Author: Gerhard Panuschka

WORLDS IN ALTEA/SPAIN POSTPONED

The IFDCO had to make the decision to postpone the worlds because of the Corona virus. The official announcement is here:
The new date for the Worlds is not set yet, but it will most likely take place in September 2021 in Altea, Spain. I have heard there is wonderful sailing there in September.
This is not the only regatta impacted by the virus; I am sure a lot of local clubs had to cancel or postpone events. Doug will make a separate post on the impacts to the US FD race calendar.

Gerhard Panuschka
US Flying Dutchman Class Secretary/Treasurer

2019 North American Championships

2019 North American Championships, Flying Dutchman Class
September 20 -22, Richmond Yacht Club

This year’s championships took place on the West Coast at Richmond Yacht Club in the San Francisco Bay Area, concurrently with the annual Totally Dinghy event.

The Competitors:
Five boats competed in the races:

• Buzz Ballenger with Evan Diola on USA 1453
• Doug Dommermuth with Michael Manning on USA 153
• Zhenya Kirueshkin-Stepanoff with Chris Wrenn on USA 1
• Mike Meszaros with Gerhard Panuschka on USA 88
• Gordon Doller with Michael Spranger on USA 1454