing as it seemed to be in my imagination- actually not relaxing at all. But back to the topic: “Flying Dutchman World Championship” – We arrived in Scarlino only 1/2 day before the first race. Since we wanted to practice before sailing the first race, we had to get the measurement done quickly – but we weren’t the only crew with this plan, so we had to get in line and wait…and wait. It took us the whole day to get through the measuring due to multiple reasons like me not knowing what to do or our fin being too big. The latter reason made us - and by us I mean Max – polish and grind the fin, which was a very “enjoyable” handwork. After getting done with the measurement we weren’t in the mood for sailing anymore, so we went home to wait for the first race-day and Max also introduced me to the FD-culture: drinking beer ;-). On the first race-day we started sailing 1 hour before the first start, which was enough time to practice a little bit. The first race went surprisingly well and we placed better than expected. In fairness, I have to admit though that I didn’t feel confident nor competent at all about my movement on/in the boat, which was probably also the reason why we overturned in the second race being only about 5m away from the finish line. The capsize cost us several positions but despite these facts the first day was probably our most successful one (placement-wise). The reward for doing sport the whole day: ice-cold beer.

The next days were pretty similar to each other. We started sailing in the forenoon, but due to calm wind we had to wait for the “sea-breeze” to kick in. And even though our maneuver-handling got better over the following days, we weren’t as successful as on the first day. But to be honest, I didn’t really care about that anyways, because my biggest goal was to survive. Ok, that might be a little exaggeration, but especially the reach-courses gave me the feeling to be about to overturn every other second and demanded everything I had. At the end of the day and sometimes even right after arriving in the harbor we got our well-deserved reward: again, ice-cold beer ;-). Anyhow, after 2/3 days the whole FD-fleet got divided up into a gold and a silver fleet – we ended up in silver fleet. At first, I was a little bit disappointed about that because even though I didn’t know what I was doing, I still got pretty ambitious about it. But looking at it retrospectively our placement in the silver fleet was completely justified and allowed us to have our (or at least my ;-) biggest personal achievement by winning a race in the silver fleet. The race was intense and fun for us because after the first downwind course we were ahead of everyone else. The only problem: Keeping that position. The second placed boat was only about 20 meters behind us and kept the same distance to us over the whole race. With that being said there was no room for mistakes which meant that every maneuver had to be perfect (or decent or average at

least :P). And even though I was highly focused I still “accomplished” to trip over my sheet in every other tack. Somehow - and I really don’t know how - we managed to end the race being in first place, which was a really great feeling. Since we had to drive back to Berlin, Germany we unfortunately had to skip the last race but as a german proverb says “Man soll aufhören wenn’s am Schönsten ist.” / “Quit while you’re ahead. And just like that the time went by very fast and I got to know the desirable sailor-lifestyle. All in all, it was a great experience to get to know the Flying Dutchman community and their culture. One last thing I want to emphasize which is really praiseworthy is the fact that even though the community is really competitive and sometimes even a little overambitious on the water, when it counts everyone is willing to help each other. I can attest a great helpfulness to the FD community because after almost every day we or at least the boat was in need of help and repair and without the help of the community we probably wouldn’t have been able to sail every race. That’s why I want to end this article by saying thank you to everyone involved in the regatta and everyone who helped us or others setting sail: Thank you. CHRISTOPHER HOFFMANN

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CZECH CHAMPIONSHIP


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This year too, we visited the Czech Championship which was also for the first time in the European Cup. The event was traditionally held on the Nechranice reservoir, which is located about 40 km south of Chemnitz on the southern side of the Ore Mountains. Due to the comparatively short journey, we were able to arrive on Friday morning (the championship lasted for 3 days, Friday - Sunday). As always, all participants were warmly welcomed. What a contrast to many other regattas this year ... In total, there were 13 Czech and 3 Polish teams as well as 9 German teams. The share of international participants increases every year. This is due to the unbelievable hospitality of the Czech sailors and the very special flair of this event (camping next to the boat with a view of the water, great food and drinks, free beer for the whole long weekend...). The sailing area is also simply top notch. So again this year. On Friday the weather conditions were very demanding. At wind between 3 and 6 bft, pretty much everyone went swimming at least once. We‘ve been hit, too. We had two races on Friday. The third day‘s race was cancelled due to a 45° wind rotation. In general, the races were extremely professional and meticulous. We finished 4th in the first race. Unfortunately, we had to give up the second race. Our spi thought he had to knot himself a dozen times. Unfortunately, there was nothing more to get.

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Saturday began with a slack first. Thus, everyone had time to repair the injuries on the material of the previous day. Pretty much every ship had at least one toolbox. Towards the afternoon the promised wind came through and we were able to do two nice races. For us it went quite well with a 2nd and a 5th place. On Sunday there was no race due to lack of wind. We were able to load the boats very relaxed for the World Championship. Thus, the overall result was also certain: CZE 21 won with four 1st places in four races. Crazy how good the two of them are on this lake. Overall, we were very satisfied with the 2nd place. It works. Third place went to CZE 23: Šimek Karel with Beneš Pavel. I can only recommend everyone to come to Nechranice next year. The Czech Championship has become one of the most beautiful regattas of the year. If you don‘t believe it - convince yourselves. GER 222 FELIX ALBERT


CZECH CHAMPIONSHIP

CZECH CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

08.09. - 10.09.2017

Pl

Sail No.

Helmsman/Crew

Race 1 Race 2

1

CZE 21

Hrubý Jiří/Houdek Roman

(1)

1

1

1

2

GER 222

Felix Albert/Merz Lukas

4

(DNF)

2

5

3

CZE 23

Šimek Karel/Beneš Pavel

4

CZE 11

Storch Petr/Palkovský Tomáš

5

GER 17

6

GER 177

7

Race 3 Race 4

7

2

(8)

4

(17)

6

5

3,

von Lepel Markus/von Lepel Joshua

6

5

3

(13)

Schröder Sascha/Schröder Alexander

2

3

(12)

CZE 9

Jelínek Petr/Hackl Miroslav

5

(11)

9

2

8

CZE 17

Záchvěj Martin/Zanker Zbyněk

(10)

4

4

9

9

GER 74

Gross Jürgen/Schay Philipp

3

(DNC)

7

11

10

GER 100

Lechler Jan/Salow Jens

8

9

(11)

6

11

POL 19

Zebrowski Pawel/Zebrowski Maciej

(12)

7

10

7

12

GER 92

Rudorff Caroline/König Kilian

11

8

6

(14)

13

CZE 7

Čutka Jan/Pavlíček Zdeněk

9

12

(13)

8

14

GER 95

Gensch Alexander/Schulze Isabelle

(14)

13

14

12

10

15

CZE 78

Kleiner Otakar/Pinďák Josef

15

10

DNF

17

16

POL 1

Tyszkievicz Jacek/Górka Adrian

13

(DNC)

15

16

17

CZE 125

Suchomel Ondřej/Pešek Lukáš

18

14

(19)

15

18

CZE 6

Cvach Radek/Cvach Pavel

16

16

20

(23)

19

CZE 5

Grill Milan/Hajn Ladislav

(DNF)

17

16

19

20

CZE 2

Rada Filip/Neužil Pavel

19

15

(RET)

22 21

21

POL 47

Jankoviak Tomasz/Marcinkievicz Miroslav

20

(DNC)

17

22

CZE 140

Chmel Václav/König Václav

(DNF)

DNF

18

18

23

GER 114

Haupt Helfried/Morgenstern Uwe

(DNF)

DNF

21

20

24

GER 182

Panse Andrei/Hager Christian

(DNF)

DNC

22

24

25

CZE 48

Lehečka

(DNC)

DNC

23

DNS

Adamcova

33


34


LAKE BALATON

FD-HUN CHAMPIONSHIP Hungarian Championchip

14.09. - 17.09.2017

Pl

Race 1

Sail No.

Crew Domokos András

Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5

1

HUN 70

Majthényi Szabolcs

2

DEN 21

Joergen Bojsen-Moeller Jacob Bojsen-Moeller

3

HUN 13

Süli András Bálint

Papp Dávid

3.0

3.0

3.0

4

HUN 4

Ziegler János

Czeizel Balázs

4.0

(6.0)

4.0

Race 6

TOTAL

Netto

1.0

(2.0)

1.0

1.0

2.0

1.0

8.0

6.0

2.0

1.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

(3.0)

11.0

8.0

3.0

5.0

(6.0)

23.0

17.0

5.0

4.0

2.0

25.0

19.0

5

HUN 11

Gáborjáni Szabó Gábor Argay Béla

(5.0)

4.0

5.0

4.0

3.0

4.0

25.0

20.0

6

HUN 78

Tenke Péter

(6.0)

5.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

34.0

28.0

Polgár Csaba

7

SLO 4

Peter Stoka

Tomas Pogacnik

7.0

(8.0)

7.0

8.0

7.0

7.0

44.0

36.0

8

POL 22

Krzysztof Blazynski

Zbignew Filipiak

(8.0)

7.0

8.0

7.0

8.0

8.0

46.0

38.0

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POLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP OTMUCHÓW 2017 25.08. - 27.08.2017 Pl

Sail No.

Helmsman/Crew

Race 1

Race 2 Race 3 Race 4

Race 5 Race 6 Race 7

1

CZE 21

HRUDY JIRI/HOUDEK ROMAN

1.0

(2.0)

1.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2

CZE 11

STORCH PETR/PALKOVSKY TOMAŠ

7.0

1.0

2.0

1.0

2.0

5.0

(9.0)

3

CZE 17

KLEINER OSKAR/ZANKER ZBYNEK

2.0

(8.0)

4.0

6.0

3.0

7.0

3.0

4

POL 8

OKOSZ MACIEJ/KLEDZIK TOMASZ

(9.0)

3.0

5.0

3.0

6.0

4.0

5.0

5

POL 19

ŻEBROWSKI PAWEŁ/ŻEBROWSKI MACIEJ

6.0

4.0

(13.0)

7.0

5.0

2.0

4.0

6

POL 1

TYSZKIEWICZ JACEK/SOBIERAJ KATARZYNA

3.0

6.0

3.0

(10.0)

4.0

9.0

6.0

7

POL 38

LUNITZ MACIEJ/BERNACIAK DAMIAN

4.0

5.0

12.0

4.0

(18.0)

8.0

7.0

8

GER 125

SUCHOMEL JIRI/SUCHOMEL ONDREJ

8.0

7.0

8.0

8.0

7.0

12.0

(DNC)

9

POL 162

KOŚMICKI TOMASZ/GÓRKA ADRIAN

12.0

(16.0)

7.0

11.0

8.0

3.0

12.0

10

POL 47

MARCINKIEWICZ MIROSŁAW/MARCINKIEWICZ KAMILA

15.0

9.0

6.0

5.0

15.0

6.0

(DNC)

11

POL 22

FILIPIAK ZBIGNIEW/BŁAŻYŃSKI KRZYSZTOF

13.0

(15.0)

9.0

9.0

10.0

14.0

8.0

12

POL 2

CHROBAK MATEUSZ/ZARÓW WOJCIECH

(DNF)

11.0

14.0

17.0

9.0

13.0

2.0

13

POL 3

MARCINKIEWICZ MACIEJ/MARCINKIEWICZ MARZENA

11.0

12.0

(DNF)

12.0

11.0

11.0

11.0

4

POL 49

JANKOWIAK TOMASZ/CIEŚLA PIOTR

10.0

10.0

15.0

15.0

12.0

(18.0)

10.0

15

POL 133

ŚWIDERSKI PAWEŁ/ZAWISTOWSKI MARCIN

6.0

14.0

11.0

13.0

13.0

(DNC)

DNC

16

POL 123

MIŚKO MACIEJ/ŻUROWSKI MAREK

14.0

13.0

(DNF)

14.0

14.0

10.0

DNC

17

HUN 73

GOŁĘBIOWSKI CZESŁAW/JURAS KRZYSZTOF

16.0

18.0

17.0

19.0

19.0

15.0

(DNC)

18

POL BN

STAŃCZYK JAKUB/AUGUSTIN STANISŁAW

18.0

(DNF)

18.0

18.0

17.0

DNC

13

19 POL 878

BEZARA ARKADIUSZ/ADAMCZYK JAN

17.0

17.0

16.0

(DNC)

DNC

16.0

DNC

20

POL 44

DERWINIS TOMASZ/PIKUŁA TOMASZ

(DNF)

DNF

10.0

20.0

18.0

DNC

DNC

21

CZE 48

LEHEČKA ZDENEK/ADAMCOVA JANINA

(DNF)

DNF

19.0

16.0

20.0

17

DNC

36


POLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

LAKE OTMUCHOWSKIE

37


38


PORTO SAN GIORGIO

CAMPIONATO ITALIANO CAMPIONATO NAZIONALE OPEN FLYING DUTCHMAN

23.06. - 25.06.2017

Pl

Points

1

Sail No. Helmsman/Crew ITA 4

Race 1 Race 2

Race 3 Race 4 Race 5

Race 6 Race 7

VESPASIANI NICOLA, ITA, VESPASIANI FRANCESCO

8,0

1

1

2

2

1

1

2 ITA

10 CIPRIANI ROBERTO, ITA, RINALDI RINALDO

25,0

2

ocs

4

3

7

2

6 7

3 ITA 7

BARENGHI ALBERTO, ITA-HUN, KOLES GABOR

27,0

3

14

8

6

2

3

5

4 ITA 50

SILVESTRINI LUIGI MARIA, ITA, CIUCCARELLI FRANCESCO

33,0

10

5

6

17

3

8

1

5 ITA

94 EUSTACHI PIERFRANCESCO, ITA, ROSSI PAOLO

34,0

6

10

7

8

4

7

2

6 ITA 8

PARDINI ALBERTO, ITA, CARINCOLA CARLO

39,0

5

12

9

12

6

4

3

7 ITA 20

SAMUELLI FERRETTI GIACOMO, ITA, SAMUELLI FERRETTI TOMMASO

42,0

11

2

1

16

11

5

12

8 ITA 99

VIGNAZIA LUCA, ITA, COLOCCINI ALESSANDRA

49,0

9

13

5

5

17

9

8

50,0

4

3

14

4

9

16

dns

10 ITA 102 GREGORI MANUELE, ITA, MARIOTTI MATTEO

51,0

7

9

3

14

12

6

dns

11 ITA 78

CELLINI FEDERICO, ITA, LORETANO ANTONIO

52,0

8

11

12

1

8

12

dns

12 ITA 95

JOMMI CARLO, ITA, COSTANTINI ANTONIO

71,0

14

25

22

11

10

10

4

13 ITA 6

RAVASINI FRANCESCO, ITA, BORRINI GIOVANNI

72,0

16

4

11

20

14

11

16 11

9 HUN 13 SULI ANDRA‘S, HUN, PAPP DAVID

14 HUN 78 TENKE PETER, HUN, POLGAR CSABA

73,0

20

16

10

9

13

14

15 SLO 1

STOKA PETER, SLO, JAN URBAN

76,0

18

7

16

10

16

19

9

16 ITA 28

SAVOIA PIERFRANCESCO, ITA, PASQUALI LUCA

78,0

12

21

15

18

5

13

15

17 ITA 13

DE LUCA CARLO, ITA, FRASCHETTI MAURIZIO

84,0

26

8

13

7

22

21

13

18 ITA 83

MONTI ANGELICA, ITA, RUGGIERI BALDOVINO

99,0

19

6

20

19

21

dnf

14

19 ITA 9

DE CASTRO NICOLA, ITA, LANFRANCONI

104,0

15

15

27

15

15

17

dns

20 ITA 91

COLLETTI FULVIO, CATTABRIGA CORRADO

107,0

13

24

24

13

18

15

dns

21 ITA 46

SODO GAETANO, ITA, CIARDI NICOLA

113,0

17

17

17

23

19

20

dns

22 ITA 131 DI DOMENICOANTONIO GIOVANNI, ITA, BRACCIANI MAURO

119,0

27

19

23

25

24

18

10

23 ITA 176 TAFFONI STEFANO, ITA, CARINCOLA STEFANO

124,0

21

18

18

27

26

24

17

24 ITA 222 LUPIDI GUIDO, ITA, MARINUCCI RICCARDO

134,0

24

20

26

22

23

28

19

25 ITA 14

BONATTI STEFANO, ITA, D‘ANGELO GIUSEPPE

137,0

25

23

19

26

27

26

18

26 ITA 85

TONZANI MAURIZIO, ITA, CARDONE PAOLO

141,0

22

22

25

30

20

22

dns

27 ITA 1125 PIERI GIANFRANCO, ITA, BERTOZZI CINALBERTO

143,0

23

27

21

24

25

23

dns

28 ITA 18

151,0

29

26

28

21

30

25

22

29 ITA 133 MACCI LUIGI, ITA, FANTINI PAOLO

163,0

30

30

30

28

28

27

20

30 ITA 15

BRACCHETTI RICCARDO, ITA-BEL, DELEU ERIC

166,0

28

28

29

31

31

29

21

31 ITA 2

MASTURZO GIUSEPPE, ITA, GARGIULO FABIANA

171,0

31

29

31

29

29

30

23

GORI PIERO, ITA, CASALI MASSIMO

39


40

OPEN UKRAINE CHAMPIONHSIP FLYING DUTCHMAN

21ST– 23RD JULY 2017


41


42


UKRAINE

UKRAINE CHAMPIONS UKR 11 ANDREY SOROKA/VYCHESLAV CHYBAROV

UKRAINE CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

21.07. - 23.07.2017

Pl

Points

Sail No. Helmsman/Crew

Points

Race 1 Race 2

Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7

1 UKR 11 Andrey Soroka/Vycheslav Chybarov

7 2 1 1 1 1 1 DNF

2

UKR 1

Oleg Shcherbinin/Kostya Serikov

11

3

UKR 8

Artem Plutenko/Sergey Barannik

21

4

UKR 307 Aleksandr Kuzmenko/Aleksandr Zarudnev

22

4

3

4

5

UKR 3

23

3

4

5 5 4 5 2

6

UKR 203 Yra Isakov/Evgeniy Danilchik

32

5

5

6 6 6 6 4

Vycheslav Podnebesniy/Kolya Ladyhin

1

2

2

2

2

2

DNF

DNC DNF 3 3 3 3 1 4

5 4 3

43


DUTCH CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Open Dutch Champion HOORN

23.06. - 25.06.2017

Pl. Sail No. Helmsman

Points

Crew

Race 1 Race 2

Race 3 Race 4 Race 5

1

NED 26 Enno Kramer

Christoph Zingerle

4

-1

1

1

1

1

2

NED 4

Pieter Zandstra

10

3

-4

2

3

2

3

NED 16 Robert de Lange

Peter van Koppen

13

-6

2

6

2

3

4

NED 18 Frank Nooijen

Sjors Riemslag

13

2

3

-5

4

4

5

NED 5

Casper Schaaf

21

5

-18

3

7

6

Klaas Tilstra

Fred Schaaf

6

NED 53 Rien van Paridon

Jaap Pels / Klaas van der Spek

26

4

-18

9

6

7

7

NED 311 Tom Hijmans

Louk Nelissen

41

7

-18

7

9

18

8

GBR 387 Jon Williams

Alex Rogers

41

8

5

10

-18

18

9

NED 15 Albert van Vianen

Bas Wulffers

45

-18

18

4

5

18

10 NED 312 Pieter Staal

46

-18

18

12

8

8

11 NED 28 Matthy Quist

52

-18

18

11

18

5

12 NED 341 Luwe Everts/ Koen Muilwijk Kasper Spitzen

62

-18

18

8

18

18

13 NED 355 Hans Peter van Wilsem

Erik van Dokkum

67

-18

18

13

18

18

14 NED 20 Carlo Brugman

Wim Brugman

72

-18

18

18

18

18

15 NED 30 Peter van Loon

Damon Huijink

72

-18

18

18

18

18

16 NED 35 Wim Reijling

Philippe van den Haute

72

-18

18

18

18

18

16 NED 19 Durk Schroor

Ernst Roemer

72

-18

18

18

18

1

Mark Kalf

International German Championship Röbel/Müritz

27.07. - 30.07.2017

Pl.

Race 1 Race 2 Race 3

Sail No.

1 GER 88

Helmsman

Crew

Lüdtke

Race 4 Race 5 Race 6

Race 7

Schäfers

2 1 3 1 1 1 (DNC)

2 GER 113 König

Brack

5 2 1 (10) 2 3 3

3 GER 30

Schiffer

Antrecht

1 6 6 2 5 4 (8)

4 GER 87

Schwarz

Kirst

3 3 2 (BFD) 3 2 22

5 GER 202 Borowski

Borowski

6 7 5 (BFD) 6 7 5

6 GER 98

Markhoff

Happich

7

GER 99

Höft

Hohendorf

(24)

4

15

3

13

10

2

8

GER 210

Loewe

Hermenau

14

(18)

4

18

8

5

9

9

GER 199

Bogumil

Lisken

13

10

9

6

16

(20)

6

10

GER 19

Bahr

Bahr

4

15

13

4

(18)

14

12

11

GER 135

Jambor

Schreiber

10

9

14

12

12

(DNF)

10

8 5 7 (BFD) 4 9 7

12 GER 76

Garzmann Schiermann

30 (35) 11 9 10 6 4

13

GER 17

von Lepel

Hyzyk

20

17

(22)

15

9

11

1

14

CZE 21

Hruby

Houdek

27

8

12

(BFD)

7

8

14

15 GER 511

Szyperrek

Priegann

(23) 19 8 13 11 13 19

16

GER 18

Langer

Günther

16

11

17

7

19

(27)

17

GER 222

Albert

Merz

12

12

16

20

20

(22)

11

18

GER 100

Lechler

Salow

21

14

23

8

14

12

(24)

19

GER 213

17

Albert

Schlaack

17

20

10

(24)

17

17

23

20 GER 219

Herrmann

Hermann

15

21

(DNF)

11

22

18

18

21

Ballerstein

Wellensiek

7

42

24

14

15

(BFD)

13

22 GER 60

Thiemann

Haase

9

(36)

18

23

35

25

21

23 GER 12

Greten

Nolte

18 23 31 26 (BFD) 24 27

24 GER 177

Schröder

Schröder

29

25 GER 66

Prenzler

Höft

25 22 29 17 25 38 (41)

GER 28

28

21

19

40

15

(DNC)

26 GER 103

Müller

Aicher

19 29 (37) 33 27 28 20

27

Kiel

Busch

28

(37)

25

28

21

19

28 GER 92

Rudorff

Burkert

34

24

19

(39)

31

36

15

29 AHO 3

Koning

Taal

11

13

(DNF)

25

BFD

34

25

GER 48

36

30 GER 153

Setzepfandt

Hartmann

22

30

35

16

29

(39)

31

31

Robert

Robert

26

32

(DNF)

22

28

31

26

44

GER 1820


RESULTS Pl .

Sail No.

Helmsman

Crew

Race 1 Race 2 Race 3

Race 4 Race 5 Race 6

Race 7

32 CZE 11

Storch

Palkovsky

(DNC)

DNC

DNC

5

23

16

16

33 GER 209

Müller

Gaubisch

(40)

38

32

21

24

29

32 33

34 GER 1777

Wesemüller

Wesemüller

(36)

31

28

27

34

33

35 GER 56

Pöllath

Danninger

37

26

33

31

(41)

30

37

36 GER 2

Gruschka

Meyer

41

25

(DNF)

29

26

42

34

Greten

Greten

33

34

36

38

32

26

(DNC)

38 GER 13

37

König

Schlißke

43

27

27

(BFD)

30

23

DNC

39 GER 1976

Fischer

Müller

32

(DNF)

26

BFD

33

32

29

40 GER 166

Forstmann

Kiel

38 33 38 32 (43) 35 30

41

GER 112

Spaan

Wieland

42

(DNF)

DNF

37

38

21

42 GER 136

GER 79

Schäfer

Pietsch

(49)

41

30

35

42

41

43

43 GER 2099

Mätzing

Freye

35

16

20

(DNF)

DNF

DNF

DNC

44 GER 123

Krumhaar

Jüngling

45 GER 41

Neue

Geiger

46 GER 181

Hölter

47

GER 171

39

47

39

(DNF)

40

39

DNF

28

(DNC)

DNC

DNC

30

37

40

35

Szymczak

31

44

(DNF)

36

44

DNF

42

Jambor

Hoffmann

39

(DNF)

DNF

34

36

37

DNC

48 GER 224

Dietrich

Descher

48

40

34

41

45

(DNF)

DNC

49 GER 131

Günther

Nolte

44 43 (DNF) DNF 47 DNF 40

50 GER 114

Haupt

Hirschmann

51

45

(DNF)

44

48

DNC

51

GER 218

Krüger

Vieweg

46

(DNF)

DNF

43

DNF

DNC

38

52 GER 240

Kleffe

Kleffe

50

(DNF)

DNF

42

46

DNF

DNC

53 GER 898

Böhm

Lingl

45 (DNF) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC

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FD WORLDS 2018 MEDEMBLIK, NETHERLANDS NOTICE OF RACE 20TH JULY – 28TH JULY 2018 REGISTRATION 20TH – 22ND JULY 2018 IJSSELMEER OFF MEDEMBLIK (THE NETHERLANDS) ORGANIZING AUTHORITY ROYAL YACHT CLUB HOLLANDIA IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DUTCH FLYING DUTCHMAN CLASS ASSOCIATION 1 RULES 1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). 1.2 The prescriptions of the Royal Netherlands Yachting Union (RNYU) will apply. www.sailing.org/documents/racingrules/ national_prescriptions.php 1.3 No rule changes requiring advance preparation will apply. Racing rule changes will appear in the sailing instructions. 1.4 Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices at all times while afloat, except briefly while adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Flag Y will not be displayed. This changes RRS 40. [DP] 1.5 The Sailing Instructions over-ride the Notice of Race if the two conflict. This changes RRS 63.7. 1.6 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence. 2 ADVERTISING 2.1 Advertising is permitted in accordance with the Class Rules (IFDCR) and World Sailing Regulation 20. [DP] 2.2 Boats may be required to display advertising and bow number chosen and/or supplied by the Organizing Authority. [DP] 3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the International Flying Dutchman Class with valid measurement certificate and measurement form. 3.2 Helms and crews shall be fully paid members of the International Flying Dutchman Class Organisation (IFDCO) for 2018. 3.3 Eligible boats may enter by: a) completing the online entry form at www.sailfd. com, which will be available from January 1st, 2018 ; 46

b) making the required entry fee payment; 3.4 The fully completed entry form shall be received by the Organizing Authority no later than June 30th, 2018, accompanied by the required entry fee. 4 ENTRY FEE: 4.1 The entry fee is € 400. 4.2 Bank transfer information: • Account: NL75 ABNA 0449 1523 75 (BIC ABNA NL2A) • Accountholder: Vereniging Ned. Flying Dutchman, Hoogmade • mention: ”worlds 2018” and sailnumber QUALIFYING SERIES AND FINAL SERIES 4.1 The regatta will consist of a qualifying series and a final series provided eighty (80) boats or more have entered. 5 SCHEDULE 5.1 REGISTRATION AND MEASUREMENT: 20th July 2018 (Friday) 10:00 – 18:00h Registration, equipment inspection and measurement 21st July 2018 (Saturday) 09:00 – 18:00h Registration, equipment inspection and measurement 22nd July 2018 (Sunday) 09:00 – 18:00h Registration, equipment inspection and measurement 5.2 5.3

OPENING CEREMONY: 22nd July 2018 (Sunday) 19:00h Opening ceremony SKIPPERS AND COACHES BRIEFINGS 23rd July 2018 (Monday) 09:00h Briefing

24th July 2018 (Tuesday) 09:00h Briefing

25th July 2018 (Wednesday) 09:00h Briefing


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27th July 2018 (Friday) 09:00h Briefing

28th July 2018 (Saturday) 09:00h Briefing

5.4 RACES: 23rd July 2018 (Monday) 10:55h 1 + 2 (Qualifying series)

24th July 2018 (Tuesday) 10:55h 3 + 4 (Qualifying series)

25th July 2018 (Wednesday) 10:55h 5 + 6 (Qualifying series)

26th July 2018 (Thursday) Lay Day (racing if behind schedule)

27th July 2018 (Friday) 10:55h 7 + 8 (Final series)

28th July 2018 (Saturday) 10:55h 9 (Final series)

8.2 Attachment B shows the approximate location of the racing areas. 9

THE COURSES The courses to be sailed will be a triangle course with upwind finish as specified in the sailing instructions. The course will be set to meet a target time of 60 minutes.

10 PENALTY SYSTEM 10.1 RRS 42.3(c) is altered to read as follows: On a free leg of the course, the following actions are permitted for the sole purpose of accelerating a boat down the face of a wave (surfing) or, when planing conditions exist, responding to an increase in the velocity of the wind: Not more than a maximum of three rapidly-repeated trims and releases of any sail (pumping). There must be no further pumping with respect to that wave or increase of wind. 10.2 Decisions of the International Jury will be final as provided in RRS 70.5

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS The sailing instructions will be available at registration and may be posted on the event website at an earlier date.

11 SCORING 11.1 Three (3) races are required to be completed by each fleet to constitute a qualifying series. If three races are not completed as scheduled, the qualifying series schedule will be extended to complete them (qualifying series and final series will not sail in the same day). 11.2 Four (4) races are required to be completed by all fleets to constitute a regatta. 11.3 If at the end of the qualifying series some boats have more race scores than others, scores for the most recent races will be excluded so that all boats have the same number of race scores. 11.4 For the qualifying series, rule A4.2 is changed so that the scores are based on the number of boats assigned to the largest fleet. 11.5 A boat’s regatta score will be the total of her race scores from her final series races and from her qualifying series races. 11.6 Each final series fleet will be scored separately. Different final series fleets need not have completed the same number of final races. The boats in the Gold fleet will be ranked highest, etc. 11.7 Series scores will be determined as follows: a) When fewer than five (5) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. b) When from five (5) to eight (8) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. c) When nine (9) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.

8 VENUE AND SAILING AREA 8.1 Attachment A shows the location of the Regatta Center Medemblik and the regatta harbour.

12 SUPPORT BOATS 12.1 Upon arrival all support and coach boats must report to the regatta registration desk and pay appro-

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Prize giving: 28th July 2018 (Saturday) 15:30h Prize giving Nine (9) races are scheduled, of which six (6) races will be qualifying series races and three (3) races will be final series races. The intention is that there will be no more than two (2) races a NoR Wolds FD 2018 day, one (1) race on the last day. However, additional races may be sailed either in advance or arears in order to complete the programme if the race committee so decides. 5.7 On the last scheduled day of racing (Saturday 28th July) no warning signal will be made after 15.00 hrs. 6 MEASUREMENT 6.1 Boats competing in the regatta will be subject to inspection by the technical committee before racing begins. 6.2 Each boat shall produce:  • a valid measurement certificate;  • a valid measurement form;  • a valid IFDCO membership card. 6.3 The technical committee may carry out spot checks to ensure that a boat and its equipment is compliant with the Class Rules. [DP] 7

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priate charges. They will not be allowed to launch before this requirement has been met. There is a coach and support boat launching and berthing fee of € 60, payable at registration. 12.2 All support and coach boats must show their insurance documents at registration. 12.3 All support persons shall comply with any reasonable request from the race committee and the jury. [DP] 13 RADIO COMMUNICATION Except in an emergency, a boat that is racing shall not make voice or data transmissions and shall not receive voice or data communication that is not available to all boats.[DP] 14 PRIZES 14.1 The following prizes will be awarded: (a) Dunhill Challenge Trophy (World Championship overall winner); (b) Championship prizes to the top 10 teams overall; (c) FD Silver Sombrero Challenge Trophy (World Championship for best result without discard); (d) Tullio Pizzorno Memorial Trophy (Best helmsman under 26 years); (e) 100+ Troph (best team 100 combined age); (f) Best FD lady (Ladies); (g) 25+ Trophy (highest placed boat 25 years of age or older. 14.2 Aditional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organizing authority. 15 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. 16 INSURANCE Each participating boat shall be insured with a valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of € 1.500.000 per incident or the equivalent. 17 RIGHT & COPYRIGHT In participating in the Flying Dutchman World Championship 2018 any competitor automatically grants to the organizing authority, the International and National Class Associations permission to make, use and show, from time to time, any motion pictures and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the event without compensation, in perpetuity.

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18 ACCOMMODATION Competitors shall make their own housing arrangements. For information on accommodation check the web site: www.vvvmedemblik.nl. Details of accommodation will also be published on the event website. 19 TRAILER PARKING, DOCKING AND CARS All participants and support persons shall park their boats and road-trailers on the premises of the harbour Regatta Center Medemblik. Cars shall be parked in the designated parking areas near the Race Office. No cars are allowed at the dinghy park. Please follow the beach master’s and the harbour master‘s instructions at all times. 20 HOUSING AND CAMPERS/CARAVANS Regulations in the Netherlands prohibit sleeping in campers, tents and caravans parked along public roads or in public car parks. On the designated area on the premises of the harbour Regatta Center Medemblik, sleeping in tents, caravans or campers is allowed, provided a fee of approximately € 19.00 per camper/caravan per night (tourist tax, power and entry to the sanitary facilities of the harbour included). For small tents (four persons max) the fee will be approximately € 10; the fee for other tents will be approximately € 15.The fee is payable at the Regatta Office (next to the race office). Credit cards will be accepted. 21 RACE OFFICE The Race Office is located inside the building of the Regatta Center Medemblik. Address: Race Office, Vooroever 3, 1671 SG Medemblik Phone +31 (0)227-547781, Mail: info@regattacenter.com Harbour: Regatta Center Medemblik

22 FURTHER INFORMATION For further information please contact the event website or www.kzrvhollandia.nl.


FD WORLDS ATTACHMENT A ROUTE TO HARBOUR REGATTA CENTER MEDEMBLIK Medemblik is a medieval town, with some very small roads. In order to restrict the traffic inconvenience for the people of Medemblik, please start following the white road signs to the recreation site „Vooroever“ before entering the town of Medemblik. Later on follow the signs to harbour Regatta Center Medemblik. ACCOMMODATION Competitors shall make their own housing arrangements. For information on accommodation check the web site of the tourist office www.vvvmedemblik.nl

ATTACHMENT B RACING AREAS APPROXIMATE POSITION RACING AREAS Harbour (Regatta Center) – Racing Areas (midpoint) distance: approx. 1,2 NM

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FD WOLRDS 2019 NELSON, NEW ZEALAND EVENT LOCATION INFORMATION Nelson is a small provincial centre, located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. For those who attended the 2008 Worlds in Napier, Nelson is a similar size and has many parallels to Napier, in both on shore activities and on the water. Nelson is surrounded by mountains on three sides with Tasman Bay on the other and the region is the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park, Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa in the Nelson Lakes National Park. It is a centre for both ecotourism and adventure tourism. Further general information can be found at wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson,_New_Zealand GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION The start point for this information is a visit to nelsontasman.nz This website provides information on: • Accommodation options • Options on how to get to Nelson • Places to visit in Nelson and in the Nelson region • Building of travel Itinerary for visiting other parts of New Zealand • Local events, activities and adventures • Arts and culture • Food, wine and beer, shopping and markets Also, if competitors are on Facebook they may want to ‘like’ the ‘I love Nelson Tasman’ Facebook page. facebook. com/ilovenelsontasman, as this will keep them up to date with places to visit and things to do in the region. All of this information is free and should competitors want to make bookings for accommodation or activities the iSite do not charge for their booking and itinerary building service. For any further assistance from a local expert, competitors can contact Dorothy, who is the manager of the Nelson i-Site directly on dorothy@nelsonnz.com HOLIDAY NELSON WEBSITE The organising organisation has also negotiated a favourable deal with the website holidaynelson.co.nz that specialise in holiday home and apartment rental. We have been provided with the promo code FLYINGDUTCHMAN that will allow any participant to the Flying Dutchman 2019 World Championship to get a 10% discount on their accommodation if they book a property on their website for a stay between 11 Feb and 21 Feb 2019.

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TRANSPORT AND GETTING AROUND One thing to note that is not well documented is the lack of public transport available in Nelson, there is a localised bus service, but this is definitely not up to the standards of large cities in terms of route options and service regularity. Getting around on pushbikes is a safe option, and hire vehicles are readily available at reasonable prices.

SAILING CONDITIONS

The Nelson Yacht Club is based on the eastern side of Nelson Harbour, which is a naturally formed harbour protected from Tasman Bay by a 13km long Boulder Bank. The Club is located at the southern end of the harbour and almost directly opposite “The Cut” which is the local name for the harbour entrance, enabling quick exit from the harbour out into Tasman Bay. This entrance is a 150m wide man-made channel that has been excavated through the Boulder bank that is maintained at 10m depth that carries the majority of the 2.5-3m tidal flow in and out of the 20-25km2 Nelson Haven and can flow at up to 5kts during spring tide conditions.

The competition sailing area is moved 1 – 1.5nm outside of the cut to the west to mitigate the effects of tidal flow from both the Cut and the Waimea estuary to the south. The “normal” summer breezes in Nelson are a heat generated sea breeze from the North; this will build from around lunch time to around 10-12kts and starting to dissipate in the late afternoon or early evening. This normality of hot clear days, with accompanying sea breeze can be disrupted by either Northerly gradient breeze that often brings rain and changeable breezes, or southerly blast that normally follows a front, clears the sky’s and can be upwards of 15-25knts, not normally lasting more than a couple of days. Tasman Bay out in the sailing area is around 10-12m deep and the sea breezes are normally has a wide spaced 1-1.5m sea swell, perfect length for an FD to sit in, sometimes with slight wind chop on top. Sea state for Northerly gradient breeze is changeable, sometimes confused and from multiple directions, and as Southerly’s are off the land these normally just have a slight wind chop associated with them.

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As those competitors that have transported boats to New Zealand in the past will be aware, we have extremely high inspection tolerances for both containers that are shipped into New Zealand and the contents within these containers. We propose that all incoming containers are shipped to New Zealand under INCOTERMS 2017 CIF Port Nelson (Cost, Insurance & Freight). Your shipping brokers will be familiar with these terms. These terms will get all containers to, and unloaded from the ship at Port Nelson. We ask that all containers are to arrive to the port on or before 1st February 2019. From the port, the event organisation will take over responsibility for the clearance; unloading and delivery of the boats and associated equipment to the Nelson Yacht Club. The costs for this will be included in the entry fee. All competitors’ containers MUST be loaded with CLEAN and DRY equipment. This will help to avoid delays with MAF in NZ due to New Zealand’s strict biosecurity laws. Any additional costs for cleaning of boats and equipment required by NZ MAF will be met by the owners of the boats within the offending container, and could significantly delay delivery of boats and equipment within the container to the Nelson Yacht Club. As of Jan 2018, all containers arriving in NZ from either Italy, or the USA are required to be Bromide Fumigated, (the cost for this is approximately 600 euros) due to problems with Stink Bug Beetle infestation. Event Organisers will advise later in 2018 if this requirement alters/relaxes. After MAF clearance, the containers will be delivered to the Nelson Yacht Club to provide secure storage for the duration of the event. At completion of the event, all containers can be packed ready for shipping at the Nelson Yacht Club. When packed, the event organisation will deliver all containers from the Nelson Yacht Club to the port for shipping.


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