2018 National Championship

Photo provided courtesy of Martin Offenhauer.

By Douglas Dommermuth

The United States National Championship was sailed in San Diego, California at Mission Bay Yacht Club on August 17-19, 2018. Six FDs sailed eight races in winds between 8-12 knots in the ocean. Boats traveled from Canada and Florida to sail in the Nationals. Paul Scoffin and Brendan Heussler won the National Championship, winning 5 of 8 races. Three teams, Paul Scoffin and Brendan Heussler, Lin Robson and Kim McDonald, and Douglas Dommermuth and Michael Manning, used the national championship as preparation for the worlds in New Zealand. All the racers attended a Hawaii Luau on Saturday evening. We convened our annual meeting. Douglas Dommermuth (flying_dutchman@cox.net) and Gerhard Panuschka (panuli5@yahoo.com) were elected respectively president and secretary of the United States Flying Dutchman class.

1stNZL 145MBYCPaul ScoffinBrendan Heussler21(3)111131310
2ndUSA 36SPSCLin RobsonKim McDonald3212(4)2211713
3rdUSA 153MBYCDouglas DommermuthMichael Manning1(4)2324342319
4thUSA 88Inverness YCMike MeszarosGerhard Panuschka(5)54435423227
5thUSA 1453Santa Cruz YCBuzz BallengerTaylor Ballenger43(5)553553530
6thCAN 311Wabamun SCDerrick HiltzBruce Barss(6)66666664842

Photo provided courtesy of Cynthia Hiltz.
Brendan Heussler and Paul Scoffin accepting Ian Proctor Perpetual Trophy. Photo provided courtesy of Kim McDonald.