Category: FD News

2024 Pig Regatta

The famous or infamous Brookville Lake Pork Regatta is scheduled for
September 14 & 15.  We call it a fun regatta since you can come and
enjoy the fellowship and you can also compete as seriously as you
want.  Sailing will take place at the Hanna Creek launch ramp on the
east shore of Brookville Lake just off Indiana Route 101.  That’s just
north of Brookville IN and south of Liberty IN.  We’ll plan to run as
many races as we can starting at about 1 PM EDT.  After racing the
club has invited us to enjoy the club picnic dinner with brats,
grilled chicken and pretzels along with all the fixings.  Sunday we’ll
plan to continue racing starting about 10 AM with a lunch and trophies
by about 2 PM.  Please bring any trophies along that will be the
awards for the regatta.  The Puddle Duck Racer fleet also uses that
approach and you can bring fun or fancy trophies.  To add interest,
BLSA will have another start for club boats to keep things interesting
for all of us.  Please contact me if you have any questions or
comments.  We look forward to your joining us and if you know of any
other FD sailors, please us know about them and invite them.

2024 World Championships

  The Flying Dutchman World Championships are at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, FL on March 22 – April 1, 2024.   We are expecting about 40 Flying Dutchman.  Registration for the World Championship is available here: 2024 World Championship. In preparation for the World Championships, Flying Dutchman are sailing in the Helly Hansen Regatta at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, FL on February 16-18, 2024. Registration for the Helly Hansen Regatta is available here: Helly Hansen Regatta. If you need a skipper or crew, please check out this page: Skipper/Crew Wanted. For more information about our 2024 World Championship contact Lin Robson.

Canandaigua Dinghy Regatta 2023

The Canandaigua Dinghy Regatta was held at Canandaigua Lake on July 28-30, 2023. The Canandaigua Yacht Club hosted. Jonathan and Anna Gorbold organized the event and were the PROs. As former FD sailors, Jonathan and Anna know Canandaigua very well. Jonathan and Anna were assisted by members of the Canandaigua Yacht Club. Once again, Jonathan, Anna, and yacht club members did an excellent job. The Flying Dutchman Class is very grateful to Jonathan and Anna and the Canandaigua Yacht Club for their support. The galley at the Canandaigua Yacht Club prepared excellent food. Everyone had a great time socializing in the club on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Sailors came from California, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Long Island, and Maine to attend the regatta. Paul and Pavel put in long days and evenings refurbishing a 1987 Mader to get ready for the event. Lee refurbished a 1987 Lindsay. Both boats looked great and sailed well. Paul and Pavel had some breakdowns, but in the two races that they sailed, they got two bullets!

Races were held on Friday and Sunday. No racing was held on Saturday due to the threat of lightening storms. Winds varied over the course of the regatta from light and shifty to full trapeze. It was great Flying Dutchman sailing!

RankSailNoHelmNameCrewNameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8TotalNett
1stUSA 153Doug DommermuthJason Breeden1.04.02.0(4.0)2.01.01.01.016.012.0
2ndUSA 8Ovidiu AdamRazvan Adam3.01.01.02.0(6.0)3.02.02.020.014.0
3rdUSA 301Jeff WrennChris Wrenn2.02.0(4.0)3.03.02.03.04.023.019.0
4thUSA 1486Lee CostelloDan Baker5.03.03.05.0(5.0)4.05.03.033.028.0
4thUSA 1197Chris LibertiEmily Swanson4.05.05.0(6.0)4.05.04.05.038.032.0
6thNZL 145Paul ScoffinPavel RuzickaDNSDNS(DNS)11DNSDNSDNS44.037.0

2023 Pig Regatta

The famous or infamous Brookville Lake Pork Regatta is scheduled for
September 9 & 10.  We call it a fun regatta since you can come and
enjoy the fellowship and you can also compete as seriously as you
want.  Sailing will take place at the Hanna Creek launch ramp on the
east shore of Brookville Lake just off Indiana Route 101.  That’s just
north of Brookville IN and south of Liberty IN.  We’ll plan to run as
many races as we can starting at about 1 PM EDT.  After racing the
club has invited us to enjoy the club picnic dinner with brats,
grilled chicken and pretzels along with all the fixings.  Sunday we’ll
plan to continue racing starting about 10 AM with a lunch and trophies
by about 2 PM.  Please bring any trophies along that will be the
awards for the regatta.  The Puddle Duck Racer fleet also uses that
approach and you can bring fun or fancy trophies.  To add interest,
BLSA will have another start for club boats to keep things interesting
for all of us.  Please contact me if you have any questions or
comments.  We look forward to your joining us and if you know of any
other FD sailors, please us know about them and invite them.

Thanks,
Paul Hemker Contact

Flying Dutchman Nationals

We are planning to hold the Flying Dutchman Nationals at St. Petersburg Yacht Club on November 10-12, 2023. This will be a great opportunity to test your mettle on Tampa Bay in preparation for the Flying Dutchman Worlds in late March, 2024. Additional opportunities to sail on Tampa Bay include a North American Championship to be held in conjunction with the Helly Hansen Regatta Series in February, 2024 (https://www.sailingworld.com/regatta-series/) at St. Petersburg Yacht Club (https://www.spyc.org). Lin Robson will also be organizing a series of clinics starting in the late October to November time frame to help sailors prepare for the World Championship (Contact Me) .

Canandaigua Dinghy Regatta

The Canandaigua Yacht Club (http://www.sailcyc.com) is hosting the Canandaigua Dinghy Regatta on July 28, 29, and 30. Nearly all FD sailors who have sailed on the east coast are likely familiar with CYC as the hosts of the over 50 consecutive Cannonball Regattas, as well as many NA and Nationals over the history of the class. For much of that time, the Gorbolds were active (and fierce) competitors on that lake, and this year’s NA will feature Jonathon Gorbold as PRO with Anna assisting (contact). Jonathan, Anna, and Sue Raymond did a stupendous job hosting the Flying Dutchman North Americans last year. We hope to see you at this year’s event.

2024 Flying Dutchman Worlds

The International Flying Dutchman Class Association of the United States (IFDCAUS) is very pleased to announce that the 2024 Flying Dutchman Worlds are being hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in March 2024. For additional details, please contact Lin Robson Contact.

Flying Dutchman Nationals, St. Petersburg, Florida, Feb. 17-19, 2023

“Hello all FD enthusiasts, in an effort to not only have a great regatta, but an excellent marketing opportunity, the class is planning to have Nationals as part of the Helly Hansen regatta February 17-19 at St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

There should be great conditions and the usual excellent SPYC race management. Get out of the cold, take a nice FD sailing break. Let’s show off our great boat to a national level audience.

Contact me direct with logistical questions, I’ll help in any way I can. It’s important to have a good crowd of us for this one, start your plan now, there are other sailors from other classes looking at accommodation, etc., and it is high season in Florida! Contact Me