2015 National Championship

By Tim Sayles Halloween weekend provided a new venue and great sailing for FD sailors at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center for the National Championship Regatta. Over 3 days on the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach, the fleet had a range of weather conditions, largely based on a weather system […]

2014 North American Championship

By Tim Sayles The 2014 NAs proved to be three days of working through issues, arrangements and curious weather passing through the Tampa Bay area.  Veteran PRO and FD sailor Dave Ellis ran the racing out of the St Petersburg Sailing Center, setting  windward/leeward courses relatively close to the harbor entrance.  The changing conditions interacting […]

2013 Nationals

By Dave Ellis Florida’s Gulfport Yacht Club hosted the Flying Dutchman Nationals on lower Boca Ciega Bay in their usual style of minimal on-shore amenities and great on the water racing. The fleet was smaller than some Nationals because of a scheduling conflict for the West Coast fleet. The quality, however, was very good.

Day 2 of 2013 Nationals

A front moved into the Tampa Bay area early Sayurday morning and brought rain and plenty of wind – too much in fact and that brought on a postponement.  Gusts well over 30 knots were reported on the Gulf and so plans to set of to race there were abandoned.  At 1300 racing resumed in […]

News from Nationals

After six races on Boca Ciaga Bay Lin and Arthur have a commanding lead with 5 bullets. The rest of the fleet had good close and tight racing during which time winds were up to 14 knots gusting to perhaps 18 with the wind getting particularly shifty and gusty reaching the top mark. PRO Dave […]

2012 FD North American Championship

Santa Cruz Yacht Club has posted the Notice of Race for the 2012 Flying Dutchman North American Championship.  Online registration is available on the same site.  Key dates:  The event will be August 2-5, 2012.  After July 10 a Late Entry Fee will apply.   The organizers wants everyone to know that all entries must be […]

Roll Tacks

The HUN 70 team of Szabolcs Majthenyi and Andreas Domokos are undoubtedly one of the most practiced teams in the International Flying Dutchman fleet.  Their coordination and seamless maneuvering impressive and so fluid as to make sailing the boat effortless.  But in the many years they have sailed together it is obvious they have worked […]

Getting There and Back

On Friday our container with all our boats and equipment left Genoa for the return trip to the US.  On board was an additional boat belonging to Javier Valdes from Mexico, who plans on moving it out to Santa Cruz to participate in preparations for the 2012 Worlds. The arrangements for all this can be […]