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Preliminary Sailing Instructions
Sailing Instructions for the 2012 World Championships have been posted. They can be found under the “Official” tab on the event site, www.fdworlds2012.org. Please note that these are Preliminary Sailing Instructions. Official SIs will be distributed at Registration and notice of changes will be posted on the regatta bulletin board. We will attempt to make the most recent changes available on the event site, but the bulletin board will have the official version.
WC2012 Regatta Insurance
Flying Dutchman sailors are eligible for the One-Design Insurance Program provided by the Gowrie Group. This program is endorsed by US Sailing and insures more one-design boats than any other insurance program. With the 2012 World Championship just around the corner, those who have not secured required coverage for the event can arrange for a policy by contacting the Gowrie Group
This PDF clearly explains how sailors can get the required insurance in place before the regatta. In addition to the standard 12 month annual policy Gowrie also offer single event insurance policies to accommodate Non-US residents and those chartering boats.
Please do not delay! If you have issues finding coverage in the Untied States for the event, you still have time to have it in place.
Unpacking & Setup Pictures
Here are a series of shots taken after the container was delivered. We launched today and took GBR367 for a spin. More on that later.
Hard to imagine how we will get 133 boats set up here. Plus we heard from the Stephano, who works on the marina staff, that there will be an additional regatta going on here this weekend with 50 boats.
Give us some comments as we go along, we can answer questions too!
2011 FD World Championship at Laga di Garda
FD TeamUSA and the adventures at the 2011 Flying Dutchman World Championships in Lake Garda, Italy